Are you looking for a flavorful and easy-to-make meal that will please the entire family? Introducing the Taco Chicken Casserole—an irresistible fusion of Mexican flavors that's perfect for busy weeknights or casual gatherings. This versatile dish combines the best of tacos and casseroles into a comforting one-pan meal.

taco chicken casserole


Here's what you'll need to get started:

  • 2 cups cooked chicken (shredded or diced)
  • 1 packet taco seasoning (or homemade taco seasoning)
  • 1 can black beans (drained and rinsed)
  • 1 can corn kernels (drained)
  • 1 can diced tomatoes with green chilies (undrained)
  • 1 cup salsa (your favorite brand)
  • 1 cup shredded cheese (cheddar, Monterey Jack, or a blend)
  • 8 small flour or corn tortillas (cut into strips or quarters)
  • 1/2 cup chopped cilantro (optional, for garnish)
  • Sour cream, avocado slices, or lime wedges (optional, for serving)

Optional Variations: Feel free to customize the casserole with additional ingredients such as bell peppers, onions, or jalapeños for extra flavor and texture.


Step 1: Prepare the Chicken

  1. Cook the Chicken: If you haven't already done so, cook your chicken by boiling, baking, or using a rotisserie chicken for convenience.
  2. Shred or Dice: Once cooked, shred or dice the chicken into bite-sized pieces.
  3. Season the Chicken: In a large bowl, combine the chicken with the taco seasoning and mix well to ensure an even coating.

Step 2: Prepare the Other Ingredients

  1. Drain and Rinse: Drain and rinse the black beans and corn kernels.
  2. Mix Together: In a large mixing bowl, combine the seasoned chicken, black beans, corn, and diced tomatoes with green chilies, and salsa. Mix well.

Step 3: Layer the Casserole

  1. Layer Tortillas: Grease a 9x13 inch baking dish and layer the bottom with tortilla strips or quarters.
  2. Add Chicken Mixture: Spread half of the chicken mixture evenly over the tortillas.
  3. Add Cheese: Sprinkle a layer of shredded cheese over the chicken mixture.
  4. Repeat Layers: Repeat the layers with the remaining tortillas, chicken mixture, and cheese.


Step 4: Bake the Casserole

  1. Preheat Oven: Preheat your oven to 375°F (190°C).
  2. Bake: Place the casserole in the preheated oven and bake for 25-30 minutes, or until the cheese is melted and bubbly.
  3. Monitor Doneness: To avoid overcooking, keep an eye on the casserole during the last 5 minutes of baking. The top should be golden brown, and the edges should be slightly crispy.


Step 5: Serve the Casserole

  1. Garnish: Remove the casserole from the oven and let it cool for a few minutes. Garnish with chopped cilantro if desired.
  2. Serve: Slice the casserole into portions and serve with sour cream, avocado slices, or lime wedges on the side.
  3. Pairing Recommendations: Complement your taco chicken casserole with a fresh green salad, Mexican rice, or some chips and guacamole for a complete meal.


Enjoy the delightful flavors of this Taco Chicken Casserole and make it a staple in your meal rotation. It's easy to prepare, packed with flavor, and perfect for sharing with friends and family. We'd love to hear about your experience and any creative variations you come up with. Share your feedback and photos with us!

Happy cooking!

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