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12 Week challenge- week 2 Recipe

Monday, October 11, 2010

Mexican Chicken Casserole


Yield: 8 servings (serving size: 1 cup)


1 cup fat-free, less-sodium chicken broth
2 (4.5-ounce) cans chopped green chiles, divided
1 3/4 pounds skinned, boned chicken breasts
1 cup chopped onion
½ Cup skim milk
1/4 cup (2 ounces) fat free cream cheese
1 (10-ounce) can enchilada sauce
8 (6-inch) corn tortillas
Cooking spray
3/4 cup (6 ounces) shredded reduced-fat extra-sharp cheddar cheese or Colby cheddar mix
1 ounce tortilla chips, crushed (about 6 chips)


Combine broth and 1 can of chiles in a large skillet; bring to a boil. Add chicken; reduce heat, and simmer 15 minutes or until chicken is done, turning chicken once. Remove chicken from cooking liquid, reserving cooking liquid; cool chicken. Shred meat with two forks, and set aside.
Preheat oven to 350°.
Spray nonstick skillet over medium-high heat. Add 1 can of chiles and onion; sauté 3 minutes or until soft. Add reserved cooking liquid, milks, 1/2 Cheese, cream cheese, and enchilada sauce; stir well. Stir in shredded chicken; cook 2 minutes. Remove from heat.
Place 4 tortillas in the bottom of a 2-quart casserole coated with cooking spray. Spoon 2 cups chicken mixture over tortillas. Repeat layers twice, ending with chicken mixture. Sprinkle with cheddar cheese Bake at 350° for 30 minutes or until thoroughly heated. Let stand 10 minutes before serving. Crumble tortilla chips on top before Serving. Cut into 8 equal servings, I cut down the middle and the make the 8 servings from that.


My version
CALORIES 276 FAT 5 (sat 1.7g,mono .6g,poly .9g); IRON 2.4mg; CHOLESTEROL 79mg; CALCIUM 360mg; CARBOHYDRATE 25g; SODIUM 479mg; PROTEIN 31.3; FIBER 3g

Hope you enjoy it, I make extra and make 2 different versions. I add some black beans and spinach to mine, and leave hubby and the kids the original way.


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  • JAKEANDNELLIE
    I'm definitely making this! I'll add the spinach and black beans - two favorites of mine. Thanks for sharing.
    Stay positive,
    Sheila
    3705 days ago
  • COLBERGL
    sounds great!! I will need to try this
    Lynn
    3706 days ago
  • no profile photo CD5959732
    YUM! This sounds great! emoticon
    3707 days ago
  • READNKNIT
    This sounds great! Maybe I'll make this for dinner tonight! Thanks!
    3707 days ago
  • no profile photo CD3011801
    sounds yummy i will try it.Lisa
    3707 days ago
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