Chicken Tortilla Casserole California-Style

Total Time
Prep 15 mins
Cook 45 mins

A family favorite! I often make it to freeze in portions for my family to take to work (reheats easily in a microwave). I generally make this as low-fat as possible using skim milk, low-fat cheeses, tortillas & soups.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Microwave (or otherwise cook) chicken until tender.
  2. Bone and lay in chunks in a greased large shallow baking dish.
  3. Break up 1 dozen flour tortillas and lay them on top of the chicken.
  4. Mix together the soups, onion, chili, milk and salsa.
  5. Spread this mixture evenly over the top of the chicken and tortillas.
  6. Sprinkle both cheeses on top of the casserole.
  7. You can freeze the casserole at this point if you wish.
  8. Bake the thawed casserole at 350F for 45 minutes.
  9. This also freezes well after it has been cooked.


Most Helpful

Loved the flavor! I used mild diced green chilis rather than the salsa and added sliced olives too. The only thing I would do different next time is to just mix all the ingredients except the cheese for the topping rather than layering. Thanks for a keeper Stewie.

puppitypup November 22, 2009

Yummy! I use regular chili with beans. Big raves from my family!

mumrenee June 14, 2009

I made this tonight for my hungry marine husband. He loved it! To make it a little easier to prepare, I used canned cooked tyson breast meat chicken. I wasn't sure it was going to taste the same, but it did, I wouldn't have been able to tell the difference! Super easy to prepare, a must try!

AMarinesWife August 29, 2007

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