Tuesday, March 8, 2011

Chicken Tortilla Bake

It was T's turn to cook dinner....a project for his Food Lab class in eighth grade. Cindy Lou had to do it last year, and we all enjoyed it. T really likes to cook and help in the kitchen...he makes a mean omelete, so he was looking forward to his night.

He chose a recipe I got from Kraftfoods.com. They need to clear it with their teacher...including foods from all of the food groups...getting bonus points for making a dessert.

He did a great job!!! I helped a little by defrosting the chicken and cutting it up for him....I knew he would think that part was really gross....so if you'd like to try it here we go....

What you need:

1/2 cup Miracle Whip Dressing
1/2 cup flour
3 cups milk
1 pkg. 8 oz. Shredded Cheddar Cheese, divided
1 1/2 lb. boneless, skinless chicken breasts, cooked, cut into bite-sized pieces
1/2 cup salsa
16 flour tortillas (6 inch)

Make it:

HEAT oven to 375 degrees

MIX dressing and flour in medium saucepan with whisk until well blended. Gradually stir in milk. Bring to boil on medium heat, stirring constantly; cook and stir until thickened. Add 1 cup cheese; cook until melted, stirring constantly. Reserve 1 cup sauce.

STIR chicken and salsa into remaining sauce; spoon 1/3 cup down center of each tortilla. Roll up.Place 8 roll-ups, seam side down, in each of 2 13x9" baking dishes sprayed with cooking spray. Top with reserved sauce and remaining cheese.

BAKE 25 minutes, or until heated through.

He also made a salad and homemade chocolate chip cookies for dessert. It was great!!!! I'm thinking he needs to take a turn every month!


Green Girl in Wisconsin said...

My family would love eating at your house.

Wendy said...

Yay for T ~ salad, main course and dessert! Sounds and looks fabulous! :)

Jennifer Juniper said...

YUM!!! Does he want to come over to practice at my house?