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Easy Mexican Chicken Casserole With Tortilla Chips

If you like both red sauce enchilada’s and easy meals with minimal prep, this recipe for Mexican Chicken Casserole With Tortilla Chips is just the ticket for you. It only takes about twenty minutes to throw it together, literally most of the ingredients you just dump and mix…it’s the perfect kind of recipe for a busy day and you need to get dinner done really quickly. Plus, it’s tasty enough that we never have leftovers. 

 

Easy mexican chicken taco casserole with tortilla chips recipe. Often referred to as Chicken Taco Pie. lifeshouldcostless.com
Easy Mexican Chicken Casserole With Tortilla Chips. lifeshouldcostless.com

This is a recipe that I got from my mom, whom I’m pretty sure she got from her sister Evelyn. Mom has made several different variations of the recipe over the years, but this one is my favorite version so far (they call it Chicken Taco Pie, or a Chicken Taco Casserole btw)…so it was definitely time to share the perfection with you all.

The things that I love the most about this recipe is that it has definitely got some spice to it…but it’s still tame enough that my kids gobble it right down. It’s also creamy, and the crushed chips on the bottom give it a yummy crunch, as well as that extra little tang from a chips natural saltiness…which is a must if you’re looking for any type of chicken and chips casserole.

Anyway, I won’t keep going on and on about how yummy it is… just know that whenever I make it I really struggle not to have a second or third serving (which is saying a lot considering how health conscious I am…lol).

Here is a little video that I threw together, that shows you some basic instruction on making this super simple recipe.

How to make Chicken Taco Casserole With Tortilla Chips:

Like I said…it’s super easy…right!?

Here’s what it looks like when it’s ready to eat…It’s So Yummy!!!

I like to let it cool for ten minutes or so and then dish out… it’s delicious served with a dollop of sour cream and a sprinkle of green onion. I pair it with a nice green salad.

Yield: 12-18 Servings

Chicken Enchilada Casserole With Tortilla Chips

How to make chicken casserole with tortilla chips.

If you like both red sauce enchilada’s and easy meals with minimal prep, this recipe for Mexican Chicken Casserole With Tortilla Chips is just the ticket for you. It only takes about twenty minutes to throw it together, literally most of the ingredients you just dump and mix…it’s the perfect kind of recipe for a busy day and you need to get dinner done really quickly. Plus, it’s tasty enough that we never have leftovers. 

Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 1 hour
Total Time 1 hour 10 minutes

Ingredients

  • 1 (28 oz) Can Red Enchilada Sauce
  • 1 (1.5 oz) Packet Enchilada Sauce Mix (dry)
  • 1 (16 oz) Tub Sour Cream
  • 1 (26 oz) Can Cream Of Chicken Soup
  • 1 Cup Chicken Broth
  • 1 Tablespoon Dried Minced Garlic
  • ½ teaspoon Salt
  • 1 teaspoon Pepper
  • 2 (12.5 oz) Cans Chicken (drained)
  • 1 Small Onion (chopped)
  • 1 Bag Tortilla Chips
  • 2 Cups Cheddar Cheese (shredded)

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees.
  1. In a large bowl combine all ingredients, except the chips and shredded cheese. Mix well and set aside.
  2. In an XL greased casserole dish, or a 15" Cast Iron Skillet, add the entire bag of chips and crush them slightly, evenly pour chicken mixture over the chips and bake, uncovered, for about 60 minutes depending on the oven. Will know it's done when it bubbles in the center. Remove from oven.
  3. Cover with grated cheese, and return to oven until cheese is melted.
  4. Let cool ten minutes and serve.

Notes

This recipe could easily be halved by buying the smaller cans of cream of chicken and enchilada sauce and then just halving the rest of the ingredients. I would make it in a 9x13" Casserole dish if making a half batch.

If you would like to drain the cans of chicken, and use the liquid that you drained, that can be used towards the 1 Cup chicken broth that is called for in the recipe.

If I have time, I like to make my Enchilada Sauce and Cream of Chicken from scratch to make this meal a little healthier. I use this recipe for the enchilada sauce, and this one for the Cream of Chicken Soup

Anyway, it’s a delicious meal for sure, and makes enough to feed a somewhat piggy family of five or six. I dare you to not have this added onto your dinner rotation after just trying it once…lol.

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How to make chicken casserole with tortilla chips.
Easy Mexican Chicken Casserole With Tortilla Chips. lifeshouldcostless.com

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Chicken Enchilada casserole with tortilla chips.

*Please note that this recipe was originally shared on this website on February 10th, 2018 and has since been updated to improve user experience, add a free printable recipe card, as well as to remain current.

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