Tuesday, April 28, 2009

Green Chili Casserole

Confession: This dish doesn't really have a name. I made that one up as I was typing it.
If you come up with a better one, please feel free to use it and let me know so I can use it too.

So it's a no name/no recipe dish, but it is so good.

If you haven't used green chilis before, don't be scared. They're not spicy hot, just full of flavor. I promise. And the green chili/garlic combo here is what works so well.



What you need -
cooked chicken (any parts you like, I use 3 chicken breasts for this)
tortillas
sour cream (I use light)
large can of green chilis
garlic
shredded cheese (whatever kind you want, cheddar, jack, pepper jack for a kick)

Directions -
Shred your cooked chicken and stir it into the sour cream. Mix in green chilis, plenty of garlic, and a bit of salt and pepper. Add liquid a few teaspoons at a time until it looks like a cream soup. (you could use broth, water, milk, whatever)

Now you're going to build it like a lasagna. Spread a bit of the sauce into the bottom of a 9x13 pan. Tear tortillas in half and place them down until they nearly cover the bottom of the pan. Then a layer of the chicken mix, lots of cheese, another layer of tortillas, and keep repeating.

You decide how many layers you want. I say the more, the better. When you're done, top it with the last bit of sour cream chicken mix and a sprinkling of cheese. Pop it in a 450 degree oven until it's golden and bubbly around the edges.

This is super cheap, delicious, and easy as it comes. I always end up eating too much.

Part of Tasty Tuesday.

22 comments:

blessedmomto7 said...

Super YUM! Can't wait to try this on THE TRIBE!

C. Beth said...

Mmm, looks good! I may make this tonight.

Jen@Balancing Beauty and Bedlam said...

My boys will LOVE you. They are huge green chili lovers but I only have a few choice recipes that I make with them. Love this. And no help from me on the title. Last week as the host of Tasty Tuesday, I couldn't even come up with a title..lol. :)
Thanks for joining in.

inkOBSESSIONdesigns said...

That looks SOOO good!

Hopefull said...

That looks yum- similar to my mom's chile reano (sp?) but my kids don't love egg casseroles so this would be super :)

Wendy said...

Ooo! I know! Call it "Green Chili Surprise"! Because we all like surprises, right? Especially with our food...

Allen and Debby Graber said...

I have a similar recipe but instead of flour tortillas, it calls for tortilla chips. That is good too!

The Garcias said...

Looks wonderful! I have a similar recipe and have never added garlic, but my hubs and I are huge garlic lovers so I will have to try this. Do you use flour or corn tortillas?

PamperingBeki said...

I do flour tortillas, but I'm sure corn would be good too - similar to Debby's recipe with tortilla chips.

Liz said...

This sounds fantastic! So much better than the turkey sandwhich I'm eating for lunch!

The Sieberts said...

sounds like my sour cream chicken enchiladas :) yum!

Jenny said...

This sounds delicious!!! I will definately have to try this!!!

Kristen said...

Sounds delicious! What a great twist on enchiladas!

Sylvia C. said...

You keep it fairly simple... and you're a babe on a budget, too...
That's why I like you so much!
:)

thanks for sharing!

Sylvia C.

rentz said...

So you cook like I cook. Just throw things together and hope it turns out. Rarely do I follow a recipe.

My chicken enchiladas are similar to this. We love green chilis here. And garlic. Yum!

cottoncolors said...

I absolutely love green chilis. This is similar to my chicken enchilada recipe as well. I use corn tortillas and usually mix in a can of cream of chicken soup with the filling. Yumm!! Thanks for sharing this!

forever folding laundry said...

Looks delish! Anything with green chilies and cheese has GOT to be good!

~Keri

Jeanneoli said...

I am really hungry now...thanks a lot!!!

Allen and Debby Graber said...

I made it for supper. YUM!! Very good! I decided to call it "Mexican Lasagna". Thanks for the recipe, Beki!

Twisted said...

Yum! It looks a bit like these chicken enchiladas I make with cream of chicken soup.

Robynn's Ravings said...

This looks simple (which I like) and fast (which I LOVE) and yummy which is just a bonus. :)

Ang said...

mix the chicken with the sour cream and green chilis ( I add an can of healthy request cream of chicken soup) stir then add the cheese and cut up tortias... no layering! top with some extra cheese and back.

If you want beef take 2 cans tomato soup, 1 to 2 C salsa and a pound of browned beef. Stir together fold in cut up tortias and cheese. topw tih cheese nad back ... YUMMY