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This chicken enchilada casserole recipe is so good that my four picky kids eat it — and I got my picture in the paper for it! If you want to skip the charring step, simply tear the tortillas into quarters so they absorb the sauce better.

Recipe Summary

15 mins
1 hr 30 mins
1 hr 45 mins


Original recipe yields 8 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Instructions Checklist
  • Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Lightly grease a medium baking dish.

  • Season chicken with garlic salt; arrange in the prepared baking dish. Bake in the preheated oven until no longer pink and juices run clear, about 45 minutes. An instant-read thermometer inserted into the center should read at least 165 degrees F (74 degrees C). Cool, shred, and set aside.

  • Meanwhile, char each tortilla half over the open flame of a gas stove burner using metal tongs until lightly puffed, about 1 minute.

  • Pour about 1/2 inch enchilada sauce into the bottom of a medium baking dish; arrange 6 tortillas in a single layer on top. Sprinkle with 1/2 of the chicken, 1/3 of the cheese, 1/2 of the sour cream, and 1/3 of the remaining enchilada sauce. Repeat layers. Coat remaining tortillas thoroughly with some of the remaining enchilada sauce and arrange on top. Sprinkle with remaining cheese and top with any remaining enchilada sauce

  • Cover and bake in the preheated oven for 45 minutes. Cool slightly before serving.

Nutrition Facts

488 calories; protein 33.1g; carbohydrates 32.6g; fat 25.2g; cholesterol 95mg; sodium 955.2mg. Full Nutrition