April 9, 2013

Texas Chicken Casserole

Wow I've gotten into a cooking rut!! When I had more time, I enjoyed reading cooking blogs and websites, and doing the cooking myself. Honestly now, I admit that cooking isn't the most enjoyable thing anymore. My children are sometimes picky, our food budget is sometimes limited, my mind is consumed with other things and I can't seem to get a meal together and so on. I mainly stuck with the same meals to avoid problems.

But, the Lord asked me a few weeks ago, " What do YOU like to eat?" When I listed it out, I saw that it was all very healthy foods! So I've been trying some new things here and there. Last week, my own brain came up with a recipe that we all really liked. I like to by split bone in chicken breasts, roast them, pick off the meat and then use the bones to make stock. Normally they are pretty expensive, but last week they were on sale, so this is what I did.

I salt and peppered them, brushed with olive oil, then roasted them in the oven for about 40 minutes at 350 degrees.

Let cool, then pick of meat and shred or cut into bite size chunks.
In a skillet on the stove, I cooked:

1 medium onion, chopped
1 sweet bell pepper, chopped
2-3 cloves of garlic, chopped

When they were soft, I added a can of Mexican flavored diced tomatoes, 1T chili powder, 1t ground cumin and some extra garlic powder. I let that cook about 5 minutes, then added the chicken. I took the skillet off the heat, added 1 can cream of chicken soup and 1 cup of sour cream and mixed it.

I got a baking pan, and put about three flour tortillas that I cut into strips on the bottom, added about half of the chicken mixture, topped with shredded cheddar cheese and mozzarella cheese, then repeated the layers. I baked it in the oven about 20-30 minutes or until bubbly and cheese is melted. We had a salad to go with it, and it was a hit! We eat a lot of Tex Mex, but I was in a rut, so this broke us out of it and it was gooood. I'll call it Texas Chicken casserole :)

And there are no pictures because we ate it!

1 comment:

Crystal said...

So glad that you have come back to blog! I have always thought that you and I had a lot in common from reading your posts. :)