Creamy Chicken Enchilada Casserole

September 23, 2016
An easy, weeknight meal and freezer friendly. 
Double your recipe and freeze for a later day!

In 2011, I shared a recipe here at Table for Seven for Cheesy Chicken Enchiladas.  However, I wasn't really totally comfortable calling them enchiladas.  They had chicken in them and enchilada sauce, but, they aren't really your conventional enchiladas.

The difference? These are a pretty toned down version of that classic. My husband is not a fan of classic enchiladas. They are too spicy for him. (Even with a mild enchilada sauce). For real! I love classic enchiladas. So, this dish is our happy medium for us both.  I get my enchilada fix and he isn't overloaded with full blown enchilada sauce.

Since the original posting, I made these quite a bit and have really completely changed the recipe. I also changed the name. Now, it's a casserole!

This is really an simple casserole to make. You do have to roll the shells, but, that doesn't take too much time.  If you have time to prep, make it ahead of time and stick in your fridge until dinner. Using rotisserie chicken or leftover cooked chicken also cuts back on your prep time too. This also freezes well. So, double your batch and save a pan for a later date.

It's creamy, so cheesy and delicious!

Creamy Chicken Enchilada Bake

by Table for Seven
Prep Time: 00:25
Cook Time: 00:30
Ingredients (Serves: 6)
  • 12-14 corn tortilla shells
  • 10 oz enchilada sauce
  • 1/4 cup plain Greek yogurt
  • 10 oz cheddar cheese soup
  • 10 oz milk
  • 3 cups cooked chicken, shredded or cut into bite size pieces
  • 2 cups shredded taco blended cheese,divided
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Lightly grease a 9 x 13 baking dish.
In a bowl, whisk together enchilada sauce and yogurt until smooth. Set aside.
In a saucepan, heat cheddar cheese soup with milk just until smooth. Remove from heat and let it cool for approx 5 minutes.
Add warmed cheddar cheese soup into bowl with enchilada sauce mixture. Whisk until smooth and combined.
In a bowl, mix together chicken, 1 cup cheese and just 1 CUP of sauce mixture.
To make tortillas easier to handle, place them in your microwave for about a minute.
Then, spoon approx 1/4 cup of chicken mixture into each tortilla. Roll together and place seam side down in pan. Repeat until shells are filled.
Pour remaining sauce mixture on top of completed tortilla. Sprinkle with remaining 1 cup of cheese.
Bake for 30 minutes
Garnish with lettuce, tomatoes, etc.
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