Chicken (or Turkey!) Enchilada Casserole with Green Sauce


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Chicken (or Turkey!) Enchilada Casserole…such a great meal to serve during the holiday season. It is quick to make and delicious. This hot and bubbly Mexican comfort food is also perfect for a crowd. I used a 12X18 pan and brought this satisfying dish to a gathering with our Mom’s group at church and it was a hit.

Several friends have asked for the recipe so I am including it here today. Funny thing is, this is such a quick and easy casserole, it is almost embarrassing. :) But, truth be told, it is so often the easiest, less complicated recipes that are the biggest hit.

Here is what I did:

5 cups chicken (I used rotisserie chicken from the grocery store)

32 ounces Sour Cream
2 large (28 ounces each) cans of Green Enchilada Sauce

Open and set aside
27 ounces (canned) Whole Green Chiles


6 cups of Jack Cheese

a package of 12 Medium Flour Tortillas (Flour Tortillas are important here)


Beginning with sauce, create a thin layer on the bottom of the dish (can make to 9X13 casseroles if you don’t have a larger pan)

Then, add a layer of tortilla (tear the tortilla to fill in the open spots), layer of sauce, layer of chicken, and a layer of shredded cheese.

Then, add a layer of the whole green chiles.

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Next, begin the process again. Sauce, Tortillas, Chicken, Sauce and end with cheese.

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at 350 for 30 minutes and then raise the temperature to 425 and bake another 10 minutes or until browned and bubbly. Let sit for 10 minutes or so and serve.

Chicken Enchilada Casserole with Green Sauce

If you make this for a group gathering, plan on bringing home an empty casserole dish! :)



    • Diane Marie Haller says

      Thank you Paula! I totally understand trying to cut back :). Thankfully, this was fully eaten at the event I brought it to! :)

    • Diane Marie Haller says

      Good question Cathy! :) It really is preference. One of the things that is really yummy about this casserole is that the tortillas kind of become one with the sauce and it is really delicious. Corn tortillas wouldn’t do that in the same way. With that said, they would still be delicious, but not quite cook together as I desire in this casserole. :)

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