Quick and Easy Chicken Enchilada Casserole…

With our busy lifestyle, I am always looking for flavorful and quick recipes. I created this recipe because I was craving Mexican food and the ingredients happened to be on sale at the grocery store. I always have chicken, cheddar cheese and Fage yogurt so I only needed to buy  a couple of ingredients.

Here’s how I made Quick and Easy Chicken Enchilada Casserole…

Quick and easy chicken enchilada casserole

Be sure to use corn tortillas…

Quick and easy chicken enchilada casserole

 

Quick and Easy Chicken Enchilada Casserole…

Ingredients

  • 2 boneless, skinless chicken breasts, cooked and shredded
  • 1 - 28 ounce can enchilada sauce - mild or hot
  • 1 - 4 ounce can green chiles - mild or hot
  • 12 (6 inch) corn tortillas torn in half
  • 16 ounces shredded cheese - cheddar cheese or Monterey Jack
  • 8 ounces Fage plain yogurt - can use sour cream

Instructions

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Lightly grease a medium baking dish.

Pour about half of the enchilada sauce in the bottom of a medium baking dish. arrange 6 tortillas in a single layer. Top with 1/2 of the chicken, 1/2 of the cheese and all of the yogurt.

Add the can of green chiles with the remaining enchilada sauce and pour on top of casserole.

Layer the rest of the chicken and cheese on top of the casserole.

Cover and bake for 45 minutes. Cool slightly before serving.

Corn Tortillas - this part is not necessary but it does enhance the casserole flavor. Using metal tongs, slightly char each tortilla half over the open flame of your gas stove burner or gas grill for about one minute. The tortillas will puff slightly.

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Shredded cheddar cheese for the top of the enchilada casserole…

Quick and easy chicken enchilada casseroleTear the corn tortillas in half…

Quick and easy chicken enchilada casseroleNow, this next step is not necessary, but it does enhance the enchiladas flavor. I channeled my inner Bobby Flay and had some fun. Using tongs, I carefully charred each corn tortilla over my gas stove flame. You could also do this with your gas grill. I saw Bobby Flay do this once on TV and decided I would give it a try 🙂

Quick and easy chicken enchilada casserolePour enchilada sauce in the bottom of a baking dish and begin layering ingredients…

Quick and easy chicken enchilada casseroleThe green chiles are very mild and a tad tangy…so tasty especially when mixed with the enchilada sauce.

Quick and easy chicken enchilada casseroleEven though I don’t have a photo of cooked chicken, it is layered in the casserole. All set to bake in the over.

Quick and easy chicken enchilada casserole Quick and easy chicken enchilada casseroleThis chicken enchilada casserole is so quick and easy to throw together. If you prefer spicier food, you can substitute the enchilada sauce and green chiles for “hot” versions. I made an extra casserole to freeze for later use on a day when I don’t want to cook 🙂

Quick and easy chicken enchilada casseroleI hope you like this recipe and give it a taste. Drop us a line and let us know what you think!

Comments

  1. says

    Another great recipe idea! This looks amazing and I love Mexican food like crazy. I think I eat it at least once or twice a week. I can’t wait to try this!

  2. says

    Vicki and Jennifer, this looks delish and we LOVE Mexican food too and enchiladas. I’ve never tried it with Fage Yogurt or the tortillas that way which looks easier too. Again, gorgeous pictures too, of this yummy recipe. Can’t wait to try. xo Lisa

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