What do you do when someone has a baby? Is sick? Just moved in next door? You bring them FOOD! Everyone loves food and nothing says “I love you” or “welcome” or “I’m thinking of you” more than food. #truth THIS will be your new favorite dinner recipe to share with others. It’s EASY, ALWAYS a crowd pleaser and the ultimate comfort food. It also happens to be Steve’s (my hubby’s) favorite! I got this recipe from Mama Mullins (my MIL) and it’s been hard to master it just like she does, but I’ve managed to get it close enough to where Steve doesn’t notice anymore! haha. I make this for him every year on his birthday.
I’m curious how many of us actually KNOW our neighbors? Do you know their names? Where they are from? Do you hang out? We have been living in our neighborhood for almost 2 years now and we are JUST NOW starting to meet our neighbors. Why is that? Why do we close ourselves off? Why don’t we say hi or wave more when we see other neighbors out and about? But not only that, why are we afraid to go over to someone’s house and knock on the door and say, “Hi! I’m Ashley. Your neighbor just two houses down. We would love to welcome you to the neighborhood! Here’s some mexican chicken, one of our family’s favorite dinners!” Usually it just takes 1 act of leaning in, introducing yourself or striking up a conversation. I am so grateful our neighborhood is starting to initiate get togethers and activities to do as a community! It’s what I have been longing for. Speaking of, tonight we have a pizza party in the cul-de-sac just around the corner from my house. I am so excited to meet more families and get to know everyone a bit better!
Your New Favorite Dinner Recipe to Share With Others
I have step by step photos for you in case you are a visual learner like me 🙂
Brands don’t really matter, but I do love the organic chicken breasts from Costco and I would buy the nacho cheese doritos (like shown) instead of an off brand. I cook the chicken breasts in a slow cooker before hand on low for 6-8 hours or high for 4 hours. My husband is picky about the texture of the chicken. #eyeroll You can also use pre-cooked rotisserie chicken and shred it your self OR boil the chicken breasts in water to cook them.
Step 1: PRE-HEAT OVEN TO 350. Then, crunch up the bag of doritos and spread a layer of the broken chips on bottom of 9×13 baking pan.
Step 2: In a large mixing bowl, mix 1 chopped onion, cans of rotel (do NOT drain), and both cans of soup. Save 1 can of rotel after you empty it out. You will use this as a measuring cup later for the milk! (yay for less dishes to clean #win)
Step 3: Mix in shredded chicken breasts (already cooked).
Step 4: Pour milk into the empty rotel can (no need to rinse it out before) and mix into your mixture of chicken, onion, soup, rotel, etc. This makes the mixture less thick / more runny to help everything stay moist and not so dry when cooking.
Step 5: Spread 1/2 of the soup/chicken/etc. mixture over the crunched up chips.
Step 6: Spread another layer of chips over the soup/chicken mixture.
Step 7: Spread the remaining soup/chicken mixture over the chips.
Step 8: Top with shredded cheese!
Step 9: Bake at 350 for about 45 minutes. When you see it bubbly around the edges and it’s slightly brown on top, it’s done!
This is one of my go-to dinners to make when I am serving a big group of people! It's the ultimate comfort food and always a crowd-pleaser!
- 5-6 cooked chicken breasts (shredded)
- 1 large can cream of chicken soup
- 1 large can cream of mushroom soup
- 2 cans rotel (original)
- 1 medium onion
- 1 cup milk
- 2 cups shredded cheese
- 1 bag Nacho Cheese Doritos