Chicken Enchilada Casserole

READY IN: 1hr 25mins
Recipe by TammieV

This recipe appears by special request. Creamy chicken and green chilies I use the regular sized tortillas.. not the large ones.I overlap the tortillas to make the layer. I make it up in an oblong serving dish, I think it is about a 9 1/2 inch by 11 inch pan. But any size you would put 1 full cake mix into will work well . I love this recipe.

Top Review by akweatherley

I have been making this for years, but after reading the comments and ingredients, I can see why some aren't a fan. The way I make it is a little different than this recipe. I think these changes will keep it form being mushy or tasteless. First, I don't use sour cream in the recipe at all, that can be used as a topping once done if you like. Next, I use cream of celery instead of cream of mushroom in addition to the cream of chicken and I add 1/2 cup of broth from the boiled chicken. And last but very important... I lightly fry the tortillas in a small frying pan in some oil. It makes them softer and easier to work with, plus it adds flavor. USE CORN I layer the tortillas in the bottom of casserole dish, add the wet ingredients, layer again with the fried tortillas, wet ingredients again, top ENTIRELY with cheese. USE THE GREEN CHILES PEOPLE!! They aren't hot in any way, just add tons of flavor. Get the Hatch Chilis if you can. I was raised in New Mexico and they're the best! Every time I make this for guests, it's gone is minutes and I always get asked of the recipe! It's a hit at pot luck. You might want to make 2! Enjoy!

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Place Chicken in large saucepan and cover with water.
  2. Sprinkle in a handful of oregano,add garlic powder and salt.
  3. Boil about 20 minutes and shred from bones.
  4. Save broth.
  5. Mix soups, sour cream & chiles in large pan.
  6. Add only enough broth to slightly thin.
  7. Re-season as needed.
  8. Simmer on low 15 minutes.
  9. Add chicken and diced onion.
  10. In casserole dish, arrange 6 Tortillas flat across bottom, spoon in 1/2 the sauce, sprinkle 1/2 the cheese.
  11. Repeat- Tortillas, sauce and cheese.
  12. Bake in 350 degree oven for 20 minutes.

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