Introduction: Stacked Enchilada for One

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Cooking for just one person can be a challenge. Cooking a nutritious, flavorful meal is even more so. But here is one dish that is as easy to make as it is tasty to eat. It goes together in minutes, and heats up in the microwave in a flash. And best of all, it can be made with almost any leftover meat of your choosing. Use up leftover rotisserie chicken or crumble up an extra burger patty, you can use whatever you have on hand. Don't have anything? Then just make a cheese enchilada. Add a green salad, and you will think you are at your favorite Mexican restaurant.

Step 1: Gather Your Ingredients

You will need the following ingredients:

1/2 cup precooked chicken from a rotisserie chicken, chopped into bite size pieces

2 corn tortillas, cut or torn into small pieces

1/4 cup chopped onions, fresh or frozen

1/2 cup Mexi-blend or Cheddar cheese, shredded

1/2 cup canned enchilada sauce

Step 2: Layer Ingredients

In a single serve, microwave safe dish, layer the ingredients in the following order:

1) Spoon about a tablespoon of sauce in the bottom of the dish and spread to cover;

2) Add a layer of the tortillas to cover the bottom;

3) Spoon another tablespoon of sauce over the tortillas;

4) Add half of the chicken and spread evenly;

5) Add half of the chopped onions and spread evenly;

6) Add 1/3 of the cheese and spread evenly.

Step 3: Add a Second Layer

Starting with the tortillas, repeat the above steps to make a second layer of sauce, chicken, onions, and cheese.

Step 4: Make Final Layer

For the top, add a last layer of the remaining of tortillas. Top with the remaining enchilada sauce and the remaining cheese.

Step 5: Cook

Heat in the microwave for 2 - 3 minutes until the enchilada is heated through and the cheese is melted. Or heat in the oven at 350 degrees until hot and bubbly, about 20 minutes. This also freezes well. To reheat, take out of the freezer and let thaw, then heat as above.

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