Enchilada casserole – so easy

1.5 lbs boneless skinless chicken, cut into 1/2 in cubes
2 tsp each: cumin, sea salt, oregano
2 cups enchilada sauce
1/2 cup green onion
1/2 cup finely chopped broccoli
1/2 cup finely chopped Anaheim peppers (I  got mine from mom’s garden)
8-9 large corn tortillas (we like Trader Joe’s homemade corn tortillas)
1.5 cups shredded raw white cheddar, also from T. Joes.

Once enchilada sauce is prepared, set aside 1 cup.  Add the chicken and the spices to the remaining enchilada sauce in the pan and cook for about 5 minutes.  Add the broccoli to the chicken mix and cook until chicken is done – about another 5-7 min on medium heat.  Stir regularly to ensure the chicken is cooked through.

Meanwhile, layer a deep dish pie pan with tortillas.  Cut the tortillas in half and lay on the bottom of the dish, covering as much area as possible.  Add 1/3 of the shredded cheese.  When chicken mix is done, add 1/3 of it to the pie dish, then  1/3 of  the green onions, 1/3 of the Anaheim peppers, and 1/3 cup of the remaining enchilada sauce.  Repeat the process of layering.  Once the top layer of tortillas is added, sprinkle the remaining 1/3 of cheese, onion and peppers and sauce on top.  You can garnish with chopped black olives if you like.
Bake at 325 for about 18-20 minutes, until cheese is melted.

Tastes even better the next day.

Serve with refried beans and chopped cilantro

2 thoughts on “Enchilada casserole – so easy

  1. Gladys September 29, 2010 / 1:20 am

    Sounds Delish! Rumor has it that Trader Joe’s is going in at the old S. Albertson’s location. I can’t wait!!

  2. Alice Michael September 29, 2010 / 3:08 am

    Thank you Rebecca! I’m going to try this for sure!!!! 🙂

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