Monday, October 15, 2012

Chicken and Black Bean Enchilada Casserole

2 cups diced or shredded chicken breast meat
½ teaspoon ground cumin 
½ teaspoon garlic powder
2 Tablespoons chopped fresh cilantro 
1 (15 oz) can black beans, rinsed and drained 
1 (4.5 oz) can diced green chili peppers, drained 
1 (10 oz) can red enchilada sauce 
8 (6 inch) corn tortillas 
2 cups shredded Mexican blend cheese 
1 (8 oz) container sour cream*** 

Preheat the oven to 375°. Heat a large skillet over medium heat, and spray with vegetable cooking spray. Sauté chicken with cumin until chicken is cooked through. Transfer to a medium bowl. Stir in the cilantro, black beans, and green chili peppers. 

Spread half of the enchilada sauce over the bottom of an 11x7 inch baking dish that has been sprayed with cooking spray. Place 4 tortillas over the sauce, overlapping if necessary. Spoon half of the chicken mixture over the tortillas, and sprinkle with half of the cheese and half of the sour cream. 

Spoon the remaining enchilada sauce over the cheese, and make another layer of tortillas. Layer the remaining chicken mixture over the tortillas. 

Cover dish with a lid or aluminum foil. Bake for 30 minutes in the preheated oven. 

Remove the cover, and sprinkle the remaining cheese over the top. Continue cooking, uncovered, for an additional 5 to 10 minutes, or until cheese melts.

***I used a combination of sour cream and cream of chicken soup

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