Mexican Chicken Casserole

Mexican Chicken Casserole

Mexican Chicken Casserole

Prep Time

15 minutes

Cook Time

45 minutes

Serves

12 people

Creamy and cheesy, this is a dish the whole family will love; it’s got just enough kick from the chiles and it’s loaded with tender pulled chicken breast and gooey cheese.

Why Try? This is a great dish for entertaining or for a weeknight meal because you can make it ahead before baking and then refrigerate or freeze it to bake right before serving. If you freeze it, make sure to use a freezer-safe dish and allow it to thaw completely before baking.

Roast four bone-in and skin-on chicken breasts with just olive oil, salt and pepper, and then pull the meat off with a fork. Another option is to buy a couple of whole roasted chickens from your grocer and use both the white and dark meat.

Ingredients

  • 6 cups pulled white chicken meat
  • 24 ounces Mexican blend shredded cheese, divided in half
  • 2 bunches green onions, tops only, chopped, divided in half
  • 2 – 10 3/4 ounce cans cream of chicken soup
  • 1 4-ounce can green chiles, chopped
  • 3 cups sour cream
  • 1 cup pitted black olives, sliced
  • 12 – 6 inch flour tortillas

Preparation

  • 1 Preheat oven to 350°F.
  • 2 Combine half the cheese, half the green onions, cream of chicken soup, chiles, sour cream, and olive. Set aside 2 cups of this mixture for the topping. Add the chicken to the remainder for filling and mix well.
  • 3 Put 2 heaping tablespoons on each tortilla and roll up tightly. Arrange seam-side down in a single layer in a greased 9 x 13 inch baking dish.
  • 4 Spread reserved topping, sprinkle over second half of cheese and green onions. Refrigerate overnight or freeze.
  • 5 Bake uncovered for 45 minutes or until hot, golden, and bubbling. Serve.
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