Monday, February 8, 2010

The Long Awaited Tortilla Stack

It's the Monday after the superbowl, and I just finished teaching. Instead of jumping right into work, I thought I could post my chicken tortilla stack I made last Sunday. (Actually, by jumping right into work I mean I didn't want to jump right back into work after surfing the web for 20 minutes).

My mom makes this for me when I come home to visit. So as I made it, it brought fun feelings of board games, movie nights, and neglecting "real life" for a few days. Of all the things I posted, I think chicken tortilla stack is one of my favorite. I just love it... I am thinking of home right now, and how fun it is to cook at my parent's house because there is no constant threat of dog hair ending up as a secret ingredient.

1 can bean dip (I use re-fried beans)
2 T sour cream (I use a lot more)
1 T taco seasoning (I use 3 or 4)
2 cups chicken
1 med red bell pepper (I used some green pepper because I didn't have a whole red pepper)
1/2 cup thinly sliced green onions (about 8)
3/4 cup olives (I don't use)
1/4 cup fresh cilantro (my mom never uses this part, but I did because I heart cilantro)
8 ounces shredded cheddar cheese ( I use more)
5 (10 inch tortillas)
2 med plum tomatoes (My mom doesn't use, but I used about 1/2 a tomato on sprinkled on the top)

1. Cook chicken in pot of water (The water should just cover the chiken and then cook about 20 - 30 minutes)
2. Shred chicken with fork,
3. Sprinkle with 1 or 2 T of Taco seasoning
4. Combine bean dip ( I use about 3/4 can of beans) with 2 T sour cream (I use more) and 1 T taco seasoning (I didn't measure the seasoning)
5. Chop pepper, green onions, and some of the cilantro and then mix with chicken
6. Layer tortilla , beans, chicken then cover generously with cheese.
7. Repeat until you run out of stuff. (I like to make 3 layers, which is 4 tortillas) and then make another one. They are too tall if you make it 4 layers high.)
8. Spray the top tortilla with Pam.

9. Bake in an 375 oven for 25 min or until hot all the way through.
10. After baking, I lightly topped it with a sour cream bean mixture and then added cilantro and tomatoes.

You can notice the homemade guacamole in the picture as well. I will post that soon.


  1. So I am commenting on my own blog. I just clicked on the picture, and it makes the tortilla stack giant. It looks good because you can see all the layers.

  2. yummm. I am putting on my things to make list. Is that homemade salsa in there too?