Sour Cream Chicken Enchilada Casserole

            Enchiladas are loved by millions of people worldwide. With this recipe, we turn an all time favorite into a creamy, rich casserole. It is still filled with all your favorites like chicken, cheese, sour cream and green chilis.

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Although this is an enchilada dish, there is no rolling of tortillas, for that reason I will call it a casserole. Instead of rolling all those tortillas, we are going to layer them in a baking dish, with all those other yummy enchilada ingredients. It makes it simpler while still giving you all the taste. We all know that I like easy dinner recipes, and this one fits that perfectly!

            Enchiladas have everything you need in a meal, except dessert of course. There is meat, grain, dairy and you can add bell peppers and cheese if you choose. I also added  onion and diced tomato to ours. One of the favorites that I keep on the side as topping is black olives.

My hubby loves green olives too. The olives just add a kick to the other flavors when you take a bite. The point is, if there are things your family likes, that are not included in the recipe, tweak the recipe or have those items in bowls on the table so everyone can make their casserole perfect for them.

Frequently Asked Questions:

What is Secret Sauce?

It is a super creamy white sauce that is made with sour cream. Just follow the directions and it will amaze you!

Can I use different meat?

You can take out the chicken, add in beef or pork or leave the meat out completely.

Can I freeze this?

I can assure you that this dish freezes perfectly. If you make a double batch, you will have some to take to work or send to school the next day.

Can I use a different cheese?

The Fiesta blend tastes the best, in my opinion, however, you could use nacho, white American or Cheddar. There are any number of flavors of cheese that can be used.

What do you need to make Sour Cream Chicken Enchilada Casserole

            4 cups chicken, cooked and shredded

            ½ cup sour cream

            1 can cream of chicken condensed soup

            ½ cup milk

            1 can chopped green chilis

            2 cups Mexican Fiesta blend shredded cheese

            1 tsp garlic powder

            2 tsp onion powder

            Salt and pepper to taste

            12 corn tortillas

How to make Sour Cream Chicken Enchilada Casserole

FIRST STEP:

Preheat the oven to 350*

Spray the bottom of a 9 x 13 baking dish with non stick spray

SECOND STEP:

Layer 6 tortillas at the bottom of the baking dish

In a mixing bowl, combine the following: soup mix, milk, sour cream, canned green chilis, salt and pepper, garlic and onion powder

a)

b)

THIRD STEP:

Take half of the shredded chicken and place evenly over the layer of tortillas

Scoop half of the liquid mixture over the chicken

a)

b)

c)

d)

e)

f)

FOURTH STEP:

Sprinkle half o the shredded cheese over the top

Repeat steps 2 through 6

FIFTH STEP:

Bake for 40 minutes and let rest on the counter for when done baking

Garnish with chopped green onions

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b)

Enjoy!

Sour Cream Chicken Enchilada Casserole

Sour Cream Chicken Enchilada Casserole

Yield: 8
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 40 minutes
Total Time: 55 minutes

Ingredients

  • 4 cups chicken, cooked and shredded
  • ½ cup sour cream
  • 1 can cream of chicken condensed soup
  • ½ cup milk
  • 1 can chopped green chilis
  • 2 cups Mexican Fiesta blend shredded cheese
  • 1 tsp garlic powder
  • 2 tsp onion powder
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • 12 corn tortillas

Instructions

FIRST STEP:

Preheat the oven to 350*

Spray the bottom of a 9 x 13 baking dish with non stick spray

SECOND STEP:

Layer 6 tortillas at the bottom of the baking dish

In a mixing bowl, combine the following: soup mix, milk, sour cream, canned green chilis, salt and pepper, garlic and onion powder

THIRD STEP:

Take half of the shredded chicken and place evenly over the layer of tortillas

Scoop half of the liquid mixture over the chicken

FOURTH STEP:

Sprinkle half o the shredded cheese over the top

Repeat steps 2 through 6

FIFTH STEP:

Bake for 40 minutes and let rest on the counter for when done baking

Garnish with chopped green onions

Enjoy!

Nutrition Information:
Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 140Total Fat: 22gSaturated Fat: 12gTrans Fat: 10gSodium: 44mgCarbohydrates: 240gSugar: 20gProtein: 12g