Rating: 4.5 stars
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Layers of corn tortillas give this ultra-creamy chicken enchilada casserole some hearty structure, without requiring that you roll up individual enchiladas. While tender shredded chicken is a perfect fit, you can customize this family-favorite enchilada casserole with whatever protein you like. We love it with smoky shredded BBQ brisket or pulled pork in place of the chicken, or even small cooked and peeled shrimp.

Recipe by Southern Living January 2014

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Hector Sanchez; Styling: Heather Chadduck Hillegas

Recipe Summary

hands-on:
30 mins
total:
1 hr 30 mins
Yield:
Makes 8 to 10 servings
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Ingredients

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Directions

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  • Preheat oven to 350°. Sauté first 2 ingredients in hot oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat 5 minutes or until tender. Add garlic, and sauté 1 minute. Stir in soup and next 4 ingredients; remove from heat.

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  • Spread 1 cup soup mixture in a lightly greased 13- x 9-inch baking dish. Arrange 24 tortilla quarters, slightly overlapping, over soup mixture; top with 3 cups chicken, 3/4 cup each Cheddar and pepper Jack cheeses, and 1 1/2 cups soup mixture. Repeat layers once. Top with remaining 24 tortilla quarters, soup mixture, and cheeses.

  • Bake at 350° for 45 to 50 minutes or until bubbly and golden. Remove from oven to a wire rack, and let stand 15 minutes before serving.

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