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Mexican Chicken Casserole

(From roasted chicken leftovers)

by Rocio Graham

You roasted a chicken or picked one at the supermarket. You didn’t finish and you don’t know what else to make with leftovers. This casserole can feed a few people and you only need very little chicken. This is perfect for a Friday game night.

Prep time: 5 minutes

Cook time: 20-30 minutes


  • 2 cups of shredded cooked chicken (from your leftover roasted chicken or turkey)
  • 12 cheddar cheese or marble cheese slices approx. 3” x 3” ( or 1 sliced cheese package)
  • 1 can or jar of good quality Mexican salsa around 500 ml (Fresh is best brand is the best salsa or Que Pasa brand)
  • 1 package of 12 corn tortillas (COP has fresh tortillas or Safeway) cut them in 1/4 ( you end up with a sort of triangles)


 Pre-heat temperature  Oven at 350F


In a Baking pan (10” x 5” approx.) lay a thin layer of salsa on top of the pan then add a layer of tortillas, a thin layer of chicken, more salsa, a layer of cheese slices then repeat tortilla, chicken, salsa and cheese until you get to the top.

Add extra cheese to the top.

Cover the casserole loosely with foil and bake it for 20-30 minutes or until the cheese is all bubbly and the tortillas are soft.


 This can be frozen for a few weeks. Make a double batch for the last week of school when energy is low.


If you have lots of left over chicken you can also make a quick chicken salad for sandwiches.

Recipe provided by our student chef, Rocio Graham:

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Rocio Graham uses her kitchen as the base for her art practice. She makes observations about our cultural, economical and political stances and believes that Guerrillas should start at home with pan and whisker in hand. She has been an art student for 8 continuous years which has given her plenty of practice on how to feed the masses, eat healthy, stock up for the zombie apocalypse, or just plain how to survive critiques well fed. She makes the meanest of Mexican fiestas and she hopes that nobody goes hungry at ACAD under her watch.