Salsa Verde Chicken Casserole Recipe
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Salsa Verde Chicken Casserole Recipe

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This is a rich and surprisingly tasty rendition of all the Tex-Mex dishes molded into one packed, beautiful casserole. Best of all, it’s ready in no time! —Janet McCormick, Proctorville, Ohio
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 30 min.
MAKES:6 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 30 min.
MAKES: 6 servings


  • 2 cups shredded rotisserie chicken
  • 1 cup (8 ounces) sour cream
  • 1-1/2 cups salsa verde, divided
  • 8 corn tortillas (6 inches)
  • 2 cups chopped tomatoes
  • 1/4 cup minced fresh cilantro
  • 2 cups (8 ounces) shredded Monterey Jack cheese
  • Optional toppings: avocado slices, thinly sliced green onions or fresh cilantro leaves

Nutritional Facts

1 serving (calculated without optional toppings): 400 calories, 23g fat (13g saturated fat), 102mg cholesterol, 637mg sodium, 22g carbohydrate (5g sugars, 3g fiber), 26g protein.


  1. Combine the chicken, sour cream and 3/4 cup salsa in a small bowl. Spread 1/4 cup salsa on the bottom of a greased 8-in. square baking dish.
  2. Layer with half of the tortillas and chicken mixture; sprinkle with the tomatoes, minced cilantro and half of the cheese. Repeat layers with remaining tortillas, chicken mixture and cheese.
  3. Bake, uncovered, at 400° for 20-25 minutes or until bubbly. Serve with remaining salsa and, if desired, optional toppings. Yield: 6 servings.
Originally published as Salsa Verde Chicken Casserole in Simple & Delicious February/March 2013, p53

Sweet White Wine

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

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Hauna User ID: 8148158 246025
Reviewed Mar. 25, 2016

"I made this tonight. Absolutely delicious! I cooked my own chicken breasts with a southwest seasoning but followed the recipe except I sprinkled some frozen corn on with the tomatoes and cilantro to add a little texture. I will certainly make this regularly only maybe adding a little more spice."

jenahrist User ID: 8807212 245516
Reviewed Mar. 16, 2016

"I drained the salsa verde before I mixed it with the sour cream and chicken. I cut the tortillas into 2 in. strips. THIS WAS PERFECT! My fiance who is an inspiring chef, praised me for how delicious it was! I was very impressed that my picky 11 year old loved it as well!"

nenagirl User ID: 5574047 242616
Reviewed Jan. 26, 2016

"Recipe came up on Facebook newsfeed so we decided to give it a try. The only variation in our dish was using 1 can of drained diced tomato(basil, oregano, garlic)since that is what we had. We also divided the tortillas into 1/4 as suggested by another reviewer. It was delicious and at the rate we are eating there will be nothing left."

Dnpop User ID: 8483299 237791
Reviewed Nov. 21, 2015

"I really wanted to like this but it turned out to be a soupy (even though I cooked my own chicken beasts), tasteless mess. All you could taste was cilantro. I do not recommended this recipe!"

angcy User ID: 1160970 226843
Reviewed May. 24, 2015

"If you like casserole with a different twist, this is a really delish and easy recipe. It tastes like enchillas-ish from those not-so-Mexican restaurants. But it works for us when we are looking for easy and delish weekday meals. I added jalape?os (since I am out of green chiles) this time. I also serve it with avocado to it."

KatAp User ID: 7615706 224662
Reviewed Apr. 11, 2015

"We love this recipe. It's one of our favorites -- fresh tasting and delicious. It's what I often make for friends who have had babies or just need a meal, and people always rave about it. More than one person has said it's hands down the best meal anyone made for them."

kaylenn2172 User ID: 1286066 222575
Reviewed Mar. 11, 2015

"Great! Family loved it."

REnriquez User ID: 5295736 222046
Reviewed Mar. 4, 2015

"Not good"

kimb0 User ID: 7108367 196086
Reviewed Oct. 12, 2014

"This was good--will make again, but with a milder salsa!!!"

Corwin44 User ID: 7541400 123631
Reviewed Sep. 30, 2014

"This was good. I used flour tortillas and cut them into 1/4. My family didn't rave about this recipe but they liked it."

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