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Salsa Verde Chicken Casserole Recipe

Salsa Verde Chicken Casserole Recipe

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. YIELD: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 shredded Monterey Jack cheese
  • Optional toppings: avocado slices, thinly sliced green onions or fresh cilantro leaves


  • 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.

Recipe Note

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.
  • 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.

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    Reviewed Dec. 19, 2017

    "This is so good! I used flour tortillas - thank you for sharing!!"

    Reviewed Nov. 28, 2017

    "I wasn't too sure about this one, as I have never used green salsa. Made as stated in the recipe, with no changes. And I wouldn't change a thing!! Absolutely loved it! I am single and living alone, and love Mexican food! So this was right up my alley - enough for lunches, and a supper later in the week too! I think this winter it will be a pleasant dish to have handy, though I may have to use canned tomatoes!"

    Reviewed Nov. 27, 2017

    "I was pleasantly surprised at how flavorful this is. I was concerned at first because the recipe doesn't call for any seasoning, but the salsa (I used Herdez Roasted Salsa Verde) provided plenty of zip. I made only very minor changes ... used light sour cream instead of full-fat, and used a can of diced tomatoes, well drained, in place of fresh. If necessary, this can be made in a slow cooker instead of in the oven; cook on the Low setting for about 3 hours."

    Reviewed Jul. 20, 2017

    "I only made changes to use what I had on hand. I used four 10" flour tortillas, two for each layer, all cut in half with straight side facing outward. I used two 12.5 Oz cans of Costco chicken breast, drained, and my homemade salsa verde. I used pre-shredded Mexican cheese mix that was in my fridge. I also divided the chopped tomatoes so I had some on each layer & topped off with a light skim of salsa verde on top. This casserole is GREAT! Will definitely be cooking again!"

    Reviewed Jun. 24, 2017

    "This is amazingly good!!!"

    Reviewed May. 9, 2017

    "I just made this tonight. IT IS DELICIOUS! Thank you

    The only thing I would do differently is make sure the final layer has tomatoes on top so the cheese doesn't get too crusty."

    Reviewed Mar. 2, 2017

    "Amy, I think your mistake was adding salsa verde to each layer. That is not what the recipe directs. I made this and the corn tortillas held up very well, even as leftovers the next day. The flavors were great. Because I did not have any rotisserie chicken, I cooked a couple large chicken breasts seasoned with taco seasoning. Will definitely make again."

    Reviewed Jan. 11, 2017

    "This had amazing flavor but the corn tortillas basically disintegrated. It was a soupy mess. Followed the recipe exactly except I added a little more salsa verde to each layer."

    Reviewed Nov. 3, 2016

    "Amazingly delicious and so quick to make!

    This recipe needs no changes. But we really enjoy salsa verde so I use extra. And I have used canned, diced tomatoes if I did not have fresh on hand! This is a frequent meal at our house!"

    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."

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