Slow cooking the chicken before shredding makes it especially tender and flavorful...when that chicken is layered with tortillas and cheese, you've got a simple, family-friendly casserole.

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Ingredients

6
Original recipe yields 6 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Place the chicken into a 4-quart slow cooker. Sprinkle with the chili powder and cumin. Pour in the broth.

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  • Cover and cook on LOW for 8 to 9 hours* or until the chicken is cooked through. Remove the chicken to a cutting board. Using 2 forks, shred the chicken.

  • Reserve 1 cup liquid in cooker, adding additional broth, if needed, to make 1 cup. Stir the soup into the cooker. Stir in chicken.

  • Heat the oven to 350 degrees F. Layer half the chicken mixture, tortillas and cheese in a 13x9x2-inch baking dish. Repeat the layers.

  • Bake for 30 minutes or until the mixture is hot and bubbling. Serve over the rice.

Nutrition Facts

687 calories; 26.1 g total fat; 100 mg cholesterol; 1482 mg sodium. 72.9 g carbohydrates; 39 g protein; Full Nutrition

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Rating: 5 stars
01/07/2010
Very good as is but next time I will add black beans. I cooked this in a glass 8x8 dish but it bubbled over so of course i will be using a different casserole dish next time as well but an over all hit with every member of my family. Will definitely be put in our monthly rotation. Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
01/24/2011
Chicken was great however I didn't care for the tortillas in it and I didn't want to serve it on rice with the tortillas in it. If I make it again I wouldn't add the tortillas and serve it on rice or just put the chicken in whole tortillas. I did add Rotel and green onion as others suggested. Read More
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86 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 36
  • 4 star values: 35
  • 3 star values: 13
  • 2 star values: 1
  • 1 star values: 1
Rating: 5 stars
01/07/2010
Very good as is but next time I will add black beans. I cooked this in a glass 8x8 dish but it bubbled over so of course i will be using a different casserole dish next time as well but an over all hit with every member of my family. Will definitely be put in our monthly rotation. Read More
(28)
Rating: 5 stars
01/07/2010
Very good as is but next time I will add black beans. I cooked this in a glass 8x8 dish but it bubbled over so of course i will be using a different casserole dish next time as well but an over all hit with every member of my family. Will definitely be put in our monthly rotation. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
01/11/2010
I made it and it was great but I have one question... it is unclear whether you add the broth that was used to cook the chicken in back into the final pot. I did and it made A LOT. Serves more than 6. The next time I make it I will try not adding that back in and see what happens. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
01/05/2010
Super yummy comfort food. Just watch the salt. Would be best with low sodium taco seasoning and low sodium soup. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
01/25/2010
I think this recipe is a great base to experiment with. I knew that I'd find it bland as written so I made a few changes. I sauteed some onion and garlic in the butter. Then added a cup of salsa a can of black beans and some green chilis. I then reduced the amount of chicken broth substantially. I was happy with the results especially the leftovers. Next time I'll skip the small can of green chilis and instead add roasted poblano peppers cilantro and some cayenne pepper. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
01/14/2010
This recipe was really good. It made a huge amount. I made it in one of those large foil pans. I drained a can of Rotel and added that to the top before the last layer of cheese. I also added black beans. The next time I make it I will add some garlic to the sauted butter and maybe a few peppers. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
11/18/2011
Tasty but a little too moist. Next time I'll cut down on the liquid. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
09/26/2013
My kid who hates everything loves it! Winner winner chicken dinner! Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
01/24/2011
Chicken was great however I didn't care for the tortillas in it and I didn't want to serve it on rice with the tortillas in it. If I make it again I wouldn't add the tortillas and serve it on rice or just put the chicken in whole tortillas. I did add Rotel and green onion as others suggested. Read More
(5)
Rating: 4 stars
08/11/2011
Only used 1 can of cream/chicken. I think I'll use less than 10 tortillas next time and less cheese (a little overwhelming). Made it with the rice but it doesn't need the rice; it's good by itself. Will think of adding corn and black beans next time to give it even more flavor. It would actually be good to make and use as a burrito or soft taco also (if tortillas left out of casserole). Overall very good! Read More
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