Easy Chicken Enchilada Stew – 4 items are enough to make this popular Mexican dish. Cheese, spicy, sinful delicious.
Mexican food is my weakness. Exactly! I love all Mexican food. I love to go to Mexican restaurants and try everything on the menu. But I also like to make Mexican food at home. This chicken enchilada casserole requires only 4 components, so it can not be easy.
- 1 lb chicken breasts boneless and skinless (about 2 large chicken breasts)
- 14 oz Enchilada sauce
- 6 medium corn tortillas
- 3 cups Monterey Jack cheese shredded
- Cut each chicken breast in about 3 pieces, so that it cooks faster and put it in a small pot. Pour Enchilada sauce over it and cook covered on low to medium heat until chicken is cooked through, about 20 minutes. No water is needed, the chicken will cook in the Enchilada sauce. Make sure you stir occasionally so that it doesn’t stick to the bottom.
- Remove chicken from the pot and shred with two forks.
- Preheat oven to 375 F degrees.
- Start layering the casserole. Start with about 1/4 cup of the leftover Enchilada sauce over the bottom of a baking dish. I used a longer baking dish, so that I can put 2 corn tortillas across. Place 2 tortillas on the bottom, top with 1/3 of the chicken and 1/3 of the remaining sauce. Sprinkle with 1/3 of the cheese and repeat starting with 2 more tortillas, then chicken, sauce, cheese. Repeat with last layer with the remaining ingredients, tortillas, chicken, sauce and cheese.
- Bake for 20 to 30 minutes uncovered, until bubbly and cheese has melted and started to brown on top.
- Serve warm.
- Make your own enchilada sauce
- I’ve made this casserole with both flour tortillas and corn tortillas. For a true Mexican inspired casserole I recommend using corn tortillas, however flour tortillas work as well. Some people have mentioned that flour tortillas turn out a bit soggier than corn tortillas, but I thought it was just fine.
- I used a 5×7 casserole dish here, but please feel free to use a 9×13 or 8×8 casserole dish.
- Please keep in mind that nutritional information is a rough estimate and can vary greatly based on products used.