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    Chipotle-Chicken Casserole

    Source of Recipe

    TOH BB

    List of Ingredients

    Nonstick cooking spray
    2 cups frozen or fresh whole kernel corn
    3 cups frozen diced hash brown potatoes
    1 14-1/2-ounce can diced tomatoes with basil, garlic, and oregano
    2 chipotle peppers in adobo sauce, chopped
    1/2 teaspoon chili powder
    1/2 teaspoon ground cumin
    1/2 teaspoon dried oregano, crushed
    1 tablespoon olive oil
    4 skinless, boneless chicken breast halves (1 pound)
    1/4 teaspoon chili powder
    1/4 teaspoon ground cumin
    3/4 cup shredded Colby and Monterey Jack cheese (3 ounces)


    1. Coat a 2-quart round casserole with nonstick spray; set aside. Coat an unheated large nonstick skillet with nonstick spray. Heat skillet over medium-high heat. Add corn; cook about 5 minutes or until corn begins to lightly brown. Add potatoes; cook and stir 5 to 8 minutes longer or until potatoes begin to brown. Stir in tomatoes, chipotle peppers, 1/2 teaspoon chili powder, 1/2 teaspoon cumin, and the oregano. Remove from heat; transfer mixture to the prepared casserole.
    2. Wipe skillet clean. Add oil to skillet and heat over medium-high heat. Sprinkle chicken evenly with 1/4 teaspoon salt, 1/4 teaspoon chili powder, and 1/4 teaspoon cumin. Brown chicken in hot oil, turning once to brown both sides (about 3 minutes on each side). Place chicken on top of potato mixture in casserole.
    3. Bake, uncovered, in a 375 degree F oven for 20 minutes or until bubbly and chicken is no longer pink. Sprinkle with cheese. Makes 4 servings.
    To Tote: Prepare casserole as above just before leaving home. Cover tightly with foil; wrap in several layers of newspaper or a heavy towel. Place casserole in an insulated container. Do not hold for longer than 2 hours.




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