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Chicken Tortilla Bake

Mother frequently made this comforting chicken tortilla casserole when I was growing up. Our family would scrape the pan clean. Chicken, cheese and zippy green chiles are a mouthwatering mix.—Jerri Moror, Rio Rancho, New Mexico
  • Total Time
    Prep: 20 min. Bake: 30 min.
  • Makes
    8 servings

Ingredients

  • 3 cups shredded cooked chicken
  • 2 cans (4 ounces each) chopped green chiles
  • 1 cup chicken broth
  • 1 can (10-3/4 ounces) condensed cream of mushroom soup, undiluted
  • 1 can (10-3/4 ounces) condensed cream of chicken soup, undiluted
  • 1 small onion, finely chopped
  • 12 corn tortillas, warmed
  • 2 cups shredded cheddar cheese
  • Sour cream and green onions, optional

Directions

  • In a large bowl, combine the chicken, chiles, broth, soups and onion; set aside. Layer half of the tortillas in a greased 13x9-in. baking dish, cutting to fit pan if desired. Top with half of the chicken mixture and half of the cheese. Repeat layers.
  • Bake, uncovered, at 350° for 30 minutes or until heated through.
    Freeze option: Cover and freeze unbaked casserole. To use, partially thaw in refrigerator overnight. Remove from refrigerator 30 minutes before baking. Preheat oven to 350°. Bake casserole as directed, increasing time as necessary to heat through and for a thermometer inserted in center to read 165°. If desired, serve with sour cream and green onions.

Test Kitchen Tips
  • Good cooks like to keep some go-to meals on hand that don’t require a special trip to the store. Keep chicken breasts in the freezer and you’ll always be ready.
  • Sharp cheddar cheese has been aged longer than regular cheddar. As cheese ages, its flavor becomes more pronounced. Using aged cheese in a recipe can add complexity and rich flavor, even to humble favorites like mac ’n’ cheese.
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  • Nutrition Facts
    1 piece: 359 calories, 17g fat (8g saturated fat), 81mg cholesterol, 1007mg sodium, 26g carbohydrate (2g sugars, 3g fiber), 25g protein.