Chicken Casserole: Mexican Chicken Casserole

posted by Mona M 06-01-102 8:35 PM

Mexican Chicken Casserole
from the Houston Junior League Cookbook

1 chicken (about 4 pounds) or 3 whole chicken breasts
2 teaspoons salt
1 teaspoon pepper
1 bay leaf
1 (10 3/4 oz.) can condensed cream of chicken soup
1 (10 3/4 oz.) can condensed cream of mushroom soup
1 can (10-1/2 ounces) Rotel tomatoes with green chilies
1/2 cup chicken stock
Additional salt and pepper
12 tortillas, torn in small pieces
2 onions, finely chopped
3 cups grated sharp cheese (about 3/4 pound)

Cook chicken in water to which has been added 2 teaspoons salt, 1 teaspoon pepper and bay leaf. Remove cooked chicken; reserve 1/2 cup of the chicken stock. Cut chicken into large, bite-sized pieces; set aside.

Combine soups, tomatoes, chicken stock, salt and pepper to taste. Mix well.

In a 3-quart casserole, make 3 layers in the following order: torn tortillas, chicken, tomato mixture, chopped onions and grated cheese. Use all ingredients in the 3 layers, being sure that cheese is on top. Bake at 350 degrees for about 45 minutes.

SERVES: 6 - 8

Copyright 1992 The Junior League of Houston, Inc. All rights reserved.

Go to Mimi's Archive Page

Return to Mimi's Recipe Request Line