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23 Best Mexican Chicken Casseroles (+ Easy Recipes)

Give taco Tuesday a makeover with these Mexican chicken casseroles!

They’re perfect for creating a stunning dinner when you’re running short on time. 

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These casseroles are Mexican comfort food at its finest. And they come together in a flash.

From Mexican lasagna to Mexican spaghetti, they’re sure to be a hit with kids and adults alike.

So check out these deliciously cheesy and indulgent Mexican chicken casseroles. You won’t be sorry. 

1. Mexican Chicken Casserole 

I consider all Mexican food comfort food, but this cheesy chicken casserole takes it to a new level. 

It incorporates Mexican classics like tender shredded chicken, black beans, tomato, jalapeno, and oh-so-much cheese. 

It’s then topped with crushed tortilla chips for a salty, crunchy kick and garnished with fresh cilantro. Yum!

2. Chicken Tortilla Casserole 

Think of this chicken tortilla casserole like one giant burrito!

It boasts a top and bottom layer of tortilla shells with a cheesy mixture of black beans, chicken, and salsa. 

This dish is a quick and easy meal for a hectic weeknight.

But feel free to check out these side dishes for chicken casserole to make it a complete meal.

3. Cheesy Dorito Chicken Casserole 

Cheese and Doritos. Need I say more? 

Doritos encompass every inch of this casserole, making it rich and indulgent.

It’s composed of a layer of Doritos at the bottom, topped with cheese burrito fixings like chicken, beans, and cheese.

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It’s then topped with even more Doritos. 

It’s a great way to shake up taco Tuesday!

4. Chicken Enchilada Casserole 

Casseroles sometimes have a very long list of ingredients.

But this chicken enchilada casserole only requires four simple components.

It brings together shredded chicken, enchilada sauce, cheese, and corn tortillas. That’s it!

With so few ingredients, it’s such an easy dinner dish that comes together in a snap.

It’s affordable and makes a big batch (so there’ll be plenty of leftovers). 

5. Chicken and Black Bean Enchiladas 

Even the pickiest eaters have a hard time saying no to chicken and black bean enchiladas.

They’re bright and incredibly cheesy, and pack your casserole dish end to end with robust Mexican flavors. 

Rolling each enchilada requires a little extra effort, but it’s well worth the time. 

For extra flavor, pair your spicy chicken enchiladas with avocado, sour cream, salsa, or diced tomatoes. 

6. Layered Chicken Chile Relleno Casserole 

This gluten-free layered chicken chili relleno casserole is the ultimate comfort food.

It pairs bright Mexican spices with taco Tuesday’s greatest hits in a layered dish. 

It boasts a bottom layer of gluten-free tortilla shells, fajita-style chicken and peppers.

Then, there’s the salsa and sour cream mixture, and a layer of shredded cheese. 

It’s meaty, delicious, and so incredibly cheesy!

7. Mexican Chicken Spaghetti 

I know what you are thinking. Mexican fare and spaghetti? Trust me, this recipe works!

It’s decadently cheesy, and the spaghetti noodles pick up the Mexican spices, chicken, and cheese like a dream. 

The trick to this insanely flavorful dish is the addition of cream of chicken and cream of mushroom soup.

It makes this casserole so creamy and tasty!

8. Chicken Taco Casserole 

This chicken taco casserole will soon be your family’s next favorite meal.

I mean, what’s not to like?

With flavorful layers of shredded chicken, black beans, and a boatload of cheese, it’s the ultimate quick and easy comfort food. 

There’s a quick and easy way to achieve rich Mexican flavors without rummaging through your spice rack.

Use a packet of taco seasoning and a can of cream of chicken soup. Easy peasy!

9. Southwest Chicken Casserole 

Looking for a healthier dinner dish? While most casseroles are easy, they could be healthier.

This southwest chicken casserole brings on the bold spices but takes it easy on the calories. 

This dish is a little healthier than most because it doesn’t incorporate carbs like tortilla chips or shells and takes it easy on the cheese. 

It’s still cheesy and delicious, but the cheese plays second fiddle to chicken and beans rather than taking center stage. 

10. Salsa Verde Chicken Casserole 

Salsa verde is such an underrated Mexican condiment.

It’s made with green chilis and tomatillo to achieve that lovely green color and very mild flavor. 

This salsa verde casserole infuses the rich, tart, and slightly tangy notes with chicken and plenty of cheese. 

Since salsa verde isn’t spicy, add chopped jalapenos on top for a spicy kick. 

11. Tex-Mex Chicken Casserole

This Tex-Mex chicken casserole is a great dinner dish on nights you don’t want to cook. We’ve all been there. 

It combines cooked chicken with pantry staples like black beans, corn, salsa, tortilla chips, and cheese. 

It’s the type of meal that you dump into a pan, and it comes out gooey, cheesy, and mouthwatering. 

12. Mexican Chicken Cornbread Casserole 

Think of this chicken cornbread casserole as Mexico’s take on shepherd’s pie.

It boasts spicy and savory Mexican flavors inside with a crumbly cornbread crust. 

It tastes like you spent all day in the kitchen cooking, but it comes together in 30 minutes!

Make it as dinner on a hectic weeknight, or bring it to your next potluck to impress your guests. 

13. Chicken Tamale Casserole 

Homemade tamales are great, but they take a lot of time.

If you love the flavor of tamales but don’t have time for all that tedious rolling, this chicken tamale casserole is the next best thing. 

To achieve that cornmeal flavor, bust out a box of Jiffy mix.

Once your cornbread bakes in the oven, layer it with rich, savory chicken, enchilada sauce, and so much cheese!

It’s slightly sweet thanks to the cornbread and earns a kick of spice from the enchilada sauce. 

14. Overnight Chicken Fajita Pasta 

It doesn’t get much easier than this overnight chicken fajita pasta. You won’t even need to dirty a pot to boil the pasta!

Dump all your ingredients into a casserole dish, and let it sit overnight. 

It earns a decadently creamy texture thanks to a can of cream of mushroom soup and oh-so-much cheese. 

15. Chicken Burrito Casserole  

If you love Chipotle’s burrito bowls, this chicken burrito casserole is the next best thing (maybe better!). 

It’s the type of meal where you dump everything into a casserole dish.

Then, give it a quick mix, and then bake it until it achieves gooey, cheesy perfection. 

Everything, even the rice, cooks together in one pan for a spicy, savory, and satisfying dinner that comes together in a snap. 

16. Mexican Chicken Lasagna 

This Mexican lasagna captures everything you love about taco Tuesday.

Each layer is like the perfect chicken taco stacked on top of each other. 

What’s great about this recipe is that you can make it ahead of time. 

Cook it the night before, and warm it in the oven when you need a quick and easy meal.

Once cooked, it lasts in the fridge for up to four days. 

17. Mexican Chicken Poblano and Black Bean Tortilla Casserole 

Roasted poblano peppers take this simple Mexican chicken casserole to new heights.

Roasting your poblano peppers adds rich and smoky flavors to this tasty casserole.

Paired with bright Mexican spices, cheese, beans, and chicken, the flavors of this dish are unique. 

Top it with sour cream, fresh cilantro, or sliced avocado. 

18. Chicken Enchilada Casserole Verde 

This chicken enchilada casserole verde looks stunning and impressive, but it’s easier than you think. 

It’s one of those super simple meals that doesn’t require washing a bunch of dishes.

The finished product is peppery, smokey, and so very cheese. 

The addition of salsa verde pairs perfectly with flavorful poblano peppers and tender chicken. 

19. Slow Cooker Chicken Enchilada Casserole 

It’s time to bust out your handy dandy Crockpot!

I love Crockpot meals because I can dump everything into it and come home to a fragrant meal at the end of a long day. 

It doesn’t get much easier than this slow cooker recipe.

Pair chicken breasts with a can of enchilada sauce. That’s it!

It cooks the chicken until it’s fragrant and shreds it into tender pieces. 

For the last 40 minutes of cooking, throw in some cheese, black olives, tortillas, and voila!

20. Fiesta Chicken Casserole  

This fiesta chicken casserole infuses comfort food’s greatest hits: pasta and Mexican fare. 

It’s decadently creamy with sour cream and tons of cheese.

Pair it with chicken, black beans, corn, and robust Mexican spices. 

If you are running short on time, this meal is easy to whip together in a jiffy. 

21. Green Chile Chicken Casserole 

What I love most about this green chile chicken casserole is it’s incredibly affordable.

With a few canned goods, you can whip together a cheap meal that your entire family will love. 

Chopped green chilies go a long way.

They add a full depth of flavor and pair perfectly with cream of chicken soup and shredded chicken. 

This recipe is excellent if you love Mexican food but don’t like spicy cuisine.

22. Mexican Chicken & Rice Cobbler 

This Mexican chicken and rice cobbler is unlike any other casserole out there. 

The insides are rich and meaty and incorporate rice, chicken, and Mexican spices.

Top it with a flavored biscuit batter, and bake until golden and delicious. 

While it omits the cheese, the flavors in this dish are so bright and meaty that you won’t miss it!

23. Chicken Enchilada Rice Casserole 

I love chicken enchiladas, but they are a bit time-consuming.

This chicken enchilada rice casserole captures everything you love about enchiladas without the tedious rolling. 

This casserole is different because it incorporates rice into the spicy chicken and cheese mixture. 

It’s dense, hearty, and ensures that no one will go to bed hungry!

23 Best Mexican Chicken Casseroles (+ Easy Recipes)

These tempting Mexican chicken casseroles are sure to please! From enchilada to spaghetti to taco, each recipe is better than the last.


  • Mexican Chicken Casserole

  • Chicken Tortilla Casserole

  • Cheesy Dorito Chicken Casserole

  • Chicken Enchilada Casserole

  • Chicken And Black Bean Enchiladas

  • Layered Chicken Chile Relleno Casserole

  • Mexican Chicken Spaghetti

  • Chicken Taco Casserole

  • Southwest Chicken Casserole

  • Salsa Verde Chicken Casserole

  • Tex Mex Chicken Casserole

  • Mexican Chicken Cornbread Casserole

  • Chicken Tamale Casserole

  • Overnight Chicken Fajita Pasta

  • Chicken Burrito Casserole

  • Mexican Chicken Lasagna

  • Mexican Chicken Poblano and Black Bean Tortilla Casserole

  • Chicken Enchilada Casserole Verde

  • Slow Cooker Chicken Enchilada Casserole

  • Fiesta Chicken Casserole

  • Green Chile Chicken Casserole

  • Mexican Chicken & Rice Cobbler

  • Chicken Enchilada Rice Casserole


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Kim - InsanelyGood
Hey there! I'm Kim. I love running, cooking, and curling up with a good book! I share recipes for people who LOVE good food, but want to keep things simple :)

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