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May 29, 2022

Easy Chicken Enchilada Casserole

Make this chicken enchilada casserole when you need to get an easy four-ingredient delicious dinner on the table in just 30 minutes. 

Easy Chicken Enchilada Casserole after baking before serving.


This easy four-ingredient chicken enchilada casserole is the perfect recipe for getting dinner on the table fast, preparing a casserole for new neighbors or friends in need, and adding to your regular dinner rotation. 

This casserole can be prepared in advance and refrigerated before baking, which makes it super convenient. Plus, the leftovers, if you have any, are delicious. 

Easy Chicken Enchilada Casserole on a plate in front of the casserole dish.


Ingredients in this enchilada casserole:

You will need just four ingredients to make this casserole. 

Corn tortillas - you can use yellow or white. 

Canned or jarred enchilada sauce 

Leftover rotisserie chicken

Mexican cheese blend - I prefer the thick cut blend. You could also use just Monterey jack or a blend of jack and cheddar cheese. 

You could make your own enchilada sauce, bake your own chicken (whole or in parts), and grate your own cheese, but sometimes you just want something that is quick and easy. 

Easy Chicken Enchilada Casserole assembled before baking.


I baked the assembled casserole in an 11 inch oval casserole with a 1 1/2 quart capacity. An eight or nine inch square baking pan would work too. 

How to make this enchilada casserole:

First, spread a few tablespoons of the enchilada sauce on the bottom of the casserole dish. 

Next, layer 1/3 of the tortillas, 1/3 of the chicken, 1/3 of the remaining sauce, and 1/3 of the cheese. Repeat two more times. I cut the last third of the tortillas into wedges. 

Finally, bake the casserole for 25 to 30 minutes in a 375 degree F oven. 

If you love enchiladas but don't want the hassle of frying and rolling the tortillas, you'll love this recipe. 

Easy Chicken Enchilada Casserole on a plate in front of the casserole dish.


I garnished this dish with chopped parsley, but you could garnish it with chopped cilantro, sliced ripe olives, chopped scallions, diced tomatoes, and/or sour cream. 

You could also add corn or pinto beans to the dish if you like. 

Side Dish, Dessert, and Drink Ideas:

Mexican Red Rice

Mexican Street Corn Salad

Mexican Hot Chocolate Ice Cream

Zucchini Salad with Queso Fresco

Cucumber Margarita

Rose Margarita

Cherimoya Margarita


Easy Chicken Enchilada Casserole serving on a plate.


This recipe is a great way to use up leftover rotisserie chicken. It's tasty enough to buy a rotisserie chicken specifically to make this casserole. 

For more recipes for repurposing rotisserie chicken, be sure to check out the recipes from the members of the From Our Dinner Table group. 

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Easy Chicken Enchilada Casserole in dish with spatula.




Easy Chicken Enchilada Casserole

Easy Chicken Enchilada Casserole
Yield: 6 Servings
Author: Karen's Kitchen Stories
Prep time: 5 MinCook time: 25 MinTotal time: 30 Min
Make this chicken enchilada casserole when you need to get an easy four-ingredient delicious dinner on the table in just 30 minutes.

Ingredients

  • 2 - 10 ounce cans enchilada sauce
  • 6 to 8 corn tortillas, cut in half
  • 1 1/2 to 2 cups shredded cooked chicken, both light and dark meat
  • 6 to 8 ounces (1 1/2 to 2 cups) shredded Mexican cheese blend (can use jack and/or cheddar cheese)

Instructions

  1. Heat your oven to 375 degrees F.
  2. Spray a 1 1/2 to 2 quart shallow casserole dish with nonstick spray.
  3. Spread about 3 tablespoons of the enchilada sauce on the bottom of the pan.
  4. Spread 1/3 of the tortilla halves over the sauce, top with 1/3 of the chicken, 1/3 of the remaining sauce, and 1/3 of the cheese. Repeat a second and third time. You can cut the final layer of tortillas into wedges if you like.
  5. Bake the casserole for 25 to 30 minutes. Serve.

Nutrition Facts

Calories

254.33

Fat (grams)

12.62

Sat. Fat (grams)

6.39

Carbs (grams)

16.47

Fiber (grams)

2.39

Net carbs

14.08

Sugar (grams)

2.57

Protein (grams)

18.72

Sodium (milligrams)

486.45

Cholesterol (grams)

57.67
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  1. Wow, easy is right! Need to put some enchilada sauce on the shopping list!

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  2. 4 ingredients?! Sign me up! My family would love this recipe!

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  3. Oh wow! This looks amazing. I love enchiladas

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