The Cook Book: Chicken Enchilada Bake

I love learning new recipes especially easy ones or ones that actually come out right!
I've decided to start The Cook Book, a way for me to share some of my favorite recipes
and for some of my favorite bloggers to share theirs!

I'm kicking off The Cook Book today with an easy recipe a friend gave me a few years back.

Chicken Enchilada Bake

I'm going to list the ingredients I used, but feel free to add in things or take things out!

tortillas (small white or yellow corn)
cheese (shredded)
rice (i use knoll rice sides)
beans 1 can (i used black)
corn 1 can
green chili sauce <--this is not spicy! 
sour cream
*this version I'm showing you makes about 8 servings*

I usually prepare the chicken by putting it in the crock pot with a cup of the green chili sauce,
it makes my house smell yummy and the hubby thinks I cooked all day!
Really you just need to prepare chicken the easiest way for you, fully cooked & shredded.

Preheat your oven to 425 degrees
In a bowl mix the chicken and 1/2 of the green chili sauce, move aside and 
prepare your rice (its super fast if you do the microwave instructions), 
next drain then mix the corn and beans in another bowl.

Now take a baking pan and line with tortillas.
I used a pan that fit 6 tortillas and makes about 8 servings, 
so use your judgement on how much you want to make!
Then spread 1/2 of the chicken onto the tortillas.

The next part, there is no right or wrong just start making layers and make sure to make at least
one more layer of tortillas right in the middle!
So after the chicken I layered rice, tortillas, beans/corn, chicken and cheese!

After you have the bulk of your ingredients into those layers, you will just add the final touches.
Use the rest of the green chili sauce and drizzle along the top.

Add another (the last) layer of tortillas and lightly pat down.

Generously spread a layer of cheese

Pop it in the oven and let bake for 20 min!

While that's in the oven I prepared a little topping of tomatoes and olives

Once the 20min are up pull it out, let cool just a bit and cut down the middle and then into squares.
It should look like a little pile of yumminess!

My husband likes his plain 

But I think the more the better and I love extra goodies plus lots of sour cream!!!

I hope that you have fun making this and enjoy every bite!

If you have a recipe to share in The Cook Book, email me!


  1. bookmarked. saved. making it

  2. This sounds delicious. I'm going to try it out!

  3. Ditto what Nicole Marie said. ;)

  4. Oh my gosh YUM! I will be making this in the very near future!!!

  5. totally making this. i love fresh takes on classic meals. thanks for sharing!

  6. oh oh oh my! yummo! Thanks for sharing! can't wait to try this deliciousness!

  7. This looks delicious!! Saving this recipe

  8. These look delicious :)

  9. awesome, and easy! i would pretty much have to eliminate every vegetable if i was making this for D and I ahah. the boy will not eat a freakin vegetable, grrr!
    xox dana

  10. yes yes yes! saving this to my recipe list!! :D

  11. Sounds yummy! Thanks for giving me the idea to put the chicken in the crock pot. I can do that while I am at work :)

  12. this will be perfect to make on football practice nights (m-th) quick and easy. thanks for sharing.

  13. This looks soo good and I like your idea about a cook book!

  14. This looks amazing! Just found your blog and love it!


  15. i cannot wait to try this...but i think i'll try using vegetarian chicken!

  16. Recipe is easy to read
    Pictures are clear and really help
    Looks Yummy
    Site is bookmarked! :)