Today I am going to share one of my favorite recipes with you. It is a favorite for three reasons:
- It tastes great
- It is incredibly easy
- It is a great way to use chicken leftovers
Actually, it was the first ‘meal’ my oldest son ever made for the family. He came home from school one day and I said ‘You are making dinner’. He protested, but oh well. (It is my goal to make all 3 of my kids comfortable in the kitchen before they leave for college. He is lucky I didn’t pull out a spaghetti sauce recipe and tell him to start cooking!) I did help him though, and since the chicken was already prepared, it was really more ‘assembling’ than cooking.
The ‘swap’ part of the post title alludes to a recipe I need. Does anyone out there have a good chicken stew recipe? I love chicken stew and I cannot find a good recipe for it. If you have one, please, please email me or write it in the comment section so everyone can benefit!
Anyway, on to Tortilla Pie:
*Leftover chicken soaked in some salsa (about 1.5 cups of chicken)
*1-2 cups of shredded cheese of your choice (depends on how much cheese you like)
*Small can of refried beans
Optional: sour cream, more salsa, guacamole
Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Spray a 9 inch round baking pan/pie plate with non-stick cooking spray. Place a tortilla in the bottom of the pan. Spread a layer of refried beans to cover the tortilla. Next, place a layer of salsa chicken atop the refried beans, and cover the chicken with shredded cheese. Place another tortilla on top and repeat with beans, chicken, and cheese. Place a final tortilla on top. (You can optionally add another layer of cheese atop the 3rd tortilla if desired.)
Bake in preheated oven for 15 minutes. I like to use a pizza cutter to slice wedges and serve.
This recipe is supposed to serve 4, but I usually make 2 pies for our family of 5 and there might be one little wedge leftover.