2 cups chicken (give or take, just use however much you have)
8 oz sour cream
2 cup shredded cheddar cheese, divided
1 cup french fried onion, divided
4 ounce chopped green chilies
1 pkg taco seasoning
3 tablespoons chopped fresh cilantro
2 -10 inch flour tortillas
Place chicken, sour cream, half of cheese, half of onions, chopped green chilies, taco seasoning, and chopped cilantro in a large mixing bowl. Stir well to combine. Tear one tortilla into small pieces and add to bowl, stirring again until well incorporated.
Line a pie plate with remaining tortilla and spoon mixture into it. Place in microwave for five minutes.* Remove and top with remaining onions and cheese. Microwave for one minute more, or until cheese is melted. Enjoy!
*Note: Microwave ovens vary widely in temperature so you may need to alter the cooking time to suit your microwave. Since the chicken is fully cooked, there isn’t a danger of under cooking this meal so you can just go with these guidelines and give or take a minute or so if you feel it needs it. This is a VERY flavorful casserole and leftovers heat up really well.
When I read the original recipe, it recommended using a rotisserie chicken purchased from the deli. My plan was to do that, but the only ones they had read when I was at the store were BBQ. Obviously I wasn't going to use BBQ chicken in a mexican dish, and I didn't have the 20 minutes it was gonna take for another one to be ready. So, I went with canned all white meat chicken. I used 2 of the large cans.
I don't remember the total ounces of the can of french fried onions, but I ended up using the whole can.
Go easy on the cilantro. I didn't really measure when I was putting mine in and I must have gotten a little heavy handed with it. It was a little strong, but still quite tasty and no one DIDN'T eat it. (o:
So, the verdict? I will make this one again...probably several times...throughout the summer. I love that I didn't have to heat up my house because all the cooking was done in the microwave. I doubled the recipe to make 2 of them and served 6 adults and 4 children. We had about 2/3 of one of them left over and everyone got all they wanted. It was accompanied by a green salad, chips, salsa & cheese dip. Enjoy!