Southwestern Chicken Casserole

Love Mexican? Whip up this quick & easy southwestern chicken casserole using prepared and packaged foods that tastes like you’re south of the border.

Southwestern Chicken Casserole | 2 Cookin Mamas Love Mexican? Whip up this quick & easy southwestern chicken casserole using prepared and packaged foods that tastes like you're south of the border. #dinner #casserole #chicken #recipe

We love Mexican food in our house, whether it’s the standard tacos, enchiladas or burritos or a dish that incorporates all our most loved south of the border flavors.

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This chicken casserole is easy to make, using canned, prepackaged and already prepared food. It’s great to whip up on a night where everyone is going in different directions and eating at different times because it heats up so well.  It turned out scrumptious!  My husband even said that it was delicious and that is a high compliment coming from him!

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By the way, it freezes well too and is great for taking into work for lunch.

SOUTHWESTERN CHICKEN CASSEROLE
Prep Time
10 mins
Cook Time
40 mins
Total Time
50 mins
 

Love Mexican? Whip up this quick & easy southwestern chicken casserole using prepared and packaged foods that tastes like you're south of the border.

Servings: 8 servings
Author: Linda Warren
Ingredients
  • 1 pkg 20-oz Southwest Style Hash Browns (I used Simply Potatoes brand found in the diary aisle)
  • 1 can 10.5-oz condensed cream of chicken soup (you can use the 98% fat free version)
  • 1 can 10.5-oz condensed cream of mushroom soup (you can use the 98% fat free version)
  • 1 can 10-oz Rotel Original Diced Tomatoes & Green Chilies, undrained
  • 1 rotisserie chicken, shredded
  • 6 cups  tortilla chips, crumbled
  • 2-1/2 cups reduced fat cheddar cheese, grated
Directions
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Prepare an 8×11-inch baking dish by spraying with a non-stick cooking spray.
  2. Place hash browns in a large bowl. Add soups, undrained Rotel tomatoes and shredded chicken. Stir well.
  3. Crush 1/3 of the tortilla chips into the bottom of the baking dish, spreading evenly. Pour 1/3 of the potato mixture on top of the chips and top with 1/3 of the cheese. Repeat twice more so that you have 3 layers.
  4. Bake uncovered for 40-50 minutes or until top is brown and ingredients are bubbling. (I placed a cookie sheet under my dish to prevent any spillage) 
  5. Serve hot.

Wine Pairing: This is a simple meal with a little spice and would pair very nicely with a lower alcohol, higher acidic wine that helps boost the dishes flavor while diminishing its heat. Make sure the wine is not higher than 13.5% alcohol and you will get a lot more enjoyment out of your meal. Red wines complement spicier dishes so you may want to try a Malbec, Merlot or Zinfandel or, if you like a slightly sweeter and lighter wine, try a Pinot Grigio, Rose or a German Riesling.

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Love Mexican? Whip up this quick & easy southwestern chicken casserole using prepared and packaged foods that tastes like you're south of the border. #dinner #casserole #chicken #recipe #southwesternflavor

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6 Comments

  • Reply
    Marye
    07/29/2015 at 5:02 pm You said my 2 favorite words... southwest and casserole! This looks so easy and good. Pinning!
    • Reply
      Linda Warren
      07/29/2015 at 5:31 pm Thanks Marye! I hope you get to try it. Our family loves it and it's so easy to prepare that it fits into any busy schedule. And it is even good reheated!
  • Reply
    Mary Frances
    07/29/2015 at 7:02 pm Yum! This looks so flavorful and would last for several meals.
  • Reply
    Linda Warren
    07/31/2015 at 11:18 am That's one of the things I love about this casserole Mary Frances. And it tastes just as good the second time around!
  • Reply
    Amber @ The Bewitched Baker
    08/17/2015 at 6:35 am Yum - I love the use of hash browns in this recipe! I bet this really tastes great as leftovers too.
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