Happy Thursday to everyone! I hope your week has been good thus far. Now we are on the countdown to the week-end!:-)
It has been a rather busy week here, but that's almost a usual thing.:-)
As promised, here is the recipe for the entree I prepared for the adult day care participants/staff at our church. It comes from the Weight Watchers Best Eats cookbook. I failed to get a photograph of it, so you will have to use your imagination. The recipe is for 12 servings, so you may want to adjust it to suit your needs. I doubled it to serve the number included in lunch.
LAYERED MEXICAN CHICKEN
2 pounds skinless boneless chicken breasts
3 cups fat-free sour cream
2 (15 1/2-ounce) cans black beans, rinsed and drained
2 (4-ounce) cans chopped green chiles, drained
2 cups shredded reduced-fat Monterey Jack cheese
2 teaspoons cumin
1/4 teaspoon black pepper
12 (6-inch) corn tortillas, cut into 2-inch strips
1 cup salsa
-Combine chicken and enough water to cover. Bring to boil and simmer until chicken is just cooked through. Transfer to a large bowl and let cool to room temperature. Cooking liquid can be reserved for a future soup or stew.
-Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. Spray a 9 x 13-inch baking dish with nonstick spray.
- Cut the chicken into 1-inch pieces and return to the bowl. Add the sour cream, beans, chilies, 1 cup of the cheese, the cumin, and pepper; toss to combine.
-Place half of the tortilla strips in an overlapping layer in the bottom of the pan Spoon half of the chicken mixture on top. Place the remaining tortilla strips over the chicken mixture in an overlapping layer; top with the remaining chicken mixture. Sprinkle with remaining 1 cup of the cheese. Bake until heated through and the cheese is melted, about 30 minutes. Let stand 5 minutes, then cut into 12 portions and serve with the salsa.
For this purpose, I served store bought salsa. Also, I made guacamole and added some tortilla chips to the menu. Shredded lettuce topped with chopped tomatoes completed the menu.
We have a glimmer of sunshine here this morning. Perhaps the showers will hold off awhile. That would be a real change.:-)
Thank you for reading. I really appreciate your comments.