Leftover roast chicken. Not a bad thing now, is it? There are a million and one things you can do with leftover roast meat, especially chook. We typically have a day or two of roast chicken sandwiches for lunch, a curry and perhaps a stir-fry or fettucine too (depending on the quantity left over). I also love to use shredded roast chicken for lasagne, instead of mince. The other day though, none of our usual go-to meals got me amped up for gastronomic greatness. So I called on Dr Google.
Google search - leftover roast chicken recipes. A myriad of responses. One page with 21 ideas. And one of those ideas was for tortilla stack. Yum. And we had everything needed.
1 cups roast chicken
1/2 tin red kidney beans (black-eyed peas would also be amazing!)
1 tin diced tomatoes
fresh herbs (I used basil and marjoram)
a few teaspoons sour cream, to dollop between layers
handful chopped capsicum and mushrooms
6 bok choi or pak choi leaves, sliced into strips
packet of taco/burrito seasoning (or fresh garlic, onion and cumin powder with a little chili)
1/2 cup grated cheese
1 cup grated cheese
50 ml milk
salt and pepper
guacamole, to serve
- Grease casserole dish (one that will fit the tortillas laid flat) with butter or oil.
- Place chicken in frypan with a little butter. Stir in seasoning. Add beans, tomatoes, herbs and vegetables and heat through. Stir through the bok choi.
- Place a tortilla in casserole dish. Spoon chicken onto it and spread evenly to edge of tortilla. Place a few dollops of sour cream and sprinkle with some of the cup of cheese. Place another tortilla on top. Continue this until chicken/tortillas finished.
- Beat eggs, salt and pepper, and milk together. Pour over tortilla layers. Cover with foil and refrigerate for 2 hours, to let the egg mix soak in.
- Preheat over to 180 degrees celcius. Remove foil, sprinkle 1/2 cup cheese over tortillas. Replace foil and bake for 20 minutes. Remove foil and bake for further 5-10 minutes, until egg is set and cheese is melted and browned.
- Serve with guacamole and a salad. Sabroso!