Mother Nature is getting a little schizophrenic this spring so I thought I’d share this recipe. It’s a great transitional meal–spicy and cheesy for chilly nights but not so heavy that you can’t serve it on a warmer day.
Prep Time: 20 min.
Total Time: 40 min.
Servings: 6 servings
Try a Santa Fe Chicken Casserole, layered with bold flavor. Shredded chicken, black beans, tortillas and cheese are great in our Santa Fe Chicken Casserole!
What You Need
1 tub (7.5 oz.) PHILADELPHIA Cream Cheese Spread
2 Tbsp. (about half of 1-oz. pkg.) TACO BELL® Taco Seasoning Mix
2 Tbsp. milk
3 cups shredded cooked chicken breasts (I use Tyson’s Grilled and Ready Pulled Chicken for this)
1 can (15.5 oz.) black beans, rinsed
1 can (14.5 oz.) no-salt-added diced tomatoes, drained (And I don’t use the tomatoes because…allergic)
2 green onions, sliced
3 flour tortillas (6 inch)
3/4 cup KRAFT Mexican Style Finely Shredded Four Cheese
Note: We like it spicy so I add a small can of sliced jalepenos that is not part of the original recipe.
Heat oven to 375ºF.
Mix cream cheese spread, taco seasoning and milk until blended. Combine next 4 ingredients in large bowl. Add half the cream cheese mixture; mix lightly.
Spread 1/3 of the chicken mixture onto bottom of 9-inch pie plate; top with 1 tortilla, half the remaining chicken mixture and 1/4 cup shredded cheese. Cover with second tortilla, remaining chicken mixture, 1/4 cup shredded cheese and remaining tortilla. Top with remaining cream cheese mixture and shredded cheese; cover.
Bake 25 min. or until heated through, uncovering for the last 5 min.
For full nutritional information CLICK HERE to go to Kraft Recipes. And believe it or not, this recipe (with my additions) is a favorite of Tait “Shooter” McCord the hero of BROTHERHOOD PROTECTORS: MONTANA MOON. Tait says it’s easy enough even he can make it. It’s a one-dish meal for him and yes, he eats the whole thing. “Hey! I’m a Wolf. We have a fast metabolism. And it has chicken so it’s healthy, right?” He dumps sour cream and salsa on the top, too. We like it with a dollop of sour cream on each serving.