Chicken Taco Casserole Recipe

We love tacos, and most kids love them too. This Chicken Taco Casserole has all the delicious taco taste and loaded with cheese. A family favorite recipe.

Do you ever have a super busy week and look for a delicious dinner with very little prep? We’ve got you covered with this amazing chicken taco casserole.

We have had that kind of week. Our sweet sister Kristen was in a terrible car accident with her family. Here in Utah we had freezing rain, which immediately turns to ice when it hits the ground.

All the freeways turned into ice skating rinks and it makes driving so scary.

Kristen and her family were headed out to visit us when a semi-truck went out of his lane. This caused them to swerve to miss hitting him. This sent them spinning into the side of the semi-truck.

Their car was totaled and they had to rip off the door to pull Kristen out. Her arm is in a sling from injuring her elbow. But other than that, the family is fine. We are so grateful that they are all okay.

Kristen was sitting where the windshield is broken in. An accident like this quickly puts everything into perspective on the importance of families. We held our kids a little tighter tonight and took our time with bedtime stories.

Slow down and take time for your family – including family dinner. It’s a great time to catch up with each other and listen to each other and how their day went.

And this Chicken Taco Casserole is the perfect dinner as you have a great family conversation.

We have more chicken casseroles that come together in very little time and are kid approved. An all time favorite is our Teriyaki Chicken Casserole. You might also like Poppy Seed Chicken Casserole and Chicken Zucchini Casserole .

to make this chicken taco casserole you will need:

  1. Cream of Chicken Soup
  2. Sour Cream
  3. Diced Tomatoes with Green Chilies
  4. Black Beans
  5. Taco Seasoning Mix
  6. Chicken Breasts
  7. Tortilla Chips
  8. Shredded Cheddar Cheese

be sure to have these items on hand for this chicken taco casserole:

  • 9 x 13 inch pan (THIS is our favorite)
  • Mixing Bowls (We like THIS set with a non slip base)
  • Mixing Spoon



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it’s time to make chicken taco casserole, and here’s how:

Pre-heat oven to 350 degrees.  Lightly grease a 9 x 13 inch pan.

In a large bowl combine the chicken soup, sour cream, diced tomatoes, black beans, taco seasoning, and chicken. Then set aside.

Crush the chips, and spread half of them on the bottom of the pan. (You can crush them with your hands or a rolling pin.)

Spread half of the chicken mixture over the crushed tortillas. Top with 1 cup of cheese. Repeat layers.

Bake for 30 minutes until bubbly and cheese is barely starting to brown.

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Serves: 10

Chicken Taco Casserole

15 minPrep Time

30 minCook Time

45 minTotal Time

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  • 2 (10.75 ounce) cans cream of chicken soup
  • 1 1/2 cups sour cream
  • 1 (14 ounce) can diced tomatoes and green chilies (We usded Ro-tel)
  • 1 (15 ounce) can black beans (rinsed and drained)
  • 1 (1 ounce) packet taco seasoning mix
  • 4 boneless skinless chicken breasts (cooked and shredded)
  • 1 (13 ounce) bag tortilla chips
  • 2 cups shredded cheddar cheese (divided)


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Lightly grease a 9 x 13 inch pan.
  3. In a large bowl, combine the chicken soup, sour cream, diced tomatoes, black beans, taco seasoning and chicken. Set aside.
  4. Crush chips (I just crush them with my hands) and spread half of them on the bottom of the pan
  5. Spread half of the chicken mixture over the tortillas.  
  6. Top with 1 cup of cheese. Repeat layers.
  7. Bake for 30 minutes, until bubbly and cheese is starting to brown.


egg free
seafood free
treenut free
sesame free
mustard free



3152 cal


178 g


151 g


219 g
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Recipe adapted from Plain Chicken

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96 Responses to “Chicken Taco Casserole Recipe”

  1. Wow, that is sooo scary! So glad they are okay! I just made your mac and cheese in the crockpot and it is a hit! Devoured. Been here about five times this week already. Thank you for being my favorite meal blog. Will be trying this eventually too! (The other thing I made was the sweet and sour meatballs. Delicious!)
  2. Wow! That was a scary accident. I am so glad that everyone is OK (aside from Kristen's injured elbow). It is really amazing that there was only a minor injury with the way the car looked. I like your comment, "I held my family a little tighter that night and didn't hurry through our bedtime story . . . you just never know." That is so true.
    ...Theresa (Capri + 3)
  3. Oh my gosh, I am so glad her and her family are okay. The roads last Thursday were the iciest roads I have ever driven on here in Utah. Just from watching the news and seeing how many accidents and how many people were in the hospital from falling on the ice shows you how bad the roads were that day/night. On a happier note, your casserole sounds delicious.
  4. Oh I am so glad that they are all ok!! That is so scary. Makes you want to pray a whole lot harder and hold your family closer each and every night. So glad that nothing worse happened to them! And you're right - family dinners are one of the perfect ways to spend quality time with loved ones. Thanks for the recipe! Hope Kristen's arm heals up soon.
  5. Prayers to you and your family. A near tragedy or miracle I should say like your sister's accident is a reminder to all of us that you never know what will happen next and to cherish every moment you have with your loved ones.

    Also thank you for your wonderful recipe. My husband has developed a problem with gluten and I think I can tweak this recipe and make it gluten free and we will just love it!!!

  6. I'm also glad your sister is ok. I know that is very scary and hope she doesn't have a lot of pain and recovers quickly. I'm gonna make this recipe today. Reminds me of King Ranch Casserole...except for the black beans. I am assuming this serves I may have to double it...did I miss the serving amount on recipe??
  7. So glad to hear that Kristen & family are OK ... it could have been so much worse!
    I was rear-ended last winter by a teenage driver, my car was totalled and my lower right leg and ankle were badly fractured. I'm now the owner of a number of screws and plates ... not great, BUT I'm not in a wheelchair anymore - or worse. It's been a long recovery, I still can't walk a long way or do some things I used to, but I'm determined to get back as far as can!!
  8. Thank you so much for this yummy recipe. I changed it up a little bit and shared it here. You guys are the best. Thanks again!

  9. That is so scary about your sister's accident!

    I made this casserole this week and would definitely make this again! SO easy and really tasty! The kiddos are super picky eaters. They hated the black beans but other than that, we got a rave review!! I like black beans so those are staying.

    I'm not spotting this Recipe in the Casserole section of the website. Maybe I'm just missing it? I have it Pinned so I just go to my board to find it.
  10. Cathy G
    I made this casserole tonight, and it was AWESOME. This is an instant "Keeper" for me. I am on vacation with my 4 sisters, we take a week together every year, it's called 'sister week'. I made the recipe just as written, and laid out toppings like for them to put what they wanted on top like: Salsa, extra sour cream, green onions, cilantro. I think black olives would have been good too. Thank you for a delicious recipe.
  11. Andrea B.
    I chanced upon your recipe and had to give it a try. Although it was very tasty I was a little disappointed at the "soupy" consistency. Even after allowing my casserole to cool it did not set they way your picture suggest but it makes an awesome chip dip.
  12. Darlene McDannold
    Thank God your sister and family are ok. We had a horrible accident 35 yrs. ago. Our son was just 8. days old. We were both thrown out of our pickup. The truck landed on me and baby carrier was upside under one of the tires. On impact he slid out of the top and thrown into a snow bank. When the police finally found him he just had a tiny scratch on his forehead. I had a crushed arm and broken ribs. Three surgeries over the next year. Still have problems from that wreck and our son does not like cold weather but we were so lucky. Thankful to our Heavenly Father everyday. I will definitely try this receipe.
  13. Crystal Doubleday
    First let me say I am glad your family is OK. God was definitely with them and brought them through this ordeal safely. Praise be to him. Secondly I made the Chicken Taco casserole for my two nieces last night. Oh I must say how they enjoyed it. My skeptical husband said he would find something else to eat - but....he was won over by the taste. I loved the additional of black beans in this, which made it a bit more hearty. I have shared your blog and this recipe with a good number of my friends. Happy New Year to your and yours. -Florida foodie
  14. Trinity
    We don't do a lot of casseroles around here but this one i've made twice and we are big fans. I used half light sour cream and half greek yogurt, made my own taco seasoning and before serving put some avocado slices and green onions on top. yum! Husband is a fan too which is saying something as he is one picky eater!
  15. Katharine Dutton
    Made this last night (minus the black beans) and everyone loved it! My kids are very picky eaters but my 8 year old said it was the best meal I've ever made and after my 4 year old initially said "yuck" he ended up eating 2 full plates! Big success!

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