Chicken Chile Casserole
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Keto Chicken Chile Casserole
Hi guys! In an effort to get this Chicken Chile Casserole recipe to you before tonight’s LIVE show I am going to keep this short and sweet.
You probably already have all these ingredients in your pantry and fridge for this Chicken Chile Casserole. All you need is a store bought rotisserie chicken, some canned chiles, cheese, eggs….. and you’re golden!
I buy the large can of MILD chiles for this recipe. You will use about 2/3 of the can (8oz used in the recipe) so save the other half for my favorite soup or toss them in a taco salad.
If you can not find WHOLE canned chiles you can use chopped canned chiles. Just be sure to drain and pat dry the chiles before you place a layer of them in the casserole dish.
I typically find WHOLE canned chiles for this Chicken Chile Casserole at Smart & Final. You can always roast your own if you’re feeling ambitious.
I like to make my own rotisserie chicken, but you can easily use a store bought rotisserie chicken for this Chicken Chile Casserole. Use whatever works with your budget and schedule.
Poblanos are ok, too!
A few weeks ago we made stuffed poblanos and I’m obsessed with these dark green chiles. You can roast them in batches if you don’t want to use canned for this recipe.
This is what they look like…
Once you mix all the ingredients together for your Chicken Chile Casserole simply layer the cheeses, chicken and chiles.
Bake time on this dish is 30 minutes and it comes out hot and bubbly.
Great as leftovers
There are only 2-3 of us that eat dinner (usually). This recipe stores very well in the fridge for leftovers.
Simply heat and serve the next day for a work lunch or dinner.
For me there is nothing better than being able to get a hot and delicious dinner on the table fast…ESPECIALLY during the week. This Chicken Chile Casserole is that “Jackpot” meal for us.
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Chicken Chile Casserole
- 4 large whole green chiles canned/patted dry
- 2 large chicken breast cooked and chopped
- 1 cup jack cheese
- 1 cup cheddar cheese
- ¾ cup cream
- 8 oz cream cheese softened
- 4 eggs
- ½ tsp salt
- ½ tsp pepper
- ½ garlic powder
- 1 tsp cumin
- ¼ tsp red pepper flakes optional
- Preheat oven to 350* and grease a small casserole dish or 6×10” pan.
- In a large bowl whisk together the eggs, cream, cream cheese, salt, pepper, cumin and garlic powder. Fold in shredded chicken. Set aside.
- Lay out flat two of the chiles to cover the bottom of the pan. Spoon in half of the creamy chopped chicken mixture on top of the chiles.
- Sprinkle ½ cup of each of the cheeses on top of the chicken. Then place the other two chiles flat on top of the cheese.
- Spoon in the second half of the creamy chopped chicken mixture on top of the chiles. Smooth out chicken and then sprinkle remaining half of the cheeses over the casserole dish. Sprinkle top of casserole with red pepper flakes (optional).
- Place the casserole in the oven for 30 minutes. At the end of 30 minutes turn the oven to broil and brown the top of the casserole for 1-3 minutes.
- Serve and enjoy.
MEDICAL AND NUTRITION DISCLAIMER…Please note that I am not a medical or nutritional professional. I am simply recounting and sharing my own experiences on this blog. Nutritional break downs are done using a commercial nutrition calculator. Nothing I express here should be taken as medical advice and you should consult with your doctorbefore starting any diet or exercise program. I provide nutritional information for my recipes simply as a courtesy to my readers, this should never be construed as medical advice.
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