Funky Enchilada Casserole


My good friend brought this to me in the hospital after I had just had a baby. My husband promptly took it home and ate the entire thing without sharing. I had to remake it myself to find out what he'd been raving about. I've made a few adjustments and so can you according to your tastes! This is a great casserole to make because some of the canned ingredients you may already have. Serve with sour cream, hot sauce, and cold diced tomatoes or salsa if you like. Maybe even serve some chips and guacamole to round it out.

Funky Enchilada Casserole on white plate
Prep Time:
35 mins
Cook Time:
25 mins
Total Time:
1 hr
6 servings


  • 1 tablespoon olive oil

  • 1 pound skinless, boneless chicken breast meat - cubed

  • 1 tablespoon ground cumin, or to taste

  • 1 tablespoon dry Mexican or taco seasoning

  • 1 pinch cayenne pepper

  • 1 medium onion, chopped

  • 5 cloves garlic, chopped

  • 1 red bell pepper, seeded and chopped

  • 1 yellow bell pepper, seeded and chopped

  • 1 orange bell pepper, seeded and chopped

  • 1 (15.5 ounce) can black beans, rinsed and drained

  • 1 (15 ounce) can kidney beans, rinsed and drained

  • 1 (10 ounce) package frozen corn kernels

  • 12 (6 inch) corn tortillas

  • ½ bunch fresh cilantro, chopped

  • 2 cups shredded pepperjack cheese


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

  2. Heat the oil in a large skillet over medium heat. Add the chicken and season with cumin, Mexican seasoning and cayenne pepper. Stir in the onion and garlic and cook until chicken is browned, about 5 minutes. Add red, yellow and orange peppers; cook and stir for another 5 minutes, then mix in the black beans, kidney beans and corn. Remove from the heat.

  3. Line the bottom and sides of a 9x13 inch baking dish with corn tortillas. Pour in the skillet mixture then top with cilantro and pepperjack cheese.

  4. Bake for 25 to 30 minutes in the preheated oven, until the cheese is starting to brown on top. Let stand for 10 minutes, then serve with your favorite Mexican food toppings.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

595 Calories
20g Fat
65g Carbs
41g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 6
Calories 595
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 20g 26%
Saturated Fat 9g 44%
Cholesterol 91mg 30%
Sodium 889mg 39%
Total Carbohydrate 65g 24%
Dietary Fiber 15g 54%
Total Sugars 5g
Protein 41g
Vitamin C 108mg 538%
Calcium 362mg 28%
Iron 5mg 27%
Potassium 820mg 17%

* 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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