Chicken Enchilada Casserole

Chicken Enchilada Casserole

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This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Foster Farms Simply Raised Chicken.

Chicken Enchilada Casserole is a delicious Tex-Mex Recipe that everyone in your family will enjoy. We have updated with great healthier alternatives too!
Foster Farms Simply Raised recently asked me what comfort food means to me. For me, comfort food tends to be Tex-Mex food. I’m from West Texas and that’s what I grew up eating.  So, making this Chicken Enchilada Casserole was a sure fire way to show my favorite comfort food while showcasing their chicken.

Many years ago my Aunt Gloria created her own cookbook and she gave a copy to family members for Christmas one year. I have treasured this cookbook. All of her recipes basically reminded me of home and I was able to learn how to make many of the comfort food dishes I missed so much. (You may recall I moved away from Texas to become a military wife 16 years ago and have never had the chance to move back.) I loved the recipes, but I do not use the same cooking methods that I grew up on. I moved to Oregon a long time ago and learned more and more about the importance of what you eat. I now make a new kind of comfort food! For example, I would never soften a tortilla in a skillet of grease nowadays, instead, I wrapped them in a wet paper towel and nuke them in the microwave. You still achieve the desired results with 100% lease grease! I also no longer buy chicken broth in a can. You can make your own healthier cleaner chicken broth by simply boiling your chicken. The new comfort food is still satisfyingly delicious, but one you can also feel good eating.

One of my favorite recipes in her cookbook is her chicken enchiladas. I make my own version of these enchiladas using Foster Farms Simply Raised chicken. I am lucky that I am on the West Coast and have access to Foster Farms Simply Raised chicken, it has no antibiotics ever and is 100 percent vegetarian fed. It’s nice to be able to feed my kids my favorite meal made with local, fresh and premium quality ingredients. Again, it is so important to think about what you and your kids are putting into your bodies. This is especially true when it comes to meat. Just because the food is comforting doesn’t mean it has to be unhealthy. Here is my new, healthier version of my favorite comfort food: Chicken Enchiladas.

 

Chicken Enchilada Casserole is a delicious Tex-Mex Recipe that everyone in your family will enjoy. We have updated with great healthier alternatives too!

 

Chicken Enchilada Casserole

Ingredients:

4 Foster Farms Simply Raised chicken breasts

1 cups of water

1/2 onion chopped

1/4 tsp. salt

1/8 tsp. garlic powder

1/8 tsp. cumin powder

4 oz. tomato sauce

1 large can red enchilada sauce

1 lb. colby jack cheese shredded

12 to 18 corn tortillas

Chicken Enchilada Casserole is a delicious Tex-Mex Recipe that everyone in your family will enjoy. We have updated with great healthier alternatives too!Directions:

Boil chicken in water until cooked (This will take at least 10 minutes). Remove the chicken from stockpot and let cool. Save broth. Shred chicken into small pieces. In a sauce pan add shredded chicken, chopped onion, salt, garlic, cumin, tomato sauce, and 1/2 cup chicken broth from boiled chicken. Simmer for 20 minutes until most of the liquid has cooked out.

Chicken Enchilada Casserole is a delicious Tex-Mex Recipe that everyone in your family will enjoy. We have updated with great healthier alternatives too!

Pre-heat oven to 325 degrees.

Heat enchilada sauce at a medium heat. Dip one corn tortilla at a time in the enchilada sauce.Chicken Enchilada Casserole is a delicious Tex-Mex Recipe that everyone in your family will enjoy. We have updated with great healthier alternatives too!

Lay the tortilla onto a flat baking dish and add seasoned chicken and cheese, then roll seam side down. Continue this process until all the chicken has been used. Lay the rolled tortillas side by side. Add the remaining sauce and cheese over the rolled enchiladas. Cover with foil and bake for 30 minutes.

This chicken enchilada casserole is a great healthier spin on my childhood favorite comfort food.  Tex-Mex doesn’t have to be unhealthy.  This chicken enchilada casserole proves that it can be a healthy and delicious family-friendly meal!

 

This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Foster Farms Simply Raised Chicken.

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By | 2018-04-03T16:45:40-07:00 October 6th, 2016|Recipe, Tex-Mex recipe|3 Comments

About the Author:

Meagan is the author and host of Mommy Travels, a family travel and lifestyle blog. She has been traveling the world with her three kids for over a decade and loves sharing her adventures and tips with others.

3 Comments

  1. Pech October 10, 2016 at 10:16 am - Reply

    As an added bonus, I can imagine how wonderful the house smells during this cooking process!

  2. Catherine @ Ten Thousand Hour Mama October 10, 2016 at 1:36 pm - Reply

    How special that you have all your family’s recipes in one collection! I’ve dreamed of doing the same for my family but have never followed through. It’s so much work!

  3. Erin @ Platings and Pairings October 10, 2016 at 3:12 pm - Reply

    I am such a huge fan of enchiladas! The simpler the better for me – Either just plain cheese or with chicken. This version of yours sounds fantastic and looks even better!

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