Cheesy Chicken Enchilada Casserole

Chicken Enchilada Casserole is a hearty and flavorful meal. This is an easy layered version of chicken enchiladas, has a creamy chicken mixture layered with tortillas & enchilada sauce. It’s all topped with cheese and then baked until browned and bubbly!

With this simple recipe, you can bring South of the Border right to your kitchen in no time at all!

Cheesy Chicken Enchilada Casserole

How to Make Chicken Enchilada Casserole

Easier than traditional chicken or ground beef enchiladas, this casserole requires no rolling, tortillas are cut into quarters and layered with the rest of the ingredients! Traditionally enchiladas use corn tortillas however you can make this chicken enchilada with flour tortillas too.

For the Chicken: I start with shredded cooked chicken. This is great for leftover Oven Baked Chicken Breasts but you can also make Poached Chicken or Crockpot Shredded Chicken.

Swap out the shredded chicken for ground chicken or turkey (or even ground beef to make a Beef Enchilada Casserole).

Cheesy Chicken Enchilada Casserole

To Make this Easy Casserole:

These creamy chicken enchiladas have chicken and peppers layered with enchilada sauce and tortillas.

  1. Make the filling.
  2. Layer chicken mixture, enchilada sauce and tortillas and top with cheese.
  3. Bake until the top is browned and bubbly.

Top with your favorite taco toppings!

Cheesy Chicken Enchilada Casserole

What to Serve with a Chicken Enchilada Casserole

We love to keep it simple!

  • Tangy coleslaw
  • refried or black beans
  • Mexican rice
  • Tossed Salad
  • Mexican Corn Salad

Top and garnish as you’d like with sour cream, salsa, tomatoes, jalapenos and cilantro. Add in a dollop of Guacamole to garnish!

Can You Freeze Chicken Enchilada Casserole?

Definitely, most casserole recipes can be frozen. The key is to make sure they are fully cooled before wrapping tightly, labeling, and placing in the freezer.

To freeze without your casserole dish: 

  1. Prior to baking, line your casserole dish with aluminum foil, and then bake accordingly.
  2. After the casserole is fully cooled, place in the freezer.
  3. Once it’s frozen, you can gently remove it from the pan and use the pan for another casserole! Muy Bueno, no?

More Chicken Casseroles

  • Chicken Parmesan Casserole – ready to eat in under an hour!
  • Salsa Chicken Casserole – Easy to make.
  • Cheesy Chicken Casserole – made with two different types of cheese
  • Creamy Chicken Noodle Casserole (from Scratch)
  • Chicken Lasagna – Reader favorite.

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