Friday, August 1, 2008

Chicken Chalupas

I grew up with this recipe. My mom would use this basic recipe for chalupas and for green chile casserole. It was one of my favorites when I was younger and is VERY easy.

Chicken Chalupas

3-4 cooked chicken breasts (depending on size), cubed
1 can cream of chicken soup
1/2 can milk
4 oz. can diced green chiles
sour cream (about 1 cup)
3-4 green onions chopped or grated onion
black olives (optional...I don't ever use olives because Brian doesn't like them)
grated cheese (I always use cheddar)
flour tortillas

Combine chicken, soup, milk, green chiles, sour cream, and onions (you can add the olives here or just sprinkle them on top). Spoon mixture onto tortilla, sprinkle a handful of cheese on top and roll up placing it seam down in a 9x13 cooking dish. Reserve a little of the sauce to spread on top. Sprinkle more cheese on top. Bake for about 20 minutes at 350 degrees or until bubbly and hot through. I like to cook for at least 20 minutes because that makes the tortillas a little crisp on the edges.

Green chile casserole is even easier. You just use a casserole dish and layer meat mixture, cheese, and tortilla, starting and ending with meat mixture (using about 4 torrillas). That also cooks for about 15-20 minutes or until bubbly. My mom never puts olives in her casserole. I guess that's the difference between the casserole and chalupas. My mom also told me that sour cream is optional with the casserole. It's not needed, but I usually put it in if I have it. Corn tortillas could also be used.

* I usually am only cooking for Brian and myself so I reduce the chicken amount to one large breast (2 small), and it makes 4 chalupas (extra saucy though). I think the full recipe makes 8...I'll check with my mom on that one.


Jennie said...

How did you get such a great picture? When I serve chicken chalupas, I can never get them to look so pretty. They always end up looking like a pile of mush (a yummy pile of mush, nonetheless).

Marel & Tom Stock! said...

You guys are the greatest because you have easy, quick recipes that use ingredients I've heard of that aren't expensive. More quick and easy recipes please! (This one went over wellwith Tom.) And Paula, I'd like to see some more Sunday dessert recipes! They always look so good!