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Hatch-Green Chile Enchilada Casserole

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This Hatch-Green Chile Enchilada Casserole is everything you love about enchiladas! Instead of being rolled, it’s stacked into thick delicious layers, and made with a super flavorful Hatch Valley Green Chile Sauce.

Layered Green Chile Enchilada Casserole

I have always loved Mexican food! Heck, my mom ate it all the time when she was pregnant with us. So as a young child, I could vividly remember being obsessed with Taco Bell. My mom even called us her, “Burrito babies!”

A lot has changed since then. But two things remain the same: I still enjoy an occasional Taco Bell run, and my love for Mexican food hasn’t changed. It’s just a bit more elevated now, lol! 😉

My sister-in-law, Mariel, gave me this casserole idea, and over time I’ve tweaked it to our liking. Each layer has a nice chicken to cheese ratio and is loaded with black beans. It also has great garlic flavor, and includes the BEST store bought 505 Southwestern® Hatch Valley Green Chile Sauce.

Layered Hatch Green Chile Enchilada Casserole

This Hatch-Green Chile Enchilada Casserole is a quick weeknight meal that everyone is bound to love. It can be made mild or spicy, is gluten-free and is great as leftovers.

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Hatch-Green Chile Enchilada Casserole

This Green Chile Enchilada Casserole is everything you love about enchiladas! Instead of being rolled, it's stacked into thick delicious layers, and made with a super flavorful Hatch Valley Green Chile Sauce.
Prep Time25 mins
Cook Time45 mins
Total Time1 hr 10 mins
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Mexican
Keyword: Casserole, Chicken Recipes, Easy Chicken, Easy Lunch Recipes, Easy Main Dish, Easy Recipes, Enchilada, Gluten-free, Healthy Mexican Recipes, Lunch, Main Dish, Mexican Chicken, Poultry
Servings: 10 + people
Author: Naomi

Ingredients

  • 18 White Corn Tortillas
  • 2 Large Chicken Breasts, boiled and finely shredded
  • 2 cans Bush’s Black Beans, reduced sodium, drained and rinsed
  • 1 medium Red Onion, half or a bit more, diced
  • 1 lb. bag + 8 oz bag Mexican Style Four Cheese, pre-grated
  • 2-3 Garlic Cloves, minced
  • 1 1/2 tsp Freshly Ground Black Pepper
  • 1/2 tsp Garlic Salt
  • 1, 40 oz jar 505 Southwestern® Hatch Valley Green Chile Sauce, medium (linked below)
  • Toppings: shredded lettuce, avocado slices, tomatoes, sour cream and salsa

Instructions

  • On medium-high heat, bring water to boil in a deep pot. Add the chicken and boil for 15-20 minutes, or until chicken loses its pink color. Remove from the pot and let cool slightly. 
  • During this time, prep the onion, beans and garlic.
  • With a food processor, pulse the chicken on high until it is finely shredded.
  • Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F.
  • To a large mixing bowl, add the chicken, beans, onion, 1 lb. bag of cheese, garlic, pepper and garlic salt and stir until well combined. 
  • In a 13×9 dish, lightly smear some green chile sauce all over the bottom (this will prevent the tortillas from sticking).
  • Layers: add 6 corn tortillas – 3 in a row – making sure that they’re touching. Top with a big portion of the chicken mixture and spread out evenly, sprinkle with some cheese, and top with a good layer of green chile sauce. 
    Repeat this whole process two more times. (However, with the last layer, add the sauce and then top with the cheese last).
  • Bake for 45 minutes, or until the cheese is melted and the sides are bubbling. Let sit for a couple minutes before cutting. 
  • Top with shredded lettuce, avocado slices, diced tomatoes, sour scream and (optional: red salsa).
  • Possible sides: Mexican rice, refrained beans

Notes

  • 505 Southwestern Hatch Valley Green Chile Sauce: If you can’t find on large jar use 3, 16 oz jars instead. 
  • Corn Tortillas: If you don’t like corn tortillas, you can use small flour tortillas as a substitute.
  • Cheese: The 8 oz bag is to be used for sprinkling in between the individual layers.

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Hatch-Green Chile Enchilada Casserole

8 Comments

    1. And they’ll love it too, guaranteed! You can even kinda customize it — add a bit more of this or a little bit less of that — but it’s an overall winner.

    1. Hehe, I loved that name as a kid, and I still do to this day. 😉 And this is a pretty simple recipe, but it’s packed with flavor.

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