Zesty Chicken Tortilla Casserole Recipe

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My aunt in California shared this zesty chicken casserole recipe with me. It's easy, filling and feeds a big group. —Sarah Thompson
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. Bake: 45 min. + standing
MAKES:8-10 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. Bake: 45 min. + standing
MAKES: 8-10 servings


  • 5 to 6 corn tortillas (6 inches), cut into strips
  • 8 cups cubed cooked chicken breast
  • 1 can (4 ounces) diced green chilies
  • 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 cup (8 ounces) sour cream
  • 3 cups (12 ounces) shredded Monterey Jack cheese


  1. In a greased 13-in. x 9-in. baking dish, layer half the tortilla strips, half the chicken and half the chilies. In a large bowl, combine the soups and sour cream; spread half over the chicken. Top with half the cheese. Repeat layers.
  2. Bake, uncovered, at 350° for 45 minutes or until bubbly and golden brown. Let stand for 10 minutes before serving. Yield: 8-10 servings.
Originally published as Chicken Tortilla Casserole in Test Kitchen Favorites 2004 2005, p134

Sweet White Wine

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

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MY REVIEW User ID: 3102613 84696
Reviewed Sep. 4, 2009

"Very good. We pass around a bottle of habanero sauce for added kick. Just the right amount of creaminess. The added cumin was a great suggestion also."

dabble67 User ID: 2933608 115973
Reviewed Jan. 26, 2009

"I used to make this years ago when the kids were small. For younger children to like something like this really says something!! Its an interesting bunch of ingredients and we all found it very delicious!! Still making it after all these years!!"

wanbli2 User ID: 3027904 142008
Reviewed Apr. 11, 2008

"I added 1/4 tsp of Cumin to this recipe and OOH LA LA.

E.F. Ionia Iowa"

lizamlady User ID: 1969658 148038
Reviewed Jan. 6, 2008

"Yes, I have made this in my crockpot and it's soo delicious. Thanks for reminding me about the recipe, I forgot it.


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