Friday, November 30, 2007

Favorite Ingredients Friday for November 30


Okay, I hope lasagna can be considered a casserole. I think of it as one, anyway. This is one of my very favorite recipes, so I hope others enjoy this too.

CHICKEN CHILI LASAGNA

6 ounces cream cheese (the light kind works fine), softened
6-8 green onions, chopped
2 cups shredded Mexican-cheese blend, divided use
2 garlic cloves, minced
3/4 tsp. ground cumin, divided
1/2 tsp. parsley flakes
3 cups cubed cooked chicken
1/4 cup butter or margarine
1/4 cup flour
1 1/2 cups chicken broth
1 cup shredded Monterey Jack cheese
1 cup sour cream
1 4-oz. can chopped green chilies, drained
1/8 tsp. dried thyme
1/8 tsp. salt
1/8 tsp. pepper
12 flour tortillas, cut in half

In mixing bowl, combine the cream cheese, green onions, 1 1/2 cups Mexican cheese blend, garlic, 1/4 tsp. cumin and parsley. Stir in chicken; set aside.

In a saucepan, melt the butter. Stir in the flour until smooth and bubbly; gradually add broth. Bring to a boil; cook and stir 2 minutes or until thickened. Remove from heat. Stir in Monterey Jack cheese, sour cream, chilies, thyme, salt, pepper and remaining cumin. Spread 1/2 cup of this cheese sauce in a greased 13x9-inch baking dish.

Top with 6 tortilla halves. (If need be, cut tortillas smaller to fit.)

Top with a third of the chicken mixture and a fourth of the cheese sauce.

Repeat tortilla, chicken and sauce layers twice.

Top with remaining tortillas, sauce, and remaining Mexican cheese.

Cover and bake at 350ΒΊ for 30 minutes. Uncover; bake 10 minutes longer or until heated through. Let stand 5 min. before cutting.

Yield: 12 servings.

8 comments:

  1. This is a new one for me...Sounds wonderful! Thanks bunches!

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  2. To me, lasagna is the ULTIMATE casserole! Your recipe sounds delicious! Thanks for sharing. Have a great weekend.

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  3. That sounds really good!

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  4. Hi ladies,

    Thanks for stopping by my kitchen table! I hope you and your families will enjoy this recipe. It's one of my favorites to make for company.

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  5. Oh, I think we can consider baked lasagna a casserole. :) Your recipe sounds divine! I'll be printing it out to try while my family is in town for Christmas.

    Thanks for participating in my Favorite Ingredients Friday- Casserole edition recipe exchange. I sure appreciate it!

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  6. Hi Overwhelmed!

    Thanks for hosting this special feature each week. It's always fun when you have a special theme. I really enjoy your recipe exchange.

    Sure hope your family enjoys this as much as we do!

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  7. Mmm.this looks really good! I'm printing it out to try!

    Kelli

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  8. Hope you and your family enjoy this, Kelli! We sure do. The tortillas are a lot less work than lasagna noodles.

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