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Loaded Easy Chicken Enchiladas Casserole

Loaded Easy Chicken Enchiladas Casserole

Loaded Easy Chicken Enchiladas Casserole has all of your favorite ingredients layered into a delicious crowd-pleasing comfort food dish.
Prep Time 20 mins
Cook Time 30 mins
Course Entree
Cuisine Mexican
Servings 8

Ingredients
  

For the Enchiladas Sauce

  • 3 Tablespoons canola or avocado oil
  • 1 Tablespoon flour
  • 1/4 cup chili powder
  • 2 cups chicken broth
  • 10 ounces tomato paste
  • 1 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt

For the Casserole

  • 16 7" Flour Tortillas
  • 3-4 cups cooked chicken diced 1 - 4 lb. rotisserie chicken
  • 2 1/2 cups shredded cheese (Monterey Jack, Cheddar and/or Pepperjack)
  • 2 ears corn on the cob, roasted kernels removed or 1 cup frozen corn kernels
  • 1 15 ounce can refried beans
  • 1 4 ounce can mild green chiles
  • 2 poblano peppers, roasted skins removed diced
  • 1/2 cup enchiladas sauce see above
  • 1/2 cup fresh cilantro leaves chopped
  • 1/2 cup salsa optional

For the Toppings

  • sour cream
  • sliced avocado or guacamole
  • fresh cilantro
  • shredded cheese

Instructions
 

For the Enchiladas Sauce

  • In a medium saucepan heat oil over medium heat, add flour, smoothing and stirring with a wooden spoon.
  • Cook for 1 minute, then add chili powder and cook for 30 seconds. Add stock, tomato paste, oregano, and cumin. Whisk to combine.
  • Bring to a boil, reduce heat to low and cook for 15 minutes, stirring occasionally.

For the Casserole

  • Preheat oven to 350° F.
  • In a large bowl, combine cooked diced chicken, 2 cups of shredded cheese, and remaining casserole ingredients.
  • Spread a thin layer of prepared enchiladas sauce in bottom of 9x13 casserole dish. Top with layer of tortillas, 1/3 of chicken mixture, a thin layer of enchiladas sauce. Repeat two more times. Then finish with final layer of tortillas, thin layer of sauce and top with 1/2 cup shredded cheese.
  • Bake for 30 minutes or until edges begin to bubble. Allow to rest for 5 minutes before serving. Serve with optional toppings above.