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Cowboy Chicken Casserole

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  • prep time: 10 min
  • total time: 35 min
  • serves: 4 people
  • calories: 463 1 serving

Why is this recipe called Cowboy Chicken Casserole?  Maybe because we imagine cowboys aren't fussy in the kitchen and this is the perfect un-fussy one-dish meal?  Whatever the reason, you will love this super-easy recipe.  It tastes kind of like a chicken taco married a tamale pie, so if your family likes Tex-Mex, this is the one-dish bake for you!  Cream of chicken soup, chili, garlic and salsa blend into a creamy, spicy sauce bringing the chicken, beans, corn and tortillas together into a hearty and yummy dinner.  This Cowboy Chicken Casserole is a dish everyone (cowboys included) will love.


  • 1 can (10 1/2 ounces) Campbell’s® Condensed Cream of Chicken Soup or (10 1/2 ounces) Campbell’s® Condensed 98% Fat Free Cream of Chicken Soup
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 1 teaspoon chili powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 cup Pace® Chunky Salsa
  • 1/4 cup rinsed, drained, canned black beans
  • 1 can (about 15 ounces) whole kernel corn, drained
  • 2 cups cubed cooked chicken
  • 4 flour tortilla (8-inch) or 6 corn tortillas (6-inch), cut into 1-inch pieces
  • 1/2 cup shredded Cheddar cheese


  • Tips

    • Make ahead and freeze for later! Assemble as directed, wrap tightly (add a layer of parchment on top under the foil so the cheese won’t stick) and freeze.  From frozen, bake, covered, for 55 minutes or until hot.  Or, thaw in the refrigerator and bake, covered, for 45 minutes or until hot.
  • Step 1

    Heat the oven to 350°F.  Stir the soup, water, chili powder, garlic powder, salsa, beans, corn, chicken and tortillas in a large bowl.  Season with salt and pepper.

  • Step 2

    Spoon the chicken mixture into an 11x8x2-inch baking dish.  Top with the cheese.  Cover the baking dish.

  • Step 3

    Bake for 25 minutes or until the mixture is hot.


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  • Whole family loves this recipe

    Kortney K.
    October 19, 2017

    It was a school night and we were trying to stick to a budget. I came across this recipe whipped it up pretty quickly and it turned out awesome! Whether on a budget or not this is a MUST try!!

  • Great comfort casserole dish

    November 15, 2015

    So yummy and eady to make. I added olives and used corn tortillas instead of flour. Will make again.

  • looks yummy!

    October 14, 2015

    Tryin it tonite without tbe black beans and possibly Rotel instead of Pace. Havent decided yet. Ive also got cilantro im throwing in there :) Anyone else tried Rotel instead of Pace or Salsa of any kind? Thanks..

  • Looks delish

    Joan W.
    October 12, 2015

    I haven't made this dish yet. I was wondering if a person could use tortilla chips instead of tortillas? I have all the ingredients in the house, but the beans. I don't like them. So, could I use rice or something else in it? I would use olives too. And it sounds like it needs more chili seasonings.

  • Longer, but good

    July 24, 2014

    In all, my hubby and I liked it (our toddler, not so much). Down side: recipe calls for 2 cups of cooked cubed chicken. Since we buy our chicken breast in bulk, we don't have pre-cooked/pre-cubed chicken, so I had to cut up and cook the chicken which added 20-30 minutes onto the preparation time.

    That may be the only reason I wouldn't want to do it again. Tasted very good.

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