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Shredded Chicken Enchilada Casserole

Points® value
Total Time
1 hr 25 min
30 min
45 min
Mexican meets Italian in this lasagna-like casserole. Corn tortillas replace noodles and traditional marinara sauce is swapped out for a cumin and chili-spiked tomato sauce, made super quick by using the blender to combine all the elements. Feed a crowd this cheesy delight filled with sauteed vegetables layered among the ingredients. A dollop of sour cream add the cool zing to each of the 12 hearty servings, totally ready in under 1 1/2 hours.


Cooking spray

2 spray(s)

Olive oil

1½ tbsp(s)


3 cup(s), divided

Cremini mushrooms

1 pound(s), sliced 1/4-in thick


2 medium, halved lengthwise, sliced 1/4-in thick

Table salt

1½ tsp(s), divided

Canned diced tomatoes

28 oz, fire-roasted (undrained)

Canned chipotle peppers in adobo sauce

1 item(s), chopped (optional)


4 clove(s), large, smashed

Chili powder

2 tsp(s)

Ground cumin

2 tsp(s)

Dried oregano

1 tsp(s)

Cooked skinless boneless chicken breast

12 oz, shredded with two forks

Corn tortilla

18 small, 4-in each

Shredded reduced-fat Mexican-style cheese

6 oz

Reduced-fat sour cream

¾ cup(s)


  1. Preheat oven 425°F. Coat a 9- X 13-in baking dish with cooking spray.
  2. In a large nonstick skillet, heat oil over medium heat. When oil shimmers, add 2 cups onion; cook, stirring occasionally, until translucent, 2-3 minutes. Add mushrooms, zucchini and 1/2 tsp salt; cook, stirring occasionally, until vegetables are softened, 15-20 minutes.
  3. While vegetables cook, make sauce. Put tomatoes, chipotle, remaining 1 c onion, garlic, chili powder, cumin, oregano and remaining 1 tsp salt into a blender; puree.
  4. Transfer cooked vegetables to a medium mixing bowl; stir in chicken and 1 cup tomato sauce.
  5. Spread 1/2 cup tomato sauce in bottom of baking dish; top with 6 overlapping tortillas. Sprinkle with half chicken mixture and 1/2 cup cheese; top with 6 more tortillas, remaining chicken mixture and 1/2 c cheese. Top with remaining 6 tortillas; spread remaining sauce on top and sprinkle with remaining cheese. Bake until golden and bubbling, 15-20 minutes.
  6. Remove from oven; let sit 5-10 minutes. Serve each piece with 1 Tbsp sour cream.
  7. Serving size: 1/12th of casserole and 1 Tbsp sour cream


Serve this alone or get a bag of angel hair coleslaw and dress it with some lime juice and roasted pepitas for a crunchy side salad. Garnish with cilantro, if desired.