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Easy Chicken Enchilada Casserole

This easy chicken enchilada casserole is so good and doesn't take long to make.

Course Main Course
Cuisine Southwestern
Keyword chicken enchilada casserole, easy chicken enchilada casserole
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 55 minutes
Total Time 1 hour
Servings 6
Calories 651 kcal
Author carissa


  • 1 1/2 lb chicken breast
  • 1 onion diced
  • 1 clove garlic minced
  • 1 1/2 tsp ground cumin
  • 2 tsp chili powder
  • salt to taste
  • black pepper to taste
  • 12 corn tortillas
  • 16 oz can of refried beans
  • 19 oz can of enchilada sauce
  • 16 oz cheddar jack cheese shredded
  • 2 tbs vegetable oil


  1. Put chicken in a pot and cover with water. Bring to a boil then reduce heat to low. Cover and simmer for 25 minutes.

  2. Remove chicken from water and let rest until cooled.

  3. When chicken has cooled shred it and set aside.

  4. Heat up 2 tbs of vegetable oil in a skillet over medium heat. Once hot add the garlic and onion. Season with salt and pepper to taste. Cook for a few minutes until the onion is translucent.

  5. Add the cumin and chili powder and stir. Then add the chicken and stir well to coat the chicken in the spices. Remove the skillet from heat.

  6. Spray casserole dish with cooking spray then evenly cover it with 6 corn tortillas.

  7. Evenly spread the refried beans over top of the tortillas.

  8. Evenly top with the shredded chicken.

  9. Top with half of the shredded cheese.

  10. Cover the casserole with the remaining six tortillas.

  11. Pour the enchilada sauce evenly over the casserole.

  12. Top with the remaining cheese.

  13. Bake at 350 for about 25 minutes or until the cheese is hot and bubbly.

Nutrition Facts
Easy Chicken Enchilada Casserole
Amount Per Serving
Calories 651 Calories from Fat 279
% Daily Value*
Fat 31g48%
Saturated Fat 17g106%
Cholesterol 144mg48%
Sodium 1911mg83%
Potassium 634mg18%
Carbohydrates 43g14%
Fiber 9g38%
Sugar 10g11%
Protein 50g100%
Vitamin A 1461IU29%
Vitamin C 5mg6%
Calcium 583mg58%
Iron 3mg17%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.