Chicken casserole with a Mexican twist. This casserole can be served as a main dish or an only dish. Leftovers are great. Very similar to Ro-tel® chicken. Tortillas can be substituted for Doritos® or corn tortillas, but flour tortillas seem to work best.

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Recipe Summary

prep:
15 mins
cook:
40 mins
total:
55 mins
Servings:
8
Yield:
8 servings
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Ingredients

8
Original recipe yields 8 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Preheat oven to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C).

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  • Bring a saucepan of salted water to a boil. Boil chicken breasts until no longer pink in the center and the juices run clear, about 10 minutes. An instant-read thermometer inserted into the center should read at least 165 degrees F (74 degrees C). Remove chicken breasts to a cutting board to cool. Reserve and cool chicken broth.

  • Shred the cooled chicken breasts and put into a large bowl; add cheese cubes, diced tomatoes with green chile peppers, cream of chicken soup, and cream of mushroom soup and stir.

  • Individually dip about half the tortillas into the cooled liquid from poaching the chicken; arrange into the bottom of a large baking dish.

  • Spread the chicken mixture over the tortillas.

  • Individually dip the remaining tortillas into the water and arrange atop the chicken mixture. Sprinkle chili powder over the tortillas.

  • Bake in preheated oven until the top layer of tortillas begin to turn golden brown and crunchy, 30 to 45 minutes.

Nutrition Facts

414 calories; protein 23.5g; carbohydrates 29.5g; fat 22.4g; cholesterol 70.3mg; sodium 1597.9mg. Full Nutrition
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Reviews (2)

Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
07/07/2017
I love this recipe and my family loves it too. It's so simple but so good! I have made it several times now and each time it quickly disappears. I would recommend spraying your pan so the tortillas don't stick when you're trying to serve the casserole. The second time I made it I added a can of black beans and a can of sliced black olives. Yum! This is a keeper! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
07/07/2017
I love this recipe and my family loves it too. It's so simple but so good! I have made it several times now and each time it quickly disappears. I would recommend spraying your pan so the tortillas don't stick when you're trying to serve the casserole. The second time I made it I added a can of black beans and a can of sliced black olives. Yum! This is a keeper! Read More
(2)
Rating: 5 stars
02/09/2014
Delicious! Served with Spanish rice! Read More