Easy 5-Ingredient Cheesy Chicken Enchilada Casserole Recipe by 30Seconds Food

Easy 5-Ingredient Cheesy Chicken Enchilada Casserole Recipe

This easy five-ingredient cheesy enchilada casserole recipe has four ingredients, really, if you count the two types of cheese as one ingredient. This cheesy chicken enchilada casserole recipe is simple to make and will warm you up. And who doesn't love an enchilada casserole? This casserole recipe is a hall of famer!

The boneless chicken breasts are cooked in a skillet with the enchilada sauce until cooked through, then shredded. The chicken, enchilada sauce it cooked in, corn tortillas and cheeses are layered in a casserole dish and baked for 30 minutes. The smell will have you grabbing a fork before it is even out of the oven!

You could top this chicken casserole recipe with sliced avocados, fresh cilantro, chopped jalapenos, sour cream or guacamole. This easy five-ingredient casserole recipe is sure to be a most-requested dinner recipe.

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Cuisine: American/Mexican
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 45 minutes
Total Time: 55 minutes
Servings: 6


  • 1 pound boneless chicken breasts, cut into chunks
  • 2 cans (10 ounces each) enchilada sauce
  • corn tortillas
  • 1 1/2 cups shredded cheddar cheese
  •  1 1/2 cups shredded Monterey Jack cheese

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Recipe Notes

  • You could use chicken thighs instead of chicken breast.
  • For a change, try ground beef instead of chicken.

Here's how to make it: 

  1. Put the chicken and enchilada sauce into a saucepan. Cover and cook gently, stirring often, until chicken is cooked through, about 15 minutes. Remove the chicken to a bowl and shred. (Keep the enchilada sauce it cooked in.)
  2. Spread some of the enchilada sauce on the bottom of a casserole dish. Cover with 2 tortillas, 1/3 of the shredded chicken, 1/3 of the remaining enchilada sauce and 1/3 of the cheese. Top with 2 more tortillas and repeat layers, ending with cheese. Bake in a preheated 375-degree F oven for about 30 minutes.

Nutrition Facts Per Serving

Calories: 420

Total Fat: 4.2g

Saturated Fat: 13g

Cholesterol: 122mg

Sodium: 546mg

Total Carbohydrate: 12.3g

Dietary Fiber: 1.5g

Total Sugars: 0.5g

Protein: 37.2g

Vitamin D: 3mcg

Calcium: 445mg

Iron: 2mg

Potassium: 279mg

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Absolutely delicious! 😋
Elisa Schmitz
A simple dinner, served, with so much flavor. YUM!
Melissa Vickers
This looks amazing. I love that it is the enchilada "fixin's" without having to roll up the enchiladas!

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