Enchilada Casserole with Chicken

Enchilada Casserole is a delicious easy to make dinner that can be prepared ahead and frozen for convenience.
Course Main Course
Cuisine Mexican
Keyword enchilada casserole
Prep Time 1 hour 10 minutes
Cook Time 1 hour
Total Time 2 hours 10 minutes
Servings 10
Calories 310kcal
Author April Woods


  • 10 - 12 large flour tortillas
  • 2 cans diced tomato drained
  • 4-5 chicken breasts
  • 4 small yellow onions chopped
  • 1 heaping TBS minced garlic
  • 5 green peppers cut in strips
  • 1 can red enchilada sauce 15 oz
  • 1/2 lb Mexican shredded cheese mix
  • olive oil
  • salt & pepper


  • Add peppers, onions, garlic, and a drizzle of olive oil to a large roasting pan. Toss gently. Lay chicken breasts over top of peppers and onions, season with salt and pepper.
  • Cover tightly with foil and bake on center rack of oven at 425 degrees for about 1 hour, until chicken is cooked through and peppers and onions are soft.
  • Drain off excess liquid (or save to use as the broth base in Black Bean Soup or Tortilla Soup!), and place peppers, onions, and garlic in a large bowl.
  • Shred chicken, then add to the bowl as well. Also add 2/3rds of the cheese (you want to reserve 1/3 for the top of the casserole), and the drained tomatoes. Stir so ingredients are evenly distributed.
  • Lightly grease your casserole dish with olive oil, then stuff each tortilla with an even amount of enchilada filling. I like to make mine very full, and tuck the ends in burrito-style so the filling doesn't ooze out. Place in casserole dish.
  • When your dish is full and you're out of stuffing/tortillas (no worries if it's a tight fit!), Pour the entire can of enchilada sauce over top. Use a spoon to coax it into the nooks and crannies.
  • Top with the remaining cheese and pop back in the oven at 350 degrees for about 60 minutes.
  • Serve with sour cream, fresh pico de gallo or roasted salsa, and enjoy!



Calories are automatically generated. For best results calculate based on your exact ingredients.


Calories: 310kcal