Chicken Enchilada Casserole

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This delicious Chicken Enchilada Casserole dinner recipe is borrowed from one of my favorite paleo sites;  Swiss Paleo. Bayne kids tested and approved!

Ingredients:

For the sauce:

  •   4 cloves of garlic
  •   1 green bell pepper
  •   1 onion
  •   3 red Thai chilis
  •   12oz. can of canned tomatoes
  •   1/4 teaspoon ground cumin
  •   1/2 teaspoon dry oregano
  •   1 scallion (or use more onion)
  •   2 Tablespoons of ghee (or butter)
  •   1 cup of chicken broth
  •   2 Tablespoons tomato paste
  •   1/2 teaspoon salt

For the filling:

  •  12 oz. of cooked chicken, shredded or chopped
  •  1 red bell pepper. chopped
  •  1 onion, sliced
  •  Shredded cheese of your choice

Instructions:

For the sauce:

  1. Chop the garlic, bell pepper, onion, scallion and chilies.
  2. Fry them up in the ghee (butter) until the onions and scallions are translucent.
  3. Add the cumin and oregano and cook for about 1 minute.
  4. Then add the canned tomatoes, tomato paste, broth and salt.
  5. Bring to a boil and then reduce heat and simmer for 15 minutes.
  6. Pour into a blender and whiz until smooth.
For the filling:
  1. Fry the red bell pepper and onion together in a frying pan with a little bit of ghee until tender.
  2. Add in the chopped or shredded cooked chicken.

Putting it all together:

  1. Spoon 1/3 of the sauce into the bottom of a casserole dish.
  2. Add a layer of filling.
  3. Repeat sauce and filling layers until you run out. Top with grated cheese (optional).
  4. Bake in a pre-heated 375 degree oven for 20-30 minutes or until bubbly
  5. Garnish with fresh cilantro and enjoy!
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Dr. Ingrid Maes

Dr. Ingrid Maes specializes in gentle chiropractic care and creating a lifestyle that promotes your best health. As a doctor of chiropractic and certified acupuncturist, Ingrid is skilled at identifying the root cause of imbalance and creating physical, nutritional and emotional balance in all systems of your body.

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