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Chicken Fiesta plated with cilantro rice and black beans square

Cheesy Chicken Fiesta Casserole

Cheesy Chicken Fiesta Casserole is filled with crispy coated chicken breasts and covered with a lightly spiced creamy cheese sauce. It's all packed into one easy to bake, cheesy casserole. The perfect weeknight dinner for the whole family.

Course Main Course
Cuisine Mexican
Keywords cheesy chicken fiesta, chicken fiesta, chicken fiesta casserole
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 45 minutes
Total Time 1 hour
Servings 6 -8 servings
Calories 587 kcal
Author Linda Warren

Ingredients

  • 1 cup Cheez-Its crumbed
  • 2 Tablespoons taco seasoning mix
  • 4 large boneless skinless chicken breasts or 8 small
  • 4 green onions chopped
  • 2 Tablespoons butter
  • 2 cups fat-free half & half
  • 1 cup Pepper Jack shredded
  • 1 cup sharp cheddar cheese shredded
  • 1 can 4 oz chopped green chiles, do not drain

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Prepare a 13x9x2-inch baking dish by spraying with a non-stick spray.
  2. Crumb Cheez-Its by placing into large ziploc bag and seal. Using a rolling pin, just roll over it in different directions until there are only fine crumbs left. You can also save time by grinding it in a small chopper. I like the Ninja Chopper, works well and easy to clean.
  3. Mix crumbed mixture with the taco seasoning in the same bag.
  4. Place the chicken pieces, one at a time, in the bag and shake to coat.
  5. Place chicken into prepared pan in a single layer. I like to pat the remaining seasoned crumbs left in the bag onto the chicken.
  6. In a medium skillet, melt butter and sauté green onions until tender.
  7. Stir in half & half, cheeses and green chiles.
  8. Pour over chicken then place in oven, uncovered, and bake for 45 minutes.
Nutrition Facts
Cheesy Chicken Fiesta Casserole
Amount Per Serving
Calories 587 Calories from Fat 243
% Daily Value*
Fat 27g42%
Saturated Fat 12g60%
Cholesterol 160mg53%
Sodium 901mg38%
Potassium 775mg22%
Carbohydrates 34g11%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 4g4%
Protein 47g94%
Vitamin A 685IU14%
Vitamin C 4.2mg5%
Calcium 418mg42%
Iron 1mg6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.