My family loves green chili chicken enchiladas. But all that frying, filling and rolling tortillas can take a lot of time. I wanted to be able to make something my family would love but that I didn’t have to spend all afternoon putting together. That is why I love this green chili chicken enchilada casserole. It tastes just like the enchiladas you love and remember, but takes less time to prep and get to the dinner table.
Served up with a little sour cream, chips and salsa, it’s sure to be a hit with the entire family. This meal has become one of our go to meals on a busy weeknight.
If you liked this recipe, you’ll love our other easy casserole recipes!
- 2 cups cooked chicken shredded or diced
- 2 cups shredded cheddar
- 1/3 cup sour cream
- 4 ounce canned diced green chilis drained if needed
- 15 ounces canned green chili enchilada sauce
- 12 6-inch corn tortillas
- 10.5 ounces cream of chicken soup
- Salt and pepper to taste
- Sour cream
- Shredded lettuce
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
- In a large bowl, mix together the cream of chicken soup, sour cream, 1/3 cup enchilada sauce, salt, and pepper. Add chicken and diced green chilis. Mix until everything is combined.
- Pour 1/4 cup enchilada sauce into the bottom of an inch x 8-inch baking pan and spread it out until the bottom is covered. Use 3 tortillas to cover the bottom of the pan. I cut or tear them in half to fill gaps.
- Spread 1/3 of the chicken mixture over the tortillas. Cover chicken mixture with 1/3 cup enchilada sauce. Use 3 more tortillas to cover the first layer.
- Add another 1/3 of the chicken mixture and spread out over the tortillas. Add 1/3 cup of enchilada sauce and 1 cup shredded cheese over the chicken mixture. Using 3 more tortillas, cover the second layer.
- Add remaining chicken mixture and spread over tortillas. Add another 1/3 cup enchilada sauce over chicken mixture. Cover the third layer with remaining tortillas.
- Using remaining sauce, pour over the entire top of the casserole. Try to cover as much of the tortillas as possible to keep them from drying out while the casserole bakes. Spread the remaining cup of cheese over the top of the sauce.
- Bake for 25 to 30 minutes, until cheese is melted and casserole nice and bubbly.
- Remove from oven and let rest for 5 to 10 minutes before serving for easy to serve portions.
Some of our other favorite go to meals that are quick and easy are taco salad,
and this easy shepherd’s pie.