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Chicken Enchilada Casserole

20 Aug

This quick and easy gluten free Mexican casserole is inspired by my favorite chicken enchiladas. To make a meal of it, serve it with sauteed vegetables (we used squash, pepper, and onion), and maybe refried beans. This is enough for 2-3 people without beans as a side, would probably serve 4 with the beans.


  • cut up cooked chicken, about 2 cups
    • If you’re cooking chicken specifically for this, season it Mexican-style, with chili powder, garlic, and oregano. If you’re using plain already-cooked chicken, you may want to add some extra spices to the mix.
  • 1 cup sour cream
  • 1 small can chopped green chilis
  • 8 oz fresh spinach, wilted or lightly sauteed
  • 1/2 medium onion, chopped
  • 6 corn tortillas, cut into 1″ pieces
  • 2 cups shredded colby-jack cheese (or just jack, or cheddar, or whatever)
  • 2-3 chopped green onions

Putting It Together

  1. Preheat oven to 350.
  2. Mix together in a large bowl
    • chicken
    • sour cream
    • green chilis
    • wilted spinach
    • onion
    • tortillas
    • 1 cup of the cheese
  3. Spoon into a 9″ deep dish pie pan, or 8″ square baking pan.
  4. Bake for 30 minutes.
  5. Sprinkle remaining cheese over top, and allow to melt (you shouldn’t need to put it back in the oven for this).
  6. Sprinkle with green onion before serving.