GF (CF substitutions listed at the end)
This recipe is brought to you by Hartley Steiner of Hartley’s 3 Life With Three Boys.
4 boneless skinless chicken breasts
1 can of chicken broth
1 can of Rotell (you can use diced tomatoes if you are afraid of spice)
1 small can of green chilies (in Mexican aisle)
¼ medium Yellow Onion, diced
4-6 corn tortillas
¼ cup of Cream cheese
½ cup + a handful of shredded Mexican cheese blend
1 can of enchilada sauce
Corn chips (Handful)
Preheat oven to 350.
Pour chicken broth and Rotell into pan, place chicken breasts in it and simmer until the chicken is no longer pink (20 minutes). Remove chicken, shred, set aside, reserve liquid (strain Rotell out of the liquid and throw out, we just want the broth).
In the same pan, add Olive Oil, and sauté chilies and onions until onions are clear, about 5 minutes. Add reserve liquid, heat to slow simmer. Add cream cheese, heat and stir until cheese is melted. Add can of enchilada sauce, heat until simmering, add shredded cheese, and stir until it is melted. Add shredded chicken, mix.
In a 9×9 pan, line bottom with corn tortillas (I cut the tortillas in half, and then lay a half in each corner, plus a full in the middle = 3 tortillas total), spoon half of the mixture on the tortillas. Add another layer – corn tortillas, chicken mixture, and then top it with crumbled chips, and handful of cheese.
Bake for about 30 minutes or until it is bubbly and slightly browned. I serve it with shredded lettuce, sour cream, and salsa on the side.
So here’s my take. LOVED it. It takes a little time, mostly because of the cooking/shredding of the chicken. But as GF (GFCF) recipes go, it’s the same time as every recipe and WELL worth it. Spicy, tasty, easy and great for leftovers.
The best part, I don’t think there’s a way to tell this from something that would be considered Non-GF, which makes it a great dish to serve when you have guests that don’t need (or want) to partake in a GF diet.
Casein Free Substitutions:
Cream Cheese – use GF Sour Cream or mayonnaise (I used mayo, gross I know, but you couldn’t tell at all)
Shredded Cheese – use Daiya (vegan) shredded cheese substitute or a vegan melting cheese replacement
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