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Chicken Enchilada Casserole

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Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Servings 6 Servings
4.9 — Votes 30 votes

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This easy chicken enchilada casserole is a cheesy, flavorful, comforting meal the whole family will love that’s easy enough to make on a weeknight!

chicken enchilada casserole in a glass dish topped with diced avocados and drizzled with sour cream on a marble slab

Chicken enchilada casserole is one of those dishes that really brings me back to childhood. It was one of my mom’s go-to dishes, which was absolutely fine with us because we loved it so much! The beauty of enchilada casserole is that you get all of the flavor of enchiladas without the work. If you’ve never made enchiladas before – it can be a long process that involves dipping tortillas in hot oil, rolling them around cheese and chicken and hoping they don’t tear, then topping with sauce and cheese and baking.

Instead of going through all of that work (and mess) this chicken enchilada casserole is made lasagna-style! You’ll layer the sauce, add tortillas, chicken, cheese, more sauce, and repeat. For a fun little spin on the traditional casserole, we also topped it with diced avocado, a sour cream lime sauce, and cilantro. That’s the stuff of Tex-Mex dreams!

chicken enchilada casserole ingredients - tortillas, shredded cheese, shredded chicken, avocado, and spices on a marble board

Chicken Enchilada Casserole Ingredients

  • 2 (8-ounce) cans of tomato sauce
  • 2 tablespoons of tomato paste
  • 1 ½ cups of chicken broth
  • 1 teaspoon of sea salt
  • 2 tablespoons of chili powder
  • 2 teaspoons of cumin
  • 2 teaspoons of oregano
  • ½ teaspoon of ground black pepper
  • 4 cups of shredded chicken (or about 2 pounds of chicken breast, cooked and shredded!)
  • 6 corn tortillas (torn in half)
  • 3 cups of shredded Mexican blend cheese
  • ½ cup of sour cream
  • ¼ cup of lime juice (2 limes worth)
  • 1 large diced avocado
  • ¼ cup of fresh chopped cilantro

Video

The Enchilada Sauce Recipe

This enchilada sauce is SO EASY and can be used for so many different things. Here’s how you’ll whip it up in ONE simple step: whisk Together the Enchilada Sauce – combine the tomato paste, tomato sauce, chicken broth, and spices to a bowl and whisk to combine.

How To Make Chicken Enchilada Casserole

The beauty of enchilada casserole is that it is so easy to make…here’s how you’ll do it!

  1. Prepare the Chicken – the first thing you’ll want to do is shred your chicken. We actually used shredded chicken from our local grocery store, but if you don’t have this option, a store-bought rotisserie chicken is a great option, too, or you can make your own! 
  2. Make the Enchilada Sauce – while you can use a pre-made enchilada sauce, this one comes together super fast with pantry staples and adds tons of flavor. You’ll simply add some tomato paste, tomato sauce, chicken broth, and spices to a bowl and whisk to combine.
  3. Assemble – now you’re ready to make the casserole! You’ll spoon a bit of sauce on the bottom of the dish, then break the corn tortillas in half and spread 6 of them across the bottom of the dish to cover it. Next, layer on the chicken, then the cheese, then pour more sauce over and add another layer of tortillas, shredded chicken, and cheese to finish!
  4. Bakeonce assembled, bake your enchilada casserole at 350°F for 30 minutes, until the cheese is browned and bubbling.
chicken enchilada casserole in a glass dish topped with diced avocados and drizzled with sour cream on a marble slab

This chicken enchilada casserole is easily adaptable. Here are some of our favorite variations!

  1. Change the saucesalsa verde or a classic Tex-Mex chili gravy are both great options.
  2. Use a different protein – if you don’t have chicken on hand, or just prefer a different protein, ground beef or turkey both work beautifully here.
  3. Make it Paleo – if you’re on a Paleo diet, or simply don’t do well with grains, you can easily substitute Siete Foods tortillas here.
  4. Add beans – mixing a can of black beans in with the chicken would be a wonderful addition.
  5. Add veggies – if you want to get your daily serving of veggies in with this casserole, you can easily add in some spinach, diced bell peppers, onions, or even shredded zucchini!
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Q Can you use salsa instead of enchilada sauce?
A

You totally can! You may lose a little bit of that signature “enchilada” flavor without the enchilada sauce, but it’ll still be really flavorful and delicious!

Q What do you put inside enchiladas?
A

A standard chicken enchilada filling includes enchilada sauce, shredded chicken, and cheese. This casserole has all of those ingredients in layer form!

Q Can I use flour tortillas for enchiladas?
A

Absolutely! This enchilada casserole can be made with either corn or flour tortillas – you pick whichever you like best! Do note that flour tortillas tend to get a little bit soggier than corn tortillas, but the end product is still REALLY delicious.

Q What are the best tortillas to use for enchiladas?
A

We opted for corn tortillas here because they fall in line with a more traditional take on enchiladas, but truly, any tortilla will work! So, go to the store, grab your favorite tortillas, and get to cooking!

Q How do you keep corn tortillas from falling apart in enchiladas?
A

While traditional enchiladas require rolling tortillas around an enchilada filling, this enchilada casserole recipe doesn’t actually require rolling the tortillas at all – the tortillas lay in a flat layer here, meaning that you shouldn’t run into any issues with the tortillas falling apart.

Q How do you keep flour tortillas from getting soggy in enchiladas?
A

Though sogginess is definitely a pitfall when it comes to using flour tortillas, there’s no real way to avoid it when it comes to enchilada casserole. Oftentimes, traditional enchilada recipes will call for frying the tortillas ahead of time, but we aimed to make this recipe as no-fuss as possible, so we won’t be asking you to do that!

Q Are enchiladas healthy?
A

This may surprise you (because restaurant enchiladas are often not the healthiest choice), but if you can tolerate dairy, this recipe is actually a pretty balanced, well-rounded meal! With corn tortillas, shredded chicken, and cheese, you’ll get a healthy dose of carbohydrates, protein, and healthy fats.

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Easy Chicken Enchilada Casserole

By: Cassy Joy Garcia
4.9 — Votes 30 votes
Prep Time: 15 mins
Cook Time: 30 mins
Servings: 6 Servings
This chicken enchilada casserole is cheesy, flavorful, comforting, and a breeze to make!

Ingredients  

  • 2, 8 ounce cans tomato sauce
  • 2 tablespoons tomato paste
  • 1 ½ cups chicken broth
  • 1 teaspoon sea salt
  • 2 tablespoons chili powder
  • 2 teaspoons cumin
  • 2 teaspoons oregano
  • ½ teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 4 cups shredded chicken or about 2 pounds chicken breast, cooked and shredded
  • 6 corn tortillas torn in half
  • 4 cups shredded Mexican blend cheese
  • ½ cup sour cream
  • 1/4 cup lime juice
  • 1 large avocado diced, for garnish
  • ¼ cup fresh chopped cilantro for garnish

Instructions

  • Preheat the oven to 350 F.
  • Whisk together the tomato sauce, tomato paste, chicken broth, salt, chili powder, cumin, oregano, and pepper, until smooth.
  • Spread ½ cup enchilada sauce in the bottom of a 3-quart, 9×13 inch pan, then layer 6 tortilla halves over the sauce, until it is fully covered. Layer 2 cups shredded chicken over the tortillas, then pour over 1 cup of enchilada sauce, and 2 cups shredded cheese.
  • Repeat Step 3 to build the next layer, using up the rest of the tortillas, enchilada sauce, and cheese, then bake the casserole at 350 F for 30 minutes, until the top is browned and bubbling. Remove the casserole from the oven and let cool.
  • In a small bowl, whisk together the lime juice and sour cream, then drizzle it over the casserole. Garnish with the avocado and cilantro, then serve!

Nutrition Information

Nutrition Facts
Easy Chicken Enchilada Casserole
Amount per Serving
Calories
496
% Daily Value*
Fat
 
22.1
g
34
%
Saturated Fat
 
9.5
g
59
%
Cholesterol
 
124.2
mg
41
%
Sodium
 
996.7
mg
43
%
Carbohydrates
 
32
g
11
%
Fiber
 
6
g
25
%
Sugar
 
5.2
g
6
%
Protein
 
45.8
g
92
%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

Recipe Notes

  • If you’d like to use store-bought enchilada sauce, you’ll need 2 (15 ounce) cans.
  • INSTANT POT SHREDDED CHICKEN: if you don’t have pre-cooked and shredded chicken available, you can cook about 2 pounds of chicken in the Instant Pot with 1 cup water, on high pressure, for 12 minutes. Then shred with the paddle attachment of your stand mixer, a hand mixer, or two forks.
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  1. Abbey says

    Abbey —  11/10/2019 At 15:58

    5 stars
    Easy and delicious! First time making my own enchilada sauce and I had no idea it was that simple (and tasty!)
    This will be on regular rotation. Thanks for sharing!

  2. Allison says

    Allison —  11/12/2019 At 10:48

    This looks amazing, thank you for sharing! I’m wondering if you’ve ever made this and frozen it, and, if so, what your recommendations are for reheating? I’m trying to prepare for a new baby (congrats on baby #2 for you!) and would love to be able to have this as a healthy meal we can just pop in the oven to reheat when I don’t feel like cooking right after baby is born 🙂

  3. Jackie Goulden says

    Jackie Goulden —  11/22/2019 At 08:08

    Dan’s idea of heavenly yumminess!

  4. Jessica says

    Jessica —  11/24/2019 At 15:23

    5 stars
    Our whole family really enjoyed this! We’re big fans of Mexican flavors and even our change averse 3 year old enjoyed this and the sour cream and lime drizzle!

    Quick question though, our kiddo found the recipe for the enchilada sauce too spicy, which was quite shocking given how much he likes other spicy food and big flavors! Would you recommend simply halving the chili powder next time? Or would it be necessary to tweak the amount of chicken stock/other herbs and spices too?

    Thanks again for such a great, easy recipe!

  5. Annie Tasaka says

    Annie Tasaka —  11/26/2019 At 10:39

    What size tortilla shells did you use?

  6. Michele says

    Michele —  12/07/2019 At 10:36

    Hi! Has anyone tried assembling this ahead of time and putting in the fridge until ready to bake?

  7. Alison says

    Alison —  01/12/2020 At 02:31

    5 stars
    Where have you been all of my life!!!!!!

    This recipe was fantastic, so easy to make and plenty for my large family. The only difficulty for me was attempting to convert to metric (I’m in Australia). But really…. who measures chilli powder and lime juice?? The more the merrier I say!!! The kids did run for glasses of water a few times but they didn’t stop eating. We can’t wait to try more recipes. There are so many to choose from which cater for my Coeliac daughter.

    Thanks heaps!!

    • Fox says

      Fox —  01/18/2020 At 00:12

      I would like to freeze this! Do you cook it first And then put into the freezer or leave it uncooked and freeze it?

  8. Lindsay McLean says

    Lindsay McLean —  01/25/2020 At 15:20

    Is it okay to replace corn tortillas w grain free tortillas like siete chick pea or almond flour? Thanks!

  9. Maria C says

    Maria C —  02/06/2020 At 17:34

    5 stars
    My kids loved this and ate it all up! Tastes just like enchiladas! So good and fast too!!

  10. Jaynie says

    Jaynie —  02/11/2020 At 09:42

    5 stars
    Loved this recipe! We did use flour tortillas rather than corn, and it turned out great. We served it with sour cream. I think next time we may add veggies. The enchilada sauce was amazing. We had a little leftover and used the rest on chipotle bowls the next day!

  11. Kate says

    Kate —  04/03/2020 At 04:42

    5 stars
    These are on regular repeat in my home! Quick, easy, and DELICIOUS! If you haven’t made these yet, what are you waiting for??

    • Brandi Schilhab says

      Brandi Schilhab —  04/03/2020 At 07:36

      YAY…SO yummy!!

  12. Amber TUCKER says

    Amber TUCKER —  04/03/2020 At 09:30

    5 stars
    This tasted restaurant style, it was sooo good! Definitely will be a repeat recipe in my home!

    • Brandi Schilhab says

      Brandi Schilhab —  04/03/2020 At 10:50

      So glad to hear that, Amber! Thanks for sharing!

  13. Laura says

    Laura —  04/04/2020 At 16:46

    5 stars
    We just finished devouring this dish! It was better than I thought! Didn’t have sour cream, so I used the top solid part of a can of coconut milk, it was perfection and it really brought out the flavors. This recipe is a keeper!

    • Brandi Schilhab says

      Brandi Schilhab —  04/04/2020 At 21:13

      Great sub for sour cream!! We’re so glad you loved it, Laura!

  14. Lindsay says

    Lindsay —  04/08/2020 At 08:03

    5 stars
    Hi amber! First of all, I love your recipes. Everything I’ve ever tried has been amazing. Do you think it would be ok to use canned chicken as long as I shred it in the food processor? I just have a ton of it that I got free from Costco when I joined and want to use it for something.

    • Brandi Schilhab says

      Brandi Schilhab —  04/08/2020 At 09:16

      Aren’t they all so delicious?! Yes, canned chicken will work!!

  15. Corrina B says

    Corrina B —  04/10/2020 At 18:10

    5 stars
    Made this tonight and it was so easy and delicious. I had everything in the pantry to make this and used Siete almond flour tortillas. My hubby loved this! Definitely keeping in the rotation. Thank you!

    • Brandi Schilhab says

      Brandi Schilhab —  04/11/2020 At 04:42

      Awesome!! That makes us so happy! Thanks for sharing, Corrina!

  16. Jessie Lou says

    Jessie Lou —  04/21/2020 At 07:37

    5 stars
    Made this recipe last night and it was really good and super easy! I didnt have chicken so I used ground venison (it’s what we have) and I had canned green enchilada sauce and I added black olives and onions! Will definitely make again!

    • Brandi Schilhab says

      Brandi Schilhab —  04/21/2020 At 08:48

      Great sub, Jessie!! Thanks for sharing!

  17. Elizabeth says

    Elizabeth —  04/23/2020 At 16:21

    If I want to make this in bulk and freeze should I freeze before or after baking it?

    • Brandi Schilhab says

      Brandi Schilhab —  04/24/2020 At 08:54

      Bake it first, Elizabeth! Enjoy!

  18. Hillary Gras says

    Hillary Gras —  05/06/2020 At 21:01

    5 stars
    I loved this! I added a grated zucchini, a handful of kale and a diced onion. Loved the veggie edition 🙂 i also cheated and used canned enchilada sauce because it was what i had on hand. I had extra enchilada sauce so i just added it in the last layer and it was still great ! Love how customizable this is! I also made the tortillas into quarters so i could get the corners of my casserole pan. Can’t wait to make this again! Maybe with pulled pork?!

    • Brandi Schilhab says

      Brandi Schilhab —  05/07/2020 At 04:19

      Oooh, great veggie additions! Shredded pork would be SO YUMMY!

  19. Mrs. M. says

    Mrs. M. —  05/13/2020 At 18:42

    4 stars
    Very simple, tasty recipe. I misread the recipe and used “chili pepper” instead of “chili powder,” so it was too spicy. I’ll try it again with the Chili Powder which is a blend of spices instead of just red pepper.
    I noticed other reviews that also said it was too spicy… maybe they made the same mistake?
    Thanks for the recipe!

    • Brandi Schilhab says

      Brandi Schilhab —  05/14/2020 At 16:07

      Oh no! So sorry…I bet that was spicy!!

  20. Annie says

    Annie —  07/28/2020 At 17:45

    5 stars
    We made this tonight and it was absolutely delicious. This recipe felt cleaner and lighter than other Mexican casseroles in our rotation – and I LOVE how easy it was to make homemade enchilada sauce! Thank you, Amber!!

    • Brandi Schilhab says

      Brandi Schilhab —  07/30/2020 At 07:42

      So glad you loved it, Annie! Thank you for sharing this with us!

  21. Michele says

    Michele —  08/11/2020 At 19:15

    I was confused with the tortillas. It’s 10 in total, making it 20 halves, so each layer will have 10 halves (5 tortillas)? I only used 5 total, so I’m not sure it’s going to turn out well!

    • Chelsea G says

      Chelsea G —  10/05/2020 At 18:13

      I m also super confused about the tortilla sizes and the halving of the tortilla on each layer.

    • Brandi Schilhab says

      Brandi Schilhab —  10/06/2020 At 07:53

      Hi Chelsea + Michele! We updated the recipe to fix the amount of tortillas used. You’ll need 6 corn tortillas (regular corn tortilla size) torn in half, making 12 halves total. You’ll use 6 of the halves for the first tortilla layer and the other 6 halves for the second tortilla layer. I hope this helps!

  22. Janice says

    Janice —  09/11/2020 At 07:44

    We make this almost every week. Such a huge hit! And so easy❤️

    • Brandi Schilhab says

      Brandi Schilhab —  09/14/2020 At 09:04

      So great! We’re glad you love it, Janice!

    • Brandi Schilhab says

      Brandi Schilhab —  09/14/2020 At 09:18

      There isn’t any milk in this recipe, Maddy, but you can totally leave out the cheese + sour cream to make it dairy-free.

  23. Barbara says

    Barbara —  10/23/2020 At 08:38

    5 stars
    Quick, easy & delicious! Perfect weeknight meal.

    • Brandi Schilhab says

      Brandi Schilhab —  10/23/2020 At 10:22

      Yay! So glad to hear that, Barbara!

  24. Andrea says

    Andrea —  10/25/2020 At 05:36

    5 stars
    A huge hit for a small crowd and makes excellent leftovers. We loved it!

    • Brandi Schilhab says

      Brandi Schilhab —  10/26/2020 At 08:09

      So glad everyone enjoyed it, Andrea!! Thank you for sharing this with us!

  25. Nicole says

    Nicole —  10/30/2020 At 07:55

    5 stars
    My husband who is EXTREMELY picky and limits dairy ate this two nights in a row. My 8 year old liked it as well. I think making my own enchilada sauce and Instant Pot chicken that remains supper moist are the keys. We are trying verde sauce next.

    • Brandi Schilhab says

      Brandi Schilhab —  10/30/2020 At 08:09

      Yay, that is so amazing, Nicole! Thanks so much for letting us know!

  26. Sarah H. says

    Sarah H. —  10/30/2020 At 10:08

    5 stars
    Wow! I totally picked this last second as family was coming over unexpectedly for dinner and this was a HUGE hit for all of us! I love that you get to make your own enchilada sauce for this and it was better than store bought through and through. I ended up only using one 8 oz bag of shredded cheese and it was perfect and only put in 1 Tbs. plus 1 tsp. of the chili powder since we had eaters of all ages. This is now printed out and in my go-to recipe binder.

    • Brandi Schilhab says

      Brandi Schilhab —  10/30/2020 At 11:36

      Amazing! So glad you all enjoyed it so much, Sarah. Thank you for sharing this with us!

  27. Ally says

    Ally —  11/01/2020 At 09:07

    How do you recommend freezing this? Bake then Reheat?

    • Brandi Schilhab says

      Brandi Schilhab —  11/02/2020 At 09:58

      Yes, that’s what I’d do!

  28. Megan says

    Megan —  11/02/2020 At 20:18

    5 stars
    This is so good! We topped it with lots of lettuce as some easy extra veggies in for the kiddos. They asked for seconds!

    • Brandi Schilhab says

      Brandi Schilhab —  11/03/2020 At 09:09

      Amazing! We’re so glad to hear it, Megan! Thank you for sharing this with us.

  29. Heather says

    Heather —  01/30/2021 At 20:32

    This was good! I halved the recipe and added pinto beans and shredded zucchini to the chicken layers. I squeezed the shredded zucchini in a paper towel to remove some water but the bottom of the pan had a ton of liquid after I scooped out a portion. Is that typical with the sauce normally? Or have you added shredded zucchini before and have other tips to avoid that next time?

    • Brandi Schilhab says

      Brandi Schilhab —  02/01/2021 At 09:15

      That isn’t typical with this recipe, Heather. I think it was probably excess moisture from the zucchini. We haven’t actually added zucchini here before, though, so I can’t say for certain!

  30. Jamie says

    Jamie —  02/01/2021 At 17:44

    5 stars
    This is a family favorite and never disappoints!

    • Brandi Schilhab says

      Brandi Schilhab —  02/02/2021 At 09:58

      One of my very favorites too! Thanks for sharing!!

  31. Michelle says

    Michelle —  02/04/2021 At 22:46

    5 stars
    I have made this recipe, froze this recipe and given it away as meals to friends in need. It’s a hit every time and couldn’t be easier. It’s on my regular monthly rotation. I use half the salt listed in the sauce because my chicken broth has salt in it already.

    • Brandi Schilhab says

      Brandi Schilhab —  02/05/2021 At 08:58

      So glad you love this one, Michelle. Thank you so much for sharing this with us!

  32. Kendra says

    Kendra —  04/08/2021 At 10:58

    Can you make this dairy free?

    • Brandi Schilhab says

      Brandi Schilhab —  04/08/2021 At 12:15

      Sure! Omit the cheese (or use your favorite dairy-free cheese) + either leave off the sour cream sauce or sub the sour cream with full-fat coconut milk. Enjoy!

  33. Tammy says

    Tammy —  05/14/2021 At 04:03

    5 stars
    Can you freeze leftovers?

    • Brandi Schilhab says

      Brandi Schilhab —  05/14/2021 At 08:19

      Definitely!

  34. Alison says

    Alison —  06/01/2021 At 19:21

    5 stars
    So delicious plus it’s easy and quick to throw together! Hubby liked it too!

    • Brandi Schilhab says

      Brandi Schilhab —  06/02/2021 At 13:53

      Score!! So glad you both enjoyed it, Alison!

  35. Catie says

    Catie —  07/19/2021 At 17:53

    5 stars
    Sooooo good and easy! I had all of the ingredients on hand or in the freezer so perfect to whip up for a yummy weekday meal. Definitely going to make this again!

    • Brandi Schilhab says

      Brandi Schilhab —  07/20/2021 At 08:13

      So glad you enjoyed it, Catie! Thank you for commenting to let us know!

  36. Maria says

    Maria —  07/21/2021 At 18:30

    5 stars
    This was a delicious and quick recipe!

    • Brandi Schilhab says

      Brandi Schilhab —  07/26/2021 At 08:54

      So glad to hear that, Maria! Thank you for sharing!

  37. Colleen says

    Colleen —  09/10/2021 At 10:37

    5 stars
    This was delicious!!! My family loves when I make enchiladas, which is super time consuming, so this was a much easier version with the same great flavors!

    • Brandi Schilhab says

      Brandi Schilhab —  09/10/2021 At 11:43

      Wahoo! So glad to hear that, Colleen!

  38. Teresa says

    Teresa —  12/07/2021 At 16:39

    Do you know if this can be frozen? Before or after cooking?

    Thanks!

    • Brandi Schilhab says

      Brandi Schilhab —  12/08/2021 At 09:24

      Definitely! I’d freeze after fully assembling but before baking it. Everything should be cooked at that point, anyway!

  39. Latoya Bratton says

    Latoya Bratton —  01/04/2022 At 05:12

    Do you make any dished that are low sodium? I need meals with 400 MG or less.

    • Melissa Guevara says

      Melissa Guevara —  01/05/2022 At 09:57

      Hi Latoya! We do not have any specific low-sodium recipes, but my general recommendation would be to try to sub fresh ingredients for sauces or pastes (as those can carry a higher sodium content) and up the spices in any recipe to help cut down on the sodium content. For this recipe, I would use fresh tomatoes/salsa for the tomato sauce and tomato paste and a low-sodium chicken broth and up the chili powder, cumin, and and oregano. You can also decrease the amount of cheese. I hope this helps!

      I’m sorry I don’t have more concrete recommendations overall, but would love to continue to help with specific recipes as you have recipes if you email support@fedandfit.com. ~Melissa

  40. Kristin D'Emanuele says

    Kristin D'Emanuele —  04/09/2022 At 22:30

    Made this for dinner tonight, and oh my is that enchilada sauce good! My husband licked his plate clean, which is always a good sign!

    • Kristin D'Emanuele says

      Kristin D'Emanuele —  04/09/2022 At 22:31

      Forgot to rate the recipe!

    • Melissa Guevara says

      Melissa Guevara —  04/11/2022 At 19:26

      Thank you so much! We appreciate you taking the time to do so. 🙂 -Melissa

  41. Amber says

    Amber —  04/22/2022 At 19:51

    Hi. Excited to try. Can this be frozen and cooked for a meal when you need it? We’re loving pulling from pre-made freezer meals to either pop in the oven or our insta-pot. Curious? Does corn v. Flour tortillas hold up better in the freezer? Cheers.

    • Melissa Guevara says

      Melissa Guevara —  04/25/2022 At 21:04

      Hi Amber! This can absolutely be frozen (it’s a favorite for many as a make-ahead freezer meal). I have found that corn tortillas hold up better in the freezer as they tend to not get as soggy as flour tortillas. I recommend reheating in the oven at 350 covered for 50 minutes, then uncovered an additional 10-15 minutes. Enjoy! -Melissa

  42. Kristin D'Emanuele says

    Kristin D'Emanuele —  05/16/2022 At 07:21

    Made this for dinner tonight, and oh my is that enchilada sauce good! My husband licked his plate clean, which is always a good sign!

  43. Amber says

    Amber —  05/16/2022 At 07:21

    Hi. Excited to try. Can this be frozen and cooked for a meal when you need it? We’re loving pulling from pre-made freezer meals to either pop in the oven or our insta-pot. Curious? Does corn v. Flour tortillas hold up better in the freezer? Cheers.

  44. Cambria says

    Cambria —  05/27/2022 At 01:48

    Is this a good meal to make ahead of time to freeze?

    • Melissa Guevara says

      Melissa Guevara —  06/01/2022 At 02:35

      You can absolutely make ahead and freeze. To do so, prepare the casserole up to step 3 (you can skip preheating the oven since you won’t bake it until you’re ready to eat it), then cover, label, and freeze. Enjoy!

  45. Catie says

    Catie —  08/23/2022 At 19:15

    5 stars
    Sooooo good and easy! I added black beans and used almond flour tortillas which turned out great. I love how easy and clean the enchilada sauce is in this recipe. Makes a casserole taste so fresh. Adding this to the meal rotation for sure!

    • Melissa Guevara says

      Melissa Guevara —  08/26/2022 At 09:49

      We are so glad to hear that you enjoyed, Catie! Thank you so much for taking the time to share your feedback and thoughtful substitutions with us! -Team FF

  46. Stephanie says

    Stephanie —  09/30/2022 At 10:34

    5 stars
    I made this last night and it was easy and delicious! My boys (5 and 7) and be be picky eaters — and they loved this! And as long as the chicken is already cooked, this is super fast to assemble and get in the oven. I’ll definitely be adding this to our regular rotation. Also, I only put in half of the chili powder it called for because my boys don’t love spice. I couldn’t notice any spice (just great flavor) so I will try the full amount next time.

    • Melissa Guevara says

      Melissa Guevara —  10/02/2022 At 21:21

      We are so glad to hear that this recipe was a win, Stephanie! As long as you use a chili powder (vs chipotle chili powder or ancho chili powder), it should add spice, just flavor! Thank you so much for taking the time to share your experience with us. We really appreciate it! -Team FF

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