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This Mexican chicken casserole recipe is perfect for a busy weeknight. Just a handful of ingredients and it bakes up in no time! We love the cheesy layers!

Mexican Chicken Casserole

This Mexican chicken casserole is full of the flavors I love. Chicken, peppers, and corn tortillas work so well here!
Course Main Course
Cuisine Mexican
Keyword casserole
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 6
Calories 264kcal


  • 2 bell peppers diced
  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • 2 cups cooked diced chicken
  • 1 can tomatoes with chiles about 10 ounces
  • 1 can condensed cheese soup about 10 ounces
  • 1 cup water
  • 1 packet taco seasoning
  • 12 corn tortillas
  • 1 1/2 cups grated cheddar cheese
  • 1/4 cup cilantro chopped


  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  • Heat a medium skillet over medium heat and melt the butter.
  • Add the peppers to the skillet with the butter and cook until softened, about 5 minutes.
  • Add the peppers to a bowl with the chicken, tomatoes, cheese soup, water, and taco seasoning.
  • Pour half of the mixture into a 9x13 baking dish and spread to coat the bottom of the pan.
  • Chop the tortillas into bite sized pieces and sprinkle half over in the pan.
  • Top with half of the cheddar and the remaining soup mixture.
  • Top with the remaining tortillas and cheddar.
  • Bake for 20 minutes.
  • Sprinkle the top with cilantro and serve with sour cream and hot sauce, as desired.



Calories: 264kcal | Carbohydrates: 26g | Protein: 11g | Fat: 13g | Saturated Fat: 7g | Cholesterol: 37mg | Sodium: 328mg | Potassium: 227mg | Fiber: 4g | Sugar: 2g | Vitamin A: 1645IU | Vitamin C: 50.8mg | Calcium: 249mg | Iron: 1.1mg