New Mexico Green Chile Chicken Enchilada Casserole

READY IN: 1hr 15mins




  • Prep 30 minutes bake 45 minutes, Homemade Chicken Stock 1 ½ hours You can make this stew and freeze it. Thaw, layer and bake, as Corn Tortillas don't freeze well in the dish, they become grainy.
  • Use at least ½ Leftover Rotisserie Chicken/ Raw whole pieces / or breasts boiled in water to cover, until done and broth has a good color, I use my pasta cooker with strainer, but any large heavy pot will do.
  • Drain, reserve liquid, set chicken aside to cool.
  • Reduce the remaining broth to about 2 cups or so while chopping this stuff: boned and skinned chicken, ½ as much yellow onion as you have chicken, same amount of Green Chile as Chicken, hot medium or mild "as you like".
  • Throw it all in the broth with Oregano, Cumin, chopped garlic, stewed Mexican or stewed tomatoes. Simmer til onion is soft, if it’s watery stir about ¼ cup cornstarch into some cold water or cooled broth, then add back into the stew to thicken.
  • Taste and add salt til it is yummy.
  • Once the stew is a satisfying thickness you can layer * using shredded sharp cheddar cheese, White/Yellow corn tortillas/and any stale taco shells you might have. Finish with Cheese and bake at 350 until bubbly and done. Let it rest for 20 minutes to firm up before serving.
  • *If you just want some awesome green Chile Stew, add par boiled chopped to bite size potatoes at this point and when it looks like soup, put it in a bowl garnish with cheese and eat with a fresh hot flour Tortilla.
  • This is my Husband's favorite dish. I sure hope you like it too!