One word: Delectable. This has been saved to my personal favorite recipe file. I changed out the corn tortillas for flour tortillas due to my corn allergy and it was still fantastic.
Cheesy Chicken Taco Casserole
MrsDevlin2007 Posted: 01/10/11
pattersonva Posted: 03/07/11
This recipe is delicious. My family really enjoyed. I am always cautious when using cilantro, because it really isnt a favorite of mine- but it was great. I think that the casserole needs more texture, because after it cooks, it because soft. I would either try to crush some tortilla strips, or saute some green pepper and add it to the recipe to give it that extra texture.
Susanstack33 Posted: 08/26/11
very good. I substituted salsa for the sauce. Easy to make and delicious.
Laurenk3366 Posted: 09/09/11
Everyone in family loved this casserol!! I just added chicken taco seasoning to the chicken before layering!! Perfect for nights with sports and everyone's eating at different times!!
KarmaDreams Posted: 01/18/12
This sounds utterly disgusting. Who makes spaghetti-flavored tacos? I would swap out the spaghetti sauce for enchilada sauce or leave out the tortillas ans use lasagna noodles instead.
JTGemmell Posted: 12/03/12
I used salsa in place of the pasta sauce and it turned out great!
hwinte87 Posted: 07/30/12
A better title for this recipe would be "Mexican Pizza Casserole." The pasta sauce gives it a distinct pizza-type flavor and it is actually relatively tasty. If you are a fan of Tex-Mex, you will like this dish. If you prefer more authentic Mexican flavors, this might not be the dish for you. I gave it 3 stars because the recipe is a good, solid recipe and is simple to put together. I changed a few things: I added diced onions with the chicken and cilantro layers, I cut back a bit on the cilantro (used 1/2C instead of 1C), and I also added crunchy corn tostadas with the tortillas to give it a better texture. Next time, I'd completely leave out the tortillas and just use the tostadas. I also might make up my own sauce that's a bit less Italian. I would make this again with a few tweaks.
littledeb58 Posted: 01/30/13
We made this at a shelter this weekend for 80 people and it was enjoyed by all. One gentleman came back three times. Kind of reminds you of lasagne but with a mexican flavor flare. We were unable to get cilantro at Sam's Club so we added a little Taco seasoning to the recipe. We served this with salad, fruit cup and rolls. I am anxious to make it at home and will probably make it this week.
KHallenbeck62 Posted: 09/17/12
My familly loved it. I added more fresh tomatoes, fresh pickled banana peppers and a dash of cumin. Will definitely make again as we usually have leftovers with a casserole of this size, but not this time.
TeamCraig Posted: 01/16/14
This recipe had no taco flavor at all. The jarred pasta sauce is all wrong and it definitely needs some chili powder or cumin or something to make it taste Mexican. I like the concept, so I will probably try to rework this recipe using enchilada sauce or by cooking the chicken in taco seasoning and using canned tomatoes.