Wednesday, October 17, 2012

Recipe: Slow Cooker Green Chile Chilaquiles

Chilaquiles is sort of like Mexican lasagna, but with tortillas instead of noodles. Here’s my very simple version, which uses mainly pantry ingredients:

2 cups cooked chicken, shredded (leftover rotisserie chicken works great)

1 medium onion, chopped fine

8 oz sour cream

4 oz can chopped green chile peppers

1 tsp Mexican or Southwest seasoning

1 tbs ground cumin

1/4 cup chopped cilantro

10 oz can green enchilada sauce

2 cups shredded mozzarella or jack cheese, divided

6 oz (approx.) tortilla chips, partially crumbled.

Combine chicken and next 6 ingredients in a large bowl. Add 1/2 can enchilada sauce and about 3/4 of the cheese. Stir until well blended.

Spray a 4 quart slow cooker with cooking spray and make a thin layer of tortilla chips at the bottom. Layer half of chicken mixture on top. Make another layer of crumbled chips and layer rest of chicken mixture. Top with another layer of chips and cover with remaining enchilada sauce and cheese. Cook on low for 4 hours. Serve with a salad.

I can honestly say this dish never’s always delicious. It’s a scoop and serve, so it’s perfect for family movie night or a relaxed get together. And like this chef, it ain’t pretty but it’s good.


Retro Hound said...

I've given this to my wife. If she makes it, I'll let you know how it turned out.

Bunched Undies said...

Cool! lemme know

Emily said...

We had a block party and ended up with about 3/4 of a bag of Costco tortilla chips. What to do, what to do (besides eat them by the handful, of course)? I did a quick web search for ideas and yours was by far the best! Slow cooker, Mexican food, leftover rotisserie chicken--that's my kind of dinner! Thanks! I'm making it for dinner tomorrow night!

Emily said...

This was great! I used leftover pork loin and subbed plain Greek yogurt for the sour cream because that's all I had. It got the picky-eater husband's stamp of approval! Thanks for the recipe! I think it would be equally as good with leftover steak and red sauce, too. I still have that bag of Costco chips, so I can definitely give it a try!

Bunched Undies said...

Thank you Emily. I'm so glad you liked it. Yes steak and red sauce does sound good!

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