Thursday, August 25, 2011

~ Green Chile-Chicken Casserole ~

There's no way to express to you how much I'm looking forward to fall and cooler temps!  At 107'  again  today, I'm about done. Done, I tell you!  Anyway, in light of this mood and 60+ days of triple digits, I'm thinking FALL with this recipe!  :-)  It's from Cooking Light, ages ago.

Also, I want you to know that one of  the four Fairy Hobmother's visited me from Appliances Online  and I was awarded an awesome gift of $25 to Amazon!!!  Is that not fabulous?   I had made at comment at  Miz Helen's Country Cottage last week.  It's easy, peasy and you could be a winner too!

 Now, to the recipe ~

1 1/3 c. fat-free, less-sodium chicken broth
1 c. canned chopped green chilies, drained*
1 c. chopped onion
1 c. 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
4-6 cups shredded cooked chicken breast 
2 c.  finely shredded sharp cheddar cheese  (Sharp cheese is a must!)

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.

* I use reduced fat sour cream & low fat cream of chicken soup (not fat free). I add more onion & double the amount of garlic & cumin. I also saute the garlic & onion in some cooking spray before adding to the sauce. I also add a large handful of minced cilantro to the sauce along with a teaspoon of green New Mexico Chile powder for a little heat & extra flavor. If you have access to New Mexico's famous Hatch Chile's, they make all the difference. :-)  I used to work with a guy that went to NM each year and brought back a ton of Hatch Chile's. Now, a local Farmer's Market carries them and I freeze a large amount to use throughout the fall & winter.
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  1. Yummy! I will be making this with my stash of Hatch chilies!

  2. Yummy, Mexican is my very favorite food hands down! Cannot wait to try your recipe.

  3. Thanks for reminding me of this! It is absolutely the best casserole! I'm so happy you posted the receipe because I'm not sure that I could have found mine!

    What a delightful win!

  4. Ooh, wish that were coming out of my oven right now. I love green chili chicken - probably one of the best flavors in the world of food. This looks like a great crowd pleaser and so easy. We keep green chili sauce on hand - we just love it. I could do Mexican several times a week.

  5. This looks so delicious and I could go for some right now. It is a good fall dish. I really enjoy Mexican food. xo,

  6. This sounds like a great recipe! I love enchiladas and casseroles, so this is right up my alley.

    Oh my we have also had a gnarly heatwave this week and it's miserable. Today was 110 degrees, and right now it's about 5pm here and still 104. I'm longing for Fall and needing some cooler temps. I hope it comes to both of us soon :)


  7. Pat, I am so sorry you are roasting there! I am not ready for Fall, we only start getting simmer weather mid June. SePtember is a beautiful month here. The water is warm, the skies blue and the crowds gone! Just wonderful!
    In hope it cools off for you. We are bracing for a monster hurricane this weekend, I am praying it veers out to sea!
    Enjoy your chil!

  8. The Fairy Hobmother could not have visited a nicer person! Congratulations! I love this recipe. There is nothing finer than Hatch Green Chiles. I lived in NM for several years and loved more than anything the smell of green chiles roasting on the side of the roads in the fall. Yum!! I really hope you cool down soon. Those are ridiculous temps!

  9. This looks wonderful! My daughter is coming to visit next week and I know this will impress her! Thanks!

  10. How lovely you got a visit from the Fairy Hopmother! :)

    It's 3 digit in temperature here as well! I totally look forward to cooler weather so I can turn on my oven more often to bake cookies, cakes, pie, or to make this casserole!

    But for now, I need an ice cream maker to cool off. :) *hint hint*

  11. Be still my Mexican food lovin' heart! This recipe looks so so yummy!!!! It is a must try. Please post this ON THE MENU MONDAY. The linky party will be up Sunday evening around 8:00. Everyone will love this!

  12. The recipe looks delcious and I am with you... so ready for the weather to cool off. These temps are crazy.

  13. Hi Pat,
    Thanks for stopping by. It's so nice to meet another Foodie. This recipe looks great and I'm off to the market today to get a few missing ing. I loo of no hatch chilies, I may try using some chipotli's.
    I'm your newest follower.
    ~ ~Ahrisha~ ~

  14. Definitely a FALL recipe. I used to prepare this for my son's soccer buddies. Boy could those guys eat! and this was a favorite...

  15. YUMMMM-EEEEE !! I can't wait to make this! I've made one very similar, but this looks even better !! And, 107(!) ... no wonder you're ready for Fall! I can't wait for you to share more of your fabulous eats !! xo

  16. Oh Pat, how very nice of you to come and COMMENT on my post today. AND YOU SAID A VERY important thing to me, as an aspiring writer: "YOUR MESSAGE IS CLEAR..."

    That is of the utmost importance, especially when playing around with a poetic twist. YOUR RECIPE LOOKS FAB! Oh dearest, the heat, hey? I am in Minnesota, and the weather has been good lately, but a couple of weeks ago it was hellish hot!!! UNBEARABLE!

    How ever did you find me? Anita

  17. Your casserole looks delicious! Thanks for stopping by my blog and leaving that nice comment:)

  18. I ma sorry you have had such hot weather. I have a version of this, but yours looks better. I love your photos too. Joni

  19. Your casserole looks comforting and delicious! My family would love it! Yay! - for the Fairy Hobmother visit - one visited me recently too.

  20. Wow! It's still smoking hot by you!
    I hope it starts to cool down for you real soon.

    Thanks for this wonderful recipe. I can't wait to make it.

    Thanks for your well wishes.

  21. yummm I've been trying a couple of new recipes I've found blog hoppin, so glad I found this one. TFS & TFS by my blog :)

  22. I noticed that Market Street has hatch chiles and didn't know what to do with them. But now I do! Looks fabulous!

  23. This looks really good. I'd like to make it!

  24. Thank you so much for posting your fabulous recipe! I am making this one. Please look for it in an upcoming ON THE MENU MONDAY (probably the week of Sept. 12) with a link back to your great recipe!

  25. Hi Pat,
    This is a great Green Chile Chicken Casserole, we are really going to enjoy this dish. This is one of those Casseroles that I love to take to a covered dish or have for a nice dinner. Hope you have a great "cool" week and thank you so much for sharing with Full Plate Thursday.
    Come Back Soon!
    Miz Helen

  26. Oh this looks so good! I'll have to try this when the weather gets cooler. Perfect for Fall.

  27. 107! Are you kidding me!!! Now, I am not saying this to be mean ( :
    but it felt like fall today! It was funny, I was having coffee with a friend this morning and she told me she she was going to make grilled cheese and tomato soup. Then when I was at the grocery store a woman was getting tomato soup and was making that and grilled cheese ... because it felt like fall.
    This recipe looks delish!Have a pretty day!

  28. Looks really delicious. I can't blame you a bit for being ready for fall. Your temps have just been ridiculous. Hang in can't last forever.

  29. Hi Pat...

    My dear, I was just coming by to say hello and see how you are doing! It sounds like it is just miserable in Texas right now. I am wanting to make a trip down to see my girls in Corpus but think I'll wait till cooler temps have moved in. Yep...I'm a wuss! Hehe!

    Mmmm...your Green Chili Chicken Casserole sounds absolutely divine! I'm always looking for new chicken recipes so I will definitely be giving this one a try! Thanks for sharing it with us!

    Well sweet friend, I do hope that my note finds you well! It has been such a busy summer for me and I'm afraid that my visiting and blogging have suffered! So sorry that I haven't been by sooner!

    Love ya,

  30. Congratulations Pat!
    Your recipe is featured on Full Plate Thursday. Hope you enjoy your Red Plate and have a wonderful week end!
    Miz Helen

  31. This sounds yummy! I'm going to try it!

  32. Visiting from Yvonne's StoneGable, as this recipe looked AWESOME! I'm thrilled that I have everything in the house to make it tonight...even the chopped green chilies!

    Thank you for sharing it with us.


  33. This looks so fabulous, Pat!
    Right up my alley.
    So nice you are sharing it at Stone Gate too!

    Hope you had a nice restful weekend.

  34. Hi Pat!

    I just wanted to let you know that I made your recipe for Green Chile-Chicken Casserole last night & we LOVED it!!
    I cut the recipe in half, (except for the chilies & garlic) as there are only 2 of us. Wish I'd hadn't, because there would be more leftovers for today's lunch.

    I also used a round casserole dish & the tortillas fit into it perfectly!

    I'll post it on my blog soon & give you all the credit.
    Thank you for sharing your recipe.


  35. Ohhh Pat, I was just at Yvonne's and didn't realize this was your recipe. I came over here separately. I commented on this one specifically while I was there. I love this! I haven't made it in a long time but ws so glad to have a reminder, because I remember it was soooo yummy! Your picture looks great!



  36. I blogged about your casserole today & linked back to this post.
    Thanks again for sharing it. We both loved & I honestly think some of my grandkidlets would eat it, too. All except for Ms. C. She's a very picky eater!

    Thanks again,


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