Mexican Chicken Verde Casserole

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Nutritional Info
  • Servings Per Recipe: 6
  • Amount Per Serving
  • Calories: 292.1
  • Total Fat: 11.5 g
  • Cholesterol: 45.7 mg
  • Sodium: 258.0 mg
  • Total Carbs: 33.7 g
  • Dietary Fiber: 6.3 g
  • Protein: 16.0 g

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Easy, healthy alternative to the everyday mexican dishes. Easy, healthy alternative to the everyday mexican dishes.
Number of Servings: 6


    3 boneless/skinless chicken thighs cooked and chopped
    12 Corn Tortillas cut in half
    6-8 tomatillos
    1 med onion
    1 jalapeno
    2 cloves garlic
    1 lime
    1 tbsp cumin
    3-4 Tbsp cilantro
    1 12 oz can diced tomatoes
    1 C Red Bell pepper chopped.
    1 C shredded monterey jack cheese


Boil and chop the chicken thighs set aside to cool. Meanwhile, chop tomatillos and onion in half put in large bowl with whole jalapeno and 2 cloves garlic with skin still on. Drizzle with a little oil, mix to lightly coat. Put contents on a baking sheet and broil for 10-12 min at. Remove from oven and place directly in blender. (chop off stem of jalapeno and squeeze the roasted garlic out of skin) Sqeeze the lime juice into the blender, add broth,cumin and cilantro and blend until smooth. Add salt to taste.
Pour some of the tomatillo sauce on the bottom of a 8x9 casserole dish, put a layer of the corn tortilla down, top with chopped chicken, red pepper, and diced tomatoes, pour more sauce, then repeat layers. Top with more sauce and the cheese, bake for 35 min at 350.

Number of Servings: 6

Recipe submitted by SparkPeople user CRITTERD.

Member Ratings For This Recipe

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    Very Good
    This dish was really good. My husband really liked it, and it's a keeper. I also took the advice of others and drained the tomatoes. I omitted the jalopeno and added a little more cheese, then had daisy light sour cream with it. yummy! - 7/11/08

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    Very Good
    Very good. I took everyones advice and drained the tomatoes. The sauce was really good. It would have been tastier with more cheese but that would up the calories. It still was good without the extra cheese. - 10/21/07

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    It was pretty decent. I had a few friends over and they all liked it. - 8/15/07

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    Very Good
    I absolutely loved this. My husband's only complaint was that it was a little heavy on the lime. I will probably use only half a lime the next time I make it. Also, will probably add another jalapeno for some extra kick. Otherwise, very tasty! - 8/15/07

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    Loved this, but will make a couple of adjustments next time I make it: I will use a smaller lime, drain the tomatoes, and cook it for less time. Mine was also too watery, I think draining the tomatoes will help. Oh, and I used way more cheese than called for and put sour cream on top. Healthy! - 8/11/07