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Chicken and Chiles Casserole

This casserole is easy to prepare and can be made ahead if you have a busy day coming up. It makes good use of leftover meat and is very filling. —Lois Keel, Alburquerque, New Mexico
  • Total Time
    Prep: 15 min. Bake: 1-1/4 hours
  • Makes
    8 servings


  • 1 cup sour cream
  • 1 cup half-and-half cream
  • 1 cup chopped onion
  • 1 can (4 ounces) chopped green chiles
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper
  • 1 package (2 pounds) frozen shredded hash brown potatoes
  • 2-1/2 cups cubed cooked chicken
  • 2-1/2 cups shredded cheddar cheese, divided
  • Chopped fresh cilantro, optional


  • Preheat oven to 350°. In a large bowl, combine the sour cream, half-and-half cream, onion, chiles, salt and pepper. Stir in the potatoes, chicken and 2 cups cheese.
  • Pour into a greased 13x9-in. baking dish. Bake, uncovered, until golden brown,1-1/4 hours. Sprinkle with remaining cheese before serving. If desired, sprinkle with chopped cilantro.
Editor's Note: Cooked turkey or ham can be substituted for the chicken.
Nutrition Facts
1-1/2 cups: 410 calories, 21g fat (14g saturated fat), 111mg cholesterol, 647mg sodium, 25g carbohydrate (4g sugars, 2g fiber), 26g protein.

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  • Adele
    Nov 21, 2020

    Thanks for the heads-up about the blandness. I will make this, but I will make adjustments. We don't do bland.

  • bhlovecooking
    Oct 5, 2020

    This is a good basic casserole. If you want more heat, another can of chilies and/or a few shots of your favorite hot sauce or Franks Wing sauce. There are a lot of potatoes so it may take a good bit of added seasoning for those of us who don't really care for "bland."

  • carolyn
    May 28, 2020

    Just didn't make it for me~ Wouldn't make again. Too bland

  • Wendy
    Apr 25, 2019

    I just made this tonight, but instead of the sour cream, I added some cream cheese. I also doubled the amount of green chilis and added velveeta and cheddar cheese to make it extra cheesy. It was delicious.

  • Shelly
    Jan 28, 2019

    This is really bland in flavor. Not sure what to add it to. Maybe more green chilies or garlic? It is good but if I make it again I will definitely add more spices. It might be better with like mild sausage to make it more flavorful.

  • cmrusti
    Feb 14, 2018

    Good casserole for a group. I did add a second can of chilies though.

  • Ruffshse
    Mar 18, 2017

    Not bad but was a little bland for us. Will make again but will spice it up a bit.

  • shorty_cheryl
    Dec 21, 2012

    Easy and tasty. We used ham.

  • Disabled Diva
    Feb 8, 2011

    I have been making this for years. I always get compliments on it.It's easy to make and is very good.

  • kreneea263
    Jul 17, 2010

    Made this for the family, which consists of 2 picky boys, and we all liked it. I did use light sour cream as well as 2% cheese. Will try adding some spinach, broccoli, or cauliflower next time for some needed nutrients.