Ultimate Chicken Taco Casserole Recipe

by | Feb 18, 2024


– Briefly introduce the dish and its appeal, mentioning its flavorful combination of seasoned chicken, tangy salsa, creamy cheese, and crispy tortilla chips.

– Highlight that this casserole is perfect for family dinners, potlucks, or gatherings with friends.



– List all the necessary ingredients for the chicken taco casserole, including:

  – Boneless, skinless chicken breasts or thighs

  – Taco seasoning mix

  – Salsa (choose your preferred level of spiciness)

  – Black beans, drained and rinsed

  – Corn kernels (fresh, frozen, or canned)

  – Bell peppers (assorted colors), diced

  – Onion, finely chopped

  – Shredded cheese (Mexican blend or cheddar)

  – Tortilla chips

  – Optional toppings: diced tomatoes, sliced olives, sour cream, avocado, cilantro, etc.


Preparation The Chicken Taco:

  1. Preheat the oven to 375°F (190°C) and lightly grease a 9×13 inch baking dish.
  2. Season the chicken breasts or thighs with taco seasoning mix on both sides.
  3. In a skillet over medium-high heat, cook the seasoned chicken until fully cooked and no longer pink in the center. Remove from heat and shred the chicken using two forks.
  4. In a large mixing bowl, combine the shredded chicken, salsa, black beans, corn kernels, diced bell peppers, and chopped onion. Mix well to ensure all ingredients are evenly distributed.



  1. Spread a layer of tortilla chips evenly across the bottom of the prepared baking dish.
  2. Spoon half of the chicken and vegetable mixture over the tortilla chips, spreading it out into an even layer.
  3. Sprinkle a generous amount of shredded cheese over the chicken mixture.
  4. Repeat the layers: tortilla chips, remaining chicken mixture, and another layer of shredded cheese.
  5. Optionally, add any desired toppings such as diced tomatoes, sliced olives, or avocado slices on top of the final layer of cheese.



  1. Cover the casserole dish with aluminum foil and bake in the preheated oven for 20-25 minutes, or until the cheese is melted and bubbly.
  2. Remove the foil and continue baking for an additional 5-10 minutes, or until the edges are golden brown and crispy.



  1. Allow the chicken taco casserole to cool for a few minutes before slicing and serving.
  2. Garnish with fresh cilantro leaves and a dollop of sour cream, if desired.
  3. Serve hot and enjoy the chicken taco  flavorful combination of ingredients in every bite!

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