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Mexican Chicken Casserole

Layers of juicy shredded chicken, crunchy crushed tortilla chips, savory black beans, and rich roasted tomatoes, tied together with deliciously melty cheese.
Course Main Course
Cuisine Mexican
Keyword family-friendly, one-pan meal, taco tuesday
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Cool 10 minutes
Total Time 55 minutes
Servings 8 servings
Calories 523kcal


  • Oven
  • 9x13 baking dish
  • Cooking spray
  • Large bowl
  • rubber or silicone spatula


  • 4 cups cooked, shredded chicken
  • 1 15-ounce can black beans drained, rinsed
  • 1 14.5-ounce can fire-roasted diced tomatoes
  • 1 15.25-ounce can corn kernels drained
  • 1 4-ounce can diced green chilies
  • 1 teaspoon salt more or less to taste
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • ½ teaspoon cumin
  • 3 cups crushed tortilla chips divided; any brand, any flavor
  • 2 cups freshly shredded Mexican cheese blend divided
  • chopped fresh cilantro optional, for serving
  • sour cream optional, for serving


  • Preheat oven to 350° Fahrenheit. Lightly grease baking dish with cooking spray and set aside.
  • In large bowl, stir together shredded chicken, black beans, diced tomatoes, corn kernels, green chilies, salt, garlic powder, and cumin until ingredients are thoroughly incorporated. Set aside.
  • Line bottom of greased baking dish with 1 ½ cups crushed tortilla chips, spreading chips out to cover entire dish in one even layer. Top tortilla chips with half of shredded chicken mixture, spreading mixture out in one even layer. Sprinkle 1 cup cheese over top of chicken mixture. Repeat chips, chicken, and cheese layers until all ingredients have been added to baking dish.
  • Place baking dish in preheated oven. Bake, uncovered, 25 to 30 minutes or until cheese is melted and bubbly.
  • Remove baking dish from oven and let cool 10 minutes. Once casserole has cooled slightly, divide into servings and serve warm with chopped cilantro and sour cream if desired.


  • Make it Gluten Free: Use gluten-free tortilla chips and double check that your other ingredients don't contain any hidden gluten.
  • Make it Dairy Free: Use dairy free cheese, or skip the cheese entirely.


Serving: 1serving | Calories: 523kcal | Carbohydrates: 50g | Protein: 32g | Fat: 22g | Saturated Fat: 7g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 6g | Monounsaturated Fat: 7g | Trans Fat: 0.03g | Cholesterol: 79mg | Sodium: 1096mg | Potassium: 504mg | Fiber: 8g | Sugar: 5g | Vitamin A: 448IU | Vitamin C: 5mg | Calcium: 276mg | Iron: 3mg | Net Carbs: 42g