Chicken Tortilla Casserole

Chicken Tortilla Casserole – our favorite Mexican chicken casserole! Corn tortillas, cream of chicken soup, sour cream, Rotel, black beans, taco seasoning, chicken, and cheese. Only takes a minute to assemble and it is on the table in 30 minutes. Everyone cleaned their plate and went for seconds. Great casserole for a potluck. Can also freeze for later. Quick, easy, kid-friendly, and delicious!

Post updated November 20, 2021

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Easy Mexican Chicken Casserole

This Chicken Tortilla Casserole has been on repeat at our house. This is one of those dishes that doesn’t look good, but it tastes GREAT! This is super easy to make. I used rotisserie chicken and I had the casserole assembled before the oven was done preheating. The hardest part of this recipe is tearing up the corn tortillas. Serve the casserole with your favorite taco toppings for a meal better than any Mexican restaurant!

How to Make Chicken Tortilla Casserole

As I said, this casserole is super simple to make with only a few ingredients. In a large bowl, stir together cooked chopped chicken, cream of chicken soup, sour cream, Rotel diced tomatoes and green chiles, black beans, and taco seasoning. Season with salt and pepper. Tear corn tortillas into small pieces and place them in the bottom of a baking dish sprayed with cooking spray. Top the tortillas with half of the chicken mixture. Sprinkle shredded cheese over the chicken. Repeat the layers and bake in the oven until bubbly and the cheese starts to brown.

  • I use rotisserie chicken for the cooked chicken in the recipe. You can use any cooked chicken that you have on hand – chicken breasts, chicken tenderloins, or chicken thighs all work fine.
  • I use corn tortillas. You can substitute flour tortillas if you prefer.
  • Here is our recipe for Homemade Cream of Chicken Souphttps://www.plainchicken.com/homemade-cream-of-chicken-soup/
  • Here is our recipe for Homemade Taco Seasoninghttps://www.plainchicken.com/homemade-taco-seasoning/ 
  • You can use any cheese in this casserole that you enjoy. Monterey Jack cheese and cheddar cheese work great.
  • If you are sensitive to heat, make sure to use a can of MILD Rotel diced tomatoes and green chiles.
  • Can Chicken Tortilla Casserole be Made in Advance? Yes! Assemble the casserole and cover the dish with plastic wrap or aluminum foil and place in the refrigerator until ready to bake. You may need to add a few minutes to the cooking time if baking cold straight from the refrigerator.
  • Can Chicken Tortilla Casserole be frozen? Yes! Assemble the casserole. Wrap the dish with plastic wrap and aluminum foil and freeze. When ready to cook, thaw and bake as directed.
  • For a gluten-free casseorle, use gluten-free cream of chicken soup.
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What to Serve with Chicken Taco Casserole

This casserole has quickly become a favorite at our house. It is effortless to make and pack full of amazing flavor! We like to top the casserole with some chopped fresh cilantro, salsa, guacamole, sour cream, or olives. Whip up some Mexican rice or a quick chopped salad and you are set. SOOO much better than a restaurant. Add this to your menu ASAP! It is sure to please the whole family!

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Chicken Tortilla Casserole

Yield: 6 people
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 30 mins
Total Time 40 mins
Chicken Tortilla Casserole – our favorite Mexican chicken casserole! Corn tortillas, cream of chicken soup, sour cream, Rotel, black beans, taco seasoning, chicken, and cheese. Only takes a minute to assemble and it is on the table in 30 minutes. Everyone cleaned their plate and went for seconds. Great casserole for a potluck. Can also freeze for later. Quick, easy, kid-friendly, and delicious!

Ingredients:

  • 12 corn tortillas
  • 2 (10.5-oz) cans cream of chicken soup
  • cups sour cream
  • 1 (10-oz) can Ro-tel, drained
  • 1 (15-oz) can black beans, rinsed and drained
  • 1 (1-oz) packet taco seasoning
  • 3 cups cooked chopped chicken
  • 2 cups shredded Mexican blend cheese

Instructions:

  • Preheat oven to 350ºF. Lightly grease a 9×13-inch pan.
  • In a large bowl, combine the chicken soup, sour cream, Ro-Tel, black beans, taco seasoning and chicken. Set aside.
  • Tear 6 corn tortillas and put them in the bottom of the pan. Spread half of the chicken mixture over the tortillas. Top with 1 cup of cheese. Repeat layers.
  • Bake 30 minutes, until bubbly and cheese is starting to brown.

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  1. I made this tonight for dinner. Very easy, with ingredients that aren't hard to find We both loved it. I had fresh cilantro in the fridge so coarsely chopped some and put it on after dishing the portions. If I weren't so lazy tonight I would have added chopped fresh tomatoes and lettuce on top as well. This was good.

  2. I was coming here to recommend the pizza cutter and Cheryl beat me to it. 🙂 So much easier – I just stack the tortillas and cut in a grid pattern so it ends up in small squares.

    This was for a casserole I used to make that called for flour tortillas. I will have to try your recipe since in the past couple of years I have grown to love the earthy flavor of the corn tortillas a lot more than the flour ones.

  3. To make it easier to get the corn tortillas into pieces, I use a pizza cutter to cut them into smaller pieces. Quick, easy, and fun too!

  4. This DOES look good, actually! And I can imagine it tastes amazing too. Love Mexican dishes 🙂

  5. Oh you are wrong, it looks good to me.

    Am having to try and stay off corn right now to see if that is why my blood sugar is out of wack.

    Wonder how big a difference this would be using WW tortillas. I know it won't be a good.

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