If you're looking for a green chile chicken enchilada casserole with a kick, this might be the one for you. I found the base recipe scouring the web for something that would taste like my ex-mom-in-law's casserole, which was to-die-for, and I've tweaked it a few times to make it my own. Try throwing in some jalapenos for even more kick.

Recipe Summary

prep:
30 mins
cook:
25 mins
total:
55 mins
Servings:
6
Yield:
6 servings
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Ingredients

6
Original recipe yields 6 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).

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  • Heat oil in a skillet over medium-high heat; saute green chile peppers, onion, bell pepper, corn, black beans, and garlic until onion and bell pepper are tender, 5 to 7 minutes. Remove skillet from heat.

  • Stir chicken, 1/2 cup enchilada sauce, and black pepper into vegetable mixture.

  • Spread 1/4 cup enchilada sauce in the bottom of an 11x17-inch casserole dish.

  • Lightly coat 1 side of 18 tortilla quarters with sour cream and arrange, sour cream-side up, in the casserole dish. Spread 1/2 of the chicken mixture over tortilla layer.

  • Stir green chile salsa into the remaining chicken mixture.

  • Sprinkle 1/2 cup Mexican cheese blend over chicken mixture layer in the casserole dish; top with 10 tortilla quarters. Pour 1/4 cup enchilada sauce over tortilla layer and cover with chicken-salsa mixture; add 1/2 cup Mexican cheese blend.

  • Lightly coat 14 tortilla quarters with sour cream and arrange, sour cream-side down, over the cheese layer. Spread 1 cup enchilada sauce over tortillas and top with remaining cheese.

  • Bake in the preheated oven until cooked through and cheese is bubbling, 20 to 25 minutes.

Nutrition Facts

430 calories; protein 22.7g; carbohydrates 39.1g; fat 21.1g; cholesterol 56.3mg; sodium 1322.4mg. Full Nutrition
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Rating: 5 stars
08/22/2014
My first time trying this recipe. I altered it a bit. I roasted 4 green chillies & 2 Jalapeños (instead of using cans) then I put them in a plastic bag so that the steam would soften them up. Once they cooled, I peeled each one, cut the ends off, opened them up, rinsed them so that there would be no seeds, then chopped into small pieces. Did everything else to the "T" & it was AMAZING!!!! Read More
(11)

Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
05/12/2019
I had a few problems with this recipe. The taste is good but there is no where near enough chicken mixture for 2 layers in the baking dish. I added a whole can of corn and black beans too so I even had more than I should have. Ultimately there's no reason to bother with layering them tho because the tortillas are all just mush by the time it's all heated through. The large can of enchilada sauce is way to much too. I threw about half of it out. I will try another version of this tho because like I said the taste is good. The chicken mixture is delicious and would be really good as a normal enchilada filling. I think I might also try it with just some tortillas on top and none at the bottom or in the middle because there's just no point in them. Oh and less sauce it was way to saucy. Read More
23 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 16
  • 4 star values: 4
  • 3 star values: 2
  • 2 star values: 1
  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: 5 stars
08/21/2014
My first time trying this recipe. I altered it a bit. I roasted 4 green chillies & 2 Jalapeños (instead of using cans) then I put them in a plastic bag so that the steam would soften them up. Once they cooled, I peeled each one, cut the ends off, opened them up, rinsed them so that there would be no seeds, then chopped into small pieces. Did everything else to the "T" & it was AMAZING!!!! Read More
(11)
Rating: 5 stars
03/14/2015
I used a rotisserie chicken, white meat only and added a can of tomatoes with chili's as well as a can of green chili's and a can of mild green enchilada sauce to chicken mixture. More sour cream and cheese. Perfect! Read More
(5)
Rating: 5 stars
08/13/2014
This is a delicious recipe. The only thing I changed was adding jalapenos along with the chiles and using the sour cream generously. Read More
(4)
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Rating: 5 stars
07/31/2014
Delicious! Read More
(3)
Rating: 5 stars
08/06/2014
My Mexican husband asked me to make enchiladas for dinner, so I knew this dish already had a tough audience. My husband AND children loved this dish, beans an all! I was one proud mom and wife. Read More
(3)
Rating: 5 stars
09/29/2014
This recipe is good just as it is written. Only changes made: used fresh jalapenos (2) used about a cup of sour cream and much more shredded cheese. Great recipe. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
09/04/2015
I love to make chicken and green chili enchiladas. I added taco seasoning to the sour cream which is something I always do when making Mexican food. It adds a little extra flavor that my family enjoys. I made this with canned whole green chili's and Mexican white cheese. I loved the corn bell pepper and beans with the chicken to add more texture. I used a green chili enchilada sauce with mango salsa mixed into it as that is what I had on hand. Sometimes we need to tweak recipes to use what we have at home rather than run off to the grocery store. This time it happened to turn out absolutely marvelous. Read More
(1)
Rating: 5 stars
04/17/2017
I made this recipe as written with the exception of leaving out the bell pepper being we are not fond of them. It was an easy recipe to make and had a lot of flavor. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
09/13/2018
Followed the recipe to the letter. It was delicious! My roommate ate most of it. Lol. I will be making this one often! Read More
(1)
Rating: 3 stars
05/12/2019
I had a few problems with this recipe. The taste is good but there is no where near enough chicken mixture for 2 layers in the baking dish. I added a whole can of corn and black beans too so I even had more than I should have. Ultimately there's no reason to bother with layering them tho because the tortillas are all just mush by the time it's all heated through. The large can of enchilada sauce is way to much too. I threw about half of it out. I will try another version of this tho because like I said the taste is good. The chicken mixture is delicious and would be really good as a normal enchilada filling. I think I might also try it with just some tortillas on top and none at the bottom or in the middle because there's just no point in them. Oh and less sauce it was way to saucy. Read More
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