Chicken Enchilada Casserole
Looking for a flavorful and healthy version of the ultimate comfort food? Look no further than this delicious Chicken Enchilada Casserole!
This authentic Mexican dinner combines peppers, onions, fajita sauce, Mexican cheese, and queso fresco to give you a taste of Mexico in every bite. Perfect for a cozy dinner with family or friends, this no-fuss casserole is sure to be a hit with everyone at the table (and be the newest addition to your weekly recipe rotation!).
Top Tips for Prepping Ahead: (on your food prep day or the night before)
Pre-chopping, cutting, and cooking ingredients really helps to reduce stress and simplify dinner on busy weeknights. We know, we know, we’re always talking about meal prep, but it truly is the holy grail to healthy eating!
- Cook your chicken in the slow cooker
- Chop your peppers and onion
- Wash and pick cilantro leaves from the stem
This dish can also be prepped the night before to save on time. Prepare as directed (stop just before pouring the fajita sauce over the tortillas and baking), cover and refrigerate overnight. The next day, finish preparing as directed.
Pro tip: This Chop Wizard paired with its EZ Cleaning Lift Tab are kitchen essentials when it comes to slicing and dicing veggies. The Chop Wizard chops your produce into uniform pieces and cuts your prep time in half. The Cleaning Tab makes washing quick and easy.
How to Shop for the Best Ingredients:
- Tortillas: Choose FfL-friendly tortillas, made with limited ingredients that you recognize such as corn, water, and salt. The refrigerator or freezer section of the supermarket is a great place to find these. You can also make your own!
- Sauce: Check Fajita sauce for FfL-friendly ingredients; we use Simply Organic, Organic Simmer Sauce, Classic Fajita
- Cheese: Choose a cheese that’s made with simple ingredients such as milk, cream, salt, enzymes and active cultures.
Can I roll my enchiladas, rather than make them casserole-style?
Yep, simply divvy the cheese, chicken, peppers, and onions. Place the filling in the center of each tortilla and roll from end to end. Turn the enchilada over, seam side down, so the tortilla stays closed, and place it in the baking dish. Repeat with each tortilla until you have filled the dish. Bake as directed.
Add a Sneaky Hidden Veggie
Adding pureed veggies is a great way to get even the pickiest of eaters to eat their veggies! They’ll get all the benefits of veggies without you receiving any pushback.
Simply head to the baby food aisle, choose a pureed veggie (carrots, squash, green beans), spoon some over the first layer of tortillas, or mix it into the enchilada sauce. Your family will never know that there are hidden veggies inside.
A cost-saving suggestion for you: Make your own puree!
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