Verde Chicken Enchilada Casserole Recipe

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Nelson November 13, 2020

How To Make Verde Chicken Enchilada Casserole

A delightful recipe for scrumptious chicken enchilada casserole that’ll sure to win the hearts of your loved ones! This simple dish truly is a must-try.

Preparation: 30 minutes
Cooking: 30 minutes
Total: 1 hour

Serves:

Ingredients

  • 1tbspolive oil
  • 1white onionmedium, peeled and diced
  • 1poblanolarge, (or green bell pepper, cored and diced)
  • 30ozbeansrinsed and drained
  • 8ozwhole kernel corndrained
  • 2handfulsfresh baby spinach
  • 3cupschickencooked, shredded or diced
  • 3cupsgreen enchilada sauce(or salsa verde)
  • 12corn tortillashalved
  • 3cupsMonterrey Jack cheeseshredded, (or Mexican blend cheese)

Instructions

  1. Heat oven to 375 degrees F. Mist a 9×13-inch baking dish with cooking spray; set aside.

  2. Heat oil in a large sauté pan over medium-high heat.  Add onion and pepper and sauté for 6 to 7 minutes, or until softened.  Stir in the beans, corn, spinach, chicken, and 2 cups enchilada sauce, and stir until evenly combined.  Remove from heat and set aside.

  3. Pour about ½ cup of the remaining enchilada sauce in the baking dish, and spread until the bottom of the dish is evenly coated. Top with a layer of about 8 tortilla halves, so that the entire dish is covered.

  4. Top evenly with ⅓ of the chicken mixture, followed by ⅓ of the cheese.  Repeat with another layer of tortillas, chicken mixture, and cheese. Followed by a final layer of tortillas, chicken mixture, the remaining ½ cup of enchilada sauce, and cheese.

  5. Cover the pan with aluminum foil, then bake for 20 minutes.

  6. Remove pan and remove aluminum foil. Uncover and bake for 10 more minutes, until the cheese is thoroughly melted.

  7. Remove from the oven and serve warm, garnished with your desired toppings.

Recipe Notes

 

Suggested Toppings: Fresh cilantro, Red onion, Green onion, Avocado

 

Nutrition

  • Calories: 327.04kcal
  • Fat: 17.49g
  • Saturated Fat: 8.17g
  • Trans Fat: 0.04g
  • Monounsaturated Fat: 6.15g
  • Polyunsaturated Fat: 2.06g
  • Carbohydrates: 25.39g
  • Fiber: 5.01g
  • Sugar: 8.31g
  • Protein: 18.99g
  • Cholesterol: 55.62mg
  • Sodium: 761.19mg
  • Calcium: 298.68mg
  • Potassium: 354.47mg
  • Iron: 2.07mg
  • Vitamin A: 107.17µg
  • Vitamin C: 12.52mg
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