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Wednesday, February 8, 2012

Mexican Chicken Bake

This recipe started out one way and then took a big left turn. I started out to make a Mexican dish using the crock pot and was really disappointed after the chicken was done and it had no flavor. HMMMM interesting. For the life of me I'm not sure why that happened because it had some really great ingredients in it. So the end result was I drained the chicken then kind of started all over. I put some oil in a fry pan, sauteed some onion, and garlic added some chicken thighs I had just boiled, added salt pepper, chilli powder, taco seasoning, 1/2 can of mild rotel, diced drained canned tomatoes, a can of corn (drained) then added the crockpot chicken. Well the end result was fabulous. See........ and yes it was as good as it looks.Printable
6-8 chicken thighs *can use chicken breast*
1/2 can of rotel (I use mild)
1 can of diced tomato drained (reserve the juice)
1 large onion diced
2 cloves garlic minced
1/2 red pepper, diced (can use orange and yellow too)
1 1/2 TBL chilli powder
2 TBL taco seasoning
salt and pepper
1 can Green enchilada sauce
1/4 cup sour cream
1/3 cup chicken broth
couple springs cilantro chopped

sour cream
shredded lettuce
fresh diced tomatoes
diced onion
Boil the chicken thighs for about 10-12 minutes. De bone and shred. Heat the enchilada sauce in microwave with sour cream and chicken broth.
In heavy skillet saute the onion, then add the garlic add the chicken and brown. Add the rotel and stir. Add chilli powder, taco seasoning, salt and pepper, stir. Add the reserved juice and reduce. At very end add cilantro and stir.
Warm the tortilla then in a 9x13 pan spread some of the enchilada sauce on bottom (don't over do) fill a tortilla with meat mixture and top with cheese, roll and put in tooth pick. Continue until you have them all done. Put some enchilada sauce on top (again don't over do , you don't want them soggy) sprinkle cheese on top and bake in 375 degree oven for about 30 minutes. Serve and let guest garnish with what they want. Best of all Enjoy!
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