Chicken Tortilla Chip Casserole

by Kelli H. on February 13, 2012

Last Saturday I made mine and David’s favorite casserole. It might not be a looker, but let me tell you, it’s delicious! Forget cooking a romantic Valentine’s Day dinner. Why not make something easy you will both enjoy? V-Day is on a Tuesday this year, and with work or school, you’re probably super busy. This casserole will solve all your problems. Plus, since it’s so easy, you’ll be able to spend more time together.

These kind of meals, are probably my second favorite behind making soup. I am really all about easy fast meals. This fits that bill perfectly. How could you not enjoy cheese, chicken, cilantro, and tortilla chips!? Those ingredients are some of mine and David’s favorite. I hope you enjoy it as much as we do. Oh yah, this isn’t one of those healthy meals…

Chicken Tortilla Chip Casserole
adapted from Cook’s Country

1 (28 oz) can diced tomatoes, drained
1 small onion, chopped coarse
2 garlic cloves, peeled
2 tablespoons olive oil
1 rotisserie chicken, shredded
3/4 cup chicken broth
1/4 cup fresh cilantro, chopped
1 bag of tortilla chips, broken into pieces
8 oz jack or pepper jack cheese, shredded
sour cream, for serving

1. Preheat oven to 425 degrees. Puree tomatoes, onion, & garlic in a blender until smooth.
2. Heat oil in saucepan over medium heat. Stir in tomato sauce, bring to a simmer, cook for 5-7 minutes or until slightly thickened. Add chicken, broth, and cilantro. Season with salt & pepper to taste.
3. Place half the chips in casserole dish, top with half the chicken mixture and half the cheese. Repeat with 2nd layer. Bake for 12-15 minutes or until cheese is melted and lightly browned.  Serve with sour cream.

Would you rather stay in on v-day or go out to dinner?

{ 8 comments… read them below or add one }

Annie @ Naturally Sweet Recipes February 13, 2012 at 6:14 pm

Love this recipe! And I promise it looks delicious! 🙂 My husband and I are going to do both! We’re going out to dinner tonight and then celebrating tomorrow at home. Hope you have a great valentines!


Made in Sonoma February 13, 2012 at 6:17 pm

Sounds like the best of both worlds. 🙂 Thanks, you too!


David Wells February 13, 2012 at 8:47 pm

This is my favorite!!!! Yummm! Soooo glad you made it again. 🙂 Highly recommend!


Brittany (Healthy Slice of Life) February 14, 2012 at 12:49 am

This is right up David’s alley. He’d LOVE it. Maybe I’ll make it for him if he’s nice 🙂


Allison February 14, 2012 at 1:14 am

This looks sooooo good!!!!


Kim @ Eat, Live, and Blog February 14, 2012 at 2:47 am

Great recipe! My boyfriend would love this! 🙂


Made in Sonoma February 14, 2012 at 3:32 am

guys really seem to love it!


Baking Serendipity February 16, 2012 at 3:44 am

I am always about simple, guy pleasing meals on weeknights 🙂 Love this!


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