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Enchilada Casserole

Southwest Chicken Casserole

Southwest Chicken Casserole is a quick & easy dinner idea that the whole family will love. Loaded with everything you love about tacos, this is comfort food at it’s best.
Course dinner
Cuisine Mexican
Keyword casserole, chicken, southwest
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 50 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 5 minutes
Servings 8 people


  • 18 white corn tortillas
  • 30 ounces refried beans cooked
  • 4 cups shredded chicken leftovers or rotisserie chicken works great
  • 15 ounces corn drained
  • 4 cups shredded cheddar cheese
  • 28 ounces green enchilada sauce
  • 8 oz diced green chilis
  • olives, lettuce, tomatoes & sour cream for garnish


  • Spray a 9x13 casserole dish with cooking spray & set aside. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.
  • Line the bottom of the dish with 6 tortillas (they will overlap a bit).
  • Spread half of the refried beans over the top of the tortillas.
  • Layer with 1/3 of the cheese, then 1/3 of the chicken, corn, chilis & enchilada sauce.
  • Repeat the sequence of tortillas, beans, cheese, chicken, corn, chilis & enchilada sauce 2 more times.
  • Bake for 35-40 minutes or until cheese is melted & the sauce is bubbling.
  • Let stand 5-10 minutes before serving with optional olives, lettuce, tomatoes & sour cream on top.