Wednesday, February 24, 2010

Easy Chicken Tortilla Bake (PMS)

For those of you who are new to the section of my blog tagged "Pacifying My Sisters" (PMS), I've been trying harder to incorporate some recipes for them that include fewer and less "exotic" ingredients. I'm crossing fingers till I die, sticking a needle in my eye, and hoping against hope that Pace Salsa Verde is not an exotic ingredient. If it is, I'm sunk.

This recipe includes only five ingredients and I'm pretty sure that Sandra Lee would be awfully damn proud of me for putting this together without her having to show me on her Food Network show. Here are your ingredients:

Now keep in mind that you don't even have to make your own chicken for this. You could used canned chicken or rotisserie chicken already cooked from your regular grocery story. No one will ever know. (Insert a Whoot! from Sandra)

Easy Chicken Tortilla Bake

3 cups cooked chicken, diced (I used 2 rather large chicken breasts)
1 (16 oz) jar Pace Salsa Verde
1 cup sour cream plus additional for topping, if desired (I used reduced-fat)
5 (6-inch) corn tortillas
2 cups shredded cheese (pictured is Monterey Jack but I ended up using a 2% Mexican blend)
Diced jalapeno peppers, optional (I used the ones in a jar)

Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Spray an 8X8 casserole dish with cooking spray.

Now following the picture below, cut tortillas into smaller pieces, spread half the chicken on the bottom of the casserole dish, top with half of the salsa verde, then half of the sour cream, half of the tortilla strips, then half of the shredded cheese. Repeat layers. Cover dish with aluminum foil and baked in preheated oven for 40 minutes. Uncover and bake for 10 more minutes, until bubbly. Let cool for 15 minutes before serving.


Top with diced jalapeno peppers and extra sour cream if desired.

15 comments:

Barbara Bakes said...

My daughter accused me of making fancy food lately too! This recipe sounds easy and delicious! You could even use precooked rotisserie chicken!

Luciana said...

Hello, congratulations this recipe is very good...I sign ingredients...kiss...Luciana

George Gaston said...

Mags, one person's exotic ingredient is another's staple. But one ingredient can not be cause for sticking your crossed fingers in the eye...

You have offered a terrific easy PMS entrée here that can only bring comfort and cheers.

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I made this recipe for dinner last night. I made it in the crockpot and used leftover turkey from the freezer and whole wheat tortillas. It was so simple, it was so delicious. Just perfect on a cool night and after a long day. Thanks so much!

Best Regards,

All Our Fingers in the Pie said...

This looks so easy! Personally, I think salsa verde is a staple!

June said...

You are absolutely hilarious! Your seesters are plum lucky to have you. I'm afraid if mine gave me the gears for being too fancy I'd tell 'em to bend over and kiss...well you get the idea! LOL

Moogie said...

Great recipe Mags.

I know how it feels to be the black sheep in the family. I guess in our case, the black sheep that cooks and bakes.

Karen said...

Can't get any easier than this! Although I don't care for Pace salsa, I must admit their green chile salsa is very good.

msmeanie said...

Sounds simple and good. Lucky sisters you have!

A Year on the Grill said...

I get the fancy food label as well...

tough

But, I am loving the whole idea of this...

Toss in just a teaspoon of paprika just to confuse her and add a little color at the end. Come on, it;s a sister we are talking about... mess with her head

Jen @ My Kitchen Addiction said...

Ooh... glad I saw this! I love salsa verde, and I know this would be a big hit w/ my hubby. People are always complaining that I use "fancy" ingredients, too... but I think they're perfectly normal ingredients. Oh well :)

Nanan said...

LOVE IT - PMS hehehehehehehehe - ohhhhh my gall bladder stone, Pierre, hurts...

cinderskitchen said...

I love easy and tasty dishes like this! I will definately add this to my list of "to try" recipes. Thanks Mags.

Kathy Shea Mormino said...

This recipe looks amazing! I just found it on Pinterest.
Hello, new follower here! I would love to have you link up with my Clever Chicks Blog Hop this week!
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I hope to see you there!
Cheers!
Kathy
The Chicken Chick

Melissa @ My Recent Favorite Books said...

This recipe looks so good! =)
I found it on a friends blog this evening, and pinned it right away!

Thanks!