Friday, September 3, 2010

Not Your Mother's Chicken Casserole! Giveaway and Foodie Friday

     This recipe is one that has been in my file for many years. I don't even remember where I got it, but it is easy and very good. It is gooey, cheesy and not low fat. I don't even know the original name of this dish, but we call it Mexican Casserole.

Mexican Casserole

2 cups tortilla chips, broken into pieces
1 cup shredded Monterey Jack cheese
2 1/2 cups chopped/shredded cooked chicken
1 can cream of chicken soup
1 cup sour cream
1 4 oz. can chopped mild green chilies, drained
1/2 cup chopped onion (optional-I did not use)

2 boxes Jiffy Cornbread Mix
1 1/3 cup milk
1 cup shredded cheddar cheese

Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Grease 9 x 13 baking dish.

Sprinkle chips evenly over the bottom of the pan.

Sprinkle Monterey Jack cheese on top of chips.

     In a large mixing bowl, combine chicken, soup, sour cream, green chilies and onion (optional). Blend well and spread over chips and cheese. It is easiest to put large spoonfuls all over the baking dish and then carefully spread out the mixture.

     In a medium mixing bowl, combine cornbread mix and milk. Stir until smooth. Stir in cheddar cheese. Spoon over chicken mixture, spread to cover evenly.

     Bake at 400 degrees for 25-35 minutes. You want the crust to be golden brown and set.

     All you need is a green salad or fruit salad, and you have a complete meal. I'm joining Michael @ Designs by Gollum today for Foodie Friday. The place to find the best recipes in all of Blogland!



Blondie's Journal said...

Your recipe sounds SO good!! The cornbread mix makes all the difference! This is a keeper.

The Girard salad dressings sound so versatile! You've done some original things with it. What a great giveaway gift!

Have a wonderful holiday weekend, SUe!


La said...

This looks so good! Love your new Halloween background. Enjoy your long weekend. La

Patricia @ ButterYum said...

Congrats on your win - I love BJs blog!


Tiffanee said...

The casserole looks delcious! I am bookmarking it for next week! Thanks for sharing and congrats on your win!!

Marigene said...

That casserole looks and sounds delicious. I think it will be on the menu next week. Thanks for sharing...have a great weekend.

Anonymous said...

I do a casserole like this but without the cornbread topping. I like that addition and will give it a go. Have a good weekend.

Glenda/MidSouth said...

That does look and sound good.
Enjoy and have a safe holiday weekend.

bj said...

ummm, SusieQ...this Mexican Casserole sounds like something my bunch would love. I sure am going to try it.
So glad you are liking the dressings..
xo bj

Unknown said...

That look reeeeeallly gooood! 8P I can't wait to see who wins you giveaway. My fingers are crossed..hehe. You're entered in my giveawy too!

Tommie Jo said...

Oh...too funny! I posted my mexican casserole recipe a few days ago~different than yours! Yours looks delish~I will have to try it!

J Rodney said...

This looks like something my four-year-old would love, and he's a picky eater!

Love the new look!

xinex said...

Your casserole looks so good and I am in the mood for something Mexican right now!..Christine

Atticmag said...

The casserole definitely looks like a keeper and so easy! And the candy corn here makes me long for Halloween.

Thanks for stopping by and linking up with us.

Love your giveaway. We have a great new one coming up next week, too!

Gypsy Heart said...

Hmmmm, looks delish! I love Girard's dressings ~ very tasty. It's cooler here this morning and when that happens, I'm in the baking/cooking mood. :-)

Your blog looks fabulous! Hope your weekend is wonderful...just like you.


Jacqueline said...

This looks just delish! No, that is not anything like Mom would make, but she would have loved it! This is something I would have a hard time stopping at one serving! Yummy.

koralee said...

Yummmmy....and I adore your new Fall space over here...gets me so excited about caramel corn. xoxoxo Hugs

Monica H said...

I haven't decided what I'm making for dinner, but I have chicken thawed waiting for me to cook. This sounds like a winner, though I'll probably cut the recipe in half. sounds good!

The Tablescaper said...

This looks good. A nice back to school recipe.

Looking forward to to seeing you at Seasonal Sundays.

- The Tablescaper

Holly Lefevre said...

I have no casseroles in my repertoire. Why oh why did I give up on casseroles when they can be as yummy as this!?

Rettabug said...

I wanna come eat at YOUR house, Sue! That Mexican casserole sounds divine...cheesy-gooey, crunchy-salty- Whats not to love?!

I'm sending it on to my baby sis in AZ, since they ♥ ♥ ♥ anything Mexican out there. She only has to cook one night a week, as her husband is the chef. This would be perfect for her!! Thanks!

Angie said...

Yum - that casserole sounds delicious! And, I'm loving the new fall look you have going on here :)