Gluten-Free Chicken Enchilada Casserole

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Let me show you how to make hearty casserole dinner for a lazy night. Typically chicken enchilada is an assembly of various ingredients and then rolled in a corn tortilla. In this gluten-free chicken enchilada casserole, there is very little work, and the result is a lasagna type casserole with chicken, Mexican spices cooked in a green enchilada sauce with plenty of cheese. Think of it as enchilada lasagna, you will love it! Just a quick note, I always make my enchilada sauce because I find it is super easy to make, it is fresh and much more flavourful than one in a can. The sauce takes only 35 minutes to make and can be made in advance. Check out the easy enchilada  recipe here -> 

Ingredients

  • 2 1/2 cups GF green enchilada sauce, see our easy recipe or buy here
  • 1 cup sour cream
  • 1 (13.5 oz.) can black beans, drain and rinse
  • 1 cup frozen corn kernels
  • 8 green onions, (spring), thinly sliced
  • 3 cups shredded cheese (mozzarella, cheddar, Monterey jack) I used a mixture of all three, but you can use any one or two kinds of cheese, divided
  • 4 cups shredded cooked chicken (rotisserie chicken works well, or chicken from a soup)
  • 4 (8-inch) gluten-free rice tortillas ( you can use GF corn tortilla if you wish), cut into about 2-inch wide strips. I find corn tortilla overpowers the sauce
  • Optional toppings; avocado, tomatoes, cilantro, sliced green onions
  • Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 375 F Spray a 9x13-inch baking dish with cooking spray
  • In a large bowl mix enchilada sauce, sour cream, black beans, corn, green onions and 2 cups of cheese
  • Place 1/3 of the tortilla strips in the bottom of the baking dish. Add 1/3 of the enchilada sauce and 1/2 the chicken. Repeat the layers (tortilla, sauce, chicken). Top with remaining tortilla strips and enchilada sauce
  • Bake for 15 minutes, then sprinkle remaining cheese over the top and bake for 20 more minutes until the cheese is bubbling. Cool for 10 minutes before cutting.
  • Add your favourite toppings or not


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