Mexican Chicken Casserole

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Total Time:
90 minutes
Serves: 8
Nutrition facts:

240 calories, 9 grams fat

Course: Main Recipe
Technique: Bake Recipe
Difficulty: General

A casserole refers to food cooked and served in a casserole - a large, deep dish used both in the oven and as a serving vessel. This Casserole recipe has a Mexican twist to it with ingredients like kidney beans and salsa. Serve the garnish in bowls so guests can top their portions with diced tomatoes, sour cream and a sprinkle of cilantro.

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  • 1.5 cups crushed tortilla chips
  • 500 gms. chicken meat, cooked and shredded
  • 100 gms. kidney beans, boiled
  • 100 gms. corn kernels, boiled
  • 4 tbsp. tomato sauce
  • 1 cup prepared salsa
  • 1 cup chopped red onion
  • 1 green bell pepper, cut into 1/4-inch dice
  • 1/4 cup chopped fresh cilantro leaves
  • 1 tablespoon minced garlic
  • Salt and freshly ground black pepper, to taste
  • 6 ounces grated sharp Cheddar cheese
  • For Garnishing:
  • 2 cups diced (1/4-inch) ripe tomatoes
  • 1 cup sour cream
  • 1/2 cup chopped fresh cilantro leaves

How to Make Mexican Chicken Casserole

  • Preheat oven to 350°F.
  • Grease a 13x9-inch baking dish, then scatter the crushed tortilla chips evenly on the bottom.
  • Combine the chicken, beans, corn, tomato sauce, salsa, onion, bell pepper, cilantro, garlic, salt and pepper in a bowl. Place half the mixture evenly in the baking dish. Combine the cheese, then sprinkle half over the mixture.
  • 3. Cover with the remaining half of the chicken-and-bean mixture and sprinkle the remaining cheese over the top.
  • 4. Bake for 30 minutes. Let stand for 5 minutes before serving. Serve the garnishes in bowls, so guests can top their portions with diced tomatoes, sour cream and a sprinkle of cilantro.