Recipe: Easy Cheesy Chicken Enchilada Casserole

Easy Cheesy Chicken Enchilada CasseroleI make enchiladas on a regular basis (we love Mexican food), but recently I decided to change up my regular “recipe” a bit.  I usually use flour tortillas and make individual enchiladas, but this time I had some small corn tortillas I needed to use so I decided to make a casserole.  Way good (even better the next day)!
Cheesy chicken enchilada casserole

Easy Cheesy Chicken Enchilada Casserole
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Prep Time
10 min
Cook Time
40 min
Total Time
50 min
Prep Time
10 min
Cook Time
40 min
Total Time
50 min
  1. 8oz cream cheese, softened
  2. 1 cup sour cream
  3. 24 small corn tortillas
  4. 1/2 cup diced onion
  5. 1 bunch (about 2/3 cup) cilantro, chopped
  6. 2 cups shredded cheddar cheese
  7. 1 1/2 lbs cooked, shredded chicken (I used smoked chicken but you can use any chicken you have on hand, even canned chicken.)
  8. 28oz can enchilada sauce
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. In a small bowl, combine cream cheese and sour cream until well blended.
  3. Grease a 9 x 13 inch baking pan.
  4. Place tortillas in 2 rows of 4, overlapping a bit.
  5. Spread cream cheese/sour cream mixture in an even layer over tortillas.
  6. Layer 1/4 cup onion, 1/3 cup cilantro, chicken (cover entire pan well), 1/2 cup cheese.
  7. Pour 1 cup of enchilada sauce over top, then repeat the layers again beginning with tortillas.
  8. Add one more layer of tortillas, pour remainder of enchilada sauce over top, then sprinkle remaining cheese on top.
  9. Cover with foil (spray with non-stick cooking spray to prevent cheese from sticking) and bake at 350 degrees for 35 minutes (or until cooked through).
  10. Remove foil and cook for another 5 minutes to melt cheese.
  11. Slice in squares and serve, topped with sour cream or cream cheese/sour cream mixture (if there is any left over) and cilantro.
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  1. Robin (Masshole Mommy) says

    I love me some tex-mex!! This is definitley one I want to try!

  2. Looks very tasty – pinned to my Mexican Meal Board. We love Mexican food!

  3. Oh my my my. I’m hungry and this is not helping. If I had all the stuff I would make this tonight, this looks amazing!

  4. Oh my goodness, that looks so good! Thanks for the recipe. I am sure I will be making that, this week!

  5. That looks absolutely delish. I’ve never made enchilada casserole. I bet my husband would love it.

  6. I love enchiladas and your Easy Cheesy Chicken Enchilada Casserole looks and sounds awesome. I am not a cook but my wife is so this is going to be on her list to make for me πŸ™‚
    Thanks for sharing.

  7. You can’t go wrong with Mexican inspired dishes that are so easy to make. This looks delish.

  8. This looks so good but I recently discovered that I’m lactose intolerant so I wouldn’t be able to eat this:(

  9. I am so hungry right now and these pictures literally made my stomach start rumbling! this recipe sounds delicious.

  10. That looks awesome. I love enchiladas, and I love casseroles, so this is right up my alley.

  11. Yummm, this looks delicious, and a great one to satisfy quite a few cravings!

  12. That looks delicious. We love Mexican food of all kinds and eat a lot of it. I will have to try this one.

  13. This looks really good. I love chicken enchiladas and have been looking for a recipe. Thanks for sharing!

  14. This casserole looks delicious. Anytime you convert something to casserole form, it only gets better.

  15. I’ve been craving Mexican food lately, but not a lot of great places by us. I’m going to have to try this recipe, it looks amazing.

  16. You have me drooling over here! That looks good and easy enough for me too make! πŸ™‚

  17. I love easy recipes, and basically anything that contains chicken. This looks fantastic!

  18. The Easy Cheesy Chicken Enchilada Casserole sounds like a keeper. I am always looking for easy recipes I can make for my family.

  19. You had me at Mexican! This looks really good. Thanks for sharing the recipe. πŸ™‚

  20. I know one of my sons will absolutely love this. I will have to get the ingredients and try it this week.

  21. I know this would be a total hit in my home! Looks delicious!

  22. This is my kind of comfort food. It looks delicious!

  23. I love anything with a pinch of cilantro! Thanks for the recipe!

  24. I love enchiladas. I am sure this would be great as a casserole – and much easier to prepare!

  25. Oh yum! This is right up my alley. Must try this!!

  26. I love almost every Mexican dish I have tried. Casseroles are so easy to prepare and make – I need an enchilada one like this in my cookbook!

  27. That does sound good. It pictures up nice and pretty too.

  28. Whoa, this sounds so easy! I’ll need to give it a shot, it looks so good. I know my hubby and kids would like it.

  29. shelly peterson says

    Oh boy does this look yummy! Mexican food is my favorite, I am for sure trying this recipe. I’ve already pinned it. πŸ™‚

  30. Would have to say that i’ve been looking for a recipe for this. This one is perfect will be storing for later use

  31. Julie Wood says

    WOW! This really is an easy enchilada recipe! I will have to make this for a nice dinner soon. I really love Mexican food at my house!

  32. Looks so delicious! I am going to try this recipe

  33. Rebecca Kellerman says

    O my goodness! I love homeade Tex-Mex!

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