Total Time
Prep 10 mins
Cook 30 mins

My mom made this when I was growing up. *Cook time does not include boiling chicken. Can also use a store bought rotisserie chicken cut into bite-size pieces.*

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Boil chicken, cool and shred into bite-size pieces.
  2. Place chicken, soup, sour cream, green chilies and olives (optional) in a bowl and mix well.
  3. Cut tortillas in ½ or ¼ (your preference) and layer on the bottom of a greased (spray with cooking spray) casserole dish so entire bottom is covered.
  4. Spoon 1/3 mixture on top of tortillas
  5. Top with 2-3 oz shredded cheese (enough to cover chicken mixture).
  6. Repeat tortilla, chicken filling and cheese layers two times
  7. Bake at 350°F until cheese is melted and casserole is heated through; approximately 30-45 minutes.
  8. Note: Depending on the desired thickness of the casserole you can use a 9x13 or 8x8 baking dish.
  9. *This can also be made with corn tortillas however they will be a little chewy*.
Most Helpful

If I can make this- anyone can. I am not a cook by any means, but I wanted to make something my boyfriend would like since he does all the cooking. The only thing I altered was I used Mexican cheese, added green enchilada sauce like a previous person recommended, and my boyfriend's side had chopped onions. After it was cooked I sprinkled fresh chopped tomatoes on top. Yummy! I have made this twice so far and everyone who tries it LOVES it. Thanks so much! :)

Madison'sMommy October 25, 2009

Hello! Just made this tonight, and the only thing I did differently was add some cilantro rice to the chicken mixture - this was so yummy!! It isn't the lowest fat recipe I have ever tried, but sometimes these great recipes just make the entire evening! Thank you for a simple and super recipe!

hollyw514 December 27, 2008

I tried this a month ago for a make ahead Sunday dish and we have had it 3 times since was fantastic! My husband and I are both very busy so I like to make a "home cooked" meal on Sunday and this is usually what we have. I boil the chicken with cilantro and then use the canned Ro*Tel with cilantro and lime juice and it is just perfect. Easy to make and leftovers are just as good! Thanks!

Yankees0814 September 28, 2008