Chicken Enchilada Casserole

What could be better than coming home after a busy day and throwing a one-dish meal into the oven and having it ready in 30 minutes and under?!

This Chicken Enchilada Casserole is perfect for an easy weeknight meal with the family!

This Chicken Enchilada Casserole Recipe is a delicious casserole recipe loaded with a cornbread crust, chicken, beans, and cheese, all made in a cast iron skillet! #chickenenchiladacasserole #castironskilletrecipes www.savoryexperiments.com


 

This Chicken Enchilada Casserole Recipe is a delicious casserole recipe loaded with a cornbread crust, chicken, beans, and cheese, all made in a cast iron skillet!

This one-dish dinner is one of the best, easy Mexican recipes out there. Perfect for Cinco de Mayo or an easy weeknight meal!

This Chicken Enchilada Casserole Recipe is a delicious casserole recipe loaded with a cornbread crust, chicken, beans, and cheese, all made in a cast iron skillet! #chickenenchiladacasserole #castironskilletrecipes www.savoryexperiments.com

Chicken Enchilada Casserole is a well rounded and satisfying one-dish Mexican fiesta! With a cornbread “crust” and layers of shredded chicken, homemade enchilada sauce, cilantro, scallions, cheese and a fresh lime spritz, Chicken Enchilada Casserole is bound to be become a new family favorite.

This Chicken Enchilada Casserole Recipe is a delicious casserole recipe loaded with a cornbread crust, chicken, beans, and cheese, all made in a cast iron skillet! #chickenenchiladacasserole #castironskilletrecipes www.savoryexperiments.com

Don’t limit yourself to it being just a dinner idea for tonight, open up the possibility of Chicken Enchilada Casserole to potlucks, a freezer friendly meal or a make-ahead week of lunches. Check out my guide for freezing casseroles, too!

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This Chicken Enchilada Casserole Recipe is a delicious casserole recipe loaded with a cornbread crust, chicken, beans, and cheese, all made in a cast iron skillet! #chickenenchiladacasserole #castironskilletrecipes www.savoryexperiments.com

Before you get started, make sure you know how to properly season your cast iron and how to clean your cast iron!

chicken enchilada casserole in cast iron with scallions

Chicken Enchilada Casserole Recipe

5 from 7 votes
This Chicken Enchilada Casserole Recipe is a delicious casserole recipe loaded with a cornbread crust, chicken, beans, and cheese, all made in a cast iron skillet!
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 30 minutes
Total Time: 45 minutes
Servings: 6

Ingredients

Cornbread crust:

Pie:

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Lightly grease a 12-inch cast iron skillet with cooking spray or a small amount of vegetable oil.
  • In a medium size mixing bowl, whisk cornbread mix, melted butter, milk and egg. Do not not mix; the batter will have lumps, this is normal. Pour batter into your cast iron skillet. Bake for 15 minutes, or until the top is lightly brown.
  • Combine garlic powder, onion powder, chili powder, dried oregano, paprika, fine sea salt and black pepper. Toss minced chipotle peppers with spice mixture, shredded chicken and black beans.
  • Poke many holes in the cornbread base using a fork, the more holes, the more places for delicious enchilada sauce to hide!
  • Pour 1 cup of enchilada sauce over cornbread base. Top with chicken mixture. Finally, top with shredded cheese.
  • Bake for an additional 10 minutes or until cheese melts. Remove and allow to sit for 5 minutes. 
  • Top with fresh cilantro and scallions, serve with fresh lime wedges, spritz and enjoy your Chicken Enchilada Pie!
  • Have you tried this recipe? We’d love to hear what you think. Leave us a comment! 

Nutrition

Calories: 755 kcal, Carbohydrates: 42 g, Protein: 53 g, Fat: 40 g, Saturated Fat: 16 g, Cholesterol: 190 mg, Sodium: 1409 mg, Potassium: 581 mg, Fiber: 6 g, Sugar: 12 g, Vitamin A: 1180 IU, Vitamin C: 8.4 mg, Calcium: 283 mg, Iron: 4.4 mg
Author: Jessica Formicola
Calories: 755
Course: Main Course, Main Dish
Cuisine: Mexican
Keyword: chicken enchilada casserole
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Jessica Formicola

Jessica the mom, wife and chef behind Savory Experiments. You might see her on the Emmy- nominated TV show Plate It! or on bookshelves as a cookbook author. Jessica is a Le Cordon Bleu certified recipe developer and regularly contributed to Parade, Better Homes & Gardens, The Daily Meal and more!

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  1. 5 stars
    I would have added a picture but it’s gone, gone,gone. This was so good and easy to make. Made half with cooked sweet potatoes for the non meat eater. It too was good, but I prefer it with chicken.

  2. 5 stars
    Mexican food is my all time favorite!! I love the ease of making these chicken enchiladas in a skillet! Muy Bueno!! 🙂