What’s For Dinner?
Tortilla Chicken Bake
(First star is lowest, fourth star is highest)
This family-friendly meal comes from Shayna Komar of Marietta. She writes: "I am a registered dietitian, and am always looking for fun, easy ways to cook for my family. I called an old college buddy one night [a dietitian as well] and we threw around a few ideas on the phone and this was the final product. Just look at what a dietitian can do from one phone call."
Hands on time: Total time: 30 minutes Serves: 4
1 (14 1/2-ounce) can garlic- and onion-flavored cut tomatoes
1 tablespoon chili powder
1/2 pound boneless, skinless chicken breasts, sliced
4 cups tortilla chips, lightly crushed
3/4 cup shredded cheddar cheese
Drain tomatoes and save liquid. In a skillet, combine liquid and chili powder and boil for 1 minute. Stir in tomatoes and chicken and cook for 4 to 5 minutes, stirring frequently.
In a lightly oiled, shallow 8-by-8-inch or 2-quart baking dish, layer half the chips, half the chicken and half the cheese. Repeat with another layer of chips, chicken and cheese. Cover with foil and bake for 15 to 20 minutes.
To reduce calories and fat, she says, "I often swap the regular tortilla chips for the baked tortilla version . . . it works just as well."
When testing, I used a 7.5-ounce bag of Garden of Eden mini yellow rounds, which made exactly 4 cups.