whatscookinwednesdayWe had Zesty Texas chicken for supper tonight, and even though my husband said out loud that he was taking the leftovers to work the next day, the kids couldn’t help themselves and cleaned out the casserole dish.  It was just so good!

This is the fourth time I’ve made this recipe, and each time I used a different sauce.  So far, I’ve used Texas Habanero Salsa, Chipotle Habanero Hot Sauce, Apple Cherry Grilling & Finishing Sauce (added a chopped apple to the recipe for that one) and tonight, Texas Spicy Peach Grilling Sauce.  Each member of my family has a personal favorite, including me.

Mine is the one with Texas Spicy Peach Grilling Sauce.  I love peaches, and the combination of chicken, peaches, and Texas Spicy Peach sauce was tantalizing and AWESOME.  My son liked this dish made with Chipotle Habanero Hot Sauce best; my daughter LOVED the Apple Cherry, and I think my husband would put a straw in the jar of Texas Habanero and just eliminate the middleman altogether.  🙂

Here’s the recipe for Zesty Texas Chicken.


3 chicken breasts, cooked and shredded

1 stick of butter

1 large onion, chopped

1/4 cup green chilies

1/2 lb. cubed Velveeta

1/2 cup (insert Texas Pepper Jelly sauce of your choice here!  So far, it’s been delicious with all choices!)

1/2 cup evaporated milk (Not the sweetened kind)

1 package of Doritos

What to do:

In a large skillet, melt the butter and add the onion, chicken, and chilies.  In a separate pan, combine the Velveeta, Texas Pepper Jelly sauce of your choice, and milk.  Heat until the cheese is melted and all these ingredients are blended.

In a casserole dish, layer the Doritos, chicken mixture, and cheese mixture; repeat layers until you’ve used it all.

Bake at 350 degrees for about 20 minutes, or until it’s “bubbly.”

This and a tossed green salad are all you need for a delicious, nutritious, and very simple-to-create supper.

Now if you’ll excuse me, I need to go make a peanut butter and pepper jelly sandwich for my husband’s lunch.  The kids ate all the Zesty Texas Chicken.

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