Make this one-pot dish with leftover dark meat from our Simple Chicken Noodle Soup.

Everyday Food, April 2009


Recipe Summary

10 mins
45 mins


Ingredient Checklist


Instructions Checklist
  • Preheat oven to 375 degrees. In an 8-inch square baking dish, layer 4 tortillas, 1 cup chicken, cup chiles, 1/2 cup salsa, 1/3 cup sour cream, and 1/2 cup cheese; repeat once. Top with remaining tortillas, salsa, sour cream, and cheese. Bake until top is browned and bubbling, 30 to 40 minutes.


Cook's Notes

Toast the tortillas over a low flame or in a dry skillet. If you can't find tomatillos for the green salsa, make a red version instead -- it'll taste a little sweeter.


Reviews (12)

198 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 29
  • 4 star values: 43
  • 3 star values: 81
  • 2 star values: 37
  • 1 star values: 8
Rating: Unrated
Sounded good, however, way too many tortillas. Tasted more like tortilla casserole. Not enough cheese or chicken. Not worth your time as written.
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We love this recipe! Although, we do add some "chihuahua" cheese. I use a rotisserie chicken from the store when I am in a hurry, talk about simple!!
Rating: 5 stars
This recipe is great. It is so easy to assemble and even easier to gobble up. I always serve it up with some spanish rice or black beans topped with a little sour cream .
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I used poached chicken breasts and it turned out great! I also sprinkled the top with fresh cilantro while it rested before serving, yum!!
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I'm sure you could use any type of chicken but it won't taste as good. Dark meat tastes so much better.
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I made this with leftover turkey from Thanksgiving. The sauce was bottled Ranchero sauce, which also has a tomatillo base, but different spices. It all worked out well.
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My thoughts exactly. It probably does have more flavor with dark meat chicken, but personally, I would use white meat.
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does it HAVE to be dark meat chicken? has anyone used skinless chicken breasts successfully?
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Excellent, quick casserole with a lot of flavor. I used some leftover tomatillo sauce that I had in the freezer, 5 boneless, skinless chicken thighs that I cooked in the pressure cooker and then shredded in a food processor, and only made two layers. I will definitely make this again. We both enjoyed it a lot.
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This was great. You can see my results here:
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I tried this recipe this week and was a HUGE hit. The tortillas get nice and moist. Shortcuts: rotissere chicken, shredded, jar green sauce. It fed my husband
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I made this for dinner last night and it was a BIG hit with my family. I will make this again. I also made this with the green salsa. Roasting the veggies gave the sauce a flavor that is authentic to Mexican cooking.