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Salsa Verde Chicken Casserole

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 only half an hour! —Janet McCormick, Proctorville, Ohio
  • Total Time
    Prep/Total Time: 30 min.
  • Makes
    6 servings


  • 2 cups shredded rotisserie chicken
  • 1 cup 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 shredded Monterey Jack cheese
  • Optional toppings: Avocado slices, thinly sliced green onions or fresh cilantro leaves


  • In a small bowl, combine the chicken, sour cream and 3/4 cup salsa. Spread 1/4 cup salsa on the bottom of a greased 8-in. square baking dish.
  • Layer with half of the tortillas and chicken mixture; sprinkle with half the tomatoes, minced cilantro and half of the cheese. Repeat layers with remaining tortillas, chicken mixture, tomatoes and cheese.
  • Bake, uncovered, at 400° until bubbly, 20-25 minutes. Serve with remaining salsa and, if desired, optional toppings.

Test Kitchen Tips
  • Some like it hot! Add sliced jalapenos to kick the flavor up a notch.
  • When substituting canned tomatoes for fresh, drain them first so you don't end up with soup.
  • Flour tortillas also work well.
  • Leftovers make a hearty breakfast. Serve with a fried or poached egg.
  • Nutrition Facts
    1 serving: 400 calories, 23g fat (13g saturated fat), 102mg cholesterol, 637mg sodium, 22g carbohydrate (5g sugars, 3g fiber), 26g protein.


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    • bakergirl00
      Nov 25, 2020

      Delicious recipe! I made a few changes just for preference. I used flour tortillas, 1 tsp. dried cilantro (I didn't have fresh), 1 tsp cumin and half a can of black beans for extra fiber. Hubby LOVED it and he doesn't like sour cream. Will definitely add to our rotation. Thanks Janet for the recipe!

    • Becky
      Sep 23, 2020

      I don't care for as many tomatoes as the recipe calls for, so I cut mine in half. Really delicious!

    • No_Time_To_Cook
      Aug 19, 2020

      Excellent flavor! I used flour tortillas instead of the corn and topped with black olives and green onions.

    • Barbara
      Aug 4, 2020

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    • momio
      Aug 3, 2020

      We thought this was delicious! I loved the salsa Verde for a change. Mine tasted flavorful. ????

    • Robin L.
      Jul 31, 2020

      Very tasty and easy to make!!

    • JanT.
      Jul 16, 2020

      I made this recipe exactly as stated. Looked very nice but I thought it was incredibly bland, not much flavor. Even adding some salt didn't improve it. While it wasn't terrible as stated in another review, I would not make it again.

    • happilymarriedforeternity
      Jul 11, 2020

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    • Valeria
      May 19, 2020

      This recipe might have been tastier if I'd been able to get the called-for rotisserie chicken and fresh tomatoes rather than boxed chopped tomatoes, but the pandemic quarantine made that impossible. As it was, it was okay with canned chicken, boxed tomatoes, and the rest of the ingredients as listed. I ate 1/3 of it fresh out of the oven; the rest I divided in two and stashed in the freezer for another day.

    • Janiece
      May 15, 2020

      One of our favorites. Delicious with avocado, tomatoes, sweet onions and black olives as garnish.