Mexican Chicken Taco Casserole


This is flavorful way to deconstruct your tacos and make serving them up a little easier on you! Serve tacos casserole-style, and top them with your favorite toppings - shredded lettuce, diced tomatoes, salsa, sour cream, etc. as desired! Adjust the seasonings to your preference - you can start with less than called for and add more if you're worried it will be too strong of a flavor profile. Add your favorite taco toppings such as shredded lettuce, diced tomatoes, sour cream, salsa, etc. if desired to serve!

Prep Time:
20 mins
Cook Time:
45 mins
Additional Time:
10 mins
Total Time:
1 hrs 15 mins
1 9x13-inch casserole


  • nonstick cooking spray

  • 1 tablespoon olive oil

  • 1 pound ground chicken

  • 1 medium onion, diced

  • 2 teaspoons chili powder

  • 2 teaspoons cumin

  • 2 teaspoons garlic powder

  • ½ teaspoon salt

  • 1 (15 ounce) can black beans, drained

  • 1 (15 ounce) can whole kernel corn, drained

  • 1 (15 ounce) can diced tomatoes and green chiles (such as RO*TEL®)

  • 1 (14 ounce) can tomato sauce

  • 7 (6 inch) flour tortillas, or as needed

  • 2 cups shredded Mexican blend cheese


  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Spray a 9x13-inch casserole dish with nonstick cooking spray and set aside.

  2. Heat oil in a large nonstick skillet over medium to medium-high heat. Add ground chicken and onion. Cook, stirring occasionally to break up the meat, until onion is mostly tender and meat is cooked through, about 5 minutes. Season with chili powder, cumin, garlic powder, and salt. Add black beans, corn, tomatoes, and tomato sauce; stir until well combined.

  3. Bring mixture to a low simmer and cook for about 10 minutes. Taste mixture and adjust the seasonings as desired.

  4. Spoon a couple of good-sized scoops of meat mixture onto the bottom of the prepared casserole dish, and spread into a thin layer. Lay about half of the tortillas over the sauce, breaking them in half as needed to make a fairly even layer without too much overlap. Add remaining meat mixture over the tortilla layer. Top with remaining tortillas, again breaking into pieces as necessary to evenly cover the surface.

  5. Cover with shredded cheese. Spray a piece of foil with nonstick cooking spray, and set the sprayed side against the cheese to cover the casserole dish (this helps prevent "cheese loss" when you remove the foil).

  6. Bake in the preheated oven until casserole is bubbly and cheese is nicely melted, about 30 minutes. Allow to cool for 10 to 15 minutes before cutting into wedges or scooping out to serve.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

417 Calories
16g Fat
41g Carbs
29g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 8
Calories 417
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 16g 21%
Saturated Fat 9g 44%
Cholesterol 65mg 22%
Sodium 1461mg 64%
Total Carbohydrate 41g 15%
Dietary Fiber 7g 26%
Total Sugars 5g
Protein 29g
Vitamin C 11mg 55%
Calcium 307mg 24%
Iron 4mg 22%
Potassium 721mg 15%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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