My friend Amy made this recipe years ago and we have been making it ever since! I usually make it with ground beef, but Amy told me that she likes it better with chicken. What? I never knew! It’s good with ground beef, but it’s really good with chicken!
Both recipes are below, but the pictures show the chicken recipe.
There are many ways to cook chicken so that you can shred it. I didn’t have time to do the crock pot version, so instead I put about a 1/2 cup of water at the bottom of a pan, added my chicken breast and sprinkled it with taco seasoning (optional). Then I covered it with foil and baked it at about 400 degrees for around 45 minutes. All ovens vary, so continue to check your chicken.
SHRED YOUR CHICKEN WITH YOUR KITCHENAID!
I had seen people doing this on Pinterest and I was intrigued. I do not have a ‘real’ Kitchenaid (sad face) but I do have a stand up mixer (thanks to my good friend Amy). I was a little scared I may break it but it shredded my chicken like a charm! Never again will I shred it with a fork and my fingers!
Here is another tip.
Use something like this Easy Accent Decorator to evenly spread your sour cream onto casseroles. Obviously you could put dollops with a spoon and then spread, but I was making a few dishes this day and it was just easier!
Once you have everything prepped, then just start layering away!
Chips, chicken (or beef), sour cream, onion, tomatoes and cheese.
Repeat layers. Cook uncovered at 350 degrees for 25 to 30 min.
This is a great dish to take to your friends that need a meal. We always get compliments and they usually request the recipe as well!
Chila Quiles – Print Recipe
2 large chicken breasts.
1/2 package taco seasoning
1 tub of sour cream
Two tomatoes chopped
1/2 onion chopped
2 cups shredded cheese
Cook two large breasts of chicken and shred. (see above)
Add taco seasoning and a little bit of water to moisten.
Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
Layer it up:
Sprinkle tortilla chips in the bottom of a baking dish (9×13 or a deeper dish)
1 layer of meat sauce
1 layer of sour cream
Sprinkle minced onion
Sprinkle chopped tomato
Layer of grated cheddar or Mexican style cheese
Repeat Layers and end with a layer of cheese
You can adjust to your own taste. If you like more or less cheese then go for it!
Cook uncovered at 350 degrees for 30 minutes.
Ground Beef Version:
1 lb ground beef
½ pkg. taco seasoning
8oz can tomato sauce
Instead of chicken cook the ground beef and add the taco seasoning and an 8 oz. can of tomato sauce.
I like to add a little extra sour cream on top.