Best chicken tortilla casserole

Best chicken tortilla casserole

7 reviews, 4.3 star(s). 100% would make again

Ready in 1 hour 15 minutes

The one I grew up eating in East Texas. Accept no substitutes.


1 whole chicken; or 4 breasts
16 oz Velveeta cheese
12 corn tortillas
1 can Rotel tomatos
1 can Cream of mushroom soup
1 can Cream of chicken soup
1/4 cup onions; chopped
1 tsp cayenne pepper
1 tsp Salt

Original recipe makes 6



Boil the chicken until it falls off the bones. Tear up the tortillas and put enough on the bottom of the caserole dish to just cover the bottom. Shred the chicken into medium sized chunks and put it in the dish. Put the rest of the tortillas on top of that. Cut up the cheese into 1" squares and put on top of the tortillas. Mix the other ingredients in a bowl and pour over top of casserole. Place in preheated oven at 400 degrees for 45 minutes. Let it cool for 15-20 minutes.

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Yummy! Great recipe
NovemberJean 3m ago

IDoHTML 3y ago

I don't usually leave comments or reviews but this one deserves one. I made it exactly like it said and it was delicious! The whole family loved it and will definitely make again.
Jamiewoods 3y ago

Delicious. Definitely making again. Used crushed red pepper in place of cayenne. I halved the recipe and had plenty.
trueblue37 3y ago

This made for a good dinner tonight, but the changes I made didn't work out as well as I'd hoped. We were out of cayenne pepper, so I used red pepper flakes instead. It wound up being too hot for us. Other than that, we enjoyed it and will try it again - either with the cayenne pepper or less red pepper flakes!
amberravenheart 3y ago

We loved it! Hubby says "Don't lose this recipe!" it will be a regular at our house! Thanks!
Dollster 5y ago

I really liked this dish. I was trying to replicate one that I had tried a few weeks ago and I think this might have been better. I added a handful of cilantro and a can of Ranch Style beans with jalapeno's. I think both of them were good contributions but I'm sure it would have been wonderful without as well. Thank you for the great recipe.
jyoung1216 6y ago

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