Recently it was my turn to make dinner. It seems like it's always my turn!
I knew I wanted to do something easy so after some searching I came across this recipe from Taste of Home for a chicken casserole.
It seemed simple and quick and required very few ingredients. I was sold.
Ro-Tel Tomatoes + Chilies
Cream of Celery
Cream of Chicken
Using my handy-dandy Ninja I finely chopped all the veggies.
I began cooking the veggies including the garlic.
The recipe called for 3 cups of cooked chicken. Recipes that call for cooked chicken or pre-cut vegetables etc., really drive me crazy. I don't have pre-cut vegetables lying around. But this time around I did cook the chicken in advance, and I have to say it was nice to be prepared. I know I probably will never do that again - but it worked well.
Next I added the two cans of soup and mixed it together.
Lastly, I added the Ro-Tel.
The recipe calls for 'strips' of tortillas to line the bottom of a casserole dish.
I covered the strips with half of the chicken/veggie mixture.
This part could be omitted to make for a healthier dish - but I then sprinkled lots of cheddar cheese atop the mixture.
I created those same layers again - using up all of the mixture.
Have I told you before how much I love cheese?
This chicken casserole was baked at 350° for a little over 30 minutes.
It was a little runny but really tasty! After the first few bites GB looked at me and told me this dish needs to be added to the rotation. Well done Smash!
I have a confession to make. Even though it was my turn to make dinner two nights in a row - I made GB eat casserole leftovers on the second night. Little did I know he took leftovers to lunch at work that day too! Poor guy had the same meal 3 times in a row. That made me feel a little crummy. Typically, I come home to delicious homemade meal 5 out of 7 days a week. I'm a lucky lady to have such a great guy to do that for me - I think I need to step up my game to do the same for him.
Let me know if you try this dish! I'd love to hear what you think about it!