This is a recipe I developed after tweaking many other recipes. It has become a real favorite in my household! Easily adjustable to your preference of spiciness as well. Also easy to change to your liking by adding other veggies or peppers. Save time by cooking extra chicken ahead of time when making other chicken dishes. Serve with your choice of toppings, like sour cream, guacamole, sliced avocados, sliced black olives, or whatever else you like!

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Ingredients

10
Original recipe yields 10 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified

Directions

  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Grease a 9x13-inch baking dish.

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  • Bring chicken breasts and water to a boil in a large skillet; cook over medium heat until chicken juices run clear and meat is no longer pink inside, about 10 minutes. Transfer chicken breasts to a large plate, reserving pan juices in skillet, and shred chicken with 2 forks.

  • Cook onion and red bell pepper in reserved drippings over medium heat until onion is translucent, 5 to 8 minutes. Return shredded chicken to skillet. Stir black beans, corn, picante sauce, chopped green chiles, chili powder, and cumin into chicken mixture until thoroughly combined. Bring mixture to a simmer and cook until heated through, about 5 minutes. Pour chicken mixture into prepared baking dish.

  • Arrange flour tortillas in a single layer over chicken mixture. Stir fiesta soup with diced tomatoes and green chiles in a bowl until thoroughly combined; spread soup mixture over tortillas. Top casserole with Mexican cheese blend.

  • Bake in the preheated oven until cheese topping has melted and casserole is hot, about 30 minutes. Cool 5 minutes before serving.

Cook's Note:

This recipe is fairly spicy but can be adapted for milder tastes by using mild picante sauce, mild tomatoes with green chiles, or decreasing the chili powder a bit. Add diced jalapenos and use hot picante sauce for an extra-spicy dish.

Nutrition Facts

279 calories; 7.7 g total fat; 36 mg cholesterol; 1128 mg sodium. 35.9 g carbohydrates; 18.6 g protein; Full Nutrition

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 4 stars
02/13/2013
This is a great recipe. I only gave it 4 stars because I made a few substitutions based on what I had on hand. I had 10" tortillas so used two of those instead of three 8" tortillas used hot salsa in place of the picante sauce added a finely diced jalapeno (deseeded) to the onion and red pepper used tomatoes with cilantro and lime juice in place of the tomatoes with green chiles and used condensed cheddar soup instead of the fiesta style. It turned out great. My hubby suggested adding another layer of tortillas and cheese in the middle of the chicken mixture but I chose this recipe because it was low-cal and low in cholesterol so I will make it that way next time but will probably put the original recipe in my keeper bin. My hubby has already shared it with a co-worker who is also trying to stay away from red meat but really likes good flavor. Fair warning though you will find yourself going back for seconds! Thanks for sharing. Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 1 stars
09/17/2018
very dissapointing. very bland comes out real watery so the tortillas are soggy and inedible. Very upset I just wasted perfectly good chicken on this. Read More
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38 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 25
  • 4 star values: 10
  • 3 star values: 2
  • 2 star values: 0
  • 1 star values: 1
Rating: 4 stars
02/13/2013
This is a great recipe. I only gave it 4 stars because I made a few substitutions based on what I had on hand. I had 10" tortillas so used two of those instead of three 8" tortillas used hot salsa in place of the picante sauce added a finely diced jalapeno (deseeded) to the onion and red pepper used tomatoes with cilantro and lime juice in place of the tomatoes with green chiles and used condensed cheddar soup instead of the fiesta style. It turned out great. My hubby suggested adding another layer of tortillas and cheese in the middle of the chicken mixture but I chose this recipe because it was low-cal and low in cholesterol so I will make it that way next time but will probably put the original recipe in my keeper bin. My hubby has already shared it with a co-worker who is also trying to stay away from red meat but really likes good flavor. Fair warning though you will find yourself going back for seconds! Thanks for sharing. Read More
(10)
Rating: 4 stars
02/13/2013
This is a great recipe. I only gave it 4 stars because I made a few substitutions based on what I had on hand. I had 10" tortillas so used two of those instead of three 8" tortillas used hot salsa in place of the picante sauce added a finely diced jalapeno (deseeded) to the onion and red pepper used tomatoes with cilantro and lime juice in place of the tomatoes with green chiles and used condensed cheddar soup instead of the fiesta style. It turned out great. My hubby suggested adding another layer of tortillas and cheese in the middle of the chicken mixture but I chose this recipe because it was low-cal and low in cholesterol so I will make it that way next time but will probably put the original recipe in my keeper bin. My hubby has already shared it with a co-worker who is also trying to stay away from red meat but really likes good flavor. Fair warning though you will find yourself going back for seconds! Thanks for sharing. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
08/14/2014
This recipe was easy and very tasty. The only thing I changed was I diced my chicken breasts before cooking and sauteed them in olive oil instead of boiling. I took the cooked chicken out and then sauteed the vegetables in the remaining oil. I served this with diced avocados and sliced olives on top with sides of sour cream and more hot sauce if needed. It was delicious and I will make it again. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
04/03/2014
Loved this recipe! Easy and very flavorful. It allows for you to add or subtract certain ingredients based on tastes and whether or not you have them available. My husband raved over it and my grade school aged boys ate it with minimal complaints about the black beans. (Get over the bean aversion already boys!) I will definitely make again. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
07/04/2016
This recipie was awesome! I did make a few changes and used what I had on hand. I used canned chicken added a cup and a half of cooked minute rice I used a taco seasoning packet instead of the suggested seasoning and layered the dish. I did not use the cheese soup. Instead I put a layer of the mixture then a shredded cheese layer then a tortilla layer then the chicken mixture again shredded cheese tortilla and for the final layer I added more cheese on top of the last tortilla layer. It worked perfectly. I will make this again and I have shared the recipie with a couple of friends who loved the cassorole. Thank you. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
05/13/2016
I was in a hurry to make something before work and I found this recipe. I didn't have tortillas or the condensed nacho soup so I used tortilla chips and cream of chicken soup. It turned out absolutely delicious and my husband asked if it was hard to make because he wants me to keep making it. This is a really good casserole and I will be making it again! Read More
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Rating: 1 stars
09/17/2018
very dissapointing. very bland comes out real watery so the tortillas are soggy and inedible. Very upset I just wasted perfectly good chicken on this. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
04/08/2015
I used mild picante and mild green chiles so it wasn't too spicy for my son. It is still a flavor explosion in your mouth! We topped it with sour cream and crushed tortilla chips. Yummy! Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
02/21/2017
Definitely need to make sure and not overcook the chicken as it is going into the oven for another 30 minutes. Dish is tasty a little spicy even though I purchased only mild ingredients. Otherwise had great taste. Cooked the chicken in some olive oil then used that juice for the rest of ingredients instead of using the water recipe called for. It had plenty of liquid when it came out despite looking dry initially going into baking dish. Will make again with some minor modifications Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
02/28/2017
This was good but I thought 1 tablespoon of cumin overpowered the dish. If I make this again I would add maybe half of that. Read More