Fiesta Nacho Chicken Bake

Fiesta cheese soup and spicy tomatoes turn this chicken and biscuit casserole into a delicious and easy dinner that will warm you up.  It is perfect for those cold, blustery winter days.  This is comfort food at its best.

Fiesta Nacho Chicken Bake - spicy flavors turn this chicken and biscuit casserole into a dish that will warm you up from head to toes

 There is something about cold, chilly days that just call for comfort food.  This winter has been the coldest winter here in a very long time.  It has been colder than Alaska cold here.  The past few years of mild winters with only 1 or 2 mini snow showers has totally and completely spoiled me.

That and I am getting older, so the cold just doesn’t agree with me.  Not that it ever agreed with me, but now it bothers me even more.  I now understand why so many people head south when it starts to get cold.  Bring on the melty cheese casseroles that warm you up from your head to your toes.  We are going to need it to make it through the next few months.

Fiesta Nacho Chicken Bake - spicy flavors turn this chicken and biscuit casserole into a dish that will warm you up from head to toes
I made this spicy chicken and biscuit casserole a few weeks ago, and my boys have been begging me to make it again.  I’d say we have a total recipe winner here.

Fiesta Nacho Chicken Bake - spicy flavors turn this chicken and biscuit casserole into a dish that will warm you up from head to toes

The fiesta cheese soup mixed with more spicy tomatoes and chicken creates a pot pie like filling.  (If you are not a spicy food lover, feel free to use a plain cheese soup and regular diced tomatoes.)  Bake it until it is all warm and bubbly.  Then add some biscuit love to the top.

I used the smaller Pillsbury refrigerated biscuits to top this casserole.  You could use the bigger ones, but you will need to cut them up a little bit more.  The smaller biscuits just get quartered and tossed on top.    More cheese melted on top of the biscuits just adds to the comfort love of this dish.

Fiesta Nacho Chicken Bake - spicy flavors turn this chicken and biscuit casserole into a dish that will warm you up from head to toes

All right Winter.  Do your worst!  We have comfort food to keep our spirits up.

Ok, I was kidding.  Please no more winter, mmmkay?

Fiesta Nacho Chicken Bake

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Fiesta Nacho Chicken Bake

Yield: 5-6 servings

Fiesta Nacho Chicken Bake

Spicy cheese soup and tomatoes give this chicken and biscuits a new and delicious flavor. It's a great dinner to warm you up on cold winter days.

Ingredients

2 1/2 cups cubed cooked chicken
1 can tomatoes and green chilies, drained (10 oz.)
1 1/2 cups cheddar cheese, divided
1 can condensed Fiesta Nacho Cheese Soup (Campbells 10 3/4 oz.)
1/2 cup milk
2 cans refrigerated biscuits (7.5 oz each can)
pepper (optional)

Instructions

  1. Stir together the chicken, 1 cup shredded cheese, and tomatoes in one bowl. Whisk together the soup and milk in another bowl, then stir into the chicken mixture.
  2. Spray an 8x8 baking dish with non stick spray, then pour the mixture into the dish. Bake at 375 degrees for 20-25 minutes.
  3. Quarter each biscuit and drop over the top of the hot mixture. Sprinkle with the remaining cheese and bake another 15-20 minutes. Season with pepper if desired and serve immediately. Serves 5-6.

Notes

You can also use a plain cheese soup and regular diced tomatoes if you want to make it without the fiesta flavor.

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 More comforting dinner foods to keep you warm:

Spinach Artichoke Chicken Biscuits

Spinach Artichoke Chicken Biscuits

Nacho Potato Chowder

Nacho Potato Chowder

Chicken Ole Casserole

Chicken Ole’ Casserole

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