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Easy Green Chile Chicken Enchilada Casserole 

This Easy Green Chile Chicken Enchilada Casserole is an easy, one dish dinner that’s a family favorite! Made with pantry staples- it’s filling, and delicious!

6 servings

My family and I love this Easy Green Chile Chicken Enchilada Casserole quite a bit. It’s super filling and simple to make! No long hours hovering over the stove with a long recipe that has too many ingredients and too many steps to follow! This recipe is made with simple pantry ingredients and can be thrown together in less than 10 minutes!

What ingredients do I need to make this Easy Green Chile Chicken Enchilada Casserole?

  • Chicken– canned and drained or cooked skinless, boneless chicken breast halves, shredded or chopped.
  • Reduced fat cream cheese- room temperature. 
  • Diced green chiles-for flavor.
  • Green enchilada sauce -for the top of the casserole.
  • Reduced fat cheese-shredded. I like to use the light three cheese from Trader Joe’s. 
  • Low carb flour tortillas- I like to use the street taco size Keto friendly tortillas.
  • Green onions, olives, or jalapeños-chopped or diced for optional garnish. 

How do I make this Easy Green Chile Chicken Enchilada Casserole?

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Spray a 9×13-inch baking dish with non stick cooking spray.

In a medium bowl combine chicken, room temperature cream cheese, and green chilies.

Mix until well combined.

Cover the bottom of the baking dish with 1/4 cup enchilada sauce and add 4 tortillas.

Add 1/2 of chicken mixture on top of tortillas and spread in an even layer.

Repeat for next layer.

Then add another layer of 4 tortillas and top with enchiladas sauce and cheese.

Cover and bake in the preheated oven for 30 minutes. Uncover and bake for an additional 5 minutes, until cheese is melted on top. 

Remove from oven. Garnish with cilantro, olives, or green scallions, if desired.

Let stand for 5 minutes before serving. 

Store leftovers in an airtight container in the fridge for up to 5 days.

Ingredients:

  • 2 (12 oz.) cans canned chicken, drained or 4 cooked skinless, boneless chicken breast halves, shredded or chopped
  • 8 oz. reduced fat cream cheese, room temperature 
  • 1 (4 oz.) can diced green chiles
  • 2 (10 oz.) green enchilada sauce – I like to use Old El Paso mild green Chile enchilada sauce
  • 1/2 cup reduced fat cheese, shredded. I like to use the light three cheese from Trader Joe’s 
  • 12 low carb flour tortillas- I like to use the street taco size Keto friendly tortillas 
  • Green onions, olives, or jalapeños, for optional garnish 

Directions:

  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Spray a 9×13-inch baking dish with non stick cooking spray.
  2. In a medium bowl combine chicken, room temperature cream cheese, and green chilies. Mix until well combined.
  3. Cover the bottom of the baking dish with 1/4 cup enchilada sauce and add 4 tortillas. Add 1/2 of chicken mixture on top of tortillas and spread in an even layer. Repeat for next layer. Then add another layer of 4 tortillas and top with enchiladas sauce and cheese.
  4. Cover and bake in the preheated oven for 30 minutes. Uncover and bake for an additional 5 minutes, until cheese is melted on top. 
  5. Remove from oven. Garnish with cilantro, olives, or green scallions, if desired. Let stand for 5 minutes before serving. 
  6. Store leftovers in an airtight container in the fridge for up to 5 days.

Makes 6 serving ( 1/6th of 9×13) casserole dish 

7 WW Points® per serving

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Yield: 6

Easy Green Chile Chicken Enchilada Casserole

Easy Green Chile Chicken Enchilada Casserole

This Easy Chicken Enchilada Casserole is an easy, one dish dinner that’s a family favorite! Made with pantry staples- it’s filling, and delicious!

Author: thepounddropper.com

Prep Time 8 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 38 minutes

Ingredients

  • 2 (12 oz.) cans canned chicken, drained or 4 cooked skinless, boneless chicken breast halves, shredded or chopped
  • 1 ( 8oz.) reduced fat cream cheese, room temperature 
  • 1 ( 4 oz.) can diced green chiles
  • 2 (10 oz.) green enchilada sauce 
  • 1/2 cup reduced fat cheese, shredded. I like to use the light three cheese from Trader Joe’s 
  • 12 low carb flour tortillas- I like to use the street taco size Keto friendly tortillas 
  • Green onions, olives, or jalapeños, for optional garnish

Instructions

    1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Spray a 9x13-inch baking dish with non stick cooking spray.
    2. In a medium bowl combine chicken, room temperature cream cheese, and green chilies. Mix until well combined.
    3. Cover the bottom of the baking dish with 1/4 cup enchilada sauce and add 4 tortillas. Add 1/2 of chicken mixture on top of tortillas and spread in an even layer.
    4. Repeat for next layer. Then add another layer of 4 tortillas and top with enchiladas sauce and cheese.
    5. Cover and bake in the preheated oven for 30 minutes. Uncover and bake for an additional 5 minutes, until cheese is melted on top. 
    6. Remove from oven. Garnish with cilantro, olives, or green scallions, if desired. Let stand for 5 minutes before serving. 
    7. Store leftovers in an airtight container in the fridge for up to 5 days.

    Makes 6 serving ( 1/6th of 9x13) casserole dish

    7 WW Points® per serving

Notes

Smartpoints: GREEN: 8 smartpoints per serving BLUE/PURPLE: 7 smartpoints per serving

Nutrition Information:

Yield:

6

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 219Total Fat: 9gSaturated Fat: 2gCholesterol: 58mgSodium: 756mgCarbohydrates: 22gNet Carbohydrates: 8gFiber: 14gSugar: 2gProtein: 25g

carolyn

Tuesday 23rd of January 2024

Linds, you are awesome. I love how you take normal recipes and make them more WW friendly. Made this for the first time and LOVED it!

Lorrie

Thursday 4th of January 2024

A very good starting recipe. I added 1 heaping tsp of garlic and cumin, chopped onions. To lower the carbs more, used only 6 tortillas. So only did 2 layers and that was plenty. Also I got 9 servings instead of 6. We'll be making again.

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