Saucy Mexican-Style Chicken

This saucy Mexican-Style chicken recipe is another skillet bake. Use ingredients in your pantry to make a delicious, fresh, and cheese flavor-packed meal for your whole family.

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Saucy Mexican-Chicken Bake Served with Rice
Saucy Mexican-Chicken Bake Served with Rice

Serving the Saucy Mexican-Chicken Bake

This full-flavor meal takes little prep. Let the oven do the work for you. Serve this bake with rice on the side. In the photo, there has been diced tomatoes, lettuce, and sour cream added for freshness. However, there are many more topping options. Dress it up the way your family prefers. I generally will dice up toppings and have them available in bowls. People can add the toppings of their choice. You may try the following:

  • Lettuce
  • Tomato
  • Onion
  • Avocado
  • Sour Cream
  • Salsa
  • Cilantro
  • Green Pepper
  • Hot Sauce for those that want more heat

Cast Iron Skillet meals

Initially, I thought about making this in two pie pans; however, then I spied my cast iron skillets. They just work so great for cooking. As you can see from the photos, it is a good thing that the skillets were used as they are full of yummy goodness. This is the type of skillet I use quite often in my kitchen.

Saucy Mexican-Style Chicken in Skillets
Saucy Mexican-Style Chicken in Skillets

Saucy Chicken Bake

Feed a family for less. Use ingredients from the pantry to make a delicious chicken recipe. Make sure to spoon the sauce on top for even more flavor. At our house, this Mexican-Style recipe was a hit.

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Saucy Mexican-Style Chicken
Course Main Dish
Cuisine Mexican
Keyword chicken, recipe
Prep Time 15 Minutes
Cook Time 45 Minutes
Servings
People
Ingredients
Course Main Dish
Cuisine Mexican
Keyword chicken, recipe
Prep Time 15 Minutes
Cook Time 45 Minutes
Servings
People
Ingredients
Saucy Mexican-Style Chicken
Instructions
  1. If you are using fresh chicken breasts, cook the chicken and season with salt and pepper. Cut up into bite sized pieces. If you are using a rotisserie chicken, I used the whole chicken and cut it up into bite sized pieces. (set this aside).
  2. Preheat oven to 400 degrees Fahrenheit. Spray two 10.5 inch cast iron skillets with cooking spray to reduce sticking. Layer 4 10-inch tortillas in each pan. Spread the shells out so that they cover pan like a pie crust would. (the tortillas I purchased were 10 inch tortillas and there were 10 in a package - I used all of them).
    Tortilla Shells Layered in Skillet
  3. Drain butter beans and corn. Add the beans and corn - Split between both skillets.
    Butter Beans and Corn in Skillet
  4. Add 1/2 the cut up chicken into each skillet. Add one can of chopped tomatoes to each pan. Add the chopped green chiles - Split between both skillets. In a Separate bowl, mix the cheese soup with the milk. Add 1/2 of the cheese soup - Split this between the two skillets.
    Layered Chicken and Ingredients
  5. Add 1/2 of the enchilada sauce - Split between the two skillets. Top each skillet with 4 oz. of the shredded cheese.
    Chicken Bake with Enchilada Sauce and Cheese
  6. Take the remaining two flour tortillas and soak in a bit of the enchilada sauce on both sides. Then place one on top of each skillet. Add the remaining enchilada sauce and cheese soup - Split between the skillets.
    Mexican-Style Chicken Bake Ready for the Oven
  7. Bake the Mexican-Style Chicken for 30 minutes. Add the rest of the shredded cheese - Split between the two skillets. Bake for another 15 minutes until the cheese is melted and bubbly.
    Saucy Mexican-Style Chicken in Skillets
  8. But each skillet into 6 pieces. Service with your choice of toppings and side dishes. I served with rice on the side. We topped ours with lettuce, tomato, and sour cream. This bake creates and delicious sauce. Drizzle some of the flavorful sauce on top too for even more flavor.
    Mexican-Style Chicken Served with Sauce
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