Tuesday, June 9, 2009

Texas Chicken

Day number 2's done! Today I painted in the kitchen. I had to balance on top of an oven to clean on top the stove vent and paint it. I think they may be giving the new girl the jobs they don't want to do... what do you think? The job really isn't bad. I like all the people. I just don't like leaving my kids or getting up so early. I guess that's the same things all working moms hate. All I know is I'm excited for the weekend :) I came home and quickly fixed this casserole. My mom made this when I was still at home. She was actually a high school cook and they made this dish at school and the kids always loved it (this was back when the cooks actually made homemade meals... not the junk they try to feed them now!). If you don't want to use tortilla chips you can also use tortilla shells cut into strips. I prefer it with the chips myself. I never use a recipe for this one, so bear with my instructions. I hope you enjoy this as much as we do :)

tortilla chips
1 can cream of mushroom soup
1 can rotel tomatoes (I use 1 cup of salsa sometimes)
1/2 - 1 pound cooked and shredded chicken breast
shredded cheese

Spray a casserole dish with cooking spray. Crush tortilla chips to form a thin layer in the bottom. In separate bowl mix soup, tomatoes and chicken. Pour chicken mixture onto crushed chips. Add another thin layer of crush chips on top. Top with a generous helping of shredded cheese. Bake at 350 for 25 minutes, or until cheese is melted and bubbly.

15 comments:

kay.tee. said...

I make this recipe, but I use Nacho Cheese Doritos. We call it "Dorito Casserole" at my house. I have tried the plain chips, and love the flavor the Doitos give it!

Lynda said...

We call it Mexican Chicken, but whatever you call it, it's one of my husbands favorite casseroles! Yum!
Glad day 2 is over!

the ungourmet said...

I really love casseroles like this!
Glad it went alright for you today. :)

Donna-FFW said...

I love quick and easy casseroles like this one.

Melody said...

Just a few ingredients but a real pleaser. Thanks for the recipe! Glad that the job is going well. You really learn to appreciate the weekend huh!

Mary at My New 30 said...

Kinda like King Ranch?? Sure looks good for sure!!!

Oh Heidi!!! You have got to ask your Mama for me if she has the secret to "Cafeteria Rolls." When I was in elementary school I used to help the ladies in the cafeteria. They would give me rolls right out of the oven, all hot and buttery and melt in your mouth. I have been trying to duplicate these rolls for years - I've tried several recipes from the internet that claim to be Cafeteria Rolls and none of them are the way I remember those buttery rolls!

Emily said...

Oh, I love this! I bet it tastes like King Ranch. Yummmm.

Denise said...

Yum.Another one for me to print out..

Cassie said...

Yum, that sounds delicious! I love homey recipes like this, with simple ingredients that somehow come together to make something so good. Thanks for sharing!

Rachel said...

That stinks that they're giving you the "grunt work"--hopefully it will get better!!!

This looks like a great quick and easy casserole...perfect for a night where I'm looking for something to throw together real fast!

Katy ~ said...

Loving the homey, comfort food casserole recipe.

Weekend's coming!

teresa said...

I'm glad you're doing better at the job, working with good people always makes a difference!

This looks so good and very family friendly!

Kristen said...

How easy is that! I bet it's tasty!

Katherine Aucoin said...

This looks wonderful! I love meals like this. You painted the kitchen and made this! High 5!

Willoughby said...

Wow, it sounds like your school had much better food than ours did! This casserole looks good, I can see why it was a favorite.

I'm glad you like the people at work. It makes doing your job so much more pleasant.