The Cheesiest Mexican Chicken Casserole Recipe Ever (Ready in 30 Minutes) by 30Seconds Food

The Cheesiest Mexican Chicken Casserole Recipe Ever (Ready in 30 Minutes)

Reminiscent of king ranch casserole, this cheesy Mexican chicken casserole recipe is loaded with cheddar cheese and tender chicken. The six-ingredient casserole recipe is a cinch to prepare and bakes up in 20 minutes flat. This casserole is the perfect way to use up leftover chicken, freezes well and can be made ahead of time. The family is going to love this comforting casserole.

The flavors in this Mexican casserole are very mild. The casserole is made with tomatoes and green chiles, cream of chicken soup, chopped green chiles, shredded chicken, tortilla chips and cheddar cheese. Nothing too spicy going on here. If you want to add some spice, stir some taco seasoning into the chicken and cheese mixture when you heat it up.

Serve this cheesy baked casserole with your favorite side dishes or add toppings to the casserole after baking like pico de gallo, guacamole, chopped red onion, fresh cilantro, chopped jalapeno or shredded lettuce. This budget recipe is not "skinny," but if you're looking for a lighter Mexican casserole try our healthier skillet king ranch casserole recipe.

Cuisine: Mexican
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 25 minutes
Total Time: 30 minutes
Servings: 4 to 6


  • 1 can (10 ounces) tomatoes with green chiles 
  • 1 can (10 ounces) cream of chicken soup
  • 1 can (4 ounces) chopped green chiles
  • 16 ounces (about 4 cups) shredded cheddar cheese
  • 3 cups chopped or shredded cooked chicken 
  • 1 bag (7 ounces) tortilla chips

Here's how to make it: 

  1. Combine the tomatoes with green chiles, chopped green chiles, cream of mushroom soup and 3 cups of the cheddar cheese in a saucepot. Warm until cheese melts. Stir in the cooked chicken. 
  2. Layer half of the tortilla chips on the bottom of a casserole dish. Add half the cheese-chicken mixture. Repeat layers. Sprinkle with the remaining 1 cup of cheese. 
  3. Bake in a preheated 350-degree F oven for about 20 minutes. 

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Elisa Schmitz
OMGoodness. What a simple and delicious casserole dinner idea. YUM!
I dont think you can ever go wrong with a yummy cheesy casserole.
Creamy soup, creamy cheese, chicken, chiles, you can’t really make anything bad with those ingredients!

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