Green Chili Chicken Enchilada Casserole

This Green Chili Chicken Enchilada Casserole recipe is super easy to make. Ready in less than 1 hour! Simple ingredients but full of flavor

green chili chicken enchilada casserole

This Green Chili Chicken Enchilada Casserole has quickly become one of our favorites recipes to make. And eat. I really love how simple these types of casseroles are to make.

Green Chili Chicken Enchilada Casserole

It’s amazing how a handful of simple ingredients baked together can be so flavorful. I think what sets this green chili chicken enchilada casserole apart from others is the combination of the green chilies and the cream of chicken soup. A yummy combination in my book.

green chili chicken enchilada casserole-2

Feel free to substitute the Mexican Blend Cheese if you have a hard time finding it at your local grocery store. I think a nice Cheddar would work well with all the other ingredients.

chicken icon

How to Handle Raw Chicken

  • Leave the chicken in the fridge until ready to use.
  • Be careful of dripping juices. Clean up immediately.
  • Do not wash raw chicken (prevents cross-contamination).
  • Wash all utensils and cutting boards.
  • Wash your hands after handling raw chicken.
Green Chili Chicken Enchilada Casserole
Tips
  • If you want to make this green chili chicken enchilada casserole recipe even easier, you can use a pre-cooked rotisserie chicken from your local market.
  • Most rotisserie chickens yield over 4 cups of shredded chicken so you will have some leftovers for other recipes!
bowl of rotisserie chicken
Bowl of Shredded Rotisserie Chicken

If you love chicken enchiladas as much as I do, make sure you try my delicious Chicken Enchiladas In Green Sauce recipe. Equally delicious! And for another delicious Mexican inspired dish, check out my Awesome Quesadilla Pie!

Green Chili Chicken Enchilada Casserole

You will need the following ingredients to make this Green Chili Chicken Enchilada Casserole recipe (see recipe card for quantities): Chicken, Mexican Blend Cheese, Sour Cream, Green Chilies, Green Enchilada Sauce, Corn Tortillas, Cream of Chicken Soup and Salt & Pepper.

  1. Preheat oven to 350°F.
  2. In a bowl mix together the cream of chicken soup, 1/3 cup sour cream, 1/3 cup enchilada sauce, salt and pepper. Add chicken and diced green chilis and just mix until everything is combined.
  3. Pour 1/4 cup enchilada sauce into the bottom of 8 x 8 baking pan and spread it out until most of the bottom is covered. Use 3 tortillas to cover the bottom of the pan. Cut as needed to fill gaps.
  4. Spread 1/3 of the chicken mixture over the tortillas. Cover the chicken mixture with a 1/3 cup enchilada sauce.
  5. Use 3 more tortillas to cover the first layer. Add another 1/3 of the chicken mixture and cover the tortillas. Then 1/3 cup of sauce. Add 1 cup of shredded cheese. Use 3 more tortillas to cover the second layer.
  6. Add the remaining chicken mixture making sure to cover the tortillas. Add another 1/3 cup enchilada sauce. Cover the 3rd layer with the remaining tortillas.
  7. Using the remaining sauce, pour over the entire top, trying to cover as much of the tortilla as possible. Spread the remaining cheese over the top of the sauce.
  8. Bake for 25 to 30 minutes until cheese is melted and bubbly.

Printable Recipe Card

green chili chicken enchilada casserole

Green Chili Chicken Enchilada Casserole

This Green Chili Chicken Enchilada Casserole recipe is super easy to make. Ready in less than 1 hour! Simple ingredients but full of flavor!
4.49 from 25 votes
Prep Time10 minutes
Cook Time30 minutes
Total Time40 minutes
Course Main Course
Cuisine Mexican
Servings 8
Calories 281 kcal

Equipment

  • Bowl for Mixing
  • Baking Dish

Ingredients
 

Filling Ingredients
  • 2 Cups Chicken, cooked & shredded
  • 2 Cups Mexican Blend Cheese, shredded
  • Cup Sour Cream
  • 4 oz Green Chilies, diced & drained
  • 15 oz Green Enchilada Sauce
  • 12 medium Corn Tortillas
  • 10 oz Condensed Cream of Chicken Soup
  • Salt and Pepper, to taste
Topping Ingredients (Optional)
  • sour cream
  • salsa
  • Lettuce
  • Tomato
  • Fresh Jalapeño

Instructions
 

  • Preheat oven to 350°F.
  • In a bowl mix together the cream of chicken soup, 1/3 cup sour cream, 1/3 cup enchilada sauce, salt and pepper. Add chicken and diced green chilis and just mix until everything is combined.
  • Pour 1/4 cup enchilada sauce into the bottom of 8 x 8 baking pan and spread it out until most of the bottom is covered. Use 3 tortillas to cover the bottom of the pan. Cut as needed to fill gaps.
  • Spread 1/3 of the chicken mixture over the tortillas. Cover chicken mixture with a 1/3 cup enchilada sauce.
  • Use 3 more tortillas to cover the first layer. Add another 1/3 of the chicken mixture and cover the tortillas. Add 1/3 cup of sauce. Add 1 cup of shredded cheese. Use 3 more tortillas to cover the second layer.
  • Add remaining chicken mixture making sure to cover tortillas. Add another 1/3 cup enchilada sauce. Cover the 3rd layer with remaining tortillas.
  • Using remaining sauce, pour over the entire top, trying to cover as much of the tortilla as possible. Spread remaining cheese over the top of the sauce.
  • Bake for 25 to 30 minutes until cheese is melted and bubbly.

Nutrition

Calories: 281kcalCarbohydrates: 27gProtein: 13gFat: 14gSaturated Fat: 7gCholesterol: 43mgSodium: 855mgPotassium: 350mgFiber: 4gSugar: 7gVitamin A: 761IUVitamin C: 3mgCalcium: 228mgIron: 1mg

Nutritional information provided for this recipe is based on 1 serving. This information is an estimate and may vary based on several factors. If nutritional information is important to you and your diet, please verify this recipe with a Registered Dietitian.

Tried this Recipe?Leave a Comment below and share a picture on Instagram and tag @hot_rods_recipes and hashtag #hotrodsrecipes!

Similar Recipes

12 Comments

  1. Anita says:

    Do not wash raw chicken???

    1. This is highly debated on the internet. I prefer not to wash to minimize cross-contamination. Feel free to wash yours if you want.

      1. Mia Gabriel says:

        Thank you so much for posting this recipe! I am sharing it with my friends and family! It’s almost exactly like my recipe. My mother was from Mexico, so I was taught to just barely fry the corn tortillas in oil. Just to soften, not crisp. It prevents them from getting soggy in the enchiladas. It also adds authentic flavor. I add a little bit of diced onion to the sauce. That’s all I would do. This is a delicious recipe that is addictive! It can be doubled to fit in a 9×13 baking dish! It’s a keeper! Blessings to you and yours!

  2. Amy says:

    Rodney, do you use yellow or white corn tortillas to make your casserole?

    1. You can use either one. White corn tortillas are usually a bit softer so you may prefer them for this recipe.

  3. Paula says:

    I like to caution that the cream of chicken soup may not be gluten free.

    1. Thanks for pointing that out!

  4. Margaret Ferguson says:

    It’s in the oven and smells pretty good. It is an easy recipe which I am a fan of, so I hope it turns out well so I can make it again. Thanks!

    1. Hope you enjoyed it. To this day still one of my favorite casseroles to make.

  5. Angelina says:

    I liked the recipe, it was really simple too make, unlike other green chicken enchiladas. Thanks

  6. Kim says:

    Is this recipe Keto friendly??

    1. Thanks for asking. The cream of chicken soup is typically very high in carbs so you would need to substitute for a keto friendly cream of chicken soup.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Recipe Rating:




Before a comment appears it needs to be approved by the site owner. Read our Comment Policy to see how your comment data is processed. Your email address will NOT be published.