Want the flavors of enchiladas, but without all the excess prep? Give this creamy chicken enchilada casserole a try! It gives you a cheesy chicken enchilada casserole that you bake to golden perfection.
This is a perfect way to use up a rotisserie chicken that you might have leftover in the fridge. Give this chicken tortilla casserole a try, and let me know how you all like it.
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This corn tortilla casserole is flavored with green chilies, onion, sour cream and more. Pile on your favorite toppings, and dive in fork first.
Ingredients For Chicken Enchilada Casserole
- Shredded chicken
- Corn tortillas
- Green Chiles
- Sour Cream
- Cream of Mushroom Soup
Now you can change up some of these ingredients to fit your preference. But this is our go-to meal idea.
How to Make Cheesy Chicken Enchilada Casserole
Preheat the oven, and then add oil into a skillet and get it warm. Toss in your onions and cook until they are soft and tender.
Now work on adding in your cream of mushroom, green chiles, chicken, and water.
Incorporate the mixture until combined.
Now you will begin to layer your casserole in a 9x9 baking pan. Add in a layer of diced up corn tortillas. Top with the creamy chicken mixture, shredded cheese, etc.
Once your casserole is fully assembled, bake in the oven until the cheese is melted and begins to get golden brown.
What to Serve As Toppings For Chicken Casserole
- Sour Cream
- Fresh squeeze of lime juice
- Avocado or Guacamole
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If you don't eat all the rotisserie chicken casserole, then go ahead and refrigerate the mixture for up to 3 days. Then you can reheat in the microwave or warm up in the oven.
You can freeze the mixture as well, just cover properly and freeze for 3-4 months. Then thaw in the fridge overnight and reheat.
Variations to Recipe
- Go ahead and use leftover turkey instead of chicken if you want. Great for leftover holiday turkey.
- Instead of rotisserie chicken just cook up some boneless frozen chicken, shred, and then assemble the casserole as directed.
- You can use any kind of cheese you want.
Rotisserie chicken is good for 3-4 days in the refrigerator. Just make sure that you store it properly and always use your best judgment in terms of quality.
If you don't want to use sour cream you use Greek plain yogurt instead. Just measure the same amount. It will alter the flavor just slightly.
Prep and don't bake the chicken casserole. Then freeze for 3-4 months. When ready to cook, cover with aluminum foil, and then bake for 30 minutes longer. Make sure it is covered and then the last 30 minutes uncover to let the cheese brown up a bit.