Cheesy Chicken Tortilla Squares

Warm, cheesy and yummy! These Cheesy Chicken Tortilla Squares are one of my all-time favorite, super easy, go-to dinner recipes.

Cheesy Chicken Tortilla Squares | Simple and delicious! | Sweet Baked LIfe

If you are looking for the perfect week night meal to prepare for your family — look no further. This recipe literally takes 5 minutes to assemble and 1 hour to bake. The outcome is super tasty and just as satisfying! I only wish all dinners could be this easy to prepare.

This one-dish wonder incorporates soft white corn tortillas layered with succulent chicken, tangy cheese, smooth sour cream, mild green salsa and roasted chiles and baked to a golden perfection. Once you take a bite of this spicy and creamy concoction you’ll be hooked.

To make this recipe even easier to prepare, use a store-bought roasted chicken. I do have to admit, I make this as often as possible — the flavor combination and simplicity win me over every time!

And with any leftovers, I pack them up into single serving pieces and bring with me to the office for a delicious lunch. All you have to do is just zap it in the microwave for a minute or so and your set. So perfect for me, as my husband usually will not eat leftovers!

A great, quick dinner! Cheesy Chicken Tortilla Squares | Sweet Baked Life

Cheesy Chicken Tortilla Squares

2 cups shredded or chopped cooked chicken (you can use a store-bought roasted chicken)
1 cup sour cream
1 cup green salsa
1 (4 oz.) can fire roasted diced chiles
1 teaspoon ground cumin
2 cups shredded cheese (I use the Mexican blend)
8 corn tortillas, cut into quarters
Cilantro, for garnish

Heat your oven to 350 degrees. Spray a 11×9-inch baking dish with non-stick spray and set aside.

In a large bowl combine the chicken, sour cream, green salsa, chiles, cumin and 1 cup of cheese. Mix  until well combined.

In the baking dish, layer 1/2 of the tortillas, overlapping slightly, then spoon 1/2 of the mixture over tortillas and spread evenly and top with 1/2 cup of cheese. Repeat once ending with the cheese.

Cover with aluminum foil and bake for 30 minutes. Remove foil and continue baking for another 30 minutes or until cheese is bubbling. Remove from oven and let stand 5 minutes before cutting into squares. Sprinkle with cilantro and serve with additional green salsa and sour cream.

You can even prepare these Cheesy Chicken Tortilla Squares in the morning, put into your refrigerator and when you get home from work or after a busy day, pop the dish into the oven and you’ll have a home-cooked meal for your family to enjoy in no-time!



{recipe adapted from Layered Mexican Chicken with Corn Tortillas, Shape Magazine, June 1999}


4 thoughts on “Cheesy Chicken Tortilla Squares

  1. ok I read a lot of blogs but I may actually have to try this recipe. I love Mexican food and I’ve never seen anything like this! If you’re interested, I’d love for you to share a post at the a blog link up I’m hosting today. All you need is a URL of a post you’d like to contribute. It’s a great little circle of bloggers!
    xoxo K

  2. Found your post through the LinkUp via Peeled Wellness. This recipe looks fantastic and pretty simple, all things considered. Pinning for later. Cheers! 🙂

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