Chicken Enchilada Casserole

Green Chile Chicken Enchilada Casserole – super simple casserole that is surprisingly delicious! Only 5 simple ingredients in this casserole – chicken, corn tortillas, green enchilada sauce, sour cream, and cheese. I am not normally a fan of green enchilada sauce, but it really works in this dish. Serve with some Mexican rice and beans for a restaurant-quality meal! Can make ahead of time and freeze for later. #casserole #chicken #mexican #enchilada #freezermeal

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Green Chile Chicken Enchilada Casserole

This Green Chile Chicken Enchilada Casserole is a new favorite at our house. It is super easy to make and tastes AMAZING! There are only 5 simple ingredients in this recipe – chicken, tortillas, green enchilada sauce, sour cream, and cheese. I am not normally a fan of green enchilada sauce, but it really works in this dish. We gobbled this up and both went back for seconds. This is definitely going into the dinner rotation!

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How to Make Cheesy Chicken Enchilada Casserole

This casserole is super easy to make. Remove the skin from a rotisserie and pull the meat from the bone. Chop the chicken and set aside. Tear some corn tortillas into bite-sized pieces. Assemble the casserole – place half of the chicken in the bottom of a baking dish. Top with half of the enchilada sauce, some sour cream, half the tortillas, and shredded cheese. Repeat the layers and bake.

  • Here is our recipe for Slow Cooker Rotisserie Chicken: https://www.plainchicken.com/slow-cooker-rotisserie-chicken/
  • Don’t have rotisserie chicken? 4 to 5 cups of any chopped cooked chicken will work just fine.
  • Don’t throw away those chicken bones. Use it to make Homemade Chicken Broth: https://www.plainchicken.com/slow-cooker-chicken-broth/
  • I used shredded Mexican cheese blend, but feel free to use any shredded cheese that you prefer.
  • Can Chicken Enchilada Casserole be frozen? Yes! Assemble the casserole. Cover the pan with plastic wrap and aluminum foil and freeze. When ready to bake, thaw completely and bake as directed.
  • This makes a lot of food. Feel free to cut the recipe in half and bake in a 9-inch square baking dish. You can also divide the recipe between two pans and bake one and freeze one for later.
  • Can Chicken Enchilada Casserole be made in the slow cooker? Sure! Assemble the casserole according to the directions. Cover the slow cooker and cook on LOW or HIGH until hot.
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What to Serve with Mexican Casserole

As I said, this was a huge hit at our house! We like to top the casserole with our favorite taco toppings – sour cream, cilantro, tomatoes, and jalapeños. This dish is delicious with some Mexican rice and beans. Here are a few of our favorite recipes from the blog that go great with this easy casserole:

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Chicken Enchilada Casserole

Yield: 10 people
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 50 mins
Total Time 1 hr

Ingredients:

  • 1 rotisserie chicken
  • 1 (28-oz) can green enchilada sauce
  • cups sour cream
  • 10 corn tortillas
  • 4 cups shredded Mexican cheese blend

Instructions:

  • Preheat oven to 375ºF. Spray a 9x13x2-inch baking dish with cooking spray.
  • Remove skin from rotisserie chicken and discard. Remove meat from bones and chop the chicken.
  • Tear corn tortillas into bite-sized pieces.
  • Assemble the casserole by layering half of the chicken in the prepared baking dish. Top with half of the enchilada sauce, half of the sour cream, half of the tortilla, and half of the cheese. Repeat the layers.
  • Cover the casserole dish with aluminum foil and bake for 40 minutes. Remove the foil and bake an additional 10 minutes or until bubbly.

Notes:

  • Here is our recipe for Slow Cooker Rotisserie Chicken: https://www.plainchicken.com/slow-cooker-rotisserie-chicken/
  • Don’t have rotisserie chicken? 4 to 5 cups of any chopped cooked chicken will work just fine.
  • Don’t throw away those chicken bones. Use it to make Homemade Chicken Broth: https://www.plainchicken.com/slow-cooker-chicken-broth/
  • I used Monterey Jack cheese, but feel free to use any cheese that you prefer.
  • Can Chicken Enchilada Casserole be frozen? Yes! Assemble the casserole. Cover the pan with plastic wrap and aluminum foil and freeze. When ready to bake, thaw completely and bake as directed.
  • This makes a lot of food. Feel free to cut the recipe in half and bake in a 9-inch square baking dish. You can also divide the recipe between two pans and bake one and freeze one for later.

Steph

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Comments

  1. I used 16 street taco size corn tortillas, it turned out a bit soupy. Would more tortillas solve this problem? Otherwise fantastic. I seasoned w Tajmin and added hot sauce.

  2. Thanks! This was yum for the whole family. I served it with your Mexican chopped salad and some refried beans. I also made some guacamole, chopped some tomatoes, and had our favorite tortilla chips. Great dinner.

  3. Simple, good and the green sauce flavor did not overwhelm the dish. I used flour tortillas because I did not have corn, and they worked fine. Next time I will try adding more seasoning to the chicken.

  4. Making 2 9″ x 13″ dishes tonight for 2 families. I will add a tbl of Mexican Blend Seasoning to the sour cream. Can’t imagine this will not turn out being a 5 star rating. We all love every ingredient!!

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