If you're looking for a quick, delicious, and comforting meal, the Chicken Rotel Casserole should be on your list. Loved by home cooks and casserole enthusiasts alike, this dish combines the savory flavors of chicken, and cheese, and the zesty kick of Rotel tomatoes and green chilies. Let's get started!

Chicken Rotel Casserole

Ingredients Required

Here's what you'll need to make the Chicken Rotel Casserole:

  • 2 cups cooked chicken (shredded or cubed)
  • 1 can (10 oz) Rotel tomatoes and green chilies
  • 1 can (10.5 oz) cream of chicken soup
  • 1 can (10.5 oz) cream of mushroom soup
  • 1 cup sour cream
  • 1 cup shredded cheddar cheese
  • 1 cup shredded mozzarella cheese
  • 1 packet of taco seasoning
  • 1 bag (10 oz) tortilla chips, crushed
  • Optional toppings: diced green onions, fresh cilantro, jalapeños

Preparation Steps

Step 1: Prepare the Chicken

  • Using Pre-cooked or Rotisserie Chicken:
  • If using pre-cooked or rotisserie chicken, simply shred or cube the chicken into bite-sized pieces.

  • Cooking Chicken from Scratch:
  • If you're cooking the chicken from scratch, season with salt and pepper, then bake at 375°F for 20-25 minutes or until fully cooked. Once cooled, shred or cube the chicken.

Step 2: Prepare the Rotel Mixture

  • In a large mixing bowl, combine the Rotel tomatoes and green chilies (undrained), cream of chicken soup, cream of mushroom soup, sour cream, and taco seasoning. Mix well until all ingredients are thoroughly combined.

Step 3: Layer the Casserole Dish

  • First Layer:
  • Start by spreading a layer of crushed tortilla chips at the bottom of your casserole dish.

  • Second Layer:
  • Add an even layer of shredded chicken over the tortilla chips.

  • Third Layer:
  • Pour the Rotel mixture over the chicken, spreading it evenly.

  • Fourth Layer:
  • Sprinkle shredded cheddar and mozzarella cheese on top of the Rotel mixture.

  • Final Layer:
  • Finish with another layer of crushed tortilla chips for a crispy topping.

Cooking Instructions

  • Preheat your oven to 350°F (175°C).
  • Cover the casserole with aluminum foil and bake for 20 minutes.
  • Remove the foil and bake for an additional 10-15 minutes, or until the cheese is melted and bubbly, and the top is golden brown.

Serving Suggestions

Enhance your Chicken Rotel Casserole with these optional toppings and side dishes:

  • Toppings:
  • Diced green onions
  • Fresh cilantro
  • Sliced jalapeños for an extra kick

  • Side Dishes:
  • A fresh green salad with a tangy vinaigrette
  • Mexican rice or quinoa
  • Refried beans or black beans


There you have it! A simple and delicious Chicken Rotel Casserole that's sure to become a family favorite. Don't hesitate to experiment with different toppings and sides to make it your own. Try this recipe today and enjoy a hearty, flavorful meal in no time.

Happy cooking!

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