Mexican Chicken Casserole

Mexican Chicken Casserole – seriously delicious! Everyone cleaned their plate – even our picky eaters!!! Chicken, tortilla chips, beans, diced tomatoes and green chiles, taco seasoning, cream of chicken soup and cheese. Can make ahead and freeze for later. We LOVE this easy casserole recipe!

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The BEST Mexican Chicken Casserole with Tortilla Chips

Anyone else loves a good and easy Mexican casserole? This Mexican Chicken Casserole is not only super delicious, it is super easy to throw together! It was a great change to taco night. We loved all the flavors in this dish! Chicken, beans, diced tomatoes and green chiles, taco seasoning, tortilla chips, and CHEESE!!! Comfort food at its best! This recipe is definitely going into the regular dinner rotation.

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How to Make Mexican Chicken Casserole

This casserole is super easy to make. Just mix all the ingredients together and layer with tortilla chips in a lightly greased 9×13-inch baking dish. Top the casserole with cheese and you are ready to bake.

  • I used some chopped rotisserie chicken (my secret weapon) and this was ready for the oven before it was preheated. WooHoo!! If you aren’t buying rotisserie chickens at Costco or Sam’s you are really missing out. They are my #1 timesaver for easy weeknight casseroles! I always have at least two pulled chickens in the freezer.
  • Here is our recipe for Slow Cooker Rotisserie Chicken: https://www.plainchicken.com/slow-cooker-rotisserie-chicken/
  • Here is our recipe for Homemade Taco Seasoning: https://www.plainchicken.com/homemade-taco-seasoning/
  • This recipe uses a can of Ranch Style Beans. They are in the same section as the pinto and chili beans. If you can’t find them, you can substitute chili beans.
  • There is a little kick from a can of Rotel diced tomatoes and green chiles. If you are serving this to kids, just make sure to grab a can of the mild diced tomatoes and green chiles. You could even just use a can of diced tomatoes or leave them out altogether.
  • Can I use Doritos in this Mexican Chicken Casserole? Absolutely! You can use plain tortilla chips or Doritos. I think Cool Ranch Doritos might be good in this Mexican Chicken Casserole too. I have a serious weakness for Doritos, so I will take any opportunity to add them to dinner!
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What to Serve with Mexican Casserole

This casserole is very filling. We had this for dinner and reheated for lunch the next day. Top the casserole with your favorite taco toppings – sour cream, salsa, tomatoes, olives, jalapeños. Whatever you like will work great!!

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Mexican Chicken Casserole

Yield: 8 people
Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 25 mins
Total Time 40 mins
Mexican Chicken Casserole – seriously delicious! Everyone cleaned their plate – even our picky eaters!!! Chicken, tortilla chips, beans, diced tomatoes and green chiles, taco seasoning, cream of chicken soup and cheese. Can make ahead and freeze for later. We LOVE this easy casserole recipe! #casserole #chickencasserole #mexicancasserole #easydinnerrecipe

Ingredients:

  • cups chopped cooked chicken
  • 1 (15-oz) can Ranch Style Beans, undrained
  • 1 (10-oz) can diced tomatoes & green chiles, undrained
  • 1 Tbsp dried onion flakes
  • 1 (10.75-oz) can Cream of Chicken Soup
  • 1 (1-oz) package taco seasoning
  • ½ cup water
  • 1 (10 to 12-oz) bag tortilla chips, crushed
  • 2 cups shredded cheddar cheese, divided

Instructions:

  • Preheat oven to 350ºF. Lightly spray a 9×13-inch pan with cooking spray.
  • Combine cooked chicken, Ranch Style Beans diced tomatoes & green chiles, onion, taco seasoning, cream of chicken soup, and water.
  • Put down a layer of crushed tortilla chips, followed by a layer of the chicken/bean mixture, then half of the cheddar cheese. Repeat layers.
  • Cover with foil and bake for 25-30 minutes, or until bubbly.

Notes:

cans of ranch style beans
  • This recipe uses a can of Ranch Style Beans. They are in the same section as the pinto and chili beans. If you can’t find them, you can substitute chili beans.
  • There is a little kick from a can of Rotel diced tomatoes and green chiles. If you are serving this to kids, just make sure to grab a can of the mild diced tomatoes and green chiles. You could even just use a can of diced tomatoes or leave them out altogether.
  • Can I use Doritos in this Mexican Chicken Casserole? Absolutely! You can use plain tortilla chips or Doritos. I think Cool Ranch Doritos might be good in this Mexican Chicken Casserole too. I have a serious weakness for Doritos, so I will take any opportunity to add them to dinner!

Steph

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Comments

  1. You can substitute torn strips of tortillas for the chips if you want to refrigerate it and bake it later. No soggy chips.

  2. Do the chips become soggy? I have had other casseroles that called for crushed chips and they are always so soggy.

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