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Chicken Tortilla Casserole

This Chicken Tortilla Casserole is a one pot meal that you can have on your dinner table in no time.
Prep Time20 mins
Cook Time10 mins
Total Time30 mins
Servings: 6 servings
Calories: 476kcal


  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • ¾ cup chopped onion
  • 1 bell pepper (any color), chopped
  • 2 garlic cloves minced
  • 1 teaspoon ground cumin
  • ¾ teaspoon paprika
  • ½ teaspoon dried oregano
  • teaspoon cayenne pepper*
  • 1 ¾ cups low sodium chicken broth (one 14.5 ounce can)
  • 1 cup salsa*
  • 2 cups cooked shredded chicken*
  • 1 cup frozen or canned corn drain if canned
  • 15 ounce can black beans rinsed and drained
  • 6 ounces crumbled tortilla chips (about 4 cups), divided
  • 1 ½ cups shredded Monterey jack and/or cheddar cheese divided
  • 2 tablespoons chopped fresh cilantro for garnish


  • Heat the olive oil in a large skillet over medium heat. Add the onion and bell pepper and cook, stirring often, until softened, about 3 minutes. Add the garlic, cumin, paprika, oregano and cayenne pepper and stir for 30 seconds.
  • Stir in the chicken broth and salsa. Add the cooked shredded chicken, corn, black beans and half of the tortilla chips. Stir. Cover, reduce heat to low, and cook at a low simmer for 8 to 10 minutes, stirring occasionally, until almost all of the liquid has been absorbed. Remove pan from the heat.
  • Stir in 1 cup of the cheese. Add the remaining tortilla chips and stir them in just a little, leaving some on top of the casserole. Sprinkle the remaining ½ cup of cheese on top.
  • Cover the casserole and let it rest for a few minutes to allow the cheese to melt. Garnish with fresh cilantro and serve.


  • If you don't want the casserole spicy at all, you can omit the cayenne pepper.
  • I recommend using medium salsa as it adds a little more flavor.
  • My two favorite ways to cook the chicken are this Instant Pot Shredded Chicken recipe and this Crockpot Shredded Chicken recipe.


Serving: 1/6 recipe | Calories: 476kcal | Carbohydrates: 45g | Protein: 29g | Fat: 22g | Saturated Fat: 8g | Cholesterol: 60mg | Sodium: 908mg | Potassium: 750mg | Fiber: 9g | Sugar: 4g | Vitamin A: 1215IU | Vitamin C: 32mg | Calcium: 318mg | Iron: 4mg
Nutrition information is only an estimate.
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