Chicken Enchilada Cassarole

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Absolutely one of our favorite casseroles! Tastes amazing and heats up well. Keep those lunches simple and make use of your leftovers you guys!

INGREDIENTS

Olive oil spray

Enchilada sauce:

1 TBLS olive oil

1 onion, minced

1 tsp Himalayan pink salt

1/4 tsp freshly ground black pepper

1 TBLS minced garlic

3 TBLS chili powder

2 tsp ground cumin

1 (15 oz) can tomato sauce (no sugar added)

1/2 cup water

Casserole:

2 lb. cooked boneless skinless chicken breast, shredded (from 4 medium or 3 large chicken breasts)

1 (4 oz can) diced green chile peppers

1/2 cup packed minced fresh cilantro (1 oz)

2 cups shredded sharp cheddar

INSTRUCTIONS

Preheat oven to 400 degrees, spray a 9 X 13 baking dish with olive oil spray. Yes, I really do use foil pans for the most part, especially if we are boondocking and off-grid and we want to conserve water.

Prepare the sauce: Heat the oil in a 12-inch skillet over medium heat. Add the onion and salt and cook, stirring often, until softened, about 5 minutes. Stir in the garlic, black pepper, chili powder and cumin, and cook 30 seconds, until it smells amazing. Stir in the tomato sauce and water. Bring to a simmer and cook, stirring occasionally, until slightly thickened, about 5 minutes.

You can strain the enchilada sauce if you wish. I usually don’t.

In a large bowl, combine the shredded chicken, the enchilada sauce, chile peppers, cilantro and 1 cup cheese.

Transfer the mixture to the prepared baking dish. Sprinkle with the remaining cheese.

Bake, uncovered, until cheese is melted, about 10 minutes. Serve immediately.

I usually serve ours with homemade guacamole and a green veggie.
Enjoy!
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Published by Wendy

Me in a nutshell - Wife to my best friend, Mom/StepMom/Mother-in-law to 6 amazing grownups kids, Memmie to two beautiful grandchildren, Puppy Mamma to Sherlock Holmes, our handsome 95 pound bundle of pure English Black Lab Love, Full-time RV Gypsy, Book & Beer Lover, Wanna be Wordsmith - living the Keto-ish HFLC Life ... and finally feeling fabulous!

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