Friday, August 01, 2008

Green Chili Chicken Casserole

As much as I love cooking there's days that I draw a complete blank and can't think of a single thing to cook, they're frustating times but I find that is usually when I'll throw a couple things together and then sit back and think "Oh I hope I remember what I did, cause I really like it".

Enter the wonderful world of photographing your food, because now it's easier than ever to remember just what you put in there.

So here is my version of a Green Chili Chicken Casserole. Kids loved it, Hubby loved it, I loved is a happy home.


1 can mild green enchilada sauce
1 cup canned chopped green chiles, drained
1 cup chopped onion
1 cup fat-free sour cream
3/4 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
1 (10 1/2-ounce) can condensed 98% fat-free cream of chicken soup, undiluted (such as Campbell's)
1 garlic clove, minced
4 cups shredded cooked chicken breast (about 1 pound)
Cooking spray
6 (6-inch) flour tortillas
2 cups (8 ounces) finely shredded sharp cheddar cheese

Preheat oven to 350º.

Combine the first 9 ingredients in a large saucepan, stirring with a whisk. Bring to a boil, stirring constantly. Remove from heat.

Spread 1 cup soup mixture in a 13 x 9-inch baking dish coated with cooking spray. Arrange 3 tortillas over the soup mixture and top with 1/2 cup cheese.

Repeat layers, ending with the cheese. Spread remaining soup mixture over cheese. Bake at 350° for 30 minutes or until bubbly.

It's an easy recipe but trust me when I say that it's really good, the tortillas stay nice and soft and it almost looks like chicken and dumplings but with the chilies. YUM!

Click on thumbnail to download the printable recipe card:

Green Chili Chicken Casserole on FoodistaGreen Chili Chicken Casserole


  1. Wow that looks sooo yummy! Making me crave green chilli! And I live in New Mexico for crying out loud!

  2. Looks yummy. It is really similar to a recipe I have called Swiss Enchilada's (don't know where they got Swiss out of it! LOL) Mine doesn't have the sour cream and I mix it all and laywer in a baking dish. I love how you post your recipes and include the recipe card. That is really cool!
    Thanks for sharing.

  3. Thanks for a great idea for dinner and I know exactly what you mean about not knowing some days what to do for dinner!

  4. I made this tonight and my hubby loved it. My little guy (age 7) is a picky eater, but the rule is take 2 bites..then we discuss the options. He opted for chicken nuggets and some quick steamed veggies.
    PS- I am goign to try the deep dish pizza next week..never though of using the springform pan for pizza!!!

  5. just stumbled across your blog and I'm loving it, I was looking for a new chicken recipe for tonight. My hubby loves mexican, I think this will win out tonight, but I've seen a few more that I really want to make, THANK YOU!