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Chicken Tortilla Bake

User Rating 3.5 Star Rating (2 Reviews)


This chicken casserole is easy to fix and bake, making it a great meal for a busy day. Feel free to use a rotisserie chicken to make preparation even easier.


  • 3 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 cup sliced onion
  • 1 large clove garlic, minced
  • 1 tablespoon chili powder
  • 1 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 1 can (14.5 ounces) diced tomatoes
  • 6 corn tortillas (6-inch)
  • vegetable oil
  • 1/2 cup sour cream
  • 2 cups shredded Mexican cheese mixture or Monterey Jack cheese
  • 2 cups shredded cooked chicken
  • 6 canned whole green chiles, cut in half lengthwise


Heat 1 tablespoon of olive oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Add onion, garlic, chili powder, cumin, and pepper; cook, stirring frequently, for 5 minutes.

Place onion mixture in a blender container; add tomatoes. Blend until smooth.

Add remaining 2 tablespoons of olive oil to the skillet over medium-high heat. Stir in pureed tomato mixture. Cook, stirring constantly, until sauce cooks down and thickens, about 5 to 7 minutes. Transfer sauce to a bowl; set aside.

Wipe skillet clean. Pour vegetable oil into skillet, to a depth of about 1/4 inch. Heat over medium-high heat; fry tortillas, one at a time, just a few seconds on each side. Transfer tortillas to paper towels to drain.

Place 2 tortillas in a shallow 2-quart baking dish. Layer with about one-quarter of the sauce, one-quarter of sour cream, one-quarter of shredded cheese, and 1 cup of chicken. Lay 6 chile slices on chicken. Top with 2 more tortillas. Repeat to make another layer. Top with remaining tortillas, sauce, sour cream, and cheese. Cover casserole with foil and bake at 350° for about 30 minutes. Cool chicken tortilla casserole slightly before serving.

Chicken and tortilla casserole serves 4.

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 2 out of 5
A lot of work for something ordinary, Member janeknits

This was a lot of trouble to go to for a very plain dish. You could easily substitute canned enchilada sauce to speed it up, but it also needs a bit more pizzazz -- maybe fajita spices for the chicken?

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