Recipe Challenge Day 5: Chicken Enchilada Casserole

This is a very quick an easy dinner for those busy nights. I like that you can do this with either left over chicken ( turkey would do in a pinch ) or buy a rotisserie chicken and shred the life out of it to make this. Layer your ingredients, stuff it in the oven dinner is ready in thirty minutes. No fuss, no fancy ingredients. A friend gave me this and it was so nice not to have to roll the tortillas, or dip them in sauce, make a big deal out of a dish that the whole family will like. It saved me time , and everyone liked it!


1.5 lbs chicken, cooked and shredded
1 can enchilada sauce
1/2 can corn
1/2 can black beans – rinsed
1/2 cup chopped onions
4  Tortillas ( I used GF ones it comes out so tasty!)
1 1/2 cups shredded cheese
1 jar sliced black olives, drained

Preheat oven to 350F
Pour a little of the sauce to the bottom of a foil lined 8×11 baking dish. Top it with two or three tortillas. Evenly layer the chicken on top of the tortillas Pour a little more sauce on top.
 Mix your beans, corn and onion together and spread it over the chicken. Layer with some of the cheese. Top with two or three more tortillas and more sauce. Top with the cheese and optional black sliced olives on top.

Cook for about 30 minutes or until cheese is all melted and dish is heated through.


30 thoughts on “Recipe Challenge Day 5: Chicken Enchilada Casserole

  1. mail4rosey

    I have a child who could live off of black olives. Well, he's a young man now, but still…he could live off of black olives. I'll have to make this the next time he's home to visit!

  2. suejansons

    Looks very yummy! My husband love tex-mex food and I know this would be right up his alley. Ad when it is easy as well, you just can't beat it. Thanks for sharing!


    Oh that looks amazing! I like the addition of the black beans. Most recipes like this use a different type of bean that I can't digest. But I can eat black beans, so I like this version the best.

  4. Lawna Noe

    I just saved the link to this post so I can make it for my family next week. Thanks so much for sharing this awesome recipe. I can't wait to try it out.

  5. Melanie Scout

    We do enchiladas here a lot. They're so yummy! I've thought about featuring one on my blog, but I'm sure my picture would just look like a sloppy mess. 🙂

  6. Amanda Love

    Hubby would have a field day with this. He loves all the ingredients including the olives. I'm not a big fan of olives so will have to take them off but it does look yummy!

  7. Mel Cole

    Ah, so this is another recipe where I can use my canned black beans. I like enchiladas and that chicken is in this recipe too. Will keep the link for future reference 😉

  8. Ashley Gill

    Since going GF, I've missed things like v this… I'm not a big fan of corn tortillas.. I had no idea they made GF tortillas! I think I will need to try this out! It looks awesome!

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