Sunday, January 27, 2013

Chicken Tortilla Bake

The other day when I was with my Mom, she was telling me about a dish that her friend Kay had brought over.  She said it was delicious, and that she wanted to make it.   We talked to Kay on the phone that day, and she shared with us how she made it.  I don't know if I did it just like her, but it sure was delicious.  I made it tonight, and everyone agreed.  Greg said to put it in our regular rotation, whatever that means! 
I took a few pictures along the way.  So let's cook.  Preheat your oven to 350 degrees.
Here is what you will need.
I cooked the potatoes (Yukon Gold) in the microwave for 15 minutes, until tender.  Dice one onion, and saute in small amount of hot oil.  I minced three cloves of garlic and added this to the onion.  Slice the potatoes about 1/4 inch thin.  Add to onions when onions are well carmelized.  Then cook potatoes until browned.  Season with salt and pepper and seasoned salt.
When browned they will look like this.
When well browned, turn burner off, and begin to assemble your dish.  In very hot oil, lightly fry your corn tortillas.  I used a 9 x 13 baking dish, and it took 18 tortillas.   Begin by lightly spraying your baking dish with Pam.  Layer your tortillas onto the bottom of the dish, slightly overlapping the tortillas.  Over
the tortillas layer half of the potatoes, distributing evenly, then lay half of the chicken over that.  Sprinkle your cheese over chicken, and then begin to ladle your green sauce over all.  Not too heavily, just to moisten each layer.
About one minute or so on each side.  Maybe even less.  You don't want it too crisp, just lightly browned.
In above photo you can see that I am putting the second layer on.  You can see about how much sauce to put on each layer.  Below is the finished second layer.  I used two layers of all ingredients, then topped this with 6 more tortillas, and then topped with cheese and more sauce.  I did find that I needed a wee bit more sauce, and I only had one large can of Las Palmas Green Chili sauce, but I had a jar of chili verde, which is the same thing, that was from fresh & easy, so I spooned a bit onto the top layer.
I baked it uncovered for 35 minutes.  It came out hot and bubbly, and the smell was drawing everyone to the kitchen!  Drew and Diana had come for dinner,  and they were all anxious to eat, since the house smelled like a restaurant.
I sprinkled some fresh cilantro on the top before cutting.  I served it with refried beans, and a green salad.
This was so good!!!!  We all loved it!   I hope you might give it a try.  Be prepared to put it into your "rotation"  if you do!!!  The potatoes in this were such an unusual surprise.  They blended so well with the other ingredients.  YUM!!!  I hope you try it.  And let me know what you think!
XO  Kris

28 comments:

Patty@Lemon Lane Cottage said...

This sounds delicious Kris and you're right I would never have added the potatoes. I think I will squeeze this one in this week as I already have all the ingredients on hand!

Knitting Nix said...

Oh this sounds delicious. My sister makes a version of this with minced beef. I have never had it but my daughter had it over the weekend and has been raving about it. The potatoes in your recipe are so unusual, it makes me want to start cooking immediately. Nicky xx

Joolz said...

Thanks for this - could you print out the quantities and products (I'm from Australia and don't know what green sauce is) so I can follow it? Certainly looks good!

priscilla said...

Looks good Kris ! Thanks for sharing the recipe! It does seem weird for the potatoes , you would expect rice , Have a great week !

mynestofyarnandbuttons said...

Hi Kris, I definitely will try this recipe. It sounds and "smell" delicious. I think it would be a crowd pleaser.
Thanks, xoRobin❤

Holly said...

This sounds so good and quite a variation from a regular chicken enchilada casserole. We love potatoes, we love chicken enchiladas, can't go wrong here. Sending you hugs today.

Connie said...

You are one talented woman, Kris - you are always creating the BEST stuff, whether in the kitchen or knitting or gardening ... You inspire me!

Carol said...

Sounds great, I'll have to try it this week :)

Heather - The Good Life said...

This sounds scrumptious! Thanks for sharing the recipe. Hope your week is off to a great start. Heather

Mereknits said...

I'm coming over for dinner, yum!
Meredith

Tammy said...

Mmmmmm potatoes! That looks awesome!

my4lilgirls said...

Yum will def give that a go
Karen x

Betsy said...

That sounds really good! Thanks for the detailed instructions. When hubby &I are better I'll give it a try,
Blessings,
Betsy

MommaGott said...

Sounds delicious! Thanks for the detailed instructions, defintely gonna have to make this one for my family!

by Teresa said...

Oh yummy.. you should have a cooking show like Pioneer Woman.. Kooking with Kris.. lol! We had Swedish meatballs for lunch/dinner.. with Lingonberry jam on top.. yummmmmm... ((hugs)), Teresa :-)

Patty said...

That's cute about the rotation. I will have to try it so maybe we can add it to ours. We fold our paper napkins like you do into a triangle with a fork on it. Hey, what have you made with your Michael's stash. I'm still envious. :)

Linda said...

I could just go for that pan of potatoes!!!!
I have never really cooked with Mexican ingredients...
Perhaps I should!!!

Have a great week...
Cheers!
Linda :o)

NanaNor's said...

Hi Kris, Anytime I can find a recipe with corn tortillas and not flour-I'm in. This looks wonderful and I am going to save it so I can try it. Thanks friend for sharing. Have a great day!
Hugs, Noreen

Jill said...

That looks so delicious! Thanks for sharing! Have a great night :-)

Leslie said...

This sounds wonderful!! I need to try out your recipe, because I've never made a Mexican dish like this and with those delicious potatoes! I bet your kitchen did smell like an authentic Mexican restaurant.
Blessing,
Leslie

Pam said...

It looks and sounds so good!

Robyn said...

Wow that looks delish!. Im going food shopping this week and am going to add this to my list of things to get. I will let you know how it comes out..
Robyn

Genn said...

Yum, I bet that smelled SO good!

45th Parallel Quilter said...

Ingredients are either in the fridge already or on my shopping list. We don't care for refried beans so I might just heat up some spicy black beans or just add a bunch of condiments (avocado slices, red salsa, green onions, chopped tomatoes, sour cream, etc.) on the side so they can "dress" own servings. Sounds DELISH!

Linda

~Niki~ said...

your homemade dishes always look so yummy. i'm coming over! lol. sorry i've been MIA, lots going on. trying to keep up with life. :) i love potatoes like that. mmmm

Jann Olson said...

Kris,
this dish is one that we would love! I make an individual dish similar to this that my mom got from her friend, Grace. Grace's nick name was Grasco. That's what we call the dish. I am pinning this and will be making it real soon. Thanks for sharing my friend.
hugs,
Jann

Cheryl said...

This sounds so good!!! I definitely will be making this.

Val said...

This looks scrumptious!