Shredded Chicken Taco Bake

To my surprise I finally made a dinner that lasted more than one day. My creation lasted 3 days. I could not be more excited. When I make dinner that lasts more than one night then, I am not rushed throwing something together right after evening practice.  I was able to come home from working with Maria and just heat up dinner.

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I absolutely love Mexican food. Maybe because I grew up in Texas, but a go to meal is usually inspired with spices such as cumin and chili powder topped with jalapeno. One of my all time favorite foods are fajitas. However, I do love to stuff them full of all the good stuff which makes it impossible to actually consume in a neat fashion. So I decided to put some of my favorite ingredients in a pan and turn it into more of a casserole. This way I get more of the good stuffing which goes into tacos and fajitas!!!

In order to make your own version of a taco bake, you can pick ingredients which you enjoy most. Since I have to eat foods which are gluten-free I started off by lining the baking dish with torn up pieces of corn tortillas. Next I made a mixture on the stove combining black beans, pinto beans, shredded chicken (leftovers from the night before), onion, and a packet of taco seasoning. Usually I create my own taco seasoning, but I found a gluten-free alternative at the store the other day so for convenience I used the packet. After all the stuffing was mixed and heated thoroughly I poured half of it on to the tortillas.

I love to add greens in my foods in any shape or form. So, I made a layer of Kale and mushrooms topped with another layer of the chicken stuffing. Topped with sliced avocado,more tortillas, a can of diced tomatoes with green chilies and cheese.

I baked the dish for about 25 to 30 minutes. Everything was already cooked I just wanted to make sure it was heated well all throughout and the cheese was nice and melted.

Next time I will add peppers to my chicken mixture, I bought them to add, I just forgot when I was making the dish. I love having dinners that last more than one day. This means more time to run!!

 

Ingredients:

1 can tomatoes with green chilies

1 can black beans

1 can pinto beans

1 chicken breast, shredded

1 8oz packet of cheese

8 corn tortillas

1 pkg of taco seasoning

1 onion sliced

1 sliced avocado

1 handful of kale

6 sliced mushrooms

Keep in mind you can add and subtract many ingredients. Make it to your own liking and get lots of use out of it!

ENJOY!!

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