Tortilla-Chicken Skillet Casserole

Tortilla-Chicken Skillet Casserole
Photo: Kritsada Panichgul
Prep Time:
40 mins
Bake Time:
15 mins
Total Time:
55 mins


  • 10 6 inch corn tortillas, cut into 1-inch-wide strips

  • 1 tablespoon vegetable oil

  • cup chopped onion

  • 2 cloves garlic, minced

  • 1 teaspoon dried Mexican oregano or regular oregano, crushed

  • 2 14.5 ounce cans diced tomatoes, undrained

  • 1 - 2 canned chipotle chile peppers in adobo sauce, finely chopped,* plus 1 tsp. of the adobo sauce

  • 1 14.5 ounce can reduced-sodium chicken broth

  • 2 cup shredded cooked chicken

  • ¼ teaspoon cracked black pepper

  • 1 cup crumbled queso fresco, Cotija, or feta cheese (4 oz.)

  • Fresh cilantro sprigs

  • ¼ cup light sour cream

  • 1 tablespoon fat-free milk


  1. Preheat oven to 350°F. Spread tortilla strips in an even layer on two large baking sheets. Bake 15 minutes. Cool on a wire rack.

  2. Meanwhile, in an extra-large skillet heat oil over medium-high heat. Add onion, garlic, and oregano; cook about 3 minutes or until onion is tender, stirring occasionally. Add tomatoes and chipotle chile pepper(s) plus the 1 teaspoon adobo sauce. Bring to boiling; cook 1 minute, stirring occasionally. Add broth; return to boiling. Simmer, uncovered, 5 minutes. Stir in cooked chicken and black pepper; heat.

  3. Set aside a few of the baked tortilla strips. Gradually stir the remaining tortilla strips into the chicken mixture; heat. Remove from heat; sprinkle with cheese. Top with cilantro sprigs and the reserved tortilla strips. In a bowl combine sour cream and milk; serve with the casserole.


Chile peppers contain oils that can irritate your skin eyes. Wear plastic or rubber gloves when working with them.


Skip Step 1 and use crushed tortilla chips or broken tostada pieces instead.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

286 Calories
12g Fat
24g Carbs
21g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 6
Calories 286
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 12g 15%
Saturated Fat 4g 20%
Cholesterol 57mg 19%
Sodium 735mg 32%
Total Carbohydrate 24g 9%
Total Sugars 6g
Protein 21g
Vitamin C 21.9mg 110%
Calcium 190mg 15%
Iron 1mg 6%
Potassium 534mg 11%
Folate, total 9.7mcg
Vitamin B-12 0.6mcg
Vitamin B-6 0.3mg

*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.

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