Tuesday, March 1, 2011

Vegetarian Mexican Chicken Recipe

Day 60.

It's Taco Tuesday! Hooray! I sustained a cooking injury pulling items out of the freezer for this one, so I hope it's delicious. I banged my hand on a freezer drawer and am pretty sure I fractured a bone. I suffer for my craft. So, this is a dish I'd never encountered or eaten previously, but it sounded like something we'd like, so I plunked it in the to-try list.

Mexican Chicken
Adapted from Mexican Chicken
2 C "chicken" or tofu cubes
2 "cans" cream of mushroom soup substitute (recipe follows)
1 14.5 oz. can diced tomatoes
1 7 oz. can green chiles
1-2 cups cheddar cheese
3-4 corn tortillas, small

Tear the tortillas into small pieces and line the bottom of a pan. Mix together the soups, rotel and chicken and pour on top. Top with cheddar cheese. Bake at 350 for 30 minutes or until cheese is bubbly.

Cream of Mushroom Soup (1 "can")
Adapted from Cream of...

1/4 C butter
1/4 C flour
1 3/4 to 2 C liquid.
For most recipes, first melt the butter over medium heat, then whisk in the flour and cook for two minutes.

Add 1/2 C finely diced mushrooms, onions to the melting margarine. After flour has cooked, add 1 1/4 cups milk and 1/2 cup "chicken" or vegetable stock as the liquid. Bring to boil over medium heat, stirring frequently. Add seasonings (about 1 t. each or to taste) and boil until desired consistency.

The Results
Yum. Easy and delicious. Apparently this is also known as King Ranch Chicken (I've never heard of that either). Either way, it was tasty!

Like Taco Tuesdays, but don't fancy this recipe? Check out more Taco Tuesday recipes. What's your favorite Mexican-themed meal?

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  1. This is really interesting! I never would have thought to combine chicken with cream of mushroom soup and diced tomatoes!

  2. I'm from the Midwest, so I love casseroles involving cream of mushroom soup, even though I know they are so, so wrong. I've been subbing in thickened Imagine soup a lot, but I'm going to have to try your substitute.

  3. This sounds nice. The dish is pretty easy to make. I think this deserves a try this weekend.

  4. So, are you using veggie chicken stock?

  5. That should read "chicken" but I just use homemade vegetable stock usually. I've altered that in the text.