Trying to swap up boring lunches for work is tricky. This dish comes together quickly and packs a punch of flavor. You could easily adjust how spicy the dish is for you. My boys don’t like cottage cheese, which I was pleased to see they didn’t notice I snuck it in!

Easy Chicken Green Chili Casserole
(Adapted from Whole Lotta Yum)

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2 lb shredded chicken, cooked
3 T taco seasoning
¾ cup chili Verde salsa
1 4 oz can of mild green chilis, drained
16 oz cottage cheese
5 oz sliced or shredded Colby jack or Mexican blend cheese
Sour cream, optional
Green onions, optional

Preheat oven to 375. In a medium sized bowl, mix the taco seasoning, salsa, green chilis and cottage cheese.

Mix in the shredded chicken and blend well.

Spray your baking dish with nonstick cooking spray.

Spoon mixture into an 11×7 baking dish.

Top the casserole with the sliced or shredded cheese.

Bake for 20 minutes or until the cheese is melted and bubbling.

Garnish with green onions, if desired.

Serve with sour cream and salsa, optional.

We pre-cooked our chicken right before making the casserole, so the chicken was still warm, If you’re starting with cold pre-cooked chicken, you may need to cook the casserole a little longer.

Be sure to drain the cottage cheese or it’ll make your casserole runny!!

Using regular cottage cheese instead of light is recommended, light cottage cheese will add more liquid to the mixture

Using a chunkier salsa instead of a runnier salsa is also recommended. A salsa with more liquid may leave a little liquid in the bottom of the casserole after cooking.

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