4 cups cooked and shredded chicken
½ c. sour cream
1 can cream of chicken condensed soup
½ c. milk
1 can chopped green chilis
2 c. Mexican Fiesta blend shredded cheese
1 teaspoon garlic powder
2 teaspoons onion powder
Salt and pepper to taste
12 corn tortillas
Preheat your oven to 350°F (175°C).
Using a mixing bowl combine the cream condensed cream of chicken soup, milk, diced green chilis, garlic powder, onion powder, salt and pepper. Stir well until the ingredients are thoroughly mixed.
Take a greased 9×13 baking dish and start by placing a layer of 6 corn tortillas.
Next evenly spread half of the shredded chicken, over the tortillas.
Pour half of the mixture over the chicken to ensure it is well coated.
Sprinkle half of the shredded cheese on top for added flavor and texture.
Repeat these layers with the remaining 6 tortillas, shredded chicken, creamy mixture and shredded cheese.
Place the casserole in your preheated oven. Let it bake for 40 minutes until the cheese has melted and turned golden brown with bubbles forming around it.
Allow some time for the casserole to rest before serving so that it sets properly.
If desired, garnish with chopped onions to add a touch of freshness and color.
To make sure that this Sour Cream Chicken Enchilada Casserole is completely gluten free opt for corn tortillas instead of flour tortillas. Corn tortillas are naturally free of gluten. Add an authentic texture to the dish.
Additionally it’s important to ensure that all the ingredients used, such as soup and shredded cheese are clearly labeled as gluten free to prevent any cross contamination.
By making these adjustments you can confidently relish in the flavors of this casserole without any concerns about gluten. Bon appétit!
YIELDS: 8 | SERVING SIZE: 1
Calories: 400 | Total Fat: 22g | Saturated Fat: 10g | Cholesterol: 80mg | Sodium: 900mg | Carbohydrates: 28g | Fiber: 3g | Sugars: 3g | Protein: 25g
Frequently Asked Questions:
Can I use a different type of meat instead of chicken?
Yes, you can substitute the chicken with cooked and shredded turkey, beef, or even vegetarian alternatives like tofu or black beans.
Can I use flour tortillas instead of corn tortillas?
Yes, you can use flour tortillas if you prefer.
Keep in mind that they have a different texture and flavor, which may slightly alter the taste of the casserole.
Can I customize the level of spiciness in this recipe?
Absolutely! The spiciness of the casserole can be adjusted according to your preference.
If you prefer a milder version, you can reduce the amount of chopped green chilis or use mild chilis.
For extra heat, you can add additional spices like cayenne pepper or diced jalapeños.
Can I use homemade cream of chicken soup instead of the canned version?
Yes, you can substitute homemade cream of chicken soup if you prefer.
There are various recipes available online to make your own cream of chicken soup using simple ingredients.
Can I make this recipe vegetarian?
Yes, you can make a vegetarian version of this casserole.
Simply omit the chicken and use vegetable broth instead of chicken broth in the condensed soup mixture.
You can also add vegetarian protein substitutes like tofu or beans.
Can I make this casserole ahead of time and refrigerate it?
Yes, you can assemble the casserole in advance and refrigerate it, covered, for up to 24 hours before baking.
This can be a convenient option for meal prep or when hosting guests.