Chicken Tortilla Casserole Recipe
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Chicken Tortilla Casserole Recipe

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I started making this delicious dish about 15 years ago, after my husband and I were married.— Pamela Hoekstra, Hudsonville, Michigan
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. Bake: 30 min.
MAKES:4-6 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. Bake: 30 min.
MAKES: 4-6 servings


  • 1/2 cup chicken broth
  • 1/2 cup chopped onion
  • 1/4 cup chopped celery
  • 3 cups cubed cooked chicken
  • 10 flour tortillas (6 inches), torn into bite-size pieces
  • 1 can (10-3/4 ounces) condensed cream of chicken soup, undiluted
  • 1 can (4 ounces) chopped green chilies
  • 3/4 cup shredded cheddar cheese, divided
  • 3/4 cup shredded Monterey Jack cheese, divided
  • 1/2 teaspoon white pepper
  • 1 cup salsa

Nutritional Facts

1 cup: 456 calories, 21g fat (8g saturated fat), 94mg cholesterol, 1323mg sodium, 29g carbohydrate (3g sugars, 2g fiber), 33g protein.


  1. In a saucepan, bring the broth, onion and celery to a boil. Reduce heat; cover and simmer for 5-7 minutes or until vegetables are tender. Place in a large bowl; add chicken, tortillas, soup, chilies, 1/2 cup cheddar cheese, 1/2 cup Monterey Jack cheese and pepper.
  2. Transfer to a greased 11-in. x 7-in. baking dish. Top with salsa and remaining cheeses. Bake, uncovered, at 350° for 30-35 minutes or until heated through. Yield: 4-6 servings.
Originally published as Chicken Tortilla Casserole in Casserole Cookbook 2001, p292

Sweet White Wine

Enjoy this recipe with a sweet white wine such as Moscato or a sweet Riesling.

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Magieraville User ID: 8587759 235672
Reviewed Oct. 26, 2015

"Made this for dinner tonight. Very good flavor. I left out the celery because I am not a fan of it. I will fix it with tortilla chips instead of the flour tortilla shells next time the flour tortilla get mushy. My 15 yr old daughter 6 out of 10 primarily because of the tortilla shells."

thebigapple User ID: 8031442 62639
Reviewed Oct. 11, 2014

"This is a good recipe which my family and I like."

LARJO User ID: 4669808 204962
Reviewed Apr. 19, 2014

"Tried this today made several additions #1 I added a pkg of Taco Seasoning, 1/2 Cup Frozen Corn, 1 Can Black Beans Rinsed, I used Tortilla Chips instead of Flour Tortillas served it with extra Green Chile's and Sour Cream it was excellent!!"

ejshellabarger User ID: 3870843 38810
Reviewed Sep. 23, 2013

"As a "not-so-healthy" splurge meal, I was a bit disappointed as this dish wasn't super impressive. Good for one meal, but not a "keeper" recipe."

lori_armour User ID: 7175126 128909
Reviewed Mar. 13, 2013

"I am a young wife and mother, and I'm always looking for different recipes to try. I came across this one today and tried it. My family absolutely loved it!! I sent a picture to my mom and she wants the recipe!! I altered a little bit though. I didn't use celery; I used more chicken broth and more cheese; I didn't use chiles; and I didn't quite measure anything... I just kept adding stuff until I though it looked right... Thank you!!"

bklyne User ID: 7109149 128908
Reviewed Feb. 21, 2013

"My Brooklyn apartment is generally a vegetarian household, but, given the February dreariness and lack of sunlight, I just craved this casserole dish that frequented school functions when I was growing up in Illinois. I replaced the flour tortillas with some local corn tortillas, left out the celery and added cilantro and finely-minced stems, added a bit of cumin and Mexican oregano and chopped smoked black olives, and used a store-bought salsa verde (half Frontera and half Brooklyn Salsa Company) to top and it was amazing. This is an excellent, solid, fool-proof recipe to play around with to your liking, and I can't thank the submitter enough for sharing it. :)"

Helem User ID: 3356086 108886
Reviewed Feb. 1, 2013

"Fast and easy. I halved the recipe and used tortilla chips."

h2odrinker User ID: 4234610 84825
Reviewed Apr. 6, 2012

"Delicious. I added a can of black beans. Will make again."

janeharness User ID: 2928567 108808
Reviewed Dec. 22, 2011

"This was so easy and delicious. I made it for my daughter and son-in-law, and they loved it! Even my 15 month old grandson couldn't get enough. I did add a little more chicken and cheese. So yummy!"

SoldrzAngel User ID: 6051138 62637
Reviewed Sep. 24, 2011

"My family LOVES the recipee and it warms up great for lunches at work the next day!"

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