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Tortilla Casserole with Chicken (Pastel Azteca)

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A traditional Tortilla Casserole (Pastel Azteca) recipe with chicken, poblano peppers and corn that you can enjoy with the whole family.


6 portions
  • 16 corn tortillas
  • 2 chicken breasts
  • 6 poblano peppers
  • 4 tomatoes
  • 1 onion, chopped or sliced
  • 1 can corn, large or 3 pieces of corn off the cob
  • 1/2 liters cream
  • 300 grams manchego cheese, grated
  • 1 clove garlic
  • 1 teaspoon salt, to taste
  • 1 teaspoon black pepper, to taste


Preheat the oven to 350°F.
Roast and devein poblano peppers. Cook the chicken breast in salted boiling water for 30 minutes. Cool down and shred it down. Chop the onion in 1/4 inch squares and set aside. If you´re using fresh corn husks, clean them and cook them in boiling water for 3 minutes, then remove the kernels from the husk with a knife.
In a small sauté pan, heat up some vegetable oil and fry the tortillas on both sides until golden brown and crispy
Cut the poblano peppers into slices and fry them with the onion. Blend the tomatoes, chiles, onions, garlic, salt and pepper to taste. Add this mix to the peppers and onions and cook down fro 3 minutes on medium heat. Then add the chicken and corn and cook for 10 minutes on low heat.
In a oven proof mold, either glass or metal, start placing a layer of tortillas, a layer of the chicken mix, then cream and then cheese, and so on until you finish. Add a final layer of cream and cheese covered with aluminum foil and put in the oven for 15 to 20 minutes.

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Ratings (74)
Norma Márquez
09/09/2020 14:02:15
Cristina Ramírez
20/07/2020 16:58:40
Super fácil, y aunque si hay que tomarse su buen tiempo, la verdad es que el resultado es delicioso!!! Me encantó!!!
Yanet JA
10/06/2020 19:37:30
Fácil, económica y deliciosa. Yo le agregaré un poco de picante para la próxima
Constanza Olvera
20/05/2020 23:35:02
Queda delicioso
Christian Gabriel Burgos Gala
22/04/2020 15:54:52
Fácil de preparar y muy rico
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