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December 10, 2014

Corn Chip Chicken Casserole

Corn Chip Chicken Casserole ~ Delicious use for leftover Chicken and Rice or use rotisserie chicken ~ easy mix-and-bake dinner recipe #QuickDinner #ChickenCasserole

I have been posting so many Christmas related recipes, and a craft or two, lately and thought it's about time I post something normal for a change. This Corn Chip Chicken Casserole is not one of the most colorful dishes, but let me tell you, it packs a great punch !

Spicy food, too much cheese, beans, corn and so many more kinds of food and ingredients are actually {well... should be} off my list after the surgery, but food is one of my biggest passions, and I break the rules more than I should. Yes, I know the consequences, but if something looks delicious, is delicious and I want some, I am prepared to take whatever my body throws at me afterwards.


Corn Chip Chicken Casserole ~ Delicious use for leftover Chicken and Rice or use rotisserie chicken ~ easy mix-and-bake dinner recipe #QuickDinner #ChickenCasserole

I did not mention all that in the previous paragraph for nothing ! This Corn Chip Chicken Casserole is spicy, ever so cheesy, rich and comforting. Just about everything I am craving for especially since we have lots of overcast and/or rainy days lately. And even though our Summer just started, some nights get a little chilly.

If you are wondering what Chakalaka is, it is a South-African relish which can be homemade or bought canned. I have never made Chakalaka myself, but have bought the canned type a couple of times. It is a wonderful mix of vegetables, very spicy and varies from mild to very hot. There are also different vegetable combinations. Most people use it over braai-pap {a maize dish served with BBQ-ed meat etc}. It is also delicious over mashed potatoes and rice.

I only use it in casseroles as even the mild is not that mild, but adds so much taste to a plain casserole. {Substitutes are given in the recipe}

Corn Chip Chicken Casserole

Serves : 6

INGREDIENTS:

2 cups Cooked Chicken, cubed or strips
3 cups Cooked Rice
1 (410g) can Cream of Chicken Soup
1 cup Frozen Corn, defrosted
2 cans (410g each) Chakalaka {or 1 can Chopped Tomatoes + 1 can Green Chilies}
2 t Taco Seasoning
1 1/2 cups Cheddar Cheese, grated, divided
1 1/2 cups Corn Chips, coarsely broken
Spring Onions, chopped, to garnish {optional}

DIRECTIONS:

1.) Pre-heat the oven to 180 deg C (350 deg F) - spray a 20 x 30cm oven dish with cooking oil.
2.) In a large bowl, mix all the ingredients, except 1/2 cup Cheese, the Corn Chips and Spring Onions.
3.) Transfer to the prepared oven dish - top with the Corn Chips - sprinkle over the retained  1/2 cup Cheese and bake 30 minutes or until heated through and the Cheese is bubbly.

Garnish with the Spring Onions {if using} and serve immediately with dinner rolls and a crunchy side salad.

Corn Chip Chicken Casserole ~ Delicious use for leftover Chicken and Rice or use rotisserie chicken ~ easy mix-and-bake dinner recipe #QuickDinner #ChickenCasserole


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