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Chicken Taco Casserole

This Chicken Taco Casserole is the perfect comfort food! Even your picky eaters will love this perfect noodle casserole.
Prep Time30 mins
Cook Time20 mins
Total Time50 mins
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Mexican
Keyword: chicken casserole, noodle casserole, noodles
Servings: 6 servings
Calories: 693kcal
Author: Lisa Longley

Ingredients

  • 16 oz egg noodles
  • 3 tablespoons unsalted butter
  • 2 cloves garlic minced
  • 2 tablespoons all purpose flour
  • 1 1/2 cups milk I used skim
  • 1 tablespoons chili powder
  • 1 tsp cumin
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1/8 tsp cayenne pepper
  • 1/2 cup salsa
  • 1 cup black beans
  • 1 cup corn
  • 2 cups cooked shredded chicken
  • 2 cups shredded cheddar cheese divided

Instructions

  • Bring a large pot of water to a boil. Cook the egg noodles according to package instructions.
  • Preheat your oven to 350 degrees. Spray a 3 quart baking dish with cooking spray. (A 9 by 13 inch baking dish will work great for this recipe.)
  • Over medium heat, and in a large saucepan, melt the butter. Sauté the garlic for about 30 seconds before adding the flour. Whisk in the flour until fully incorporated.
  • Very slowly, whisk in the milk. Add about 2 tablespoons (eye ball it, no need to measure) of milk at the time, only adding more milk once what you just added is fully incorporated. The more you add, the more quickly you can add more than 2 tablespoons at a time. This should take you less than 2 minutes to do.
  • Add in the chili powder, cumin, salt, black pepper, and cayenne to the sauce. Remove from the heat once fully combined.
  • Mix the cooked noodles, the sauce you just made, the salsa, black beans, frozen corn, shredded chicken, egg noodles, and 1 cup of cheddar cheese to the prepared baking dish.
  • Top with the remaining 1 cup cheddar cheese. Bake for 20 minutes and serve warm. See the post for details on storing left overs and reheating.

Nutrition

Serving: 2cups | Calories: 693kcal | Carbohydrates: 79g | Protein: 35g | Fat: 23g | Saturated Fat: 12g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 5g | Cholesterol: 220mg | Sodium: 968mg | Potassium: 370mg | Fiber: 5g | Sugar: 8g