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One Pan Chicken Enchilada Casserole. Flavored chicken, beans and tortillas layered and topped with cheese. Weeknight or + margaritas for easy entertaining!
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Chicken Enchilada Casserole

Layered tortillas combined with cheeses, enchilada sauce, black beans and peppers for an easy, 1-pan family friend dish.
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Mexican
Keyword: chicken enchiladas, enchilada casserole, enchiladas
Servings: 4


  • 2 boneless skinless chicken breasts
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil divided
  • 15 ounce can black beans rinsed and drained
  • 2 10 ounce cans enchilada sauce medium spice level used
  • 6 flour tortillas
  • 1/2 cup chopped onion
  • 1 1/2 cups Mexican blend cheese
  • 1/2 cup queso fresco cheese crumbled


  • Pound the chicken to an even thickness, slice in half for less cooking time then generously season it with salt and pepper.
  • Add one tablespoon of olive oil to the skillet you'll be baking the casserole in and once it's hot, carefully place the chicken in the skillet.
  • Sear on both sides then add enough enchilada sauce to coat the bottom of the skillet and continue cooking until the chicken is cooked through.
  • Remove the chicken from the skillet and shred it with 2 forks then place the chicken in a medium size bowl.
  • Add the other tablespoon of olive oil to the skillet along with the onions. Season with salt and pepper and saute a few minutes until they're soft.
  • Add the sauteed onions to the shredded chicken, along with the black beans (rinsed and drained) and 1/3 cup of enchilada sauce.
  • Add enough just enough enchilada sauce to coat the bottom of the skillet then add a single layer of tortillas (cut to fit if necessary).
  • Top with 1/3 of the chicken mixture and 1/3 of the Mexican cheese.
  • Continue layering, finishing with the Mexican cheese then bake at 375 for 15 minutes. When the last layer add 1/3 cup of enchilada sauce over the top (extra sauce can be served on the side).
  • Add the queso fresco cheese and continue baking another 10 minutes or until hot and bubbly.


Serving: 0g | Carbohydrates: 0g | Protein: 0g | Fat: 0g | Saturated Fat: 0g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 0g | Monounsaturated Fat: 0g | Trans Fat: 0g | Cholesterol: 0mg | Sodium: 0mg | Potassium: 0mg | Fiber: 0g | Sugar: 0g | Vitamin A: 0IU | Vitamin C: 0mg | Calcium: 0mg | Iron: 0mg