Chicken Enchilada Casserole

This chicken enchilada casserole is creamy cheesy perfection and it’s so easy to throw together since everything is layered together instead of rolled. 

This chicken enchilada casserole tastes like my favorite cream cheese chicken enchiladas, without all of the work! So easy and family friendly.

I have a question for you guys.

Have any of you ever played a virtual reality game? Did you die?

Because my husband got the HTC Vive last year and I very nearly die of a heart attack every time I play it. I knew it would be cool, but I had no idea that it would be so immersive and realistic.

It is literally like stepping into another world. I’ve never experienced anything else like it.

This chicken enchilada pie tastes like my favorite cream cheese chicken enchiladas, without all of the work! So easy and family friendly.

Which is cool, except that my husband and son always make me play scary games so they can laugh at me while I scream. Hence the nearly dying every time I put the headset on.

I was playing a zombie game yesterday and, let me tell you, I am going to be the first to go in the zombie apocalypse. I stand no chance.

I basically flail around like an idiot while shouting “please don’t please don’t please don’t.” The zombies never listen. They just eat my brains anyway. *sigh*

This chicken enchilada casserole tastes like my favorite cream cheese chicken enchiladas, without all of the work! So easy and family friendly.

Anyway, that has nothing to do with anything, but it’s how I spent my weekend and now I’m in serious need of some comfort food.

Enter this enchilada pie. It’s basically my favorite cream cheese chicken enchiladas in pie form. Way easier than rolling up individual enchiladas!

My kids love this chicken enchilada casserole and I bet yours will too!


This was a total hit on my dinner table. Of course, my kids will gobble up anything creamy, cheesy, and chicken-y. I imagine yours will too?

If you liked my taco lasagna or my burrito casserole, you’re sure to love this enchilada pie too! Same goes for my Dorito chicken casserole.

You can get creative with this and use taco meat or ground chicken if you prefer. Adding in some diced jalapeno in place of the green chiles will spice the dish up if you like that sort of thing. My daughter is a bit of a wimp when it comes to spice, so I used mild green chiles in this one. They add some nice flavor without adding heat.

Give this chicken enchilada casserole a try and let me know what you think!

This chicken enchilada casserole tastes like my favorite cream cheese chicken enchiladas, without all of the work! So easy and family friendly.

Chicken Enchilada Casserole

Prep Time 10 minutes Cook Time 20 minutes Total Time 30 mins
Serves serves 4-6     adjust servings

Ingredients

  • 8 ounces cream cheese, softened
  • 1/4 cup sour cream
  • 3/4 cup enchilada sauce, divided
  • 1/2 cup frozen corn kernels
  • 4 ounces canned green chiles
  • 1 cup grated monterey jack cheese, divided
  • 1 cup grated cheddar cheese, divided
  • 1 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1 teaspoon chili powder
  • 2 cups cooked, shredded chicken
  • 4 8-inch flour tortillas

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 350. Spray an 8x8 baking dish with non-stick spray.
  2. Add the cream cheese, sour cream, 1/2 cup of enchilada sauce, corn, green chiles, 1/2 cup of monterey jack, 1/2 cup of cheddar, cumin, and chili powder to a mixing bowl and stir until well combined.
  3. Place one tortilla in the bottom of the baking dish. Top with 1/4 of the filling. Top with 1/3 of the chicken.
  4. Repeat the layers. The top layer will have just a tortilla and the filling. Spread remaining enchilada sauce over the top layer and sprinkle on the remaining cheese.
  5. Bake for 20 minutes. Cool 5 minutes before cutting and serving.
Disclaimer: The nutrition information presented below is not guaranteed to be accurate.

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Nutrition Facts
Serving Size
Amount Per Serving As Served
Calories 806kcal Calories from fat 509
% Daily Value
Total Fat 57g 88%
Saturated Fat 28g 140%
Transfat 0g
Cholesterol 181mg 60%
Sodium 1530mg 64%
Carbohydrate 38g 13%
Dietary Fiber 3g 12%
Sugars 7g
Protein 37g

Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs:

Calories 2000
Total Fat Less than 65g
Sat Fat Less than 25g
Cholesterol Less than 300mg
Sodium Less than 2,400mg
Total Carbohydrate 300g
Dietary Fiber 25g