Chicken Casserole: Southwest King Ranch Casserole

posted by Terrytx 09-13-102 9:06 AM

* Exported from MasterCook *
Southwest King Ranch Casserole
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Serving Size : 8 Preparation Time :0:00
Categories : Poultry
Amount Measure Ingredient -- Preparation Method
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3 tablespoons canola oil
1 1/2 cups diced yellow onions
2 cloves garlic, minced (1 teaspoon)
2 teaspoons paprika
1 teaspoon cumin
1/2 teaspoon coarsely ground black pepper
1 teaspoon salt
3 cups shredded cooked boneless chicken
1/2 cup chopped fresh cilantro

2 cups grated Monterey Jack cheese
1 cup grated cheddar cheese
2 cups bottled tomatillo sauce
8 corn tortillas
1 1/2 cups sour cream
1/2 cup chopped green chilies, drained

Preheat the oven to 450 degrees.

Heat the canola oil over medium-high heat in a large saute pan. Add onions, and cook them until they are translucent, 2 to 3 minutes. Blend in garlic, paprika, cumin, black pepper, and salt. Add chicken, and heat
through. Remove the pan from the heat; stir in cilantro.

In a small bowl, combine the cheeses.

On the bottom of an 8 x 8 1/2-inch pan at least 2 inches deep, spread 1 cup of the tomatillo sauce. Top with 4 tortillas, overlapping as necessary. Spread half the sour cream evenly over the tortillas. Add 1/2 cup of the remaining tomatillo sauce, 1 1/2 cups of the chicken filling, 1 cup cheese mixture, and one half of the green chilies. Top with 4 more tortillas, the remainder of the sour cream, tomatillo sauce, and chicken filling, 1 cup of the cheese mixture, and the remaining green chilies. End with 1 cup cheese mixture sprinkled on top.

Bake for about 25 minutes, or until hot and bubbly on the surface.

per serving: 410 cal, 28g pro, 16g carb, 26g fat, 85mg chol, 550mg sod.

Source: Whole Foods Market Cookbook

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