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Cheesy Chicken Enchilada Bake

Stop rolling those Enchiladas! With this Cheesy Chicken Enchilada bake – you’ll save time and energy creating a family favorite dish. Plus this is great for last minute meals! This is a recipe you definitely want to try!

Stop rolling those Enchiladas! With this Cheesy Chicken Enchilada bake - you'll save time and energy creating a family favorite dish. Plus this is great for last minute meals! This is a recipe you definitely want to try!

I love enchiladas! In fact, they are my go to item I order when we eat at our favorite Mexican haunt.

So of course I wanted to add them to my menu roster – that is until I had to make them.

It’s not a difficult dish, but with my clumsiness, I guarantee that those yummy rolls of delight would fall apart before they even finish baking!

To quote my mother-in-law, all that work was ‘for the birds!’ There certainly had to be an easier way to make my favorite dish without utter failure.

As soon as I came up with this Cheesy Chicken Enchilada Bake to solve my dilemma – I had to share it with you.

And if you are clumsy like me, or just simply need a last minute easy dish – then you will want to pin this recipe for sure!

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Cheesy Chicken Enchilada Bake Ingredients

Chicken Breast
Corn Tortillas
Green Enchilada Sauce
Mexican Cheese – Shredded and/or Sliced

Optional additions:
Green Chiles
Sour Cream
Salsa Verde (tomatillo based – this one is our favorite)

Boil your chicken breasts until cooked through. Cook as much as you typically would for a casserole for your family. For us, I use about 5-6 breasts.

Stop rolling those Enchiladas! With this Cheesy Chicken Enchilada bake - you'll save time and energy creating a family favorite dish. Plus this is great for last minute meals! This is a recipe you definitely want to try!

While the chicken is cooling to shred or chop, line a baking dish with corn tortillas.

I have used the larger 17 x 13 baking dish in the past, but we’ve recently switched to a deeper dish as my husband likes things extremely saucey.

Stop rolling those Enchiladas! With this Cheesy Chicken Enchilada bake - you'll save time and energy creating a family favorite dish. Plus this is great for last minute meals! This is a recipe you definitely want to try!

Chop or shred your chicken – whichever your texture preference.

I prefer shredded, which can be quickly done in a mixer, but will show both options today for you.

After that, layer your chicken over the tortillas.

Stop rolling those Enchiladas! With this Cheesy Chicken Enchilada bake - you'll save time and energy creating a family favorite dish. Plus this is great for last minute meals! This is a recipe you definitely want to try!

Next I add my favorite tomatillo salsa. (Note the chopped chicken above)

Options: I have also added diced green chiles and sour cream to this layer in the past which adds a kick and creaminess to the dish.

Stop rolling those Enchiladas! With this Cheesy Chicken Enchilada bake - you'll save time and energy creating a family favorite dish. Plus this is great for last minute meals! This is a recipe you definitely want to try!

Pour the green enchilada sauce before adding the cheese. As I have said before – Trent likes things super saucy!

Stop rolling those Enchiladas! With this Cheesy Chicken Enchilada bake - you'll save time and energy creating a family favorite dish. Plus this is great for last minute meals! This is a recipe you definitely want to try!

A trick I like to do between casserole layers is use sliced cheese instead of shredded in order to create an even layer of cheese.

Next, just repeat the layers.

Stop rolling those Enchiladas! With this Cheesy Chicken Enchilada bake - you'll save time and energy creating a family favorite dish. Plus this is great for last minute meals! This is a recipe you definitely want to try!

Finally, top it off with shredded cheese.

Put it in the oven – everything is cooked, so your basically melting the cheese and heating the sauce.

I like to keep an eye on it until I see the sauce bubbling. Since it’s just about 20 minutes at 375 degrees – this is a quick fix!

Stop rolling those Enchiladas! With this Cheesy Chicken Enchilada bake - you'll save time and energy creating a family favorite dish. Plus this is great for last minute meals! This is a recipe you definitely want to try!

Let it sit a few minutes before slicing it. Of course, that’s perfect timing to heat your sides.

Stop rolling those Enchiladas! With this Cheesy Chicken Enchilada bake - you'll save time and energy creating a family favorite dish. Plus this is great for last minute meals! This is a recipe you definitely want to try!

I surely hope this gives you a quick meal solution on a frazzled night.

Without a doubt – this is such a simple dish – I should call it Easy Peasy Cheesy Chicken Enchilada Bake!

Let me know if you try it out!

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Stop rolling those Enchiladas! With this Cheesy Chicken Enchilada bake - you'll save time and energy creating a family favorite dish. Plus this is great for last minute meals! This is a recipe you definitely want to try!

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13 Comments

  1. Adding the cheese slices is a great idea and this is so much easier than the traditional way. My kitchen was always a hot mess when I made them the old-fashioned way. Thank you for sharing with us at Celebrate Your Story and have a great weekend.

  2. It sounds delicious, and certainly something my picky kids could eat. Thank you for sharing the recipe at The Really Crafty Link Party. Pinned.

  3. This sounds spectacular and I’m going to have to give it a try! Pinned! Thanks for sharing on To Grandma’s House We Go!

  4. Oh – I forgot to add the recipe card for this! I will make sure to do that – I appreciate the reminder!

  5. Sounds delicious &easy ! Want to try but would like a printout version of recipe please !

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