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For an easy, satisfying, and healthy chicken casserole dinner, check out this lightened up version of one of our most popular chicken dishes of all time.

Recipe by Southern Living March 2004


Recipe Summary

15 mins
5 mins
35 mins
55 mins
Makes 8 servings


Ingredient Checklist


Instructions Checklist
  • Sauté onion and bell pepper in a large skillet coated with cooking spray over medium-high heat 5 minutes or until tender.

  • Stir in chicken and next 6 ingredients; remove from heat.

  • Tear tortillas into 1-inch pieces; layer one-third tortilla pieces in bottom of a 13- x 9-inch baking dish coated with cooking spray. Top with one-third chicken mixture and one-third cheese. Repeat layers twice.

  • Bake at 350° for 30 to 35 minutes or until bubbly.

  • Note: Freeze casserole up to 1 month, if desired. Thaw in refrigerator overnight, and bake as directed.

Chef's Notes

Serve with a veggie-loaded salad and vinaigrette. For added Southwest flavor, whisk a few dashes of hot sauce into the dressing.

Nutrition Facts

282 calories; calories from fat 32%; fat 9.9g; saturated fat 5g; mono fat 0.5g; poly fat 0.7g; protein 21g; carbohydrates 26.4g; fiber 3.1g; cholesterol 54.4mg; iron 0.7mg; sodium 947mg; calcium 248mg.