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Chicken Tortilla Casserole

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Hello All!!! Thanks for checking in on the Zoo!!! In a more organized Zoo, recipes and meals would be well planned out, with much thought put into them! Unfortunately, I can’t seem to get in touch with Zoo Management as they are doing a terrible job of that!!! LOL. When it came time to cook for the Zoo, I was clueless as to what to make. I had chicken thawed, so I knew we were having chicken, but that was pretty much the extent of planning! (I really MUST get in touch with management, LOL) So here is what I came up with, using ingredients I had on hand. You can add, change, omit, or whatever you want to the recipe. It’s not low calorie, but it was delicious! The recipe doesn’t have all of the amounts, as I really didn’t measure, just use as much or as little as you please!

 

If you or your Monkey’s don’t like things really spicy, I suggest using half a can of green chiles (you can freeze the other half in an air tight baggie) and 1 tbsp chili powder. It isn’t too spicy, but it does have a bit of a kick to it!
Chicken Tortilla Casserole 

 

Corn Tortillas
Cooked Chicken, shredded
(I used ½ package! So I could get 2 meals out of 1 package! Yay!)
1 can green chiles
2 cans rotel
2 tbsp chili powder, divided
onion
bell pepper
minced garlic (about a tbsp I think)
olives
cooked rice (whatever you have on hand!)
black or kidney beans
shredded cheese
1 can cream of ???? soup
(I used mushroom which turned out great, but you could also use chicken, let me know if you try something new and how it turns out!)
Pre-heat oven to 350 degrees. Saute onion, bell pepper, garlic and 1 tbsp of chili powder until onions are translucent. Turn off heat and add green chiles and rotel. Stir until the slightly heated.

 

Add mixture, rice, beans and 1 tbsp chili powder to a large bowl. Stir.

 

Layer tortillas in a cake pan (or smaller if you want to make less).
Layer in this order:
corn tortillas
mixture
cheese
corn tortillas
mixture
cream of ??? soup
cheese
olives

Bake for 20-25 minutes, until cheese is bubbly. Could take even less if your mixture was hot when you put it in or longer if it’s cold! I served with a salad to add some more nutrition, but it would be great with tortilla chips or even on it’s own! Serve with a nice, cool glass of homemade Tamarindo!

And again, for the finished product:
I love the colors in this dish!!!  So bright and fun!  Just makes me want to smile, and eat!  LOL

 

Tips:
This can be made ahead of time and stuck in the fridge or even frozen.  Use leftover chicken, beef, or turkey.  If you have the rice and beans, these make great filler so that you don’t need a lot of meat!

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Originally posted 2011-08-16 14:42:00.

Chicken & Waffles

Chicken&WafflesEvery now and then, we throw healthy out the door!  😀  We decided to do just that recently and I thought I would encourage you to do so as well!  **little monkey on your shoulder says you should try it!**  We figured, why not live it up every now and then!  So, here is a great recipe for you to try out to shut that little monkey up!  😀

If you’ve never eaten chicken and waffles, this probably sounds crazy, but stack the chicken on a waffle then cover with your favorite syrup!  Maple syrup is great on top!  You can use whatever you like though!

To ensure little to no nutritional value was present, we had onion rings and potato wedges with it!  MMMmmmm!!!!!
Chicken and Waffles
For Chicken:
  • 2 tbsp lemon pepper, divided
  • 1 cup buttermilk
  • (can use eggs if you don’t have it, but it’s better with buttermilk!)
  • 4 chicken thighs (I take off the skin!)
  • oil for frying
  • 2 cups all purpose flour
  • 1/2 c corn starch
  • Pepper, to taste
1.  Combine 1 tbsp lemon pepper with buttermilk.  Whisk and set aside.
2.  Heat oil to 375 degrees and oven to 350 degrees
3.  In separate bowel, combine flour, 1 tbsp lemon pepper, pepper and cornstarch.
4.  Dip chicken in flour, then buttermilk, then flour again
5. I recommend sitting it on a wire rack to help the mixture set into the chicken for a few minutes.
6.  Fry on each side for 8 minutes
7.  Roast in the oven for 5-7 minutes until chicken is cooked through.
**As I’m sure you can see, I used boneless chicken this time,
doesn’t need as much time if you do it this way!**
For Waffles:
  • 1 1/2 c all purpose flour
  • 1/2 tsp baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp sugar
  • 1/2 tsp curry powder
  • pepper to taste
  • 2 cups buttermilk
  • 2 eggs, separated
  • 3 tbsp butter, or nonstick spray
1.  Mix dry ingredients in one bowel and wet in another.
2.  Pour wet into dry while stirring.
3.  Use waffle iron as directed!
****Chief Zoo Keeper doesn’t like these waffles,
the rest of the Zoo does.  You can use this and
try it or just use your favorite waffle recipe!
I’m sure pancakes would work fine too if
you don’t have a waffle iron!  Enjoy!!!****
Hope you’ll give in to the loud little monkey on your shoulder and give it a try!
Let me know what you think and if you have any tips,
by all means share!!!  I’ll make some of them part of the
Chick it Out comment section!

Originally posted 2016-02-16 05:22:00.

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Originally posted 2013-04-28 05:00:00.