Chicken-and-Spinach Tortilla Bake

30 Dec

I wanted to make this recipe last week when i had a rotisserie chicken – unfortunately there was no salsa verde to be found in the house!  a grocery trip yesterday meant i finally had all the ingredients!  this recipe was SUPER DELICIOUS!   would have been faster with rotisserie chicken, but a little extra work was fine!   next time i’ll saute the onions before assembling this!    definitely put this on your to make list!

 

 

 

Chicken-and-Spinach Tortilla Bake

adapted from rachael ray

INGREDIENTS

  • 1 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil
  • 1 lb thin cut chicken breasts
  • Salt and pepper
  • 1 1/2 cups store-bought salsa verde
  • 3/4 cup ricotta cheese
  • 4 large flour tortillas, cut into wedges
  • 1 small onion, thinly sliced
  • 3 cups baby spinach (about 1/4 pound)
  • 2 cups shredded mexican blend cheese

DIRECTIONS:

  1. Preheat the oven to 450°. In a large skillet, heat the olive oil over medium-high heat. Season the chicken with salt and pepper, add to the pan and cook, turning once, until cooked through, about 5 minutes. Let cool, then shred the meat.
  2. Whisk together the salsa verde and ricotta; season with salt and pepper. In a greased 9-inch square baking dish, layer one-third of the salsa mixture, tortillas, chicken, onion, spinach and pepper jack; repeat twice. Bake until golden-brown, 15 to 20 minutes. Let stand for 10 minutes before serving.
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  1. SRC: Chili Relleno Casserole | The Pajama Chef - February 3, 2014

    […] idea. When perusing her blog, I found quite a few recipes I wanted to make: Blueberry Popovers, Chicken & Spinach Tortilla Bake, and Coconut Tea Cake. The last option sounds AWESOME! She just posted the recipe, otherwise that […]

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