Tuesday, April 17, 2012

{recipe} chicken & black bean enchilada casserole

chicken & black bean enchilada casserole
found on Sweet Treats & More, recipe from AllRecipes
2 cups diced or shredded chicken breast meat
½ teaspoon ground cumin
½ teaspoon ground coriander
½ teaspoon garlic powder
2 Tablespoons chopped fresh cilantro
1 (15 oz) can black beans, rinsed and drained
1 (4.5 oz) can diced green chili peppers, drained
1 (10 oz) can red enchilada sauce
8 (6 inch) corn tortillas
2 cups shredded Mexican blend cheese
1 (8 oz) container sour cream

Preheat the oven to 375°.
Heat a large skillet over medium heat, and spray with vegetable cooking spray. Sauté chicken with cumin and coriander until chicken is cooked through. Transfer to a medium bowl. Stir in the cilantro, black beans, and green chili peppers.
Spread half of the enchilada sauce over the bottom of an 11x7 inch baking dish that has been sprayed with cooking spray. Place 4 tortillas over the sauce, overlapping if necessary. Spoon half of the chicken mixture over the tortillas, and sprinkle with half of the cheese and half of the sour cream.

Spoon the remaining enchilada sauce over the cheese, and make another layer of tortillas. Layer the remaining chicken mixture over the tortillas.

Cover dish with a lid or aluminum foil. Bake for 30 minutes in the preheated oven.

Remove the cover, and sprinkle the remaining cheese over the top and dot with sour cream. Continue cooking, uncovered, for an additional 5 to 10 minutes, or until cheese melts.

Let stand 10 minutes before serving.
I'm always looking for good recipes to try, and this one was a definite keeper! I served it with corn & white rice, and it was very tasty without being too spicy. We ate about 1/4 of it one night, 1/4 another night and then I put the rest of it in the freezer for another time.
What is your favorite go-to recipe that everyone enjoys? I'd love if you'd share it with me!


The Olive Tree Blog said...

This looks great!!

meet.make.laugh. said...

I have a weakness for casseroles... this looks delicious. ~Stephanie

Menachérie said...

Looks sooo good. I'm getting hungry now haha


Sheyb said...

That looks delicious!!! I'm going to have to try this!

Why Girls Are Weird said...

That looks AMAZING, thanks for the recipe!

The Bonjour Four said...

yum! looks amazing! thanks for the recipe!