When you are feeding a family of 8, casseroles become a mainstay on your weekly menu. My children got so that they did not appreciate casseroles as much as I did, but there were a few that they loved and even requested at times. This Chicken Enchilada Casserole is probably the hands-down winner of the most requested casserole award in our house. I would usually make it in the oven, but when it is too hot to turn on the oven for a casserole, then the crock pot is the answer! This casserole only has to be in the crock pot on high for about an hour, so you don't even have to plan ahead that far, except to defrost the chicken. I made mine in my regular crock pot. But, look at this casserole style crock pot! That would be so great for baking and serving casseroles on the dinner table, no more reaching down deep into the crock. Here is the recipe.
Chicken Enchilada Casserole in the Crock Pot
3 boneless, skinless chicken breasts, cut into bite-sized chunks.
2 T. Taco seasoning
Brown in the chicken chunks in 2 T. of vegetable oil, season with the Taco seasoning, and cook until no pink is left in the chicken.
1 can cream of mushroom soup
1 can cream of chicken soup
1 c. sour cream
1/2 bunch of chopped cilantro
1 T. cumin
1 c. water or chicken broth
2 c. shredded cheddar cheese
1/2 or a 15 oz bag of Doritos or Fritos, slightly crushed (I use Nacho Cheese Doritos usually.)
Mix the soups, sour cream, cilantro, cumin and water all together in the bottom of the crock pot. (Be sure you sprayed it with cooking spray!) After they are well combined, mix in the cheese. Add the chicken next, pan juices and all. Blend in the chips then smooth the mixture evenly in the bottom of the crock pot. Top with a little more cheese, put on the lid and bake on high for about an hour or so, until everything is bubbly.
You can also make this recipe in the oven during the winter. If you want to make it a larger recipe, just add more soup and another chicken breast. The cooking time will be about the same as this one. You will love it and so will your kids! Make a lot because everyone will want seconds. I like to serve it with extra chips.
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Helen Reynolds: Mother of six children , grandmother to eleven! I love to cook, craft and create things and I especially love doing that with my family, So, when my lawyer daughter, Lindsey, my artist daughter, Madalynn, and I came up with the idea of Hot Cocoa Bombs, this blog was born. Then, one more daughter, with her technical and science skills, plus creativity has joined in to round us out! Read more about us here!