Creamy Chicken Enchilada Casserole

Creamy Chicken Enchilada Casserole

  • Author: Carole Jones
  • Prep Time: 15 minutes
  • Cook Time: 20 minutes
  • Total Time: 35 minutes
  • Yield: 12 servings 1x


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




  • 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)


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.