Wednesday, April 17, 2013

Chicken Taco Casserole


Great recipe!  Full of flavor and the Spinach made a huge difference.  This is once again a casserole recipe which I found here.

It is not only very colorful, it is delicious as well {Two definites in my book!}  I adapted the recipe only a little bit this time round.

I served the casserole with a side plate full of Dorito Corn Chips, cubed Avocado and small Cherry Tomatoes, which worked better as everyone could add or leave out what they did not want.

Chicken Taco Casserole

{6 servings}

1kg Chicken Fillet, cut into strips
2 t Garlic, crushed
1/2 t Dried Chilies, crushed
2 TB Oil
1 Onion, sliced thinly
1 Large Green Bell Pepper, chopped
500g Frozen Spinach, defrosted and squeezed dry
1 1/2 cups Salsa, store-bought  {any one of your favorites}
4 Medium Tortillas, cut or shredded into pieces
1 cup Cheddar Cheese, grated  {I used Matured Cheddar Cheese}

Corn Chips, to serve
Avocado, to serve
Cherry Tomatoes, to serve

1.) Pre-heat oven to 180 deg C (350 deg F) - spray a large oven dish, with a lid, with Spray 'N Cook.
2.) In a medium bowl - mix the Chicken strips, Garlic and Chilies - leave to stand about 15 minutes.
3.) Heat the Oil in a large pan - add the Chicken and cook until done {about 5 minutes} - remove from the pan and keep aside.
4.) Using the same pan, saute the Onion and Green Bell Pepper until soft - stir in the Spinach, cook another minute or two - remove from heat.
5.) Pour 1/2 cup Salsa into the bottom of the oven dish - Top with half of the Tortilla pieces, followed by half of the Chicken mixture, next add half of the Vegetable mixture, followed by another 1/2 cup Salsa, add half of the Cheddar Cheese - repeat the layers but do not top with the remaining Cheddar Cheese now.
6.) Bake, covered for 30 minutes - remove from the oven and top with the remaining Cheddar Cheese.

Let stand for 5 minutes and serve with Corn Chips, Avocado and Cherry Tomatoes if you wish.

This is a very nice dish and even my picky eater enjoyed himself!

Later,

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6 comments:

  1. Jamie @ Love Bakes Good CakesApril 17, 2013 at 9:29 PM

    So ....... You have at least 3 of my very favorite things - chicken, spinach and a Mexican type dish :) Pinned!

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  2. thank you for stopping by my blog and commenting! :)

    HongKongChic

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  3. YUM! I prefer chicken over beef in my mexican food, not sure why but I do.

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  4. Sounds and looks delicious...love you got some spinach in there!

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  5. I just love the flavors for this casserole. Your recipe is fabulous and thank you so much for sharing with Full Plate Thursday. Have a great weekend and come back soon!
    Miz Helen

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  6. On today's Celebration Sundays I've collected an amazing group of 20 Cinco de Mayo recipes. This is one of them!! Don't miss it!! Thanks, Nichi - The Mandatory Mooch http://mandatorymooch.blogspot.com/2013/04/celebration-sundays-cinco-de-mayo.html

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