Smoky Chicken and Chorizo Mexican Enchilada Baked Casserole
55 mins (prep 10, cooking 45)
16 ingredients
1 servings
This recipe was made from leftovers and has been requested again ALREADY by Malcolm, my husband! Cooked chicken is mixed with smoky, hot chorizo sausage and folded through a chipotle chilli tomato sauce..........sounds too hot?! I then added some sweet corn, sour cream and a jar of mild salsa to calm it down a bit, but please DO use hot salsa if you like a little spice in your life! I topped this with a dollop of sour cream and dressed it with chopped jalapeno peppers, parsley and a little chopped coriander (cilantro) for a perfect cold weather lunch. I devised this recipe especially for the Two for One Leftovers event in the Cooking Photo's Forum. Please adjust the chilli powder to your own requirements. I like spicy food but Malcolm does not, so I topped mine with loads of chopped jalapeno peppers and a sprinkling of chipotle chilli powder!! NB: I used Spanish chorizo sausage, which is cured; if you are using fresh chorizo sausage, it needs to be browned beforehand.(I made this original recipe with leftovers from KissKiss's Garlic Roast Chicken (Barefoot Contessa). However, ANY cooked chicken will do for this!) NOTE on adding water to salsa: My salsa was VERY thick and adding the water made it much better when baked; if your salsa is a very runny one already, do not add the water!

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Serving Size (701.75 g)
Servings 1
Amount per Serving
Calories 1288.28 Calories from Fat 823.95
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 91.55g 140.85%
Saturated Fat 51.45g 257.24%
Trans Fat 0.0g %
Cholesterol 258.81mg 86.27%
Sodium 4188.7mg 174.53%
Total Carbohydrate 31.33g 10.44%
Dietary Fiber 3.22 g 12.86%
Sugars 4.28 g %
Protein 86.72g 173.43%
Vitamin A 4308.94IU% Vitamin C 52.37mg%
Calcium 2590.69mg% Iron 3.34mg%
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your diet value must be higher or lower depending upon your calorie needs:
  Calories 2,000 2,500
Total Fat Less Than 65g 80g
Sat Fat Less Than 20g 25g
Cholesterol Less Than 300mg 300mg
Sodium Less Than 2,400mg 2,400mg
Total Carb   300g 375g
Dietary Fiber   25g 30g
Potassium   3,500 mg
Protein   50 g
Calories Per Gram
Fat 9•Carbohydrate 4•Protein 4
*Nutrition information was calculated excluding the following ingredients:
chopped cooked chicken, hot, mild salsa, chipotle powder, salt and pepper, corn kernels, chopped jalapeno pepper