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5-Ingredient Chicken Enchilada Casserole Tastes Like It Took All Day to Make

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Next time you’re busy, and you’re thinking about ordering delivery, consider trying this chicken enchilada casserole instead. It only takes five ingredients and very little time, but it’s cheesy and delicious and tastes like it took all day to make. 

Enchilada “casserole” is basically enchiladas made like lasagna: You’ll put some enchilada sauce in a baking dish, then layer it with beans, chicken, cheese, tortillas, and sauce. Normally you would roll all those things into the tortillas, but here, you’re just layering everything like lasagna — which saves time and guarantees you have a little bit of everything in each bite.

This enchilada casserole could be complicated if you wanted it to be. The author recommends using homemade enchilada sauce for optimal deliciousness. You could also make your own beans and chicken. But if you use a can of refried beans, a bottle of enchilada sauce, and the shredded meat off a grocery store rotisserie chicken, this whole casserole comes together so quickly you’ll barely need to cook it. 

You can use green or red enchilada sauce for this recipe, and whatever kind of cheese strikes your fancy, but the author recommends corn tortillas over flour ones, because they turn out softer after cooking.

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