Tuesday, July 7, 2015

Tex Mex Creamy Chicken Casserole


     I found this little gem of a recipe on the Country Crock website.  It's cheesy, flavored with lots of corn and chilies and can be assembled in a matter of minutes.  In my 10 inch dutch oven, it baked for a total of 35 minutes with 10 coals in a ring around the base of the oven with 18 on the lid.  Garnish with sour cream, more cilantro and even chopped scallions for a filling, one pot camper's gourmet dinner. 

Tex Mex Creamy Chicken Casserole
1/4 cup butter OR margarine, melted
2 cups shredded, cooked chicken
1 14.75 oz can creamed corn
1 10 oz can diced tomatoes with green chilies (Ro-Tel)
1 1/2 cups shredded Cheddar cheese, divided
3 Tblsp chopped fresh cilantro
8 corn tortillas

     Lightly oil or spray 10 inch dutch oven.
     Combine melted butter, chicken, corn, tomatoes, 3/4 cup cheese and cilantro in large bowl.
     Layer 4 tortillas in bottom of dutch oven, cut several of the tortillas in half if necessary to fit oven.
     Top with half of the chicken mixture.
     Repeat layer with remaining tortillas and chicken mixture.
     Bake at 375 degrees for 25-30 minutes or until hot and bubbling.
     Sprinkle with remaining cheese and continue baking for 5-10 minutes or until cheese has melted.
     Allow to rest for 15 minutes before serving.
     Top with sour cream and more cilantro if desired.
     Makes 4-6 servings.

Layer corn tortillas and chicken mixture in well
oiled dutch oven

Bake at 375 degrees for 25-30 minutes then top with cheese

Bake for 5-10 more minutes or until cheese has melted

A new campground classic

2 comments:

  1. Seeing this on the blog, I couldn't think of any reason why not to make it. So today was the day. I did add chili powder, cumin, salt, and some diced onion and garlic to the mixture. It turned out fantastic and my wife, who is 7 months pregnant, couldn't stop eating it and finally exclaimed, "I'm actually full, and this was amazing!" I'm sure little unborn Jack is enjoying it too. Thanks for posting!!

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  2. Nice and easy! Maybe add a can of regular corn too. I like the additions suggested by Aaroneous. This is the kind of dish you can play around with, try different things and really make it your own!

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