Easy Dinner Recipe: Cheesy 3-Layer Chicken and Green Chile Enchilada Casserole

June 24, 2014

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Try our favorite Cheesy 3-Layer Chicken and Green Chile Enchilada Casserole recipe. It’s a dish the whole family will love and can be prepared in just minutes. It’s also a great way to use up leftover chicken! Or, keep it simple and save time in the kitchen by buying a roasted chicken from the deli counter. This deep dish chicken casserole has three delicious cheesy layers. Dinner really doesn’t get any easier.

Cheesy 3-Layer Chicken and Green Chile Enchilada Casserole
Serves 8

18 corn tortillas
1 28-ounce can green enchilada sauce
4 cups chicken, cooked and shredded
1 small white or yellow onion, sliced into thin rings
1-2 7-ounce cans mild diced green chiles
1 package (2 cups) KRAFT Natural Shredded Sharp Cheddar Cheese
1 package (2 cups) KRAFT Natural Shredded Mexican Four Cheese blend
2-3 green onions, sliced (optional)
Sour cream and fresh cilantro for garnish

Preheat oven to 375 degrees F.

TIP: have all your ingredients ready for assembling.

Place a small skillet over medium-high heat. Warm tortillas (no oil necessary) for a few seconds on each side. Set aside.

In a large, preferably deep dish casserole (we used an 11x8x4), pour about 1/4 of the can of green enchilada sauce. Place 6 overlapping tortillas on the bottom. Add 2 cups chicken, top with 1/3 of the sliced onions and 1/3 of the green chilies. Sprinkle with roughly 1/3 of the Cheddar and Mexican cheeses (reserving enough for 2 more layers). Spoon enough green enchilada sauce on top to cover.

Add 6 more tortillas and repeat the above ingredients.

For the final third layer, add the last remaining 6 tortillas. Top with the rest of the cheese, cover with a few rings of onions, and add remaining green chilies and enchilada sauce. Top with green onions (optional).

Cover casserole with foil and bake for 40-45 minutes or until bubbling. Increase heat to broil, remove foil, and continue to cook until the edges crisp up nicely, about 2-4 minutes (watch carefully to prevent scorching).

Remove from oven and let the casserole rest for about 15 minutes to make slicing easier.

Garnish with freshly chopped cilantro and a dollop of sour cream.


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