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Chicken Fajita Casserole

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This chicken fajita casserole recipe is a great way to use up any leftover fajita mix you have. It’s a double-duty recipe!

This chicken fajita casserole recipe is a great way to use up any leftover fajita mix you have. It's a double duty recipe!

I love meals that I can use twice. Remember the other day when I shared my recipe for Crock Pot Chicken Fajitas? Well, we always have a lot of leftovers with this meal. We all love it and it’s so easy to make. With the leftover meat and veggies, I made a yummy casserole that you can throw together in a few minutes!

Chicken Fajita Casserole

  • 6-8 flour tortillas
  • 2 cups leftover shredded chicken fajita (or more if you have it)
  • 1/2 cup sour cream
  • 1 cup milk, divided
  • 2 Tbsp butter
  • 3 Tbsp flour
  • 1/2 cup chicken broth
  • 2 cups Mexican blend cheese

Instructions For Chicken Fajita Casserole

  1. Preheat your oven to 375 degrees and grease an 8×8 pan.
  2. In a small saucepan melt butter. Whisk in flour. Then add 1/2 cup milk and chicken broth. Simmer over medium heat while whisking until it’s thick.
  3. Add sour cream and the other 1/2 cup of milk to the pan and remove from heat.
  4. Pour a little of the liquid mixture on the bottom of the pan.
  5. Cut the tortillas in half and cover the bottom of the pan. I cut off a small overlapping piece to cover the middle.  Or you could cut up another tortilla to cover the hole in the middle.
  6. Then add 1/3 of the meat then 1/3 of the cream mixture, then some cheese.
  7. Repeat – tortillas, meat, cream mix, cheese for a total of 3 layers.
  8. Make sure you end with cheese.
  9. Cover with foil and bake for 30 minutes. Remove the foil and broil for a few minutes until the cheese is bubbly and starts to brown.

Serve and enjoy this delicious and easy chicken fajita casserole!!

My husband ate a late lunch and came home and tried this meal. He said, “I just can’t stop eating this stuff!” It’s just good!

Note – The mixture you make in the saucepan is my substitute for cream of chicken soup. To save more time you can skip those ingredients and just use 1 can of cream of chicken soup.

Chicken Fajita Casserole

Chicken Fajita Casserole

Ingredients

  • 6-8 flour tortillas
  • 2 cups leftover shredded chicken fajita (or more if you have it)
  • 1/2 cup sour cream
  • 1 cup milk, divided
  • 2 Tbsp butter
  • 3 Tbsp flour
  • 1/2 cup chicken broth
  • 2 cups Mexican blend cheese

Instructions

  1. Preheat your oven to 375 degrees and grease an 8x8 pan.
  2. In a small saucepan melt butter. Whisk in flour. Then add 1/2 cup milk and chicken broth. Simmer over medium heat while whisking until it's thick.
  3. Add sour cream and the other 1/2 cup of milk to the pan and remove from heat.
  4. Pour a little of the liquid mixture on the bottom of the pan.
  5. Cut the tortillas in half and cover the bottom of the pan. I cut off a small overlapping piece to cover the middle.  Or you could cut up another tortilla to cover the hole in the middle.
  6. Then add 1/3 of the meat then 1/3 of the cream mixture, then some cheese.
  7. Repeat - tortillas, meat, cream mix, cheese for a total of 3 layers.
  8. Make sure you end with cheese.
  9. Cover with foil and bake for 30 minutes. Remove the foil and broil for a few minutes until the cheese is bubbly and starts to brown

Notes

This chicken fajita casserole recipe is a great way to use up any leftover fajita mix you have.

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Meagan

Tuesday 18th of February 2014

Can this be frozen?

Janell

Tuesday 18th of February 2014

I have never tried to freeze it - but please let me know if you try it.

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Saturday 26th of January 2013

[...] may even want to double the recipe. With the leftover you can make this delicious Chicken Fajita Casserole! We also used the leftover chicken fajita meat to make fajita [...]

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Wednesday 25th of July 2012

[...] When it’s cooked, shred the meat and add it back to the pepper mixture and serve on warm tortillas and your favorite toppings. With the leftover you can make this delicious Chicken Fajita Casserole! [...]

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Tuesday 5th of June 2012

[...] **Used the leftovers to make this delicious Fajita Casserole. [...]

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