Mexican Chicken Enchilada Casserole

Are you craving a delicious and comforting Mexican dish? Look no further than this mouthwatering Mexican Chicken Enchilada Casserole. Packed with flavor and easy to make, this casserole is sure to become a family favorite. Whether you’re hosting a dinner party or simply want to enjoy a cozy night in, this recipe is perfect for any occasion. Let’s dive into the details and learn how to make this delectable dish.

Ingredients:

  • 2 cups cooked chicken, shredded
  • 1 can (15 ounces) black beans, rinsed and drained
  • 1 can (15 ounces) corn, drained
  • 1 can (10 ounces) enchilada sauce
  • 1 can (4 ounces) diced green chilies
  • 1 cup shredded Mexican cheese blend
  • 1/2 cup sour cream
  • 1/4 cup chopped fresh cilantro
  • 8 corn tortillas
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 teaspoon chili powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon cumin
  • Salt and pepper to taste

Instructions:

1. Preheat the oven and prepare the ingredients

Preheat your oven to 375°F (190°C). Shred the cooked chicken and set it aside. Drain and rinse the black beans, drain the corn, and chop the fresh cilantro. Set all the ingredients aside for later use.

2. Prepare the sauce

In a small bowl, mix together the enchilada sauce, diced green chilies, sour cream, chili powder, cumin, salt, and pepper. This will be the flavorful sauce that binds the casserole together.

3. Assemble the casserole

Spread a thin layer of the sauce mixture on the bottom of a 9×13-inch baking dish. Place four corn tortillas on top, overlapping them slightly. Layer half of the shredded chicken, black beans, corn, and sauce mixture on top of the tortillas. Sprinkle half of the shredded cheese and chopped cilantro over the sauce.

4. Repeat the layers

Repeat the layering process with the remaining tortillas, chicken, black beans, corn, sauce mixture, shredded cheese, and cilantro. Make sure to save a small amount of cheese and cilantro for garnishing at the end.

5. Bake the casserole

Cover the baking dish with aluminum foil and bake in the preheated oven for 25 minutes. Then, remove the foil and bake for an additional 10-15 minutes, or until the cheese is melted and bubbly.

6. Serve and enjoy

Once the casserole is cooked to perfection, remove it from the oven and let it cool for a few minutes. Garnish with the remaining shredded cheese and chopped cilantro. Serve hot and enjoy the delicious flavors of this Mexican Chicken Enchilada Casserole.

Now that you have the recipe for this mouthwatering Mexican Chicken Enchilada Casserole, it’s time to gather the ingredients and get cooking. Whether you’re a seasoned chef or a beginner in the kitchen, this recipe is simple and easy to follow. Impress your family and friends with this flavorful and comforting dish. Buen provecho!

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