Friday, August 21, 2009

Green Chili-Chicken Casserole

This weekend and next weekend are the Green Hatch Chili festivals in various cities around the Southwest. Being a devoted fan of all things green chili, I thought I'd share this delectable recipe I made this week from fresh green chilies (!). Folks, I assure you there is nothing better than a meal with green chilies in it. find something better - I dare you.

Oh, and as a bonus it's fairly low in calories too! Can this meal get any better? Me thinks not. One serving has only 335 calories. I double dare you to only eat one serving.

Green Chile-Chicken Casserole

If you assemble the casserole the day before, cover with cooking spray-coated foil. When ready to serve the make-ahead, chilled dish, bake 1 hour; then uncover and bake an additional 30 minutes or until the cheese is bubbly and browning."

1/3 cups fat-free, less-sodium chicken broth
1 cup canned chopped green chiles, drained
1 cup chopped onion
1 cup fat-free sour cream
3/4 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon ground cumin
1/2 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
2 (10 1/2-ounce) cans condensed 98% fat-free cream of chicken soup, undiluted (such as Campbell's)
1 garlic clove, minced
Cooking spray
24 (6-inch) corn tortillas
4 cups shredded cooked chicken breast (about 1 pound)
2 cups (8 ounces) finely shredded sharp cheddar cheese

Preheat oven to 350°.

Combine the first 9 ingredients in a large saucepan, stirring with a whisk. Bring to a boil, stirring constantly. Remove from heat.

Spread 1 cup soup mixture in a 13 x 9-inch baking dish coated with cooking spray. Arrange 6 tortillas over the soup mixture, and top with 1 cup chicken and 1/2 cup cheese. Repeat layers, ending with the cheese. Spread remaining soup mixture over cheese. Bake at 350° for 30 minutes or until bubbly.

Yield: 12 servings (serving size: about 3/4 cup)

CALORIES 335 (29% from fat); FAT 10.8g (sat 5.9g,mono 2.7g,poly 1.2g); IRON 1.5mg; CHOLESTEROL 66mg; CALCIUM 270mg; CARBOHYDRATE 34.3g; SODIUM 693mg; PROTEIN 23.9g; FIBER 3.2g

Cooking Light, NOVEMBER 2003

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