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is a Mexican layered dish, sometimes called 'Mexican
lasagna', that makes good use of somewhat dried-out
corn tortillas. Fresh corn tortillas are perfectly
appropriate, however. If you're a cheese lover,
use more in this recipe".
boneless, skinless chicken breast halves
8 (6-inch) corn tortillas (preferably stale)
2 (10 oz.) cans tomatoes with green chilies
(or substitute 2 1/2 C. salsa)
1 (15- to 16-oz.) can black beans, drained
1/4 C. chopped fresh cilantro (optional)
1 C. non-fat plain yogurt (or an 8-ounce container)
8 to 10 oz. grated Monterey Jack cheese (or
more if desired)
an 8- or 9-inch square baking dish (or similar
casserole) with nonstick cooking spray.
about 1 inch of water in the bottom of a wide
skillet. Bring to a boil. Add chicken breasts.
Reduce heat to medium-low and simmer chicken
breasts for 5 minutes (the water should not
be boiling, but at the barest simmer; adjust
the heat if necessary). Flip and cook 4 minutes
more. Remove from heat and set aside. (If the
chicken should appear a tad undercooked, don't
worry, it will continue to cook in the casserole).
tortillas in half. Spread about 3/4 cup of the
tomatoes in the bottom of the casserole. Cover
the bottom with tortilla halves. Cut the chicken
into small dice.
building layers of ingredients on top of the tortillas:
with half the chicken, then spread on half the
on half the black beans and sprinkle with cilantro.
on half the yogurt and sprinkle with half the
with more tortilla halves.
build layers. Start with chicken, then tomatoes,
black beans and cilantro.
on yogurt and top with cheese.
30 minutes, or until cheese is melted and casserole
stand 10 minutes before serving. Serve with
green beans or salad.