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This recipe is great! My husband can't get enough of it. There are so many ways to make it your own and add extra flavor to it. I've served it to family and friends, and I haven't met anyone that hasn't enjoyed it.
- 1 1⁄2 lbs chicken breasts, precooked & shredded
- 1⁄4 cup butter
- 1⁄4 cup flour
- 1 cup nonfat milk
- 1⁄2 cup low sodium chicken broth
- 1 (8 ounce) can rotel, drained
- 1 (4 ounce) can green chilies
- 1 medium onion, chopped
- 1 (16 ounce) package monterey jack cheese, shredded
- 12 corn tortillas, quartered
- 2 tablespoons taco seasoning
- 10 olives, sliced
- 2 tablespoons cilantro, fresh, chopped
- salt & pepper
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
- In medium frying pan, saute onion in one tablespoon of olive oil until tender. Set off to side.
- In large skillet, melt butter, add flour and combine. Add milk and chicken stock to skillet. Whisk steadily until all is combined and there are no lumps. Sauce will thick in 3-4 minutes. Add chicken, rotel, chilies, taco seasoning, onion, and salt & pepper to mix and stir until mix is completely coated with sauce. Set off to side.
- Get a casserole dish (9x9 or 9x12). Spoon 1/3 of chicken mix into bottom of pan, spread evenly. Layer 1/3 of cheese then a layer of quartered tortillas. Keep layering until you end with cheese. Place olives and cilantro on top of cheese.
- Bake in oven for 30-35 minutes, until cheese is golden brown. Serve with sour cream and hot sauce if desired. This dish goes great with guacamole and chips.