This family pleaser is definitely not your ordinary chicken casserole. I started making this years ago and still get requests for it.

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Ingredients

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

Directions

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

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  • Place chicken in a baking dish. Cover and bake for 1 hour in preheated oven. Remove chicken from dish and allow to cool. Remove meat from bone and tear into small pieces.

  • Meanwhile, mix the cream of mushroom soup, the cream of chicken soup, chili, picante sauce, milk, onion, cumin, and garlic powder in a large bowl.

  • Spread half the shredded chicken into the bottom of a 9x13 inch baking dish. Cover the chicken with half of the tortilla pieces. Pour half of the sauce on top of the tortillas; sprinkle half the Cheddar cheese and Monterey Jack cheese evenly over the dish. Repeat the layers with the rest of the ingredients.

  • Bake in preheated oven until all the cheese has melted and sauce mixture is bubbling, 35 to 40 minutes.

Nutrition Facts

632 calories; 30.4 g total fat; 164 mg cholesterol; 1350 mg sodium. 32.4 g carbohydrates; 56.9 g protein; Full Nutrition

Reviews (48)

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Rating: 5 stars
07/11/2007
This was really excellent!! I highly recommend NOT using flour tortillas.. unless you like the "gooey" taste at the end results. The corn tortillas were firm and full of corn flavor! Also people should not rate a recipe BEFORE they cook and try it. I added a bit more comino. Next time I'll add some minced bell pepper. Thanks for sharing! Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
07/26/2018
First of all you have to be a chicken lover to eat all that chicken in one dish! We like our chicken but we used four boneless skinless chicken breasts and even that was too much. The tortilla directions were very vague and we didn't know how many to use. We ended up using too many and they were all still dry. There wasn't enough sauce because it soaked into the chicken and that didn't leave much for the tortillas. I will make this again but I will use quite a few alterations and substitutes. Read More
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  • 5 star values: 35
  • 4 star values: 22
  • 3 star values: 3
  • 2 star values: 0
  • 1 star values: 3
Rating: 5 stars
07/11/2007
This was really excellent!! I highly recommend NOT using flour tortillas.. unless you like the "gooey" taste at the end results. The corn tortillas were firm and full of corn flavor! Also people should not rate a recipe BEFORE they cook and try it. I added a bit more comino. Next time I'll add some minced bell pepper. Thanks for sharing! Read More
(30)
Rating: 5 stars
07/11/2007
This was really excellent!! I highly recommend NOT using flour tortillas.. unless you like the "gooey" taste at the end results. The corn tortillas were firm and full of corn flavor! Also people should not rate a recipe BEFORE they cook and try it. I added a bit more comino. Next time I'll add some minced bell pepper. Thanks for sharing! Read More
(30)
Rating: 5 stars
05/08/2008
This is a great recipe. I changed it a bit to make it more healthy. I replace one can of soup with boiled cauliflower & carrot (about half a large cauliflower and a few small carrots) that I then puree in a blender along with milk and the other can of soup. My children don't even notice that the extra vegies are in there. I also tend to boil my chicken and then shred it. I just find that it's quicker that way. This recipe tastes great with a side of rice. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
07/29/2007
Great dish I used chicken tenders instead of bone in chicken and shredded them and it turned out very good. Highly reccommend this dish! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
09/14/2007
This recipe was awesome! My 5 year old even liked it. Very easy to make. This is deffinately a keeper!!! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
04/14/2010
This recipe was awesome!! The only change I made was I used "chili beans" instead of the chili with no beans and it came out so good. Also the chicken breasts I used were huge so I was actually able to make 2-9x13 dishes (one layer each). This is so good I'm thinking of making a big tray of this for an upcoming family get together! Thanks for sharing this recipe. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
10/13/2009
Loved loved loved this! I used boneless chicken breasts sprinkled w/taco seasoning & baked in a pan w/salsa & water. After shredding it I sprinkled w/more taco seasoning. I also threw the chicken in w/the soup mixture & layered chicken/soup mix corn tortillas(chopped) cheeses repeat. I had 2 cans of chili beans(also called mexican bean mix or chili mix in some stores) which I used in place of the chili w/out beans. It was incredibly good! It would be fantastic in tortillas enchilada style but we just ate it straight & some scooped it w/tortilla chips. I'll definately be making this again! Thank you! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
08/17/2007
My 7 & 9 yr old kids liked this. I upped the cumin to 1 tsp and used half an onion due to personal tastes. Thanks for the recipe; it was great even though I left off a layer of tortillas! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
08/18/2010
This is very good. My husband loved it. I did not use the cream of mushroom and we still enjoyed it. I also halved the ingrediants- and it worked perfectly in an 8x8 dish. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
06/12/2008
This was excellent!! My family loved it including my picky husband. It's cheesy creamy and full of flavor! I recommend using 3lbs of chicken breast because it makes alot of sauce. Will leave you with lots of yummy leftovers too. I just seasoned boneless breasts with southwest seasoning and salt and pepper then cooked them in a pan with olive oil. Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
07/26/2018
First of all you have to be a chicken lover to eat all that chicken in one dish! We like our chicken but we used four boneless skinless chicken breasts and even that was too much. The tortilla directions were very vague and we didn't know how many to use. We ended up using too many and they were all still dry. There wasn't enough sauce because it soaked into the chicken and that didn't leave much for the tortillas. I will make this again but I will use quite a few alterations and substitutes. Read More