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Chicken Tortilla Chip Casserole

  • Author: Jodi Danen, RDN | Create Kids Club
  • Prep Time: 20 minutes
  • Cook Time: 35 minutes
  • Total Time: 55 minutes
  • Yield: 6 people 1x
  • Category: Main Course
  • Method: Baked
  • Cuisine: Mexican

Description

Chicken Tortilla Chip Casserole comes together quickly with crispy tortilla chips, rotisserie chicken, and jarred salsa.  Mexican Chicken Tortilla Chip Casserole is layered then baked until crisp and golden brown.


Ingredients

  • 1 tbsp. olive oil
  • 1 medium onion, chopped
  • 1 tsp. minced garlic
  • 2 tbsp. all-purpose flour
  • 1 tsp cumin
  • 1/2 tsp dried oregano
  • 1/4 tsp hot Mexican style chili powder (or cayenne pepper)
  • 2 1/2 cups low-sodium chicken broth
  • 1 1/2 cups salsa verde
  • 3 cups rotisserie chicken, cubed
  • 15 oz. can Great Northern beans, drained and rinsed (or another white bean)
  • 1 cup fresh cilantro, chopped
  • 8 oz. tortilla chips, slightly crushed
  • 8 oz. bag shredded Mexican cheese blend

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees.
  2. Prepare a 3-quart baking pan with non-stick cooking spray.  Set aside.
  3. In large cast iron sauté pan, or stock pot, heat olive oil.
  4. Add onions and cook until translucent, about 2 minutes.  Add garlic.
  5. Add spices.
  6. Stir in flour then slowly whisk chicken broth into mixture.  Bring to a simmer.
  7. Cook about 2 minutes, or until mixture starts to thicken slightly.
  8. Stir in salsa, chicken, beans, and cilantro then remove from heat.
  9. In prepared pan, sprinkle about 1/3 of the crushed tortilla chips.
  10. Top with chicken mixture.
  11. Sprinkle with 1/2 of the shredded cheese.
  12. Top with remaining tortillas and cheese.
  13. Cover with foil and bake for 30 minutes.
  14. Uncover and bake another 5 minutes, or until cheese is golden brown.
  15. Garnish with avocados, green onions, jalapenos, tomatoes or cilantro if desired.

Notes

May sub Doritos or flavored tortilla chips for the regular tortilla chips.

Nutrition

  • Calories: 557