This is a quick and easy dish. Conventional oven or microwave baking can be used. Tastes sooooooo good, it'll make your tongue slap your brains out! 'Rotel' is the name for the mixture of diced tomatoes with green chile peppers. It is sold in most grocery stores in the canned tomato or Mexican foods section.

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Ingredients

6
Original recipe yields 6 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified

Directions

  • In a medium bowl combine the tomatoes and soup and mix together. Set aside.

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  • In a lightly greased 2 quart microwave-safe casserole dish layer 1/3 of the tortilla chips, 1/2 of the chicken, 1/2 of the tomato/soup mixture and 1/3 of the cheese. Repeat layers, then top with the remaining tortilla chips and cheese.

  • Microwave: Cover dish with lid or wax paper. Microwave for 7 minutes. Remove lid long enough to release steam, then microwave for another 4 minutes.

  • Conventional Oven: Preheat oven to 400 degrees F (200 degrees C). Cover dish with lid or aluminum foil and bake in the preheated oven for 30 minutes.

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Nutrition Facts

547 calories; 24.4 g total fat; 88 mg cholesterol; 2099 mg sodium. 43 g carbohydrates; 38 g protein; Full Nutrition

Reviews (10)

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Rating: 4 stars
05/02/2007
The rest of my family gave this a five but I made a couple of changes and didn't think a five was a fair rating in light of that. I used zesty chili tomatoes rather than "rotel" because it's too hot for my six year old. I used a 14 oz bag of chips rather than a 10 oz. I didn't use cream of celery either and can't imagine what that would have tasted like. I used cream of chicken though I expect that cream of mushroom would have been good -- even better would have been nacho cheese flavored soup or condensed cheddar. Next time I make this I think I'll cook an onion in with the chicken. I think I'll add a little sour cream to the soup mix for more zip. And I think I'll replace the Velveeta with real cheese -- colby/jack blend or something similar. That processed taste wasn't my favorite though my family loved it. Thanks for sharing this recipe. Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 1 stars
09/12/2003
Followed the recipe nothing is really "wrong" with the recipe I just didn't care for the flavor. Will not make again. Read More
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12 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 3
  • 4 star values: 8
  • 3 star values: 0
  • 2 star values: 0
  • 1 star values: 1
Rating: 4 stars
05/02/2007
The rest of my family gave this a five but I made a couple of changes and didn't think a five was a fair rating in light of that. I used zesty chili tomatoes rather than "rotel" because it's too hot for my six year old. I used a 14 oz bag of chips rather than a 10 oz. I didn't use cream of celery either and can't imagine what that would have tasted like. I used cream of chicken though I expect that cream of mushroom would have been good -- even better would have been nacho cheese flavored soup or condensed cheddar. Next time I make this I think I'll cook an onion in with the chicken. I think I'll add a little sour cream to the soup mix for more zip. And I think I'll replace the Velveeta with real cheese -- colby/jack blend or something similar. That processed taste wasn't my favorite though my family loved it. Thanks for sharing this recipe. Read More
(14)
Rating: 4 stars
05/02/2007
The rest of my family gave this a five but I made a couple of changes and didn't think a five was a fair rating in light of that. I used zesty chili tomatoes rather than "rotel" because it's too hot for my six year old. I used a 14 oz bag of chips rather than a 10 oz. I didn't use cream of celery either and can't imagine what that would have tasted like. I used cream of chicken though I expect that cream of mushroom would have been good -- even better would have been nacho cheese flavored soup or condensed cheddar. Next time I make this I think I'll cook an onion in with the chicken. I think I'll add a little sour cream to the soup mix for more zip. And I think I'll replace the Velveeta with real cheese -- colby/jack blend or something similar. That processed taste wasn't my favorite though my family loved it. Thanks for sharing this recipe. Read More
(14)
Rating: 4 stars
06/23/2003
This was a great casserole. I baked it in the conventional oven & used shredded Mexican cheese instead of Velveeta. It did reheat well for lunch but it was best on the first day when the chips were crispiest. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
01/04/2005
great recipe. my husband and i love. great for kids as well. my daughter loves it just use the milder rotel. Read More
(11)
Rating: 1 stars
09/11/2003
Followed the recipe nothing is really "wrong" with the recipe I just didn't care for the flavor. Will not make again. Read More
(7)
Rating: 5 stars
06/23/2003
This is the first recipe I felt compelled to review. My husband loves it as do I. Even great the next day warmed over. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
03/28/2011
This was really good! I made some changes though... because I'm me! first I ended up using regular tomato sauce and left over tomato cream sauce. I probably doubled the tomato. I also used a 26 ounce can of cream of chicken instead of the cream of celery. This made it creamier but my dad did note that it didn't have enough texture. I like creamy so I wasn't afraid of that too much. In the end i think my family really liked it! Thanks! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
09/02/2003
This was good. A bit messy but good. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
01/15/2012
This tasted better than my finished dish looked. I would definitely make it again. Moist chicken and great authentic flavor. Thank you! Read More
(1)
Rating: 4 stars
01/23/2015
Not a fan of spicy so I used regular diced tomatoes and cream of chicken soup. I also added taco seasoning for a little kick. I didn't layer the chips and used them to dip instead and used regular mexican shredded cheese. Didn't use it but cilantro could be sprinkled on top when done. Be generous with the soup mixture it's a tasty healthier option to queso! Read More