Creamy, green chili chicken bake. One dish! So easy. Sometimes there’s nothing better than tucking everything into one rectangular baking dish, popping it in the oven, and calling it good. If you’re into green chili chicken enchiladas, you’ll definitely want to check this recipe out.

It leaves you with that perfect window of time to get the kitchen cleaned up, toss a quick side salad or make (microwave in my house) some brown rice for the side. Then look like a champ when your husband gets home from work.

So sorry if that ‘s too old school and offends anyone. But I feel like a rock start if Ross comes home and the kitchen’s clean but it smells like dinner. He probably doesn’t care one way or another. But I feel like a rock star.

It’s rare it’s true.

What you’ll need for your creamy green chili chicken bake:

  • Greek cream cheese… or normal reduced fat will do
  • Some salsa verde
  • Canned diced green chilis and canned tomatoes
  • Some basic spices I’m sure you’ve got on hand….
  • Chicken tenderloins (I’m always stocked from Costco and prefer them EVERY TIME over breasts.)
  • Corn- fresh or frozen works!
  • A Joseph’s lavash or other low carb wrap… or use some regular corn tortillas if you like!
  • Cheese (Monterey Jack cheese is my favorite)
  • Ok and it wouldn’t hurt to top with avocado, pico, red onion or pickled onion, shredded lettuce, fresh cilantro… whatever YOU WANT.

How to make your creamy green chili chicken bake

Couldn’t be easier!

  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees
  • Mix together your cream cheese, salsa, green chilis, and spices in the bottom of a 9×13 casserole dish.
  • Chop up some chicken tenderloins and toss them in there! (you can also use the fork to pull apart and make shredded chicken if you don’t want the chunks)
  • Add tomatoes and corn and get it all mixed up.
  • Cover with a lavash. Dunk it a little to get it all covered by yummy sauce.
  • BAKE!
  • Pull it out, take however much you like and log it in grams directly from My Fitness Pal (if you’re a macro-counter.)
  • Or just enjoy as much as you’d like, knowing it’s a light and healthy casserole that tastes like Southwestern comfort food.

Ok here’s the real recipe you can print and shove in my cookbook. xo

Creamy Green Chili Chicken Bake

Creamy Green Chili Chicken Bake

A simple one-dish meal to throw in the oven and enjoy with the whole family!
5 from 5 votes
Author Lillie
Course Casserole
Cuisine Comfort, Mexican
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 45 minutes
Servings 5 -6
Calories 263 kcal

Disclaimer: the grams I’ve listed manually after each ingredient are accurate for a single recipe, but they will not multiply if you choose the 2x or 3x option. Please make sure and multiply on your own!

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup greek cream cheese softened (88g)
  • 1/4 cup salsa verde 60 g
  • 1 4 oz can diced green chilis
  • 2 tsp cumin
  • 1 tsp garlic
  • 1/2 tsp chili powder
  • 1.5 tsp salt
  • 1 can diced tomatoes drained
  • 860 g chicken tenderloins chopped
  • 1 medium ear of corn sliced off the cob (180 g)
  • 1 Joseph’s lavash bread affiliate link- or a single layer of corn tortillas would be delicious of course.
  • 1/2 oz shredded mexican cheese 14 g
  • Additional Toppings: Avocado additional corn, pico, red onion or pickled onion, shredded lettuce, fresh cilantro… YOU GET IT.

Instructions

  • Combine softened greek cream cheese, salsa, green chilis, and spices in the bottom of a 9×13 pan.
  • Add uncooked, thawed chopped chicken tenderloins (pat dry first), diced tomatoes, and corn. Combine.
  • Cover with one Joseph’s Lavash. Dunking the lavash under the mixture so it’s covered. Sprinkle with shredded cheese. 
  • Bake at 350′ for 45 minutes. Broil for the last five minutes if you want the top more brown and bubbly.
  • Serve over rice, cauliflower rice, spaghetti squash, or a pile of tortilla chips! It would also be good thrown in tortillas. Add a simple side salad with the lightened up cilantro lime ranch and you’re set!

Notes

  • This might be a little soupy at first but will set up as it sits. It’s the kind of thing that we like even more the next day!
  • To log, search My Fitness Pal for “Lillie Eats and Tells Creamy Green Chili Chicken Bake.”
  • If you don’t want to bother with the Joseph’s lavash, sub a layer of corn tortillas, or really any tortilla or wrap. You’ll just need to adjust your macros accordingly if you track.
  • If you use 5 Mission extra thin corn tortillas, a serving is going to be around 19 carbs instead of 14. Just 2 fewer grams of protein. Not a huge deal!
  • If you skip the lavash altogether, a serving is just 13 carbs. Tiny difference!

Nutrition

Serving: 240gSugar: 4.7gFiber: 2.4gCalories: 263kcalSaturated Fat: 1.8gFat: 4.6gProtein: 39.5gCarbohydrates: 13.9g
Keywords bake, casserole, chicken, comfort food, creamy, family, green chili, healthy, mexican

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  1. 5 stars
    This was great! I didn’t buy enough chicken so I cooked up a pound of ground turkey I had on hand and added that, and I also used frozen roasted corn from Trader Joe’s since my son ate the cobb I bought (kids!). I divided the cream cheese mixture into two batches and did a bottom layer of the cubed chicken, layered the lavash on top, and added a second layer with the ground turkey and remaining cream cheese mixture. It was perfect!!! We love Lillie and her recipes 🙂

  2. 5 stars
    This is one of my most favorite recipes! I CRAVE Mexican & this dish totally hits the spot. I’ve made it 3 times this past month. Definitely a solid go-to for weekly meal prepping, too; it makes for a filling & satisfying lunch. I like to serve it with a salad of shredded lettuce tossed with fresh salsa, corn & diced avocado

  3. This is one of my favorite, EASY dinners to make. So easy to double and make a big batch for plenty of leftovers. I get so excited after making this knowing it’s on the menu for dinner for a few days.

  4. This was really delicious! I only had a can of Italian cherry tomatoes and cut those up and used juice, but not juice of hatch chilis. Also used La Banderita Carb balance tortillas as they were what I had. We will definitely have it again! Thanks for the recipe.

  5. I made this for dinner last night and it was delicious!! Also, I didn’t even realize this before deciding to make the recipe but cleanup was so easy! We had some leftover baked sweet potato and it worked so well as a side and/or mixed in one big bowl together. thank you for sharing be this one!

  6. I’m really interested in trying this recipe! how much weight wise would 1 portion be? or do you just divide the one dish into 6 equal portions? Also i live in Northern Ontario i haven’t seen greek yogurt cream cheese here would I just use light cream cheese? would the macro count be the same?

  7. Everyone must try this one!!!!! This was AMAZING!! I love the recipe is already in my fitness pal. That is hugely helpful. We absolutely loved this recipe. It will be a staple in my house for sure! Thank you so much for posting!

  8. I absolutely love this recipe. Made it three times now! And currently have it baking in the oven. I’ve made it both with the Greek cream cheese and regular cream cheese and is equally as good with both options. I’ve also made it with the amount of cheese the recipe calls for and I’ve made it with more. Love love love!

  9. This is my new favorite meal for a long day! It was so easy to prepare, honestly only took 5 minutes until it was oven ready! Annnnd IT TASTES SO GREAT! I had it over cauliflower rice and it was to die for! Thanks Lillie!

  10. This was amazing!! I added zucchini to it as well. I was a little confused about the dunking because there wasn’t much liquid so I just put a little water on top of the lavash and it came out great! There is definitely a lot of liquid after it cooks but it sets great after a couple hours.

    1. You’re not the only one who’s said that.. so clearly I should edit! Don’t know why it seems wet enough for me… maybe sort of a flip to moisten both sides…

  11. Does this freeze well since it has cream cheese in it?? Looking for some freezer meals for an upcoming trip.

    1. I haven’t actually frozen this one, but I really think it would freeze great! I’d just bake it first since the chicken is raw. Sorry if that’s obvious to you! Ha.

  12. Thank you so much for sharing this recipe. I made it the other week & it was really easy and delicious. I ran into two issues with ingredients though and wondered if you could help me.
    1) what size is the can of diced tomatoes?
    2) where did you find Greek cream cheese? I actually grocery shop a few towns away in Palm Desert & checked several stores without any luck.
    Thank you for the help & for sharing such inspiring and delicious recipes! Cheers.

    1. Im’ so sorry for my delay! Just your basic 14.5 oz can of tomatoes (a detail I should include! So sorry!) And I find my Greek cream cheese at my Ralphs, and Stater Bros, maybe Walmart too???.. but I hear a lot of people struggle to find that one! And you’re local! Hi!

  13. Wow I was surprisingly disappointed. I followed the recipe exactly. There wasn’t very much “sauce” to “dunk” the lavash in. And 14g of cheese for an entire casserole dish is a joke! Definitely would not recommend, waste of ingredients!

    1. Yes! They’re just thinner and I wanted a little more substance but absolutely Cut Da Carb… or corn tortillas… I do realize I’m a little late to this so sorry!

      1. I know! Feel free to add more to yours! Sometimes I just feel like I need a little to do the trick on top since there’s plenty of creaminess inside the dish. It’s just sort of a finishing touch. I like to keep the fats low in the final macro count since it’s much easier for you to melt more on your own or on half for your family etc!

    1. Oh no it’s one of those really annoying this where an ad splits the ingredient list so it’s easy to miss! It’s in there! 860 grams which is just shy of 2 lb. 2 lb would be great! But if you like things perfect for your macros, 860 g.

    1. 860 grams, just shy of 2 lb. It should be in the ingredient list! I think an ad was splitting the list and making it hard to catch. so sorry!

    1. I think that would turn out perfectly! I haven’t done it but I would just bake it long enough for the top to get melty and browned.

    1. If you are at the top of the blog post, it has a link that says “PRINT RECIPE”, click it & the page is just her recipe.
      Or you could always write it down, or take a screen shot of it…