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Jalapeno Chicken Casserole

(2 Votes)
SERVES
8
PREP
20 Min
COOK TIME
20 Min
READY IN
40 Min

The powerful flavor kick coming from the chopped jalapeno peppers make our Jalapeno Chicken Casserole really pop. The ease of using pre-cooked rotisserie chicken means one less step to getting this one on the table in a flash.

What You'll Need:
  • 1 (10-ounce) package frozen chopped spinach, thawed
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 1 large onion, chopped
  • 2 scallions, chopped
  • 2 jalapeno peppers, seeded and chopped
  • 1 (10-3/4-ounce) can cream of chicken soup, undiluted
  • 1 (8-ounce) container sour cream
  • 1 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1 (12-ounce) package nacho cheese-flavored tortilla chips
  • 6 cups chopped cooked chicken (see Note)
  • 1 (8-ounce) package shredded Mexican four-cheese blend
What To Do:
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Drain spinach well, pressing between paper towels.
     
  2. Melt butter in a large skillet over medium heat. Add chopped onion, scallions, and jalapeno peppers; saute until tender. Remove skillet from heat; stir in spinach, soup, sour cream, and ground cumin.
     
  3. Layer half each of tortilla chips, chicken, spinach mixture, and cheese in a lightly greased 9- x 13- inch baking dish.  Repeat layers, ending with spinach mixture.
     
  4. Bake 45 minutes; sprinkle evenly with remaining cheese, and bake an additional 5 minutes or until cheese melts.
     
Notes

Two store-bought rotisserie chickens should yield enough chicken for this recipe.

 

Ratings & Comments

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This was really nice, different and filling. I am also going with the theory that it must be healthy since it has spinach. The dish had a nice, zesty flavor, balanced by the creaminess of the spinach filling. I think I will take it to my next pot luck!

I think I would use rice in place of the chips.

The chips give it crunch - although I use the plain ones not the nacho ones and put in a can of Rotel with it.

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