Monday, June 13, 2011

Mexican Chicken

So, if I've ever cooked for you, I've probably made you Mexican Chicken. It's nothing special really. My mom has made it for as long as I can remember, but everyone who eats it seems to love it. And, it's super easy to make. So, if you're at Kaleo for example, your group will love this. :)

You need:
1 can cream of mushroom
1 can rotel
Chicken (I use boneless skinless chicken breast, but I've also used rotisserie chicken or canned chicken too)
Cheese (I don't measure, but I'd say 1 cup-ish)
Doritos (I've used tortilla chips when I didn't have Doritos, but it's not as good)
     *Sometimes I also use half a can of black beans and some cilantro, but it's great without it.
     *This is also for 2-3 people. Maybe 4. I just cut it in half from how I normally make it. Side note: since being married people told me to learn how to cook for more than just Justin and I, but I'm finding that I only know how to cook for at least 4 people. Not really important, just interesting.

First, if your chicken isn't cooked, cook it. This part takes the longest. I usually just boil mine. I've sauteed it, but honestly you can't really taste the difference since there's so much other stuff in it (hello, Dorito spice!). Boiling it is easy, quick, and you can do the rest while it's cooking. You can also cook it way in advance and then leave it out or refrigerate, so you can just tear it apart instead of having to cut it up. I hate cutting chicken. Maybe you don't. Oh yea, don't just throw a big piece of chicken in there. Cut or chop it into pieces you wouldn't mind stabbing a fork with.
Preheat your oven to 350ish then mix everything except the Doritos and 1/2 to 3/4 cups of cheese together. (You mix a little bit of the cheese in and use the rest to top it. Use as much as makes you feel good about yourself as my mama would say). It will look gross.
Line your baking dish with Doritos like above. Your mix will look close to that on the left.
Pour the mix onto the Doritos, cover it with cheese, and bake it until it's slightly brown and bubbly!
Eat it with more crunchy Doritos or sour cream or both!
It's usually better if you let it stand for a little bit too.

On a totally different note, remember the burlap aisle runner from my wedding? Probably not, but here it is in a big pile.
I'm making something out of it because I love to recycle things! Get excited. I know you're thrilled.

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