Creamy Dreamy Easy Mexican Chicken Casserole

"I was looking for an easy and fast Mexican casserole and I got a few ideas from a couple recipes here on Zaar and then added my own touches and ingredients. This is an extra creamy casserole, just delicious! And this is a very versatile recipe. Use whatever type of meat you'd like, delete the onions for an even faster prep time, add jalapeños, etc. Delete the tortillas and it is an awesome enchilada filling or even an appetizer dip."
photo by Sirpezy photo by Sirpezy
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  • Pull apart chicken into bits and/or tiny strips into a large bowl.
  • Over medium heat sauté onions to desired texture.
  • Mix together chicken, taco seasoning, refried beans and Rotel tomatoes (with juices) and onions.
  • Mix together Southwest style condensed soup & sour cream in medium bowl.
  • In a medium casserole dish spread half the sour cream mixture on the bottom.
  • Then tear 1 tortilla into pieces on top of sour cream mixture.
  • Add 1/2 chicken mixture on top of that & then a layer of cheese.
  • Repeat layers and sprinkle cheese on top.(For an extra crunchy top, add an extra layer of torn tortilla between 2 cheese layers).
  • Bake at 350°F for 20 minutes or until heated through.
  • Both the chicken mixture & sour cream mixture can be mixed ahead of time & stored in the fridge.

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  1. It was good, but not my favorite recipe. Something didn't taste quite right. My boyfriend only took a couple bites before having nothing else to do with it. We LOVE mexican food, but I think I'll stick to the recipes that we're familiar with.
  2. I really enjoyed this. My kids were not big fans, but they're very hit & miss so I wasn't overly surprised by that. I'll make it again but I may leave the tortillas out and serve it over chips - so nacho style - to appeal to my kids a little more. Made for PAC Spring '12.
  3. This was great! I have made it twice and have gotten great reviews from my DH both times. The second time I had to use Cambell's cheddar cheese soup because I can't find the pepperjack anymore. I added some of the rotel to the cheese to try to make up for that, and it was still really good. I also used 4 large tortillas with this.
  4. Delicious! Leftovers are divine! Thanks for the recipe!
  5. This was awesome! I was looking for something easy to put together for dinner and this was perfect. It was also great the next day for lunch. Thanks!


  1. This was great!! I substituted hamburger for the chicken, and next time I'll try it with chicken! What a great recipe!



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