Chicken Tortilla Bake | Kids in the Kitchen #SundaySupper

chickentortillabake

Back when I first started blogging, Chicken Tortilla Bake was one of the very first recipes I ever posted. When I posted it, my son Jack had helped me out in the kitchen. I have since altered the ingredients of the recipe to make it healthier (no more canned creamy soups!) but I simply had to keep the original pictures of him doing the prep work. After all, this little guy is much taller than me now, and still growing! So this post will have some new and old pictures in it.

 

This Sunday, we are focusing on Kids in the Kitchen. I think it is very important to teach our children to cook…and not just the girls. Boys need to know how to cook too! Just keeping it real…we can’t expect our sons to necessarily have a wife that knows how to cook when they get married. I am continually astounded at the number of women I meet who can’t cook….not just can’t cook well, but can’t cook at all! It is one of the reasons I started this blog to begin with…to teach others, step by step, how to cook great meals for their friends and family.

To begin, in a small saucepan, melt 1/4 cup of butter over medium heat.

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Whisk in 1/4 cup flour.

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Cook it for just a minute, until bubbly, and then whisk in 1 cup of half & half and 1 1/2 cup Chicken Broth.

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Stir in a half teaspoon each of Salt & Pepper.

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Bring it to a gentle boil, and the mixture will thicken to a nice gravy. Remove it from the heat.

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In a good-sized bowl, combine a 4 ounce can of chopped green chilies and a quarter cup of minced onion.

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Add in 3 or 4 cups of cooked chicken that is diced or shredded.

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Add in your sauce.

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Stir it all together.

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Cut 8 large flour tortillas in half, and then cut those halves cross-wise into 2 inch wide strips.

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In a greased 9×13 baking dish, spread about 1/3 of a cup of the mixture over the bottom, then layer half of the tortilla strips.

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Spread half of the meat mixture over the tortillas, and then sprinkle with a cup or so of shredded Colby-jack or cheddar cheese.

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Top it with the other half of the tortillas.

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Spread the remaining meat mixture over that, and then sprinkle with another cup of cheese.

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Ready for the oven!

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Bake it at 375 for 20-25 minutes or until bubbly and golden around the edges. Allow it to cool for a few minutes before serving.
Enjoy!

chickentortillabake

Chicken Tortilla Bake
 
Ingredients
  • ¼ c Butter
  • ¼ c flour
  • 1 c half & half
  • 1½ c Chicken Broth
  • ½ tsp Salt
  • ½ tsp Pepper
  • 3 – 4 cups diced or shredded cooked chicken
  • 1 (4 oz) can chopped green chilies
  • ¼ c onion, finely chopped
  • 8 large flour tortillas
  • 2 c grated Colby-Jack or sharp cheddar cheese
Instructions
  1. To begin, in a small saucepan, melt butter over medium heat. Whisk in flour. Cook it for just a minute, until bubbly, and then whisk in half & half and Chicken Broth. Stir in a half teaspoon each of Salt & Pepper. Bring it to a gentle boil, and the mixture will thicken to a nice gravy. Remove it from the heat.
  2. In a good-sized bowl, combine green chilies, onion, chicken and the sauce, stir together. Cut tortillas in half, and then cut those halves cross-wise into 2 inch wide strips.
  3. In a greased 9×13 baking dish, spread about ⅓ of a cup of the mixture over the bottom, then layer half of the tortilla strips. Spread half of the meat mixture over the tortillas, and then sprinkle with a cup or so of shredded colby-jack or cheddar cheese. Top it with the other half of the tortillas. Spread the remaining meat mixture over that, and then sprinkle with another cup of cheese. Ready for the oven! Bake it at 375 for 20-25 minutes or until bubbly and golden around the edges. Allow it to cool for a few minutes before serving.
  4. Enjoy!

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  1. Denise says

    You must have been a Pampered Chef consultant too! I still love PC, but it doesn't fit my lifestyle anymore. Sigh. Sure miss all the awesome products!

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