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Chipotle-Chicken Casserole

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Chipotle-Chicken Casserole

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  • Makes: 4 servings
  • Prep 20 mins
  • Bake 20 mins
  • Stand 3 mins

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Chipotle chilies are actually smoked jalepeno peppers. Here they add a smoky-hot appeal to this family-style dish. Look for canned chipotles in adobo sauce in the international food aisle of your supermarket or at Hispanic food markets.

Ingredients

  • Nonstick cooking spray
  • 2 cups frozen or fresh whole kernel corn
  • 3 cups frozen diced hash brown potatoes
  • 1 14 1/2 - ounce can diced tomatoes with basil, garlic, and oregano
  • 2 chipotle peppers in adobo sauce, chopped
  • 1/2 teaspoon chili powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried oregano, crushed
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 4 skinless, boneless chicken breast halves (1 pound)
  • 1/4 teaspoon chili powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 3/4 cup shredded Colby and Monterey Jack cheese (3 ounces)

Directions

  1. Coat a 2-quart round casserole with nonstick spray; set aside. Coat an unheated large nonstick skillet with nonstick spray. Heat skillet over medium-high heat. Add corn; cook about 5 minutes or until corn begins to lightly brown. Add potatoes; cook and stir 5 to 8 minutes longer or until potatoes begin to brown. Stir in tomatoes, chipotle peppers, 1/2 teaspoon chili powder, 1/2 teaspoon cumin, and the oregano. Remove from heat; transfer mixture to the prepared casserole.
  2. Wipe skillet clean. Add oil to skillet and heat over medium-high heat. Sprinkle chicken evenly with 1/4 teaspoon salt, 1/4 teaspoon chili powder, and 1/4 teaspoon cumin. Brown chicken in hot oil, turning once to brown both sides (about 3 minutes on each side). Place chicken on top of potato mixture in casserole.
  3. Bake, uncovered, in a 375 degree F oven for 20 minutes or until bubbly and chicken is no longer pink. Sprinkle with cheese. Makes 4 servings.

Tip

  • To Tote: Prepare casserole as above just before leaving home. Cover tightly with foil; wrap in several layers of newspaper or a heavy towel. Place casserole in an insulated container. Do not hold for longer than 2 hours.

Nutrition Facts

(Chipotle-Chicken Casserole)

Servings Per Recipe 4, sat. fat (g) 6, Fat () 2, Starch () 3, Niacin (mg) 12, carb. (g) 50, sodium (mg) 939, pro. (g) 33, Thiamin (mg) 0, chol. (mg) 79, Potassium (mg) 839, vit. C (mg) 31, calcium (mg) 182, Fat, total (g) 15, Lean Meat () 4, iron (mg) 4, vit. A (RE) 278, cal. (kcal) 460, Vegetables () 1, fiber (g) 4

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