Easy Chicken Green Chili Casserole
Easy Chicken Green Chili Casserole is the ultimate comfort food recipe when you need something quick and easy for your family dinner! We are combining savory green salsa, two different types of cheese, and shredded chicken to make the best green chili chicken casserole in under 30-minutes! Your dinner is about to get a lot more flavorful.
This recipe requires only 5 ingredients and 30 minutes of your time, making it one of the simplest weeknight casseroles!
Taco seasoning, green salsa, and diced green chilis combine in your chicken green chili casserole to give your chicken and cheese its robust flavor.
If you’re on a diet or simply want to eat healthier, you’ll be glad to know that our chicken and green chili casserole is low-carb, keto-friendly, and gluten-free!
Easy Chicken Green Chili Casserole Ingredients
- 2 lb shredded chicken, cooked
- 3 T taco seasoning
- 3/4 cup chili Verde salsa
- 1 can mild green chilies, drained
- 16 oz cottage cheese
- 5 oz Colby jack or Mexican blend cheese, sliced or shredded
- Sour cream, optional
- Optional green onions
- Bake at 375 degrees F.
- Combine the cottage cheese, salsa, green chilies, and taco seasoning in a medium bowl.
- Add the shredded chicken and thoroughly blend.
- Use nonstick cooking spray to spray your baking dish.
- Fill an 11×7 baking dish with the mixture.
- Sliced or shredded cheese should be used to cover the casserole.
- The cheese should be bubbling and melted after 20 minutes of baking.
- If desired, garnish with green onions.
- If desired, serve with salsa and sour cream.
- We pre-cooked our chicken right before making the casserole, so it was still warm. If you start with cold pre-cooked chicken, the casserole may need to cook a little longer.
- If you don’t drain the cottage cheese, your casserole will be runny!!
- Regular cottage cheese is preferred over light cottage cheese because it adds more liquid to the mixture.
- It is also recommended to use a chunkier salsa rather than a runnier salsa. A salsa with more liquid may leave a little liquid in the bottom of the casserole after cooking.