Chicken Burrito Casserole

Chicken “Burrito” Casserole

Chicken "Burrito" Casserole

Ingredients

For the Cashew Sauce

  • 1 1/2 cups cashews no need to soak
  • 1/4 cup fresh lemon juice
  • 2/3 cup warm water or more as needed
  • 1/4 cup light olive oil
  • 1/4 cup nutritional yeast
  • 2 tsp taco seasoning
  • 1 tsp onion powder
  • 1 tsp garlic powers

For The Casserole

  • 2 1/2 cups cooked and shredded chicken breast
  • 1 Tbsp olive oil
  • 1-2 large red bell peppers diced
  • 1 medium onion diced
  • 3 cloves garlic minced
  • 1 jalapeno or poblano pepper minced
  • 12 oz cauliflower rice
  • to taste sea salt
  • 1/2 tsp taco seasoning (or make your own)
  • 1 Tbsp lemon or lime jioce
  • 1 cup salsa
  • cilantro and additional japaeno or pblano for garnish

Instructions

Cashew Sauce

  • Place all ingredients in a high-speed blender or food processor.

Casserole

  • Preheat your oven to 350 degrees and spray a 9 x 13” casserole dish with olive oil
  • Pace your chicken in a large bowl and set aside.
  • Heat a large skillet over medium heat heat and add the oil.
  • Add the peppers and onions, sprinkle with sea salt and pepper, and cook for a minute to soften.
  • Once onions are translucent, add the garlic and jalapeno/poblano, stir, and cook for 30 more seconds.
  • Add the cauliflower rice and sprinkle with sea salt and pepper and the taco seasoning, stir to coat.
  • Cook, stirring occasionally, for 3-5 minutes or until tender-crisp.
  • Add the lime juice and stir, cook another minute to reach the desired texture.
  • Add the cheese sauce to the chicken and toss to coat. Place half of the cauliflower rice mixture in the bottom of the casserole dish, then spread 1/2 cup of the salsa over it. Top with 1/2 of the chicken/sauce mixture, followed by the remaining cauliflower rice mixture, salsa, and remaining chicken/sauce mixture. If you prefer the salsa on the top layer, that’s fine too.
  • Add thinly sliced jalapeño or pobano pepper to the top and bake in the preheated oven for 15 minutes to heat through.

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