ic Kathe With an E: Recipe~Chicken In The Chips

Sunday, October 28, 2012

Recipe~Chicken In The Chips

 I believe I ordered this recipe collection
booklet from the Sunday ad inserts
many many years ago. 

It's pages are wrinkled and yellowed
from use but, it is almost like a
treasured heirloom. 
I will never part with it!
So many interesting and delicious recipes!

My very favorite is,
Chicken In The Chips.

I have been making this recipe for 25 years now!
My sons grew up on it
and it's one of Mr. B's favorites.
It is probably one of the best comfort foods
in my recipe arsenal.
Chicken, cheese, Fritos...
what is not to love about it?
Oh did I forget to mention that it's 
It's quick!

 It's a casserole you can make ahead and pop in the oven for 
a fast and satisfying dinner.
Most, if not all, of the ingredients are probably
sitting in your pantry right now!

Here's the rundown:

2 to 2 1/2 cups diced cooked chicken (or, leftover Thanksgiving turkey)
1 - 10 1/2 ounce can condensed cream of chicken soup
1/2 cup sour cream
1/2 cup picante sauce (Pace Hot really is the best!)
2 cups (8 ounces) shredded monterey jack cheese
2 cups coarsely crushed Fritos (no need to go crazy here, keep the pieces recognizable)

Combine everything, saving some of the cheese and Fritos for the top. 
Mix well.
Spoon the mixture into a lightly sprayed 1 1/2 quart casserole dish and top with the saved cheese and Fritos. 
Bake, uncovered, at 350 degrees, for 20 to 25 minutes or until hot and bubbly.
And enjoy!

This truly is a hearty, family-pleasing casserole!

I hope you give it a try and 
that it becomes a favorite of your family!

This post is is no way affiliated with Pace Picante Sauce or Fritos (I wish!). I just wanted to share a quick and easy recipe with you 

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  1. Sounds good Kathe. We like chicken casseroles or hotdishes if you are talking Minnesotan! I see your messy room was featured at Meet Me Monday! If I am stumped for a post, I can show some of my messes too!

  2. Sounds lovely Kathe! but I have to ask - what are fritos? Some kind of chip I assume...

    Thanks for linking to a Round Tuit!
    Hope you have a fabulous week!
    Jill @ Creating my way to Success

    1. Yes, Fritos are corn chips (http://www.fritolay.com/our-snacks/fritos-original-corn-chips.html), but if you don't have them where you live, you can use any sort of corn tortilla chips ;) I made mine with Doritos, and it was delish!

  3. You said the magic words, 'chicken,fritos and cheese'!!! Yummy!

  4. Looks delicious Kathe-thanks for sharing!!!

  5. Love the addition of the fritos on top-I love a crunch with my meals!

  6. I just happen to be looking for something new to take to some family friends who have lost a loved one. This looks like it would be really delicious. I'm pinning it!

  7. Hi Kathe, thanks for sharing, it looks so yummy. I've pinned it so I'll be sure to try it soon.

  8. Sounds so yummy! I'll have to try this one soon! I think my family would love it! :)

  9. Thanks for the recipe. It would be good here on our cold winter nights. It sounds wonderful. Love those old recipes and recipe booklets!

  10. What a great comfort food dinner for those cold, lazy evenings! Thanks for sharing with us for Tasty Tuesday over at aletteredlife.blogspot.com! ~Holley

  11. Thnks Kathe can always count on you!!!!! Debbie Vintage On A Dime

  12. Love comfort food..............looks delish andi thewednesdaybaker

  13. Thanks for sharing! Can't wait to try!! :]

  14. Chicken casseroles are the best!! My B-ma always made a dorito casserole that was exactly like yours, but with doritos. I loved it!! Thanks for sharing!

    Take care,


  15. This sounds so good. We used to make frito pie when I was growing up. Thanks for sharing!

  16. I made this for dinner on Monday, only I used Doritos instead of Fritos-- it was a HUGE hit! Delicious, and perfect hot comfort food for the cold, blustery days we've been having lately ;) Thanks for the recipe!

  17. Kathe, this looks so perfect for a Sunday Family Dinner!
    I would love to have you share this (or any other recipes of yours) at Wednesday Extravaganza - my Foodie link party, and maybe win a lifetime feature on my Wall of Fame! Here is the link:

    I can't wait to see you there!

  18. This looks SO yummy! And I'm HUNGRY!!

    Thanks for sharing on the All Star Block Party!!

  19. Hi! I am your newest follower and was hoping that you would hop on by my blog and follow me back.



  20. Wow! A recipe that includes Fritos! Sound yummmy :)
    Thanks for sharing with my NO RULES Weekend Blog Party!!


  21. Oh it would be a good idea for leftover Thanksgiving turkey! Thanks for the great share.

  22. that looks really yummy, my kind of casseole! Pinning right now!

  23. This sounds like something my whole family would love! I'm stopping by to let you know that your project will be featured at this week's All my Bloggy Friends. I can't wait to see what you share this week. :)

  24. Sounds wonderful!
    Thanks for sharing this week!
    Stacey of Embracing Change

  25. Oh wow!!!! I just HAVE to try this!!! With Fritos... YUM!

    Thanks so much for sharing this at The DIY Dreamer.. From Dream To Reality! I'm looking forward to seeing what you link up this evening! :)

  26. This recipe sounds so good! I have featured you with this week's Blog Stalking Thursday! Don't forget to stop by and grab a feature button! http://www.thecraftyblogstalker.com/2012/11/blog-stalking-thursday-66.html Thanks for sharing!

  27. Oh, this looks so yummy! It's going on my menu this week. Thank you so much for sharing at A Bouquet of Talent this week. So thrilled to have you, and hope to see you again tomorrow night! :)

  28. This looks delicious! Pinning it now so I can make it later =) I'd love it if you stopped by my blog and shared this at my new linky party!http://accidentallywonderful.blogspot.com/2012/11/now-co-hosting-inspiration-spotlight.html

  29. wow! Yum. I'm pinning this for future reference. Stopping by from the Monday Mingle. Sorry I'm a few days late. :) Hey, I host a Pinterest Tuesday Link up, feel free to link this up or any other tasty or crafty treats. Every Tuesday, minus Christmas Day.
    We Three Crabs

  30. I love to eat any dishes with lots of cheese, yummy!

  31. Yum! This is definitely a dish that would be popular at my house. Thanks for sharing your recipe at Throwback Thursday.

  32. Looks really yummy, Kathe! We could all use comfort food. Thanks for sharing at Throwback Thursday.


  33. Just saw your link on Diann's Facebook page, this sounds really yummy, something my son would especially love (he likes his food HOT!) :) I'm going to give it a try soon.

    Thanks, Mary

  34. This recipe looks really great. I'd love for you to come add it to my New Link Party at Future Expat. This week's required ingredient is Chicken. I've never seen anything like this recipe and have a feeling it would be a hit with a ton of people. Hope you stop by and link it up!

  35. My sons' favorite. I'm diabetic any idea of nutrision/carb count. I love it.

  36. I've enjoyed many recipes from the Pace cook book. Yummie

  37. Hi how many people does this recipe feed? Thanks alot


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