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Tortilla Chicken Bake

This is a wonderful way to use up leftover chicken. I can assure you there will be no leftovers with this one.
  • 2 celery stalks, finely chopped
  • 1 medium green pepper, finely chopped
  • 1 medium red pepper, finely chopped
  • 1 tablespoon oil
  • 1/2 garlic clove, minced
  • 3 cups chicken breast or leftover roasted chicken, cooked and cubed
  • 1/284 ml can (10 oz) cream of chicken soup
  • 1/284 ml can (10 oz) cream of celery soup
  • 1 cup diced tomatoes
  • 2 tablespoons green chilies, not drained and diced
  • 1 tablespoon chili powder
  • 6 plain tortillas (9") cut into 1 inch strips
  • 2 cups Tex Mex cheese
  1. In a large frying pan or wok saute celery and peppers in oil until tender.
  2. Add garlic and cook for 1 minute.
  3. Stir in chicken, soups, tomatoes, green chilies and chili powder.
  4. Line bottom of a 9" x 13" baking pan with half of the tortilla strips.
  5. Top with half of the chicken mixture and 1 cup cheese.
  6. Repeat these layers.
  7. Bake uncovered in a 350ยบ oven for 30 minutes or until bubbly.
  8. Serve with a salad.


  1. We will have to try this recipe, sounds delicious.... Mmmmm

    I make something simular to this, however, instead of celery soup, I use mushroom, and in place of the flour tortilla's, use corn tortilla's. To top it off, sour cream & guacamole.

    It is one of our oldest grandchild's favorite meals.

    Thanks for sharing this recipe with us.

  2. This looks like a perfect casserole. I make something similar, but this looks less dry than mine and I am going to try it soon.

  3. This looks delicious! And a perfect comfort food!

  4. I too make something similar! I think this will be perfect for tonight's meal....on this snowy day here in our area of WA!!!

  5. this looks so yummy! I can't wait to try it.

  6. i think i've discovered what we're having for dinner tonight!! thanks :)

  7. Looks wonderful, but your "print friendly" link doesn't go to the recipe, but rather a page about the blog. :(

  8. Now I know what to do with those slightly curly tortillas that were peaking out at me from the bread bin today. That's my dinner dilemma solved for the day and some leftovers recycled. thanks.

  9. With turkey leftovers ... I have to make this!

  10. Looks like a perfect way to use up leftovers and enjoy an easy meal. Thanks for sharing.

  11. Ohh .. that looks wonderful !! and I could do that with my GF torillas ! Take note all my GF friends !!!

  12. This looks so good. I have a couple of Mexican-style casseroles that I make already. I think think this one will be added to the line-up.

  13. Well, we did have this for dinner. When I told the family what we were having they pulled a face ( not a good one) but when I served it up there were clean plates all round. Thanks for a new keeper recipe.

  14. Anonymous..try the print button now, my little glitch has been fixed.

  15. soooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo good!!!!! nom nom nom

  16. Do you think this could be made in the slow cooker?
    How would you adapt the recipe?
    How long would you cook it?

    1. Yes this recipe works well in a slow cooker.
      Prepare and layer same as you would if in a pan except for the cheese.
      I would cook it on low for about 3 hours, then add cheese, close the lid and let sit for 15 minutes until cheese is melted.


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