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Recipe of the Day: Chicken tortilla casserole won’t weigh you down

This chicken tortilla casserole has the fat and calories reduced, but retains great flavor.
This chicken tortilla casserole has the fat and calories reduced, but retains great flavor.

HEALTHIFIED CHICKEN TORTILLA CASSEROLE

1 can fat free, low-sodium condensed cream of chicken soup

1 can (4.5 ounces) chopped green chiles

8 ounces fat-free sour cream

1/2 cup fat-free (skim) milk

2 1/2 cups shredded cooked chicken breast

8 yellow corn tortillas (6 or 7 inch), torn into bite-size pieces

1 medium green bell pepper, chopped (1 cup)

1 large tomato, chopped (1 cup)

1 1/2 cups shredded sharp Cheddar cheese or Mexican cheese blend (6 ounces)

Heat oven to 350 degrees. Spray 13-by-9-inch (3-quart) glass baking dish with cooking spray.

In a large bowl, mix soup, chiles, sour cream and milk until blended.

Stir in chicken, tortillas and bell pepper.

Stir in tomato and 1 cup of the cheese. Spoon and spread mixture in baking dish.

Cover with foil. Bake 40 minutes. Uncover; sprinkle with remaining 1/2 cup cheese. Bake uncovered 5 to 10 minutes longer or until cheese is melted and mixture is bubbly. Let stand 5 minutes.

Makes 8 servings, each with 270 calories, 11 grams fat, 160 mg cholesterol, 610mg sodium, 22 grams carbohydrates, 2 grams fiber, 4 grams sugar, 22 grams protein. Exchanges:1 1/2 starch, 2 1/2 very lean meat, 1 1/2 fat. Carbohydrate choice: 1 1/2.

Betty Crocker

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