Black Bean & Chicken Enchilada Casserole Recipe!

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black bean & chicken enchilada casserole

This casserole is quick, easy, delicious and filling – 4 things we always want in our dinners!  The black beans add something new to the traditional chicken corn tortilla enchilada taste, and the addition of avocado (or in our case – a LOT of avocado!) and avocado sauce gives it a silky smooth taste that pairs really nicely with the spicy enchilada sauce!  Ready to make your next dinner?  Here you go!

2 cans (10 oz each) enchilada sauce

12 corn tortillas

3-4 chicken breasts (or 4-5 cups rotisserie chicken) cooked and cubed OR shredded

1 small onion

1 can black beans (rinsed and drained)

1 can Ro-tel or whole, green chilies (chopped)

3 cups queso fresco or shredded Mexican blend cheese

2 medium avocados

2 tablespoons sour cream

2 tablespoons lemon OR lime juice

1/2 teaspoon salt

fresh cilantro (if desired)

black bean & chicken enchilada casserole

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.  Spread 1/2 cup enchilada sauce into a greased 13×9 baking dish.  Top with tortillas, 1 cup chicken, 1/4 cup onion, 1/4 cup beans, 1/3 cup chilies and 1 cup cheese.  Repeat layers.  Bake, uncovered for 25-30 minutes or until bubbly and cheese is melted.  While it’s baking, pit and cut up 1 avocado and place in food processor (you can also mix by blender or hand).  Add sour cream and lemon or lime juice and salt. Blend until smooth. Top casserole with other avocado, cut up, and cilantro.  Serve with avocado sauce on the side.  Enjoy!



(recipe adapted from Taste of Home)


  1. Michelle Simons Reply

    I really adore this recipe. I am a HUGE fan of Mexican foods and this looks so easy to make. It is a keep in my faves.

    • Jeni Hawkins Reply

      Awesome! I love Mexican food, too, and LOVE LOVE LOVE this recipe! ENJOY!

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  3. My family would love this recipe! Must try it soon!
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  4. gloria patterson Reply

    this looks really good and I have ever thing to make it. I am a senior so will be cutting it in half and maybe freezing part of it.

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