Mexican Chicken Casserole
Servings:
6
Ready In:
45 minutes
Prep Time:
15 minutes
Cook Time:
30 minutes
Wait Time:
0 minutes
Spiciness:
2/5

Ingredients

  • 1 (cup) fat-free chicken broth
  • 2 (12.0 ounce) cans chicken (or 2 cups boiled, shredded chicken)
  • 1 (cup) chopped onion
  • 2 (cup) shredded mexican mix cheese
  • 12 (6 inch) corn tortillas (use low carb or gluten free, if needed)
  • 1 (10.0 ounce can) enchilada sauce
  • 1 (4.0 ounce can) chopped green chiles

Directions

  1. Preheat oven 350 degrees
  2. Combine chicken broth, chicken, onions, 1 cup of cheese, enchilada sauce and chiles; stir well.
  3. Place 4 tortillas in the bottom of a 2-quart casserole dish coated with cooking spray. Spoon 2 cups chicken mixture over tortillas. Repeat layers twice, ending with chicken mixture. Sprinkle with remaining cheese.
  4. NOTE: Most, but not all, store bought enchilada sauce and chicken broth is gluten free. Please read all ingredient labels carefully to select gluten free options.
  5. Bake for 20-30 minutes or until hot and bubbly.

Nutrition Information

This nutrition information is an estimate only. We use software to calculate the nutritional analysis from the individual ingredients in each recipe. While we do our best to ensure accuracy, we make no representation or warranty regarding the information, and there can be no assurance that any of the information contained therein has not been, or will not be changed or altered.

amount per serving
Calories
270
Total Fat
14g
Saturated Fat
8g
Cholesterol
42mg
Sodium
484mg
Carbohydrate
23g
Dietary Fiber
3g
Sugars
1g
Protein
13g
Vitamin A
11%
Vitamin C
3%
Calcium
31%
Iron
5%
Potassium
143mg

Comments

  • Anonymous
    Anonymous 325196

    Wow! How easy it was to adapt this! I had leftover chuck roast I boiled and shredded that I substituted for the chicken. Use red or green enchilada sauce, add corn or homney to stretch. want some crunch? Top with crispy tortilla strips, or crushed fritos or chips.

    almost 3 years ago
  • Chef Leslie (Food on the Table)
    Chef Leslie (Food on the Table) 141524

    Those are some great ideas! Another great twist on this recipe, add a can of cream of chicken soup or cream of mushroom soup. Also, some sauteed bell peppers would be good too!

    almost 3 years ago
  • Anonymous
    Anonymous 562259

    goood food

    over 2 years ago
  • Rachele
    Rachele 649367

    very good and simple

    over 2 years ago
  • Elizabeth
    Elizabeth 738190

    Where's the nutrition info for protein?

    over 2 years ago
  • Chef Leslie (Food on the Table)
    Chef Leslie (Food on the Table) 141524

    @Anonymous, 13g of protein.

    over 2 years ago
  • Elizabeth
    Elizabeth 738190

    Thank you!

    over 2 years ago
  • Elizabeth
    Elizabeth 738190

    This was really yummy!

    over 2 years ago
  • shari
    shari 833598

    It was good. I had some leftovers from tacos and added a layer of refried beans and some spanish rice to the chicken mix. The onions were still crunchy, so next time, I will cook them first or omit them.

    over 2 years ago
  • Chef Leslie (Food on the Table)
    Chef Leslie (Food on the Table) 141524

    I suggest leaving the onions in and par-cooking them in a little olive oil for 2-3 minutes before adding them if you prefer them more cooked.

    over 2 years ago
  • Anonymous
    Anonymous 824744

    lasagna

    over 2 years ago
  • Anonymous
    Anonymous 745557

    absolutely delicious! made it for a date needess to say we are still together

    over 2 years ago
  • 914864

    I added a can of cream of chicken soup as well.

    over 2 years ago
  • Anonymous
    Anonymous 971641

    good very easy

    over 2 years ago
  • Angela
    Angela 850679

    LOVED this! Great as leftovers too :)

    over 2 years ago
  • Anonymous
    Anonymous 1085358

    I've made this for years with leftover fresh chicken and a rinsed and drained can of beans. I've always called it my lazy enchiladas.

    over 2 years ago
  • Anonymous
    Anonymous 817889

    My husband loved it and we did too. Great easy dish.

    over 2 years ago
  • Rebecca
    Rebecca 943070

    we liked this. next time I will use flour tortillas simply because my family prefers them over corn tortillas. also I used green onions and sprinkle the green bits on top to make it pretty. :)

    over 2 years ago
  • Kelley
    Kelley 936029

    Mine was good but really runny...what did I do wrong?

    about 2 years ago
  • Chef Leslie (Food on the Table)
    Chef Leslie (Food on the Table) 141524

    @Kelley, did you let it sit for a few minutes prior to serving it? It would set better (as does any casserole) if you let it rest about 10 minutes before serving it.

    about 2 years ago
  • stacy
    stacy 1021537

    This turned out pretty good with a few alternatives. Used cooked (and seasoned with salt, garlic powder, pepper and ground cumin) chicken breast tenderloins instead of canned chicken. I thought the dish needed some serious salt! Also used white corn tortillas but like Rebecca said, I think my family would prefer the flour ones better. Overall, turned out great with plenty of leftovers for son's and hubby's lunch! :-)

    about 2 years ago
  • Anonymous
    Anonymous 1704384

    This was really good. I too used chicken breasts, but I added a can of rotel to kick it up a notch. I paired it with the carrot, tomato, quinoia pilaf which we also really enjoyed.

    over 1 year ago
  • Anonymous
    Anonymous 1704384

    That should have been Carrot, Tomato, Spinach, Quinoia Pilaf.

    over 1 year ago
  • Anonymous
    Anonymous 1649253

    Na

    over 1 year ago
  • Jessica
    Jessica 1525014

    Tasty, but too much liquid. It needs some tweaking.

    over 1 year ago
  • 1574403

    Made per recipe, except substituted tortilla chips for tortillas. Very tasty. Found onions slightly overpowering so will halve next time. Flavoring reminded me of the flavor of red rice.

    over 1 year ago
  • 1574403

    Oh wait! I used one onion, instead of one CUP of chopped onion. Hah

    over 1 year ago
  • Anonymous
    Anonymous 1890168

    casserole

    over 1 year ago
  • Anonymous
    Anonymous 1890168

    casserole

    over 1 year ago
  • Anonymous
    Anonymous 1487298

    It was a fast and yummy meal. I served it with Spanish Rice and refried beans.

    about 1 year ago
  • Anonymous
    Anonymous 1988285

    kids loved it! super easy.

    about 1 year ago
  • Anonymous
    Anonymous 1899869

    Canned chicken???

    about 1 year ago
  • Anonymous
    Anonymous 1899869

    No, I have never used it. I usually use fresh or frozen chicken breast with everything. How healthy is the canned stuff?

    about 1 year ago
  • 1574403

    Depends on what you are most concerned about, but it is mostly fat free, good quality pieces of breast meat. The reason for canned in this recipe is so you don't have to cook the chicken first. So if you want to use fresh/frozen, s have filets one night and cook an extra 3 or four fillets for this recipe for the following night.

    about 1 year ago
  • Anonymous
    Anonymous 1899869

    Ok thanks for the info. I might try the canned for convenience.

    about 1 year ago
  • Natalya
    Natalya 2071161

    I used flour tortillas - all I had on hand. Still turned out really good! But I will probably omit onions next time.

    12 months ago
  • Anonymous
    Anonymous 2003386

    added refried and black beans for more substance

    12 months ago
  • Anonymous
    Anonymous 2113223

    Good base for add ons! I added corn, black beans, and fresh tomatoes to the top...couldn't imagine having this without the extras it would be too boring. Liked it alot after I jazzed it up

    11 months ago
  • Anonymous
    Anonymous 2115009

    pizzas

    11 months ago
  • Anonymous
    Anonymous 2133688

    Do you stack the four tortillas on the bottom?

    10 months ago
  • Lori
    Lori 1984240

    Spread them out. They will overlap some.

    10 months ago
  • Dana
    Dana 2140242

    Really didn't like it. Couldn't finish my portion.

    10 months ago
  • Anonymous
    Anonymous 2189211

    Very yummy! I prepared the chicken the night before then also added rice and black beans.

    8 months ago
  • Anonymous
    Anonymous 2143368

    This is very good!

    8 months ago
  • Lolanda
    Lolanda 2071520

    I used a green enchilada sauce and added fresh garlic. It was great!

    7 months ago
  • Anonymous
    Anonymous 2328396

    ok

    about 1 month ago
  • Anonymous
    Anonymous 2469596

    Love this meal!

    about 1 month ago