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Green Chicken Enchilada Casserole

Green Chicken Enchilada Casserole

  • Author: Caroline Fausel



Green Enchilada Sauce: 

• 1 batch Green Enchilada Sauce here.

Enchilada Bake: 

2 Tbsp olive oil

1 Vidalia or sweet onion, diced

1 clove garlic, minced 

2 cups shredded chicken

2 cups green enchilada sauce, homemade (above) or store-bought

12 tortillas (corn or Siete for Paleo and grain-free), cut in half

2 cups shredded Monterrey Jack or Mexican blend cheese, if you’d like to add dairy or use a plant-based cheese

Toppings- all optional:

chopped fresh cilantro, diced red onion, thinly-sliced green onion and diced avocado


Make Enchilada Sauce

Assemble Enchilada Bake 

  1. Spray a 9×13 baking dish with cooking spray and set aside.
  2. Preheat oven to 375°.
  3. Heat 1 Tbsp olive oil in a saute pan. Add 1 diced onion and saute until soft – approx 5 min. Add 1 clove minced garlic and saute for 1 minute more until fragrant.
  4. Add 2 cups shredded chicken and 1 1/2 cup enchilada sauce to the onion mixture and stir until combined and heated through. Set aside.
  5. Pour ½ cup of enchilada sauce in the bottom of a 9 x 13 casserole dish. Add a layer of tortillas, a layer of chicken mixture and a layer of cheese, if using. Repeat with another layer and finally a third layer topped with remaining ½ cup enchilada sauce and cheese.
  6. Cover the baking dish with aluminum foil and bake for 30 minutes. Remove foil and bake an additional 10 minutes until the top layer of cheese is melted and bubbly.
  7. Remove from the oven and let cool for a few minutes before serving.
  8. Serve with roasted vegetables for Whole30/ Paleo, or rice and beans.
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