Thursday, February 23, 2012

Gluten-Free Mexican Casserole

I love Mexican food, but it’s not easy to do Paleo.  I have to allow myself some corn torillas and corn chips once in awhile.  It’s not something I do often, but when the taste for it hits me I don’t make excuses.
You could be fancy-pants and make your own tortillas like my sister, which are delicious, but messy and kind of time consuming.  Personally, I buy the authentic corn tortillas at my local Hispanic grocery store.  They are made fresh in Chicago and don’t contain any preservatives.
When I reheat this one, I do top it with some sour cream and salsa.  It actually turned out better than I thought it would.  I love it when that happens!

Gluten-Free Mexican Casserole
Prep Time: 20 min               
Cook Time: 30 minutes            
Yield: 9


1 ½ cups chicken broth

1 cup coconut milk

½ cup plain yogurt

14 oz diced tomatoes

4 oz green chilis
¼ cup fresh parsley, chopped
1 tbsp chili powder
1 tsp oregano
½ tsp cumin
Salt and pepper to taste
1 ½ tsp coconut oil
1 cup onion, chopped
1 green pepper, chopped
2 cloves garlic, minced
2 cups chicken, cooked
10 corn tortillas, cut in quarters
8 oz shredded cheddar


·         Preheat oven to 375˚

·         Combine broth, coconut milk, yogurt, tomatoes, chiles, parsley, chili powder, oregano and cumin. Season with salt and pepper.

·         Heat oil in a large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat. Add onion, bell pepper and garlic; cook, stirring occasionally, until tender-crisp, about 3 minutes.

·         Line the bottom of a 9 x 13 with half the tortillas. Top with half the chicken and half the onion mixture. Spoon half of the sauce evenly over the top. Repeat layers with remaining tortillas, chicken, onion mixture and sauce. Sprinkle with Cheddar. Bake until bubbly, 25 to 30 minutes.

Allow to cool, cut into 9 slices, then freeze.
Nutrition: 9 PODS - 255 calories, 10  g fat, 410g sodium, 23G carb, 3g fiber, 17g protein

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  1. Did you just call me fancy pants? lol.

  2. I called your tortillas fancy pants. :p

  3. Good, because you have fancier pants than I do.

  4. wow, those tortillas ARE fancy pants. I need to make me some.

  5. I know, right Russ? Of course, I beg her to make them every time she comes to visit.

  6. I love Mexican food too! Great recipe.

  7. Russ you should - they are really easy and have so little ingredients. Although Sis is right abut them making a mess. That is the only downfall. Nicole

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