Chicken Enchilada Casserole

Perfect Layers Of Delicious Ingredients
Difficulty: Moderate
Prep Time: 50 minutes
Cooking Time: 1 hour, 30 minutes


18 yellow corn tortillas
3 cups shredded cooked chicken
1 green pepper, sliced thin
1 red pepper, sliced thin
2 ripe plantains, sliced thin, elongated
1 small can green chilies, sliced
1 sweet onion, sliced thin
3 cloves garlic, minced
2 cups Mexican blend cheese, divided
3 tbsp butter
3 cup milk
2 tbsp flour
olive oil
1/4 tsp chili powder
green onions, sliced
sour cream

Cooking Tools

Elongated/ Rectangle casserole pan

Food processor

2 Large skillet



Preheat oven 325 Degrees F.  Fry paintains in some olive oil and brown on both side until tender, set aside.  Saute the peppers, chilies, onions and garlic in some olive oil, salt & pepper to taste; set aside. Make the cream sauce by melting 2-3 tbsp of butter in a skillet and whisk in flour and cook for a few minutes. Pour in milk and allow the sauce to thinken before adding 1 cup of cheese and chili powder. Whisk until creamy and melted.
To make the casserole: line a thin layer of sauce in the bottom of casserole pan. Layer 6 corn tortillas on top of cream sauce. Add a layer of fried plantains and some Verde sauce in dollops. Layer, tortilla, sauce, chicken, sauteed peppers, Verde sauce and repeat. Cover the top layer with the cream sauce and a cup of shredded cheese. Tent foil over the casserole and bake in the oven for 45 minutes, then remove foil and broil for a few minutes until golden. Let cool slightly before serving.  Garnish with sliced green onions and sour cream.

Salsa Verde


1 cup parsley leaves
1 cup cilantro leaves
1/2 cup olive oil
2 cloves garlic, minced
1 tbsp fresh lemon or lime juice
2 tbsp capers
1 shallot, diced
2 tbsp green onion, chopped
1 tsp dijon mustard
1-2 anchovie fillet
red pepper flakes (optional)
pinch of pepper

Cooking Tools

Food processor

Place all ingredients in the food processor and pulse until finely minced and blended, you can adjust the olive oil for a loose or thick consistency.  Serve on grilled steaks, chicken or fish.
Cook’s note:  No need for salt, you get enough salt from the anchovies and capers.
Yields 1 cup

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