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Posted by on Jun 22, 2017 in SMACZNEGO! FOOD | 0 comments

CHICKEN ENCHILADA CASSEROLE USING BANZA

Banzai!! Just kidding.  Banza is an awesome pasta replacement made of chickpeas.  You can find it at Target or online.  It’s an amazing swap for all your pasta recipes…the pasta-bilities are endless…
Here are some of the additional nutritional health benefits it offers.  Below is a delicious filling recipe that will satisfy your satiety for hours using Banza.  Enjoy!


 

Ingredients  

  • 12 oz grated chicken
  • 2 cups cheddar cheese
  • 1 grated sweet potato
  • ½ cup onion
  • ½ cup chopped kale
  • 28 oz of crushed tomatoes  
  • 1 teaspoon black pepper & salt
  • 6 mini chopped belle peppers
  • ½ cup chives or green onions
  • 1 ½ cup crushed tortilla chips
  • (1) 8 oz box of Banza (or pasta if you don’t have Banza)
  • (1) 8.5 oz of brown rice
  • (1) 10 oz can of enchilada sauce

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees and get a pot of boiling water for your banza (or pasta)
  2. Saute chopped belle peppers, white onion, green onions and chicken over a medium flame.
  3. Next, mince one chipotle pepper and add to pan along with 28 oz of crushed tomatoes.  Combine mixture with veggies and tomato sauce until well combined.
  4. Add a pinch of salt and pepper. Let the sauce and veggies simmer over a medium flame for 8 minutes.
  5. Meanwhile chop ½ cup of kale and cook your Banza or pasta.
  6. In a separate bowl grate your sweet potato, add ½ cup of chives and 1 cup of cheese.  Mix until well combined.
  7. Time for the grand finally – in a foiled pan begin the enchilada layering.
    First layer – Add Banza noodles and brown rice
    Second, add your chicken, tomato veggie mixture.  
    Third, top it off with your sweet potato mixture
    Lasly, top it off with some crushed tortilla chips and top it off with cheddar cheese.
  8. Place into oven for 15 minutes. Serve with some sour cream or plain greek yogurt.  Enjoy!

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Campfire Patties and Sauce!

Ingredients  – all ingredients were grated using a food processor

  • 12 oz grated chicken
  • 1/4 cup feta cheese
  • ½ cup grated green onion
  • ½ cup grated bell pepper
  • ½ cup grated kale
  • 1 medium size zucchini grated
  • 1 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1 large egg
  • ¼ teaspoon chipotle powder
  • 1 ½ cup grated chicken
  • 1 cup shredded cheddar cheese
  • 6 mini-medium sized yeast dinner rolls (baked in oven for 5 min)

For the Campfire Sauce

  • ½ cup hickory sweet bbq sauce
  • ½ cup mayo
  • ¼ teaspoon chipotle powder

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 300 degrees.
  2. Mix grated veggies, chicken and spices in a bowl.
  3. Take a spoon and form them into patties onto a oiled pan, see video for visual instruction.
  4. Fry on pan and flip after they start to turn a golden color.
  5. Next add them to your dinner roll and top with shredded cheddar cheese.
  6. Place into oven for 3-5 minutes until cheese melts.

CampFire Sauce

  1. Mix bbq sauce, mayo and chipotle powder into a bowl…voila!
  2. Top your CampFire patties with CampFire Sauce and dig in! 
    Want to learn some of the health benefits of Chipotle then watch this video where I talk about the three top nutritional benefits it can provide.

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