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Chipotle Chicken Enchilada Casserole

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2 Hr 15 Min

Cocoa in a Chipotle Chicken Enchilada Casserole?! It really brings out all of the flavors in this Mexican slow-cooker that makes our mouths water.

What You'll Need:
  • 2 tablespoons unsweetened cocoa
  • 1 to 2 teaspoons chipotle chili powder
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 2 (10-ounce) cans enchilada sauce
  • 3 cups shredded cooked chicken
  • 3 cups (12 ounces) shredded Monterey Jack cheese, divided
  • 14 (5-1/2-inch) corn tortillas (See Note)
What To Do:
  1. Stir together first 4 ingredients in a medium bowl. Combine chicken, 2 cups cheese, and 1 cup enchilada sauce mixture in a large bowl. Spoon chicken mixture evenly down center of tortillas; roll up.

  2. Pour 3/4 cup enchilada sauce mixture in a 6-quart slow cooker; arrange enchiladas in layers over sauce, seam-side down. Pour remaining sauce over enchiladas.

  3. Cover and cook on LOW setting 2 hours. Remove lid, and sprinkle with remaining 1 cup cheese. Cover and cook on LOW setting 15 more minutes or until cheese melts. Serve with desired toppings.


Not all tortillas are created equal. So, don't be tempted to substitute flour tortillas for corn tortillas - the casserole will turn out too soggy.

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Great enchiladas! Spray 13*9" pan, layer pan with 2/3 C of sauce. Place enchiladas (seam down) & layer with remaining sauce. Cover & Cook 30 Minutes on 350* Uncover enchiladas, spread 1 C cheese on enchiladas & cook another 5 Minutes.

Unsweetened cocoa in Mexican foods is not weird at all (think mol), and VERY familiar here in sunny San Diego! I'll be making this soon, WITHOUT cooking the tortillas with the meat, sauce, and cheese. My carbs are severely medically restricted but my husband NEEDS his carbs for his highly physical job. Solution for this dish? Serve the tortillas "on the side." Those who wish can pile it into tortillas, those who prefer to abstain can pile it atop a bed of salad greens! Besides preserving domestic harmony, this also eliminates the whole flour v. corn tortilla controversy; depending on whom you're expecting for dinner you can serve one, the other, or BOTH!


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