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Smoked Chicken Enchilada Casserole

dirtsailor2003

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Been craving enchiladas lately so I decided to make enchilada casserole. Its super simple too make and you can change up the fillings depending on what you have or want. Instead of rolling them up you just lay the tortillas flat like you would like lasagna.

Here's what I put in ours this time:

1 28 ounce (or two small cans) enchilada sauce
18-24 corn tortillas
1 can black beans drained and rinsed
1 can olives (if you buy pre-sliced use two of the small cans.)
1 small bag frozen corn
1 large package grated Mexican three cheese mix
1 bunch fresh spinach
1 onion chopped
1 small can of diced green chiles
2 pre-cooked chicken breasts shredded

To start you'll need to cook your chicken. Whole chickens have been on sale here lately so I spatched one and smoked it on the 14" WSM.
Since I only needed the breasts for the casserole I used the rest of the bird for lunches.

I seasoned the bird and let it rest in the fridge over night.

Into the smoker. Started at 285° pit temp, ended at 325°. Used Kingsford professional and cherry.







You'll need a 9x13 casserole dish, or whatever you like to use. It was hot so I decided to bake the casserole on the gas bbq. So I used our Pyrex dish, wife doesn't care if it gets cruddy.

1. In a large pan heat a table spoon of oil.
2. Add chopped onion and saute until onion turns translucent.
3. Add beans, corn, cooked chicken and 1/2 can of enchilada sauce. Turn heat to low and allow to simmer.
4. Pour enough enchilada sauce to cover bottom of casserole.
5. Cover bottom of casserole with 6 tortillas. Over lap tortillas
6. Brush top of tortillas with enchilada sauce
7. Spoon 1/3 of the meat mixture onto tortillas spread evenly.
8. Sprinkle layer of cheese onto meat mixture
9. Add 1/3 of spinach, 1/3 sliced olives
10. Repeat steps 5-9 (brush booth sides of tortillas with enchilada sauce
11. Top final layer with tortillas. Brush bottom side of tortilla with enchilada sauce.
12. Add remaining olives on top, sprinkle remaining cheese
13. Put in 350° oven and cook until bubbly and hot thru. 25-30 minutes.

Allow to cool a bit before cutting into. Serve with salsa, sour cream, avocado.







 

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Nice wouldn't work around my house though wife wouldn't eat it.
Hey great seeing you on here again been a while.

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Looks awesome Case! Good to see you posting.

My wifes makes something like this, I’ll have to smoke a chicken for her.
 
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They look so attractive! I love all dishes made from chicken, especially grilled dishes. added the menu for the weekend. Thanks for sharing
I'll try it on the electric smoker I recently bought today
Thanks again!
 

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That looks pretty tasty, gonna have to give it a go.
 

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Add a Corona and I'm all in. Looks like a perfect comfort food. I'd add a little extra heat too. Wife and are both heat freaks, (to a degree).
 

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Nice wouldn't work around my house though wife wouldn't eat it.
Hey great seeing you on here again been a while.

Warren

Bummer! My wife doesn't do pork so, she doesn't get to eat what I cook when i do Pork!

Moral is - cook it for yourself and enjoy! Freeze the leftovers ad enjoy more!
 

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Add a Corona and I'm all in. Looks like a perfect comfort food. I'd add a little extra heat too. Wife and are both heat freaks, (to a degree).
Hell yeah that looks great! Nice cook
Looks awesome Case! Good to see you posting.

My wifes makes something like this, I’ll have to smoke a chicken for her.
They look so attractive! I love all dishes made from chicken, especially grilled dishes. added the menu for the weekend. Thanks for sharing
I'll try it on the electric smoker I recently bought today
Thanks again!
That looks pretty tasty, gonna have to give it a go.
Thank you.

This works well with whatever ya got or want. I prefer picadillo, but the wife wanted chicken so that's what I did. Depending on the enchilada sauce and green chiles you use it can have a kick. This one did as both were caliente!
 

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Man that looks good . I like chicken enchiladas the best . My kind of meal .

BTW , using my 14 today , put the side light method to work . :emoji_thumbsup:
 

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Case that looks damn good. Thank you for sharing.

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I'm still full from dinner yet I'd take a heapin' helpin' of that right now. Looks like something I'm going to have to make while the wife's paw is on the mend. Thanks for the inspiration!
 

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That is awesome !! I'd be all over that !!:emoji_thumbsup:
 

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Really like this dish. Hold the olives and I’d for sure have seconds... who am I kidding... thirds! Point for sure.
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Looks awesome dirtsailor2003 dirtsailor2003 ! Gonna have to add this one to the short list!

How's the meater working for you now? I got mine finally a couple weeks back and after a couple small hiccups, it's been good. (minus constant connectivity issues with the probe to block...)
 

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What a great looking dish! I love enchiladas. Big like!
 

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Looks awesome dirtsailor2003 dirtsailor2003 ! Gonna have to add this one to the short list!

How's the meater working for you now? I got mine finally a couple weeks back and after a couple small hiccups, it's been good. (minus constant connectivity issues with the probe to block...)
Since receiving the new unit it has worked great. I have found that the Block needs to be pretty close to the smoker to avoid disconnections. This weekend I'll be camping and plan on using it in bluetooth mode. We'll see how that goes.
 

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That is an awesome looking casserole!!! Definite point for sure. And yep I will copy that one. Congrats on the carousel ride.
 

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Case That looks great good to see you posting again.
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Since receiving the new unit it has worked great. I have found that the Block needs to be pretty close to the smoker to avoid disconnections. This weekend I'll be camping and plan on using it in bluetooth mode. We'll see how that goes.
Glad to hear it worked out. I had my base on the shelf of the smoker and got bombarded with disconnect alerts all day... at 1 foot distance. got an email in. Hope the Bluetooth test goes good for ya.

That casserole is still looking good too!
 

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