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Chicken & Mango Salsa Tortilla Stack

Not sure how the weather is in your corner of the world but today is horrible here in Chicago. I'm so thankful I did all my grocery shopping and errands yesterday before the big 'blizzard' hit!

To make some room in my freezer, I roasted a large chicken last night which I coated with a cinnamon chipotle rub and stuffed with 2 chopped limes. Delicious! We enjoyed some of the chicken for dinner yesterday with leftover Arroz con Gandules. I actually roast meats quite a bit for a few reasons...
  1. Often times, large cuts of meat (pork, beef, chicken) cost less per pound than others.
  2. Roasting a large cut of meat allows me to be creative and make other dishes using leftovers... stretching the cost a bit more!
So with leftovers of this Cinnamon Chipotle Lime Chicken on hand, I took a peek in my fridge to see what I could come up with. The Pièce de résistance? ... Chicken & Mango Salsa Tortilla Stack! It's a common dish layering tortillas, salsa, cheese and meat which is then baked. Very similar to a lasagna only kept stacked.

Chicken & Mango Salsa Tortilla Stack
original Joelen recipe

1 cup Mexican blend shredded cheese
1-2 cups Mango Salsa (or whatever salsa you have on hand)
1 cooked roast chicken breast (or use rotisserie chicken)
5-6 corn tortillas (6 inch size)

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
In a round baking dish, spread about 1-2 tablespoons of salsa.
Place one tortilla over the salsa coated dish.
Top with 1/4 cup of shredded cheese.
Top with another tortilla.
Top tortilla with slices of chicken until covered.
Spread a few tablespoons of salsa over chicken.
Top with another tortilla.
Continue layering and stacking in whatever way you'd like until all ingredients are used.
The top layer should end with a tortilla and enough salsa to cover the top.
Bake uncovered in preheated oven for 30-45 minutes.
Serve with sour cream, a sprinkling of shredded cheese and a dollop of guacamole.

Before...
....After!

9 comments

  1. That chicken looks so yummy! Perfect for a cold day.

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  2. wow!! That looks so delicious! great creation, joelen

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  3. Delicious and bookmarked!:D

    I have finally finished the Tasty Tools Events entry, will post it in a few and email you the link.

    BTW, thanks for the Tea gift, much appreciated. Happy Holidays! Mwah.

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  4. Yum, yum, yum! I'm with you on roasting meats and using the leftovers. Such a smart thing to do these days with the economy.

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  5. That looks delish and very comforting in my cold weather I am having.

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  6. Wow! This looks so wonderful. I love these flavors. I bet it makes the whole house smell so good!

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  7. This looks delicious! I tagged you on my blog and hope you'll play along. See my blog for details. :)

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