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chicken enchilada casserole

Chicken Enchilada Casserole


  • Author: Jennifer
  • Prep Time: 10
  • Cook Time: 20
  • Total Time: 30 minutes
  • Yield: 8 1x

Description

A quick and easy chicken enchilada casserole recipe made with layers of melted cheese, chicken, corn tortillas, black beans, corn, and enchilada sauce! You’ll have dinner on the table in under 30 minutes with this easy one-pot casserole.


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Ingredients

  • 1 large rotisserie chicken
  • 1/2 cup white onion, finely chopped
  • 2 cans black beans
  • 14 oz can chopped green chiles
  • 110 oz can Rotel tomatoes (I used the Mexican Style Rotel with Lime & Cilantro but regular Rotel tomatoes will work, too. )
  • 1 can corn
  • 19 oz enchilada sauce
  • 12 corn tortillas
  • 34 cups shredded Mexican blend cheese
  • 1 tsp cumin
  • 1/2 tsp sea salt
  • 1/2 tsp black pepper
  • 2 green onions, chopped

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 375 degrees F.
  • Grease a 9×13 baking dish. Reserve 1 cup of the enchilada sauce.
  • Add the two cans of black beans and 1 can of corn to a colander and rinse. Transfer to a large mixing bowl. Add the green chiles, chopped onion, Rotel, cumin, salt, pepper, and remaining enchilada sauce to the bowl and stir to combine.
  • Using your hands, remove the chicken meat from the rotisserie chicken, shredding it into small chunks. Add the chicken to the mixing bowl with the other filling ingredients as you shred it. Once all the chicken has been shredded and added to the bowl, stir to combine.
  • Using a knife, cut the 12 corn tortillas into small squares.
  • Begin assembling the casserole. Pour 1/2 cup of the reserved enchilada sauce into the baking dish. Then, using a spoon, spread the sauce to cover the entire bottom of the dish. Next, add a layer of the corn tortilla pieces, then a layer of the filling mixture, followed by a layer of shredded cheese (about 1/3 of the cheese).
  • From there, add another layer of tortillas, then filling mixture, then another 1/3 of the cheese. Lastly, add another layer of tortilla pieces, followed by the filling mixture, and the remaining shredded cheese. Pour the remaining 1/2 cup of enchilada sauce over the top layer of cheese.
  • Place the dish into the oven and bake for 20 minutes. Once finished, garnish with the chopped green onions and serve.

Notes

  • You could swap in shredded beef or pork for the chicken if preferred.
  • Add in a little heat with the addition of chopped jalapeños.
  • For a dairy-free version, use vegan shredded cheese.
  • Nutritional Disclaimer
  • Category: dinner
  • Cuisine: Mexican, American

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