Friday, January 2, 2009

Busy-Day El Rancho Chicken

I got this off of my sister's blog. When she was at my mom's for Christmas she made it and it is YUMMY! She said it came from Better Homes and Gardens, Our Best Recipes

1- 10 3/4oz can reduced-fat and reduced sodium condensed cream of mushroom soup (I just use what ever kind that I have)
1-10 3/4oz can reduced-fat and reduced sodium condensed cream of chicken soup (again, whatever I have)
1-10 oz can chopped tomatoes and green chili peppers, undrained
1 medium green sweet pepper, chopped
1 medium onion, chopped
1 1/2 tsp chili powder
1/4 tsp ground black pepper
12- 6 or 7 oz corn tortillas, cut into thin bite size strips (you can use flour tortillas)
3 c cubed cooked chicken (about 1 lb)
2 c shredded cheddar cheese (8 oz)
1 Preheat oven to 350F. In a large bowl, combine soups, undrained tomatoes with chilies, sweet pepper, chopped onion, chili powder, and black pepper. Set aside.
2. To assemble, sprinkle about 1/3 of the tortilla strips over bottom of an ungreased 3-qt rectangular baking dish. Layer half of the chicken over tortilla strips; spoon half of the soup mixture on top. Sprinkle half of the cheese and another 1/3 of the tortilla strips over the soup mixture. Layer the remaining chicken, soup mixture and tortilla strips.
3. Bake, covered, about 45 minutes or until bubbly around edges and hot in center. Uncover; sprinkle with remaining cheese. Bake for 3 or 4 minutes more or until cheese is melted. Let stand for 10 minutes. Serves 8

Touch Down Taco Dip

This is a favorite recipe of my husband and mother-in-law. It is a good one! This comes from Pampered Chef.

1 can (16 oz) refried beans
1 pkg (8 oz) cream cheese, softened
1 cup sour cream
2 tbls taco seasoning
2 garlic cloves, pressed
1/2 cup grated cheddar cheese
optional toppings such as diced tomatoes, green onions, sliced olives, fresh cilantro, or additional sour cream
tortilla or corn chips

Preheat oven to 350. Spread refried beans over bottom of small dish (such as a pie dish or 9x9 baking dish). In bowl, combine cream cheese, sour cream, seasoning mix, and garlic; mix well.
Spread cream cheese mixture evenly over beans. Grate cheese over top. Bake 15-20 minutes or until cheese is melted.
If desired, add additional toppings (we usually put tomatoes and green onions)
Serve with chips