Chicken Enchilada Casserole - CF, GF, DF
 
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A great allergy-friendly Tex-Mex casserole.
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Recipe type: Main Dish
Cuisine: Tex-Mex
Serves: 16
Ingredients
  • ¼ cup grass-fed butter or coconut oil
  • 3 Tbsp arrowroot starch
  • 2 cups nut milk (I make mine a blend of almond and brazil nuts.)
  • 1½ tsp sea salt
  • 1 tsp lemon juice
  • ½ tsp each of onion powder, garlic powder, paprika
  • 3 eggs, whisked
  • ½ cup fresh parsley, chopped
  • 1 medium onion, chopped and sweated
  • 1 lb. cook chicken, chopped (or leave out for a vegetarian dish)
  • ¼-1/2 roasted peppers, diced (depends on spice preference)
  • 1 lb. black beans, cooked (optional)
  • 1 cup Spanish rice (optional)
  • 9 oz. white bean chips (I use Beanitos)
Instructions
  1. Preheat the oven to 350°F. Grease a 9x9 baking pan with butter or coconut oil.
  2. Melt the butter in a small saucepan then stir in the arrowroot starch to form a roux.
  3. In a bowl, combine the nut milk, salt, lemon juice, garlic powder, onion powder, and paprika.
  4. Slowly pour the milk mixture into the roux while whisking. When the mixture is smooth, remove from the heat and allow to cool for 15 minutes.
  5. Whisk the eggs into the cooled mixture. Stir in the parsley, onion, chicken, and roasted peppers.
  6. Spread a single layer of white bean chips in the bottom of the greased pan.
  7. Spoon a think layer of the chicken sauce over the chips to cover.
  8. Alternate chips and chicken mixture finishing with a final layer of crumbled chips.
  9. Optional: You can also add layers of spanish rice and black beans for more tex-mex yumminess!
  10. Bake for 30 minutes until the top is brown and bubbly.
  11. Let rest for 15 minutes then serve with guacamole.
Notes
If you tolerate dairy, monterey jack cheese is excellent in this recipe.
If you tolerate yeast but not dairy, go for some non-dairy cheese.
I've tried this recipe with roasted cubanelles and poblanos. The cubanelles are milder. So choose according to your comfort level with spicy heat!
Recipe by Creating Silver Linings at http://www.creatingsilverlinings.com/chicken-enchilada-casserole/