All the deliciousness of chicken tacos, but made the easy way – assembled in 15 minutes and baked in a dish.

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About White Chicken Taco Casserole

Sometimes it’s hard to believe that it’s already April 2015. And not only that, we’re already half way through the month. I’m a little sad to see April go, since it marks the end of the only “spring” that Phoenix will get, but at least there’s one bright side to it: Cinco de Mayo is approaching!

When I was living back east, Cinco de Mayo was just a small blip on the holiday radar – sort of like Mardi Gras, when May 5th came around it just meant something fun happening elsewhere in the world. And that’s a crying shame, because really, who doesn’t like a joyful holiday that promotes good food and drinking? Certainly not this girl! Now that I can Phoenix my home, Cinco de Mayo is kind of a big deal, with parties and plans and festivals to look forward to. If I’m being honest here, Cinco de Mayo has kind of become my mid-year New Year Eve bash.

It’s as awesome as it sounds.

White Chicken Taco Casserole! All the deliciousness of chicken tacos, but made the easy way - assembled in 15 minutes and baked in a dish. | HomemadeHooplah.com

I’ve mentioned a few times that an old friend of mine and I not the biggest fans of spicy food, so we have to get creative with Mexican dishes. I like the flavor of the spice, just not the burn, so I’ve always got a healthy dab of sour cream handy to help get me through to the good parts. But there’s still a delicate balance to maintain, because sometimes a dish can be so spicy that no amount of sour cream will keep your tongue safe. You can also go to the other extreme, shying so far away from all the good stuff that you’re left with a dish with no liveliness or taste.

The best Mexican dishes are ones that you can customize to your level, whether that be “spice noobie” or “red hot warrior.” For this recipe, if you make it per the instructions you’ll be right in the goldilocks zone – not too hot but not too bland. I devoured nearly half the dish just by myself (with my trusty sour cream in tow). But if you’re the type that likes a little more kick to the face, just double the dose of taco seasonings or use a spicy version instead. You’ll be sweating through dinner in no time, I promise.

White Chicken Taco Casserole! All the deliciousness of chicken tacos, but made the easy way - assembled in 15 minutes and baked in a dish. | HomemadeHooplah.com

What about you? Do you have any favorite Mexican dishes? Do you do anything fun for Cinco de Mayo?

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Recipe Details

White Chicken Taco Casserole! All the deliciousness of chicken tacos, but made the easy way - assembled in 15 minutes and baked in a dish. | HomemadeHooplah.com
3.6 from 5 votes

White Chicken Taco Casserole

15 mins prep + 35 mins cook
573 kcal
Yields: 8 servings
All the deliciousness of chicken tacos, made the easy way - assembled in 15 minutes and baked in a dish.

Ingredients 

Chicken Taco Mix
  • 1 lb chicken, cooked and shredded
  • 4 tbsp unsalted butter
  • 15 oz white beans, (1 can) rinsed and drained
  • 15 oz diced tomatoes, (1 can)
  • 15 oz white corn, (1 can) drained
  • 1 cup water
  • 1 pkg taco seasoning, or 2 for a stronger taste
Cheesy Bisquick Topping
  • 3 egg
  • 1/2 cup sour cream
  • 1 cup Bisquick
  • 3 cup shredded cheddar cheese, divided
  • 1/2 cup tortilla chips, crumbled (stale is okay)

Instructions

For the Chicken Taco Mix
  • If preparing raw chicken: Place chicken in a 6 quart stockpot of boiling water and cook for 10-12 minutes, or until insides are no longer pink. Place in a large bowl to let cool, then use two forks to shred into pieces.
  • Preheat oven to 375 degrees F. Spray a 9x13 baking dish with cooking spray, then set aside.
  • In a large skillet, melt butter over medium heat. Add shredded chicken and toss to coat. Cook for 5-7 minutes or until butter is absorbed and chicken is fragrant.
  • Add beans, corn, and diced tomatoes to skillet. Pour taco seasoning in 1 cup water, stir, then drizzle on top of other ingredients. Toss all ingredients together until blended. Reduce heat to low and cover while preparing the next steps.
For the Cheesy Bisquick Topping
  • In a medium bowl, whisk together eggs and sour cream. Add Bisquick and whisk until there are no more clumps, then fold in 2 cups of cheddar cheese.
Putting it All Together
  • Pour chicken taco mix in the bottom of the baking dish, spreading out into an even layer.
  • Add Bisquick topping 1/4 cup at a time, spreading with a spatula so that the topping completely covers the chicken taco mix.
  • Bake uncovered for 30 minutes.
  • Remove from oven. Top with crushed tortilla chips and sprinkle with remaining 1 cup cheddar cheese. Cook for another 5 minutes or until cheese has melted. Let casserole cool 10-15 minutes before serving.

Nutrition

Serving: 1serving | Calories: 573kcal | Carbohydrates: 45g | Protein: 27g | Fat: 33g | Saturated Fat: 17g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 149mg | Sodium: 904mg | Potassium: 710mg | Fiber: 7g | Sugar: 9g | Vitamin A: 1291IU | Vitamin C: 11mg | Calcium: 441mg | Iron: 4mg

I do my best to provide nutrition information, but please keep in mind that I'm not a certified nutritionist. Any nutritional information discussed or disclosed in this post should only be seen as my best amateur estimates of the correct values.

Author: Chrisy

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16 comments

    • Sue

    Can you post the nutritional information please? Thx!! I’m looking for carbs, protein and sugars.

    • Thalia @ butter and brioche

    This casserole definitely looks like the epitome of comfort food, perfect for the cool weather right now!

    • Agreed! 😀 I was a little bummed to find out an old friend of mine had finished off the leftovers today. Will have to make more!

    • Laura

    I am completely intrigued by the torilla chips mixed with the biscuit topping. Yum!

    • I think the topping was my favorite part. I might try a whole cup of the tortilla chips next time.

    • Val

    Looks delish, my kids will love this…my thighs might not but I’ll eat it anyway, yum!

    • Ha, I know exactly what you mean! I hope the fam likes it 😀

    • Lily Lau

    I’ll pin this for the weekend, for a special treat for myself! Thanks for sharing 🙂

    • No problem! Hope it turns out great!

    • Kristen @ A Mind Full Mom

    I love everything about this–Mexican is my comfort food.

    • Completely agree 😀 Love this time of year, when all the good recipes start making the rounds.

    • Leia @ Eat It & Say Yum

    I grew up in California and Cince de Mayo was a big deal there, too. This casserole sounds super yummy. I can’t handle things too spicy either, and I’ve GOT to have my sour cream with all Mexican foods. Anyway, looks good! Pinned. 🙂

    • Good to know I’m not alone on the sour cream 😀 And thanks Leia!

    • Sloan @ Life Food and Beer

    This sounds great. I like the idea of white beans and chicken 🙂

    • an old friend of mine always tells me he doesn’t like beans, but he never made a peep while he ate this – that’s about the best endorsement I could hope for 😀 The combo worked really well.

        • Sharon

        Can this casserole be made a day in advance and stored in fridge, baked the next day?