Green Chicken Enchilada Casserole

Total Time
1hr 15mins
Prep 15 mins
Cook 1 hr

I turned my familys Enchiladas Verdes recipe into a casserole. It is delicious!! You will love this casserole. Easy to make.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Cook the chicken in a large pot with the onion sliced and the salt for 40-50 mins on med/high heat.
  2. After chicken is done remove 1oz of chick broth for later use.
  3. Let chicken cool down on plate. Then tear to small pieces for casserole. Set aside.
  4. While Chicken is cooling clean and remove cover from tomatillos. Clean and remove ends from Serrano Peppers.
  5. Cook the tomatillos and Serrano peppers in pot until tomatillos are completely soft ( some may split open, still use).
  6. Place cooked tomatillos and peppers into blender w/ chicken buillon and 1oz of chicken broth. Also add a dash of salt.
  7. Blend on high to create sauce.
  8. Use 9x13 casserole dish( you can use any size casserole dish just increase or decrease amount of chicken,cheese and tortillas).
  9. Line the bottom of the dish with tortillas slightly overlapping.
  10. Sprinkle cooked chicken on top of tortillas. Enough so that you can't really see the tortillas.
  11. Sprinkle some cheese on top of chicken. ( about 1/4 of cheese block).
  12. Cover with more tortillas just like on the bottom.
  13. Sprinkle Chicken on top of tortillas.
  14. Pour Sauce over chicken, as much as little as you would like.
  15. Sprinkle Cheese on top of the Chicken( Enough to cover chicken about 1/2 or more of block of cheese).
  16. You can save some cheese to use on casserole after it has cooked if you like.
  17. Cook Casserole at 375 for 25-30minutes or until cheese is melted.
  18. Serve with more sauce and crema. Great along with beans and tortilla chips.
Most Helpful

This was excellent! I did add some seasonings (1 t. mexican oregano, 1 t. cumin, 1/2 t. epasote and 1 clove of garlic) to the sauce, and used a mix of 1 serrano, 1 habanero and 2 jalapenos as the peppers. Sauce was really fantastic and could be used on a lot of things. I plan to make a big batch and freeze it to have on hand. Thanks for a great recipe.

Lehs #238 April 16, 2010

Very good casserole. I used a quart of home canned tomatillos in the sauce so I did not have to cook them. The flavor was great and I will be making again to use up all those home canned tomatillos. Thank you for sharing this recipe.

Beansy January 31, 2010