This easy recipe for chicken enchilada casserole is just 5 ingredients, all layered together and baked to perfection. A quick and simple meal that the whole family will love!
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Chicken Enchilada Casserole

This easy recipe for chicken enchilada casserole is layers of tortillas, shredded chicken, enchilada sauce and cheese, all baked together to golden brown perfection. A quick and simple meal that the whole family will love!
Course Main Course
Cuisine Mexican
Keyword chicken enchilada, chicken enchilada casserole, enchilada casserole
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 35 minutes
Total Time 45 minutes
Servings 6 servings
Calories 349kcal
Author Sara Welch

Ingredients

  • 8 small tortillas cut into halves, corn or flour
  • 2 cups of cooked shredded chicken breast
  • 2 cups of shredded Monterey Jack cheese
  • 1 15-ounce can of pinto beans rinsed and drained
  • 2 cups red enchilada sauce
  • cooking spray
  • optional garnishes: olives, sour cream, red onions, cilantro, green onions, avocado, tomato

Instructions

  • Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Coat an 8 or 9 inch square baking pan or 2 quart baking dish with cooking spray.
  • Spread 1/4 cup of sauce over the bottom of the baking dish. Layer 4 halves of tortilla over the sauce so that the bottom of the pan is covered.
  • Layer 1/3 of the chicken, 1/3 of the beans, 1/2 cup of the cheese and 1/3 cup of enchilada sauce over the tortillas.
  • Place a second layer of tortillas on top and layer 1/3 of the chicken, 1/3 of the beans, 1/2 cup of the cheese and 1/3 cup enchilada sauce over the tortillas.
  • Repeat this process one more time for the third layer. Place the remaining tortilla halves over the top and spread the remaining enchilada sauce over the tortillas.
  • Sprinkle the remaining 1/2 cup cheese over the top.
  • Cover with foil that's been sprayed with cooking spray and bake for 30 minutes. Uncover and bake for an additional 5-10 minutes or until cheese is melted and browned.
  • Let sit for 5 minutes to firm up, then top with garnishes and serve.

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Nutrition

Calories: 349kcal | Carbohydrates: 31g | Protein: 23g | Fat: 15g | Saturated Fat: 7g | Cholesterol: 33mg | Sodium: 826mg | Fiber: 7g | Sugar: 3g