Sonora Chicken


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

Prep Time:
20 mins
Cook Time:
1 hr 35 mins
Additional Time:
20 mins
Total Time:
2 hrs 15 mins
8 servings


  • 6 large bone-in chicken breast halves

  • 1 (10 ounce) can cream of mushroom soup

  • 1 (10 ounce) can cream of chicken soup

  • 1 (15 ounce) can chili, no beans

  • 1 cup picante sauce

  • ½ cup milk

  • 1 small onion, chopped

  • ½ teaspoon ground cumin

  • ½ teaspoon garlic powder

  • 12 corn tortillas, torn into strips

  • 1 (8 ounce) package shredded Cheddar cheese

  • 1 (8 ounce) package shredded Monterey Jack cheese


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

  2. 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.

  3. 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.

  4. 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.

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

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

632 Calories
30g Fat
32g Carbs
57g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 8
Calories 632
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 30g 39%
Saturated Fat 15g 76%
Cholesterol 164mg 55%
Sodium 1350mg 59%
Total Carbohydrate 32g 12%
Dietary Fiber 5g 18%
Total Sugars 4g
Protein 57g
Vitamin C 3mg 17%
Calcium 519mg 40%
Iron 5mg 27%
Potassium 688mg 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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