Tortilla Chicken Casserole

Total Time
Prep 15 mins
Cook 25 mins

Easy tasty casserole just right for lunch or dinner. Serve with a green salad and perhaps some refried beans. If you wish you may skip the center layer of tortillas and only use 6 tortillas (personally I like the center layer). If you skip the center layer still put in half of the cheese after you have poured in half of the chicken mixture.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Lightly grease 8'x11 1/2' casserole dish
  2. Spray a non stick skillet with vegetable oil and brown the chicken along with the garlic & onions.
  3. Remove from skillet.
  4. Add corn, red pepper, jalapenos and warm through.
  5. Add Tomato sauce, cumin, cilantro, hot sauce, all spice, salt & pepper, bring to a simmer.
  6. Add tomatoe & return the chicken to the skillet, stir, bring to a simmer.
  7. Line the greased pie plate with 3 tortillas.
  8. Pour in half the chicken mixture & top with half the cheese.
  9. Cover with 3 more tortillas.
  10. Pour in the remaining sauce, top with 3 more tortillas.
  11. Sprinkle the top with the remaining cheese.
  12. Bake in 350F oven for apprx 25 minutes or until the casserole is heated through the cheese has melted and is nicely browned.
  13. Let it rest 5 minutes, Slice & serve.


Most Helpful

This had a nice flavor that sort of reminded me of enchiladas, with lots of tomatoe-ey sauce layered in between all the tortillas, topped with the cheese. I liked this a lot, but I must tell you, there was no was it was ever going to fit into a pie plate at all. I used a large oval casserole (which was the perfect size), but I suppose a person could also use their lasagna pan and have a little extra room in that-- but toss the pie pans out the window!

Sue Lau February 17, 2003

Great tasting casserole, halved the recipe and used three tortilla's. Added more Jalapeno peppers and when I served it drizzled sour cream, mixed with more coriander, on top.

Pets'R'us February 22, 2003

This had a great flavor and such a pretty presentation -- plus so healthy with all the veggies! I think poaching the chicken pieces instead of browning them in the skillet would give them a better texture (mine were a little chewy). Also -- I needed more than the listed amount of cheese to be able to cover the top layer of tortillas so they wouldn't dry out.

moxie February 18, 2003

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