Do you like recipe shortcuts? My grandma showed me how she cut down the prep time for enchiladas without sacrificing taste. Her tip? Make them a casserole! I’ve adapted her recipe to the Quick and Easy Green Chile Chicken Enchilada Casserole.
Casseroles might seem like they are from a bygone era, but really they are current as ever.
My grandma had six kids and would often have nieces and nephews in her care too. Over the years, she mastered a handful of recipes that are tasty, quick and filling. Best believe she had some casseroles in the mix!
When I was young she would make enchiladas where she dipped the tortillas in oil and sauce before adding the filling. Then as her knees developed arthritis, she cut down steps and started to make them in casserole form.
And honestly, I prefer them this way!
Read on to see the steps!
I used canned products to make life even easier, but you can definitely use fresh items. Frozen veggies are also a good option.
Not pictured, is the chicken and onion.
Sautee the onion
Cook the chicken.
Layer tortillas in the bottom of a baking pan.
This recipe is so easy to scale up or down.
When it was just my husband and I, I used a small square Pyrex dish for this casserole.
Pour on sauce and filling.
What fillings can you add to chicken enchiladas?
I like to experiment and try different combinations.
Continue to pile on the filling!
Cover with tortillas and create at least one more complete layer.
You can add way more fillings and sneak in more vegetables, which is one reason I like the casserole version more than the traditional way.
Garnish and serve.
I like to add cilantro, onions and avocado toppings.
The melty layers are so delicious!
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These looks like a great quick and easy recipe Marie. I must try it!
Thanks for stopping by Kim! Glad you like ❤
This is such a neat idea for a quick and easy meal! I’m pinning this for later – thanks!
Thanks for reading! Happy you liked the recipe.
Great idea to do these casserole style!
It’s so easy and I love how all of the ingredients melt together.
Thanks for sharing Marie. We do the casserole trick for a turkey enchilada recipe we have to use up holiday leftovers.
Thanks for reading! Oh that’s a great idea! We have some friends that do turkey tamales day after Thanksgiving 🦃
This sounds so good! I can’t wait to try it.
Sounds good and easy. And most of this I always have on hand.
Thanks for reading! Yes, super easy!
I grew up eating Tex-Mex food and must say it is my all time favorite flavors! Your tips will make making enchiladas so much easier! Pinning!
Love learning something new about you Cindy! Thanks for reading!
Marie, they look easy and delicious! Merry Christmas
I love recipes that come from our Grandma! This looks like a delicious weekend one after Christmas day! YUM!
Thanks for reading! Yes these are great to make with leftovers!
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