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Mexican Chicken Casserole Recipe

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Mexican Chicken Casserole is a Mexican inspired easy baked dinner recipe that combines delicious flavors for a tried and true meal everyone will love. Layered with cheese, chicken and veggies, and topped with crunchy tortilla chips, this Mexican casserole is a family favorite every night of the week!

Looking to kick off May with some Mexican? I made this Mexican Chicken Casserole in a one pot dish since I had my cast iron skillet, but if you don’t have a cast iron skillet, you can pour it into a 9×13 greased baking dish and bake that way.

This casserole is only about 15 minutes to put together and then baking time, so not too much time at all for a delicious meal.

Mexican Chicken Casserole

Mexican Chicken Casserole

This cheesy Mexican chicken casserole will become one of your easiest and yummiest weeknight meals!

Family-friendly and easily adaptable, this one-pot meal is a no-mess solution to create a “lets have more” recipe. I am all about the quick, easy, and simple dishes that make everyone in my family happy.

I cannot wait to hear what you think!

  • 1 lb chicken breast, cubed (or shredded)
  • 2 tablespoons taco seasoning
  • 1 can, 15 oz, black beans, drained and rinsed
  • 1 can, 15 oz, corn, drained
  • 1/2 cup salsa (you can change the heat of the meal by changing the salsa you add)
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 1 cup shredded cheese
  • 2 cups crushed tortilla chips
  • chopped green onions, optional for serving

How to make Mexican Chicken Casserole

  • Preheat oven to 350. If using a baking pan, grease with nonstick cooking spray and set dish aside.
  • In a large cast iron skillet, heat chicken until browned. As a side note, you can use Rotisserie chicken (already cooked) to substitute for shredded chicken and pick up right at the next stage of the recipe.
  • Add seasoning and mix well.
  • Stir in beans, corn, salsa, and water.
Mexican Chicken Casserole with corn and beans
taco seasoning spices
  • Heat all ingredients on medium high heat for about 5 minutes or until heated through.
  • Pour chicken mixture into baking pan if using or top with tortilla chips and cheese.
  • If you are using a cast iron over a baking dish, just top with crunchy chips and cheese.
Mexican Casserole with corn and beans
top your Mexican Chicken Casserole with chips for a great crunch
  • Heat Mexican Chicken Casserole in oven for 10-15 minutes or until cheese is melted on top.
  • Serve immediately topped with green onions, sour cream, and Pico De Gallo!
  • Serves 4-6
cast iron skillet one pan mexican casserole

Mexican Casserole Baking Tips

  • You can alter Mexican food pretty easily, so feel free to substitute for beef over chicken.
  • Don’t love black beans? Refried beans are just as yummy!
  • We also love a lot of toppings, so keep jalapeno’s, black olives and diced avocado ready for this recipe.

Other delicious Mexican Recipes

  1. Burrito Pie
  2. Salsa Chicken
  3. Cowboy Caviar 
  4. Mexican Chicken Chili
delicious easy mexican casserole as side dish or main dish
5 from 4 votes

Mexican Chicken Casserole


Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Mexican Chicken Casserole is a main dish Mexican dinner recipe that is inspired by Mexican cuisine and combines delicious flavors for a tried and true meal everyone will love. 

Ingredients
 

  • 1 lb chicken breast cubed
  • 2 tablespoons taco seasoning
  • 1 can 15 oz, black beans, drained and rinsed
  • 1 can 15 oz, corn, drained
  • 1/2 cup salsa
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 1 cup shredded cheese
  • 2 cups crushed tortilla chips
  • chopped green onions optional for serving

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 350. If using a baking pan, grease with nonstick cooking spray and set aside.
  • In a large skillet, heat chicken until browned.
  • Add taco seasoning and mix well.
  • Stir in beans, corn, salsa and water.
  • Heat on medium high heat for about 5 minutes or until heated through.
  • Pour into baking pan if using or top with chips and cheese.
  • Heat for 10-15 minutes or until cheese is melted on top.
  • Serve immediately topped with green onions .

Nutrition

Serving: 4people | Calories: 644kcal | Carbohydrates: 64g | Protein: 57g | Fat: 19g | Saturated Fat: 7g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 9g | Cholesterol: 124mg | Sodium: 863mg | Fiber: 14g | Sugar: 7g

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