Layered Chicken and Black Bean Enchilada Casserole

This recipe comes from The Sisters' Cafe and I LOVED it. It was warm and gooey and delicious :-)! We served it with some Mexican Rice and called it a night. I loved that I didn't have to chop anything since I used the canned was SUPER easy!

2 cups diced chicken breast meat (I used one can chicken)
½ tsp ground cumin
½ tsp ground coriander (I didn't have but put a shake of chili powder and garlic salt in)
2 Tb 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 – MILD
8 (6 inch) corn tortillas
2 cups shredded Mexican blend cheese
1 (8 oz) container low fat sour cream (I used FF)

Preheat the oven to 375°. Heat a large skillet over medium heat, and spray with vegetable cooking spray. Sauté chicken with cumin and coriander 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. 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 and dot with sour cream. Continue cooking, uncovered, for an additional 5 to 10 minutes, or until cheese melts.
Let stand 10 minutes before serving.


Kathy said...

Great photo!!! This looks sooo good!

Annemarie said...

I've been thinking about trying this...I am now sold!

Anonymous said...

MMMmmmmmm! Made this last night and it was DELICIOUS! Everyone loved it!

heather said...

We tried this and looove it. It's a new favorite. I added some sauteed red onion once and really liked that flavor added.