An enchilada casserole using leftover chicken and gravy. You can also use turkey. Classic Tex-Mex cuisine. Serve with salsa, shredded lettuce, sour cream and black olives if desired.

Advertisement

Ingredients

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

Directions

  • In a large skillet combine chicken, gravy, water, onion, celery, chile peppers, garlic salt, salt and pepper. Stir together to mix. Cover skillet and simmer over low heat for 1 to 2 hours.

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

  • In a 11x14 inch baking dish layer 6 tortillas, then 1/2 of the chicken mixture, then 1/2 of the cheese. Repeat layers. Bake in the preheated oven for 30 to 40 minutes or until cheese is melted and bubbly.

Nutrition Facts

426 calories; 18.8 g total fat; 97 mg cholesterol; 1308 mg sodium. 28.8 g carbohydrates; 33.5 g protein; Full Nutrition

Reviews (24)

Read More Reviews

Most helpful positive review

Rating: 4 stars
12/04/2003
This was delicious but I was a little confused about the directions. I didn't know why I needed to simmer it for 2 hours when the chicken was already cooked so I simmered for less than 1/2 and hour and put it in the oven. I also made more than 2 layers because I had enough ingredients. It was still very yummy and I will make it again! Read More
(37)

Most helpful critical review

Rating: 2 stars
02/08/2007
We didn't care for this at all unfortunately. The flavors just didn't blend very well it wasn't very appetizing to look at and the tortillas were mushy and unpleasant. Not recommended. Sorry. Read More
(6)
27 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 9
  • 4 star values: 12
  • 3 star values: 2
  • 2 star values: 3
  • 1 star values: 1
Rating: 4 stars
12/04/2003
This was delicious but I was a little confused about the directions. I didn't know why I needed to simmer it for 2 hours when the chicken was already cooked so I simmered for less than 1/2 and hour and put it in the oven. I also made more than 2 layers because I had enough ingredients. It was still very yummy and I will make it again! Read More
(37)
Rating: 4 stars
12/04/2003
This was delicious but I was a little confused about the directions. I didn't know why I needed to simmer it for 2 hours when the chicken was already cooked so I simmered for less than 1/2 and hour and put it in the oven. I also made more than 2 layers because I had enough ingredients. It was still very yummy and I will make it again! Read More
(37)
Rating: 5 stars
12/03/2003
Delicious delicious delicious this receipe is perfect! I followed it entirely the first time we made it and then improved the second...it was fabulous both times! We added more of a variety of vegetables the second time and there wasn't any complaining from the kids for 'having' to eat their vegies! Read More
(33)
Advertisement
Rating: 4 stars
05/10/2011
My wife and I liked this a lot. I made a few touch-ups: - I veganized the recipe by using seitan instead of chicken. I lightly browned the seitan in a couple tablespoons of canola oil. Seitan is a high-protein veggie meat made primarily from wheat gluten; it's available in Whole Foods-type stores and sometimes "regular" grocery stores. In recipes it has a taste and texture similar to chicken. There are lots of recipes for it online but I always buy it ready-made from a package. I also used Follow Your Heart vegan cheddar (though my first choice had I not had leftovers to use up would have been Daiya vegan cheddar). - Mindful of other reviewers' comments I added some garlic powder to the mixture as well as some corn starch for thickening. I served it kind of half over half next to rice for which I added a bit of Mexcan spices to the broth. I lightly spooned salsa verde on top of the dish. Read More
(13)
Rating: 5 stars
03/03/2004
This was outstanding...my daughter and I had seconds and my son had thirds!!! The only disappointment I had was that it was a little too soupy for my liking. I will make it again but I think I will had a little cornstarch to thicken it up a bit. Thanks for an awesome dinner! Read More
(11)
Rating: 4 stars
08/21/2007
I made this for 4 servings. I oven baked the chicken breasts ahead of time. Since the chicken was already cooked I put all the ingredients in the frying pan and simmered it for 15 minutes. I also added 3/4 cup of raw rice while simmering. After arranging all ingredients in the baking dish I covered it and baked it for 35 minutes uncovered it and let it bake for another 15 minutes. Adding the rice really helped it from being too soupy. Read More
(10)
Advertisement
Rating: 5 stars
03/15/2004
EASY! I USED A CHICKEN I COOKED IN CROCK POT (DEBONED) AND CANNED GRAVY. MY FAMILY LOVED IT! TOPPED WITH SOUR CREAM TACO SAUSE AND LETTUCE. YUMMY!A NEW FAMILY FAVORITE! Read More
(9)
Rating: 4 stars
10/26/2006
My family loved this recipe. These are the changes I made: omitted water added 1/2 tsp cumin added additional garlic used sharp cheddar cheese and about a cup more than the recipe calls for used shallots in place of onion added 1 cup of shredded potato to thicken it some. It was still a little soupy but did thicken as it cooled a bit. So it turned out just right after adding the potato. I served this with red rice on the side and I got rave reviews from my picky family! This will become a regular in my home. Read More
(8)
Rating: 5 stars
02/26/2004
In this recipe I do not see that it calls for cooked chicken as one reader suggested or am I missing something? Read More
(6)
Rating: 3 stars
03/08/2004
My husband liked the flavor but it was way too soupy for me. If there is a next time making this for me I'll leave out the extra water and thicken with a little corn starch. Read More
(6)
Rating: 2 stars
02/08/2007
We didn't care for this at all unfortunately. The flavors just didn't blend very well it wasn't very appetizing to look at and the tortillas were mushy and unpleasant. Not recommended. Sorry. Read More
(6)