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Creamy Enchilada Casserole

Chicken Enchilada Casserole is incredibly easy to make and tastes like a gourmet dish! The creamy sauce mixed with your favorite cheeses is what makes this a winner. Homemade Enchiladas are the ultimate comfort food and we know you will love this recipe!

Course Main Dish
Cuisine Mexican
Keyword casserole, cheese, chicken, comfort food, one pot, rice, skillet
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Servings 8
Author AJ Maudsley


  • 1 jar green enchilada sauce
  • 2 T. taco seasoning
  • 3 Laughing Cow Cheese wedges or 14 cup cream cheese
  • 2 cups mild cheddar cheese
  • 2 - 12.5 oz cans of canned chicken or 2 cups cooked chicken, diced
  • 1 cup rice
  • 10-12 corn tortillas


  1. Preheat oven or Traeger to 350 degrees and lightly coat a baking dish with cooking spray
  2. Heat a large skillet on medium-high heat and drizzle olive oil on the pan
  3. Add your chicken onto the heated oil and fry until lightly browned
  4. Toss taco seasoning on top of chicken and coat well
  5. Add your cream cheese with a splash of milk if needed until it becomes creamy and mixes with your chicken.
  6. Add rice and mix together
  7. Add entire jar of enchilada sauce
  8. Sprinkle about 1 12 cups of cheese into mixture
  9. Let it heat through
  10. Meanwhile, place approximately 5-6 tortillas on the bottom of your baking dish
  11. Once your chicken mixture is heated pour half of it on top of your tortillas
  12. Place 5-6 more tortillas on top
  13. Then dish out the remainder chicken filling on top of the tortillas
  14. Add your remaining cheese on top and cover with foil.
  15. Bake for thirty minutes, removing the foil for the last ten
  16. Broil lightly for about 2-3 minutes to crisp the top
  17. Garnish with tomatoes, olives, cilantro, lettuce, salsa and sour cream if you'd like