3 boneless chicken breasts, cut in half lengthwise
garlic powder (or garlic salt), to taste
onion powder, to taste
black pepper, to taste
1 small container (8 ounces) sour cream (either dairy or dairy free will work; Daisy brand is a good choice for a dairy sour cream as it is only cultured cream)
8 ounces (2 cups) shredded cheddar cheese or shredded cheese blend of choice (or dairy-free cheese)
1 – 2 cans green chiles (4 to 4.5 ounces) , drained (or 1 – 2 packages fresh green chiles, chopped; see notes)
Preheat oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit.
Grease 9 x 13 baking dish.
Place halved chicken breasts side by side in the baking dish.
Sprinkle halved chicken breasts with garlic powder (or garlic salt), onion powder, and black pepper, all to taste.
In large bowl, mix sour cream, cheese, and chiles. Mixture will be thick; mix well. Spread mixture over halved chicken breasts. I used a spatula for this task, ensuring proper coverage and that I got every bit of the mixture out of the bowl. You should have just enough of the mixture to cover the chicken. (Once baked, there will ample sauce as you can see in the photos of the finished dish.)
Bake for about 30 minutes or until chicken is done. Let sit a few minutes before serving.
Makes 6 servings.
Slightly adapted from my former co-worker/friend Tavie Glassmire
If using a larger amount of fresh green chiles, you might want to increase the amount of sour cream and cheese to ensure that you have a spreadable mixture of sour cream, cheese, and green chiles.
Recipe by gfe--gluten free easily at http://glutenfreeeasily.com/green-chile-chicken-casserole/