Easy Chicken Enchilada Casserole

Easy Chicken Enchilada Casserole

Craving some Tex-Mex flavor but short on time? Try this simple and delicious Chicken Enchilada Casserole! It’s a layered, bake-and-forget kind of dish that offers all the rich flavors of traditional enchiladas without the hassle of rolling. A mix of shredded chicken, corn tortillas, enchilada sauce, and plenty of cheese, this casserole is guaranteed to be a crowd-pleaser. Here’s how to whip up this cozy casserole in no time.


  • 2 cups cooked chicken, shredded
  • 1 can (10 oz) red enchilada sauce
  • 12 corn tortillas
  • 1 can (15 oz) black beans, drained and rinsed
  • 1 can (4 oz) diced green chilies
  • 1 cup corn kernels (frozen, canned or fresh)
  • 3 cups shredded Mexican cheese blend
  • 1/2 cup sour cream (optional for serving)
  • Fresh cilantro, chopped (for garnish)
  • 1 ripe avocado, sliced (optional for serving)


  1. Preheat your oven to 350°F (175°C).
  2. In a large mixing bowl, combine the shredded chicken and the enchilada sauce, making sure the chicken is well coated. Set aside.
  3. Gather a 9×13 inch baking dish and begin layering the casserole. Start with a thin layer of enchilada sauce at the bottom to prevent sticking.
  4. Arrange 4 corn tortillas over the sauce, slightly overlapping if necessary to cover the bottom.
  5. Spread half of the saucy chicken mixture over the tortillas, followed by half of the black beans, half of the corn, and a third of the shredded cheese.
  6. Repeat the layering process with 4 more tortillas, the remaining chicken, beans, and corn, and another third of the cheese.
  7. Top with the remaining tortillas, pour any leftover enchilada sauce over the top, and sprinkle the remaining shredded cheese evenly across the surface.
  8. Cover the baking dish with aluminum foil and bake for 25 minutes.
  9. Remove the foil and bake for an additional 10 minutes or until the cheese is bubbly and slightly golden brown.
  10. Remove from oven and let the casserole cool for a few minutes before slicing.
  11. Serve warm, garnished with chopped cilantro, sliced avocado, and a dollop of sour cream, if desired.

Whether you’re feeding a family or looking for leftovers to enjoy throughout the week, this Chicken Enchilada Casserole is the perfect combo of ease and flavor. Serve it up with a side salad, some rice, or extra chips for dipping, and enjoy a hearty, satisfying meal that will have everyone coming back for seconds!

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