To the Seattle area to be exact.
While I am THRILLED to be here, its slightly bittersweet. I have never lived anywhere besides Southern California, so this was a huge change. We did it for many reasons. Primarily so that I can go to school. Which leads me to my next bit of news....
I am officially a student at the University of Washington. Its not at the main campus in Seattle, but a smaller (more convenient) location in Bothell, Washington. Can you say... EXCITED!!!!
I have never, and I mean never, been so excited to go to school. I am also really excited about this Chicken Enchilada Suizas Casserole. I have to admit that I made this awhile back and planned to post it before I moved, but then the chaos of having to move started in.
This enchilada casserole makes a great meal. It is easy to put together and the simple green sauce is packed with flavor.
Personally, I like my food spicy so adjust the heat level to fit your taste.
Chicken Enchilada Suizas Casserole
- 2 large or 4 small chicken thighs, cooked and shredded (or shred a rotisserie chicken)
- 4 cups of canned beans, rinsed (I used pinto, but feel free to use whatever )
- 12 tortillas, cut in half
- 3-4 cups cheese (jack, Mexican blend, or cheddar)
- 6 tomatillos, husked
- 2 -3 jalapenos
- 2 cups green chilies, chopped (canned is fine)
- 1 white onion
- 1 bunch cilantro
- 2-3 garlic cloves
- Juice of 2 limes
- avocado and Greek yogurt/sour cream (for topping) *optional
Turn your oven on to broil. Wash and prepare the tomitallos and jalapenos. Broil until they are blackened and blistered in spots.
While the jalapenos and tomatillos roast, combine the chilies, onion, cilantro, garlic, and lime juice in a food processor. Pulse until combined but still chunky.
Toss shredded chicken with about 1 cup of the green salsa and reserve the rest.
Spread the lightly sauced chicken on top of the beans.
Sprinkle cheese to your desire.
Add a large ladle full of sauce over everything. Repeat layers beginning with tortillas one more time.
When the casserole is in the oven, cook until it is heated through and beginning to bubble. If you cook them right away they will only take 15-20 minutes. If you are cooking a frozen casserole, it will take closer to 50-60 minutes.