Creamy Tortilla Chicken

This dish makes a great sauce that is perfect for serving over rice or mashed potatoes.  Put it in the slow cooker early in the day or bake it at the end of the day.  Either way it is sure to please a hungry family.

~This a "dinner's in the bag" recipe that you can use to fill the freezer with dinner tonight and dinner another night!

~Cook Once / Serve Twice ideas to turn extras into a new meal, not leftovers!








INGREDIENTS

3 pounds  boneless, skinless chicken breasts 
1 10.5-ounce can cream of chicken 
1 10.5-ounce soup can of water 
7 tablespoons of Tortilla Soup Seasoning Blend  (recipe in the soups eCookbook Here) (or 1 individual mix)


DIRECTIONS

Slow Cooker Option:

  1. Place the chicken into a slow cooker.  Combine the cream soup, water and seasoning in a bowl and pour it over the chicken.  Cover and cook on low for 6 hours (or high for 4 hours) 
Baking Option:
  1. Preheat oven to 350 and prepare a 9x13 dish with nonstick spray. 
  2. Place the chicken into the pan.  Combine the cream soup, water and seasoning in a bowl and pour it over the chicken. Cover with foil and bake for 30 - 45 minutes, or until chicken is no longer pink in the center.  
Serving suggestions:
  • Serve the chicken breasts on top of a portion of mashed potatoes and cover with the sauce.  
  • Shred the chicken and toss it with the sauce and some precooked rice.  Add some steamed vegetables and it is a full meal ready to serve with a side salad.  
Double the recipe and make one of these dishes another night with the extra meat and sauce:
  • Shred the chicken and toss with extra sauce. Add a can of diced chilis and stir.  In a casserole dish that has been prepared with nonstick spray, lay down a layer of corn tortillas.  Top with the shredded chicken mixture, add another layer of corn tortillas and top with shredded cheese (cheddar or Monterrey) Bake at 350 for 30 minutes, or until warmed through.  
  • Shred the chicken and toss with cooked rice.  Add 8 oz of frozen mixed vegetables and pour into a casserole dish.  Top with shredded cheddar and bake at 350 for 30 minutes or until warmed through.     

Dinner's in the Bag
This dish is perfect for bagging and freezing.  Place all of the ingredients into a gallon sized freezer bag that has been labeled with the recipe name.  Squeeze out all of the air, seal and lay flat in freezer.  Add extra chicken breasts to the bag to be sure you will have enough extras to make the 'cook once / serve twice' suggestions.  




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