Cheesy Chicken Tortilla Bake

Last Updated on February 15, 2021

This Cheesy Chicken Tortilla Bake is an easy dinner recipe filled with delicious cheese sauce and chicken. It is also inexpensive!

This Cheesy Chicken Tortilla Bake is an easy dinner recipe filled with delicious cheese sauce and chicken. It is also inexpensive!

This Cheesy Chicken Tortilla Bake is an easy dinner recipe filled with delicious cheese sauce and chicken. It is also inexpensive!

This comforting chicken tortilla casserole features chicken, cheese and salsa for a mouthwatering family dinner.

This Cheesy Chicken Tortilla Bake is an easy dinner recipe filled with delicious cheese sauce and chicken. It is also inexpensive!


This casserole is a great way to enjoy Mexican inspired flavors any night of the week.

It’s also a perfect make ahead meal for busy weeknights since it freezes really well.

This is a delicious recipe my family has made for years.  An easy dinner filled with delicious cheese sauce and chicken.  The best part is that it is inexpensive and can be made ahead of time and reheated.  Plus, it freezes well too!

How to freeze the Chicken Tortilla Casserole

Cover the cooled – baked casserole tightly with plastic wrap. Then Freeze.

Thaw in refrigerator overnight.

Remove from refrigerator for 1 hour before baking.

Preheat oven to 350° then bake casserole as directed, increasing time as necessary to heat through, should be about 45 minutes.

This is a delicious recipe my family has made for years.  An easy dinner filled with delicious cheese sauce and chicken.  The best part is that it is inexpensive and can be made ahead of time and reheated.  Plus, it freezes well too!

About the Ingredients for the Cheesy Chicken Tortilla Casserole

Chicken – I usually cook my own, but you could totally shred or chop up a rotisserie chicken.

Miracle Whip – Adds a bit of creamy zip.

Flour – All purpose flour, to thicken the sauce.

Cheese – An old cheddar works best but I mean a pepper jack could be nice here too.

Salsa – The salsa adds so much flavour to the dish. Select a chunky salsa with the heat you are looking for.

Cilantro – or not. Feel free to omit if you are like me and hate it.

Tortillas – Flour or corn tortillas. Your preference.

This is a delicious recipe my family has made for years.  An easy dinner filled with delicious cheese sauce and chicken.  The best part is that it is inexpensive and can be made ahead of time and reheated.  Plus, it freezes well too!

Looking for more Mexican Inspired Recipes?

Check out some of my favourite dishes inspired by Mexico.

This Mexican Macaroni Salad recipe is a very versatile summer salad perfect for picnics and barbecues.

This recipe for Mexican Grilled Avocado Eggs with Fresh Tomato Salsa is the perfect summer meal! 

This Mexi-Casa cheese dip has been a family favourite for decades. It’s a fabulous appetizer for any party or family get-together.

This is a delicious recipe my family has made for years.  An easy dinner filled with delicious cheese sauce and chicken.  The best part is that it is inexpensive and can be made ahead of time and reheated.  Plus, it freezes well too!

Cheesy Chicken Tortilla Bake

adapted from Kraft

Ingredients:

1/2 Miracle Whip Light
1/2 flour3 cups milk
2 cups shredded cheddar cheese
4 boneless chicken breasts cooked and cubed
1 cup salsa (hot salsa for spicy, mild salsa for slightly tangy)
2 tbsp chopped cilantro
16 small tortillas – or 8 large tortillas

Directions:

Heat oven to 375F.

In a medium saucepan place Miracle Whip, flour gradually stirring in milk.  (CAUTION: mixture will lump if not whisked quickly while adding milk)

Once thickened (approx. 5 mins) add 1.5 cups of cheese, cook until melted.

Take 1 cup of sauce out and set aside.

Add cilantro, chicken and salsa to saucepan.

Fill each tortilla with mixture – fold in ends and roll.  

Place in baking dish seam side down.

Once all are filled and rolled pour reserved 1 cup of sauce over tortillas, top with 1/2 cup shredded cheese.

Bake 25 minutes or until golden brown and heated through.

This is a delicious recipe my family has made for years.  An easy dinner filled with delicious cheese sauce and chicken.  The best part is that it is inexpensive and can be made ahead of time and reheated.  Plus, it freezes well too!

Cheesy Chicken Tortilla Bake
Yield: 8 Servings

Cheesy Chicken Tortilla Bake

Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 35 minutes
Total Time: 50 minutes

This Cheesy Chicken Tortilla Bake is an easy dinner recipe filled with delicious cheese sauce and chicken. It is also inexpensive!

Ingredients

  • 1/2 Miracle Whip Light
  • 1/2 flour
  • 3 cups milk
  • 2 cups shredded cheddar cheese
  • 4 boneless chicken breasts cooked and cubed
  • 1 cup salsa, hot salsa for spicy, mild salsa for slightly tangy
  • 2 tbsp chopped cilantro
  • 16 small tortillas - or 8 large tortillas

Instructions

  1. Heat oven to 375F
  2. In a medium saucepan place Miracle Whip, flour gradually stirring in milk. (CAUTION: mixture will lump if not whisked quickly while adding milk) Once thickened (approx. 5 mins) add 1.5 cups of cheese, cook until melted. Take 1 cup of sauce out and set aside. Add cilantro, chicken and salsa to saucepan.
  3. Fill each tortilla with mixture - fold in ends and roll. Place in baking dish seam side down. Once all are filled and rolled pour reserved 1 cup of sauce over tortillas, top with 1/2 cup shredded cheese.
  4. Bake 25 minutes or until golden brown and heated through.

Nutrition Information:

Yield:

8

Serving Size:

1 Large Tortilla or 2 Small

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 780Total Fat: 24gSaturated Fat: 10gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 12gCholesterol: 86mgSodium: 1282mgCarbohydrates: 96gFiber: 6gSugar: 2gProtein: 43g

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This Cheesy Chicken Tortilla Bake is an easy dinner recipe filled with delicious cheese sauce and chicken. It is also inexpensive!

23 thoughts on “Cheesy Chicken Tortilla Bake

  1. who cares what hubby thinks I am going to make this on the weekend, I keep coming back to this recipe

  2. This Cheesy-Chicken -Tortilla Bake seems so easy to make and looks delicious. The fact that it may be frozen and reheated is a bonus. Thank you for this recipe.

  3. This looks great! It’s very close to true Mexican food that a minor change would set it right up. Just curious, is it good with roast beef too?

  4. These sound really good, always looking for new chicken recipes. Will have to try this out, thanks for sharing.

  5. This Cheesy Chicken Tortilla Bake sounds and looks delicious. It also has ingredients that one can find easily. Thank you for this recipe. I hope to use it soon.

  6. We always have leftover chicken on hand so I am on the hunt for fun, yummy recipes like this one to use it in. My family loves Mexican flavours so this is a surefire hit.

  7. My family loves Mexican food and this sounds like a recipe that all of us would enjoy, especially the. cheesy part.

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