Cheesy Chicken Enchilada Casserole

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Being a busy working mom leaves me little time to cook dinner each night. I get up very early each morning to start the day and work in my home office while everyone else in my home is sleeping. Then I go to work in my preschool classroom until the afternoon. With errands, after school activities, and daily household responsibilities, there isn’t too much time left to spend in the kitchen before dinner time. I do my best to plan ahead with a weekly meal plan and homemade freezer meals. There is always at least one day in the week where something unexpected comes up and has me quickly trying to get dinner together with out resorting to an unhealthy quick option. I turn to my favorite “busy mommy” recipe – an easy cheesy chicken enchilada casserole. My Italian husband calls it our “Mexican Lasagna” and asks for it regularly. Luckily it’s a quick recipe that makes it into our dinner rotation frequently. With the Lay’s “Do Us a Flavor” contest I’m hoping our favorite recipe can turn into a household snack too. Cheesy chicken enchilada casserole chips sound amazing!

cheesy chicken enchilada casserole recipe

Cheesy chicken enchilada casserole ingredients:

  • 3 shredded chicken breasts (fully cooked)
  • 26 oz cream of chicken soup
  • 7 oz mild diced green chilis
  • 24 oz sour cream
  • 3 cups shredded cheese (my favorite is a cheddar/colby mix)
  • 15-20 corn tortillas

cheesy chicken enchilada casserole ingredients

Preheat oven to 375°. Set corn tortillas and 1 cup cheese aside. Mix remaining ingredients in large bowl.

mix ingredients for chicken enchilada casserole

Spray bottom of casserole dish with non stick cooking spray. Tear corn tortillas into quarters and arrange on bottom of dish.

corn tortillas in chicken enchilada casserole

Layer filling and corn tortillas in dish ending with filling on top.

layer chicken enchilada casserole

Top with remaining cup of cheese.

top chicken enchilada casserole with cheese

Bake for 30 minutes in preheated oven. Remove from oven and allow to cool. 

cheesy chicken enchilada casserole

Enjoy your yummy cheesy chicken enchilada casserole and smile because you prepared a delicious meal in less than an hour in the kitchen!

bite of cheesy chicken enchilada casserole

If you think this makes a tasty dinner, imagine how yummy a chip with the main ingredients would be. Chicken, cheese, and green chili flavors would make the perfect snack! The Lay’s “Do Us A Flavor” contest is currently accepting submissions for your favorite recipes to get turned into a potato chip flavor. The contest has already produced some great new chips including the main flavor that created my pico de gallo crispy chicken strips recipe.

Pico de Gallo Crispy Chicken Strips

Enter the Lay’s “Do Us a Flavor” contest by submitting a flavor name, up to three ingredients, chip style (Lays Original, Wavy, and/or Kettle Cooked) and a brief description for the flavor. You could win $1 million dollars and some major awesome publicity as the person who dreamed up an amazing potato chip! See the “Do Us A Flavor” rules and regulations for more information about the contest and prize. Contest ends April 5th, 2014.

What family recipe would you love to turn into a Lay’s potato chip?

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