Recipe By Bibi
Published Oct 19th
Mexican-Style Chicken Taco Casserole
Prep 30m Cook 45m Additional 10m Ready In 1h 25m
Servings 6 servings Calories 507.5

All the flavors you love in a chicken taco come together in this handy casserole. Since most tortilla chips are loaded with salt, there is no added salt in this recipe. Serve with your favorite taco toppings on the completed casserole, and a simple salad of lettuce, topped with salsa, on the side.

Recipe Ingredients

  • 1 tablespoon chili powder
  • 2 teaspoons ground cumin
  • ½ teaspoon onion powder
  • ½ teaspoon paprika
  • ½ teaspoon ground black pepper
  • ¼ teaspoon garlic powder
  • nonstick cooking spray
  • ½ cup water
  • 1 cube chicken bouillon
  • 1 cup milk
  • 1 ½ tablespoons unsalted butter
  • 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • 2 cups shredded Cheddar cheese, divided
  • 2 cups chopped cooked chicken
  • 1 (15 ounce) can black beans, rinsed and drained
  • 1 (15.25 ounce) can whole kernel corn, drained
  • 1 (10 ounce) can diced tomatoes and green chiles (such as RO*TEL®), drained
  • 1 ½ cups coarsely crumbled tortilla chips
  • 1 cup finely chopped tomatoes, drained
  • 3 tablespoons sour cream

Cooking Directions

  1. 1 Combine chili powder, ground cumin, onion powder, paprika, pepper, and garlic in a small bowl and set aside.
  2. 2 Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C) and spray an 11x7-inch baking dish with cooking spray.
  3. 3 Place water and bouillon cube in a microwave-safe container and microwave on high for 2 minutes; stir until bouillon cube is dissolved. Cool slightly, add milk, and set aside.
  4. 4 Melt butter in a small saucepan over medium heat until bubbly, about 2 minutes. Stir in flour and cook, stirring constantly, about 2 minutes. When flour and butter are bubbly and thickened, gradually stir in milk-bouillon mixture. Cook, stirring, until the mixture boils and thickens, 3 to 5 minutes. Remove from heat and stir in 1 1/2 cups Cheddar cheese.
  5. 5 Combine chicken, black beans, corn, tomatoes, and spice mixture in a bowl; mix well. Pour in cheese sauce and stir again. Pour casserole ingredients into the prepared baking dish.
  6. 6 Bake in the preheated oven for 25 minutes. Sprinkle crumbled tortilla chips over the casserole, return to the oven, and bake until casserole is bubbly and set, about 10 more minutes.
  7. 7 Remove from the oven and allow to cool, about 10 minutes. Sprinkle reserved Cheddar cheese and chopped tomatoes evenly on top of the casserole, then add dollops of sour cream.

Nutrition Facts

  • Calories 507.5
  • Carbohydrate 42.8 g
  • Cholesterol 88.7 mg
  • Fat 24.3 g
  • Fiber 8.9 g
  • Protein 32.5 g
  • Saturated Fat 12.7 g
  • Sodium 1257.5 mg
  • Sugar 6.4 g

Chef's Notes

Avocado slices or guacamole may also be added to the baked casserole, along with any other desired taco toppings.
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