Monterey Chicken Tortilla Casserole Recipe -
Monterey Chicken Tortilla Casserole Recipe
  • READY IN 50 mins

Monterey Chicken Tortilla Casserole

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"An easy version of a south-of-the-border classic chilaquiles; this dish uses leftover tortilla chips layered with chicken, Pace® Picante, corn, olives and cheese."

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Original recipe makes 4 servings Change Servings
  • PREP

    10 mins
  • COOK

    40 mins

    50 mins


  1. Layer the crumbled chips, chicken, corn and picante sauce in 1-quart casserole. Top with the olives and cheese.
  2. Bake at 350 degrees F for 40 minutes or until hot. Top with the pepper. Serve with the chips.
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Mar 16, 2009

I had found this recipe in a local newspaper and made it. In that recipe, it called for either 2 cups turkey or chicken otherwise is the same as this recipe. I made this for a quick meal for company. I didn't have a casserole dish so baked in a 8X8 aluminum pan for 30 minutes. Added some cumin spice to jazz it up a little. Also added more cheese -- probably closer to a cup. Turned out great!

Most Helpful Critical Review
Jan 14, 2013

This recipe looked like the sort of dish my family loves so I doubled it in order to have leftovers for lunches. In my opinion the corn added an overpowering sweetness to a dish I would have expected to be spicy/savory. I don't use cream-style corn often and had forgotten how sweet it is. I followed the recipe exactly as written, so I'm not downgrading this recipe because of any changes I made (I hate it when reviewers do that!). Possibly substituting with regular corn, or using less of the canned corn, would allow the other flavors to be experienced. For those who like sweeter main dishes, this would probably be a fine recipe, but it didn't work for my family.

Jan 13, 2010

I added Black Beans (drained) and topped with a little sour cream and Tabasco (on my serving).. THIS WAS GREAT (just needs a new title)

May 14, 2009

I'm giving this 5 stars because it is really good and so simple to make! I made it exactly like the recipe, except I used chicken and left off the olives.

Feb 22, 2012

Fixed this tonite. It was very easy and quick. We did use a one quart baking dish and it was full to almost running over. It did settle just a litte bit during baking. Anyway, we used sour cream along with the tortilla chips. It was habit forming.

Jul 10, 2009

I used ground beef because it was the only thing in the house. All the other ingredients are something I keep on hand which made this a fast, economical dinner, using stuff already in my pantry. My kids didn't care for the cooked olives, I will put them on after baking next time.

Dec 09, 2013

I have made this recipe twice now and absolutely love it. I use one pound boneless, skinless chicken breast cut into bite size pieces. I added 1-15 ounce can black beans, I use one cup cheddar cheese and I added one green onion chopped up. These are the only changes I have made to this recipe.

Jun 21, 2013

This recipe very easy and convenient having all the ingredients on hand. Changes I made were adding a small can of mild chopped green chiles and a layer of cheese on top of the chicken layer along with more cheddar cheese on the top. The cream corn was good but made the casserole not set up as good as I would like. Next time I will use either frozen roasted corn kernels, or a small can of corn drained. I think the picante sauce gives this casserole plenty of moisture and makes it to be more flavorful. I would suggest a light coating of canola sprayed on the bottom of the casserole dish to keep the tortilla chips from sticking. My husband enjoyed this casserole very much and we will definitely have this again.


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  • Calories
  • 400 kcal
  • 20%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 35.5 g
  • 11%
  • Cholesterol
  • 69 mg
  • 23%
  • Fat
  • 18.9 g
  • 29%
  • Fiber
  • 4.5 g
  • 18%
  • Protein
  • 24.2 g
  • 48%
  • Sodium
  • 1063 mg
  • 43%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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