Quick and Easy Green Chile Chicken Enchilada Casserole


This chicken enchilada casserole recipe is so good that my four picky kids eat it — and I got my picture in the paper for it! If you want to skip the charring step, simply tear the tortillas into quarters so they absorb the sauce better.

Prep Time:
15 mins
Cook Time:
1 hrs 30 mins
Total Time:
1 hrs 45 mins


  • 4 skinless, boneless chicken breast halves

  • garlic salt to taste

  • 18 (6 inch) corn tortillas, torn in half

  • 1 (28 ounce) can green chile enchilada sauce

  • 1 (16 ounce) package shredded Monterey Jack cheese

  • 1 (8 ounce) container reduced fat sour cream


  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Lightly grease a medium baking dish.

  2. Season chicken with garlic salt; arrange in the prepared baking dish. Bake in the preheated oven until no longer pink and juices run clear, about 45 minutes. An instant-read thermometer inserted into the center should read at least 165 degrees F (74 degrees C). Cool, shred, and set aside.

  3. Meanwhile, char each tortilla half over the open flame of a gas stove burner using metal tongs until lightly puffed, about 1 minute.

  4. Pour about 1/2 inch enchilada sauce into the bottom of a medium baking dish; arrange 6 tortillas in a single layer on top. Sprinkle with 1/2 of the chicken, 1/3 of the cheese, 1/2 of the sour cream, and 1/3 of the remaining enchilada sauce. Repeat layers. Coat remaining tortillas thoroughly with some of the remaining enchilada sauce and arrange on top. Sprinkle with remaining cheese and top with any remaining enchilada sauce

  5. Cover and bake in the preheated oven for 45 minutes. Cool slightly before serving.

    mid angle looking into a heaping spoonful coming out of the green chili chicken enchilada casserole
    Dotdash Meredith Food Studios

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

488 Calories
25g Fat
33g Carbs
33g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 8
Calories 488
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 25g 32%
Saturated Fat 13g 66%
Cholesterol 95mg 32%
Sodium 955mg 42%
Total Carbohydrate 33g 12%
Dietary Fiber 4g 13%
Total Sugars 3g
Protein 33g
Vitamin C 11mg 54%
Calcium 501mg 39%
Iron 2mg 9%
Potassium 341mg 7%

* 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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