Creamy Avocado Chicken Enchilada Casserole

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April 8, 2021
Carole Jones
Creamy Chicken Enchilada Casserole comes together super quick and is crazy delicious! This casserole is super kid friendly because it is loaded with chicken, avocados, green chilis, and cheese. If you love chicken enchiladas with white sauce, then this is even better because you don’t have to waste all that time rolling up each individual enchilada!
See that gorgeous young woman in these pictures?  She is my oldest.  See that young man much too close to my oldest?  He has stolen her heart.
 
Yep, my baby girl is engaged and I’m still trying to wrap my mind and emotions around it all.  I was the photographer for this engagement photo shoot last week and it was all a bit too real for me.  The wedding isn’t until May so I am hoping that it won’t feel so “out-of-body” by then.
Creamy Chicken Enchilada Casserole

While this engaged daughter of mine has been home from college this summer, she has complained way too many times about how often we have chicken for dinner.  You’d think that after being away at college and cooking for herself, she would be grateful for any form of dinner her mommy puts on the table.  Not so much.

So just for the above mentioned betrothed daughter, I prepared chicken in a form I knew she would adore….enchiladas with a creamy, cheesy sauce.  No complaining tonight for sure!

But guess who didn’t show for dinner tonight?!?  You got it!  Where was she?  With that good looking, standing-much-too-close-to-my-daughter young man pictured above.  I guess I better get used to it.

Creamy Chicken Enchilada Casserole
Tonight, those of us who still care about being a member of the Jones clan and showed up for dinner got to devour this amazing Creamy Chicken Enchilada Casserole!  My original plan was to make individually rolled up enchiladas, but when my corn tortillas all fell apart when rolling them, it quickly became a casserole 🙂  Feel free to use flour tortillas if that is your preference, but with my gluten intolerance, it has to be corn.
 
If you love those amazing southwest flavors, be sure to check out my Beef Nacho Casserole with Green Chili Sauce.
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Creamy Chicken Enchilada Casserole

Creamy Chicken Enchilada Casserole

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Easy dinner recipe idea that is kid friendly and so delicious! Loaded with chicken, avocados, green chilis and cheese.

  • Total Time: 35 minutes
  • Yield: 12 servings 1x

Ingredients

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Sauce

  • 1 Tb butter
  • 3 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 Tb flour
  • 1 to 1 1/2 C chicken broth
  • 2 tsp cumin
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1/4 tsp pepper
  • 1/2 C chopped cilantro
  • 1 C salsa verde
  • 1/2 C sour cream
  • 3 C cooked and shredded chicken
  • 2 large avocados, chopped
  • 2 C shredded cheese
  • 18 corn tortillas (or small flour can also be used)

Instructions

1.  Preheat oven to 375 degrees and lightly spray a 9×13 casserole pan with nonstick spray.
2.  In a medium pan, melt the butter over medium heat then add the garlic to saute for 1 minute.  Sprinkle the flour over the butter and whisk to combine.  Cook for 1 minute.  While whisking, pour in 1 C of chicken broth and allow it to come to a simmer.  Add any additional broth if the sauce is too thick. It should be the consistency of gravy.  Allow it to come to a simmer again to check the thickness once more.  Remove from the heat and add the remaining ingredients for the sauce and mix until all combined.
3.  Spread a small amount of the sauce on the bottom of the pan, about 1/2 C.  Lay down six tortillas on top of the sauce then add half of the chicken, avocado and 1/3 of the cheese.  Drizzle a bit of sauce over the top.  Repeat once more.  Top the whole dish with 6 more tortillas the spread the remaining sauce over the top and sprinkle on the remaining cheese.  Bake for 20-25 minutes until the cheese is bubbling.

  • Author: Carole Jones
  • Prep Time: 15 minutes
  • Cook Time: 20 minutes

Nutrition

  • Serving Size: 1/12th
  • Calories: 146
  • Sugar: 3g
  • Sodium: 370mg
  • Fat: 14g
  • Saturated Fat: 6g
  • Unsaturated Fat: 4g
  • Trans Fat: 0g
  • Carbohydrates: 20g
  • Fiber: 4g
  • Protein: 9g
  • Cholesterol: 29mg

Carole Jones

Carole Jones is an Arizona-based cookbook author & food blogger. She's authored The 30 Minute Cooking From Frozen Cookbook and the self-published Take 5: Chicken e-cookbook. For the past 15 years, Carole has shared her culinary adventures cooking and baking for her six brutally honest children here on My Kitchen Escapades. Hot, crusty bread is Carole's love language, but her two adorable grandchildren are a close second. Yes, second. Don't judge.

28 comments

Virsavia smolin
10 years ago

I’m 16 years old and i am a nanny and making food for 4 kids is tough as a 16 until I found this recipe it’s easy to make and tastes amazing and the kids love it and plus it’s healthy thank you! Better than some Mac and cheese I say.

Carole
10 years ago

So glad you like it! Good luck with the nanny job 🙂 -Carole

Rebecca
10 years ago

I will double the sauce next time!

Carole
10 years ago

Sounds like a good idea if you like it really saucy!

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Tracy
9 years ago

I feel for you, my oldest complains about us eating chicken a lot also. Pork doesn’t agree with hubby, I’m not a fish fan unless it’s sushi, and beef is expensive, so chicken it is most of the time. I am defiantly going to do this in my new casserole crock! Thanks!

Carole
9 years ago

Come back and let me know what you think Tracy!

Tracy
9 years ago

Will do! You can’t blame the boy too much for stealing her heart, shes a beautiful girl. Congrats!

Deb
9 years ago

Looks great — but what type of flour are you using in the sauce to make this gluten free?

Carole
9 years ago

Hi Deb! Just use your favorite gluten free flour blend -Carole

Sue Galle
8 years ago

Whenever I make mexican casseroles the tortillas get soggy. How do I prevent this? Do your corn tortillas get soggy? It is like they turn to mush.

Carole
8 years ago

I find that flour tortillas definitely get more soggy than the corn ones do. The sauce for this casserole is pretty thick so I think they turn out perfectly!

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Lisa Prestero
7 years ago

Made this according to the recipe and it was excellent! Thank you!

Carole
7 years ago

You are very welcome Lisa! Thanks for coming back and leaving your review 🙂

Allison Bock
8 months ago

Hi Carole! Your recipe is delicious. Thank you for that! Not that it’s important to your cooking, but the narrative about your daughter and her then fiance (I assume they’re married now) was a little off putting. Dont push the kids away by being too clingy. My parents did this too, and it didn’t turn out well. But again, appreciate the recipe. 🙂

Carole Jones
8 months ago

Hope you give it a try Allison!

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