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chicken taco casserole.

Posted by on Jan. 28, 2014 at 6:22 PM
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Chicken Taco Casserole

Chicken Taco Casserole

  • Makes: 6 servings
  • Carb Grams Per Serving: 15

Ingredients

  •  Nonstick cooking spray
  •  12 ounces chicken breast strips for stir-frying
  •  cloves garlic, minced
  •  teaspoon chili powder
  •  teaspoons canola oil
  •  medium onion, halved and thinly sliced
  •  medium red or green sweet pepper, seeded and chopped
  •  10 - ounce package frozen chopped spinach, thawed and squeezed dry
  •  1 1/2 cups purchased salsa
  •  - inches corn tortillas, coarsely torn
  •  ounces reduced-fat Monterey Jack cheese, shredded (3/4 cup)
  •  1/2 cup cherry tomatoes, chopped (optional)
  •  1/2 of an avocado, pitted, peeled, and chopped (optional)
  •  Fresh cilantro leaves (optional)

Directions

  1.  Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Coat an unheated large nonstick skillet with cooking spray. Preheat skillet over medium-high heat. In a medium bowl, toss together chicken, garlic, and chili powder. Add to hot skillet. Cook for 4 to 6 minutes or until chicken is no longer pink, stirring frequently. Remove chicken from skillet; set aside.
  2.  Pour oil into hot skillet. Add onion and sweet pepper. Cook over medium heat about 5 minutes or until tender, stirring occasionally. Stir in spinach.
  3.  Coat a 2-quart square baking dish with cooking spray. Spread about 1/2 cup of the salsa into the bottom of the baking dish. Top with half of the tortilla pieces, half of the chicken mixture, and half of the vegetable mixture. Pour half of the remaining salsa over the vegetables and top with half of the cheese. Repeat layers once, except do not top with the remaining cheese.
  4.  Bake, covered, for 30 to 35 minutes or until heated through. Sprinkle with the remaining cheese. Let stand for 5 minutes before serving. If desired, garnish with cherry tomatoes, chopped avocado, and/or fresh cilantro.

Nutrition Facts Per Serving:

Servings Per Recipe: 6
PER SERVING: 196 cal., 6 g total fat (2 g sat. fat), 43 mg chol., 544 mg sodium, 15 g carb. (4 g fiber, 4 g sugars), 20 g pro.

Diabetic Exchanges

Fat (d.e): 1; Vegetables (d.e): 1; Starch (d.e): 0.5; Lean Meat (d.e): 2.5
by on Jan. 28, 2014 at 6:22 PM
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Replies (1-3):
mommas13
by on Jan. 31, 2014 at 12:41 AM
That sound delicious I'm going to have to try it!
caro100
by Member on Jan. 31, 2014 at 12:58 AM

Looks very nutricious and low carb. Going to have to put on some sour cream or greek yogurt on top though

frndlyfn
by Bronze Member on Jan. 31, 2014 at 2:04 AM

that is what i was thinking or cream cottage cheese to a smoother texture  LOL  Let each person put their own on after it is dished up.

Quoting caro100:

Looks very nutricious and low carb. Going to have to put on some sour cream or greek yogurt on top though


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