Chicken Enchiladas Hotdish

This is a Harms family favorite. I always loved it when mom would make this dish for us growing up. Of course she has her way and I have mine. I take a few shortcuts over the original but I’m sure if you try this you’ll agree that it’s easy and flavorful! I’ve had quite a few friends ask for the recipe over the years. Let me know what you think and don’t forget to make this dish your own…. I did and love it.

What you need:

  • 3 Boneless Skinless Chicken Breasts – Cooked and Shredded
  • 1 Small or 1/2 Large Onion – Chopped
  • 1 Can Cream of Chicken Soup (Campbell’s)
  • 1 Can Cream of Mushroom Soup (Campbell’s)
  • 1 Can Rotel (Stewed Tomatoes with Green Chiles)
  • 1 Cup Chicken Broth
  • 1 TBLS Chile Powder
  • 1/4 TSP or more Cayenne Pepper
  • 1/4 TSP Ground Cumin
  • 1/2 TSP Black Pepper
  • 1 Clove Garlic – Crushed and Minced
  • 1 Bag (11.5 oz) Dorito’s
  • 2 to 3 Cups Shredded Cheese (Cheddar, Colby, Marble Jack or ???)

Put it together:

Preheat oven to 350 while you’re preparing the dish. Cook the chicken by either baking it, or do what I do and wok fry it in a little olive oil with the garlic. Shred the chicken if you baked it in the oven. My mom’s recipe called for boiling a whole chicken and shredding it, that’s why I modified this dish. Once you’re finished with the chicken set it aside.

In a very large mixing bowl combine the canned ingredients and mix them together. Next add the chicken broth and spices and mix some more. Next add the chicken and chopped onions and mix some more. Now you’re ready to add the Dorito’s and do a final mix, being careful to not break the chips as best you can, this is why you want to have a very large mixing bowl. Now you’re ready to add the mixture to a large baking dish or do what my small family does and pour into 2 smaller baking dishes to have one now and the other at a later date. The final step is to top the mixture with the cheese of your choice and bake in the oven for 45 minutes.

Makes enough for 8 to 10 people (4 to 5 if you split the dish).

Tip: To make it even easier you could just purchase a rotisserie chicken and shred it. If you do enjoy this recipe feel free to let me know by dropping me a line or clicking the “Donate” link at the bottom of this page. Your tax deductible donation helps fund our family’s Bible translation ministry with Wycliffe Associates.

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