This Fiesta Nacho Chicken Casserole recipe is cheesy, spicy, and so delicious. Your family will love the Mexican twist on this easy chicken and biscuit dinner.
There is something about cold, chilly days that just call for comfort food. Am I right? I grew up in the northeast and then lived for many years in the midwest, so I remember plenty of cold and snowy winters.
I have to admit that I do not miss that chilly winter weather at all. Living in the south has completely spoiled me.
Now that I am used to warm temperatures, the cold just does not agree with me. Not that it ever agreed with me, but now it bothers me even more.
My idea of enjoying the cold is turning down the air conditioning and breaking out the sweatshirts, then making lots of soups and melty cheese casseroles to warm me up.
I made this chicken and biscuit casserole a few years ago, and our boys still beg me to make it from time to time.
I'd say we have a total recipe winner here. This one made it to the top of the list, along with this hearty Meat Lover's Pizza Skillet Ravioli and this Buffalo Chicken Pasta Bake.
It's safe to say we love our cheese!!!
A can of fiesta cheese soup mixed with tomatoes with green chiles and shredded chicken creates an easy chicken pot pie like filling.
How to make Fiesta Nacho Chicken Casserole:
- Whisk together a can of nacho cheese soup and milk.
- Stir in a can of drained tomatoes, shredded cooked chicken, cilantro, and some cheese.
- Pour the mixture into a greased dish and bake.
- Remove the pan and top with quartered biscuits.
- Sprinkle on more cheese and bake again.
We like to serve this chicken casserole with green onions and cilantro. Here are a few other garnishes that would be great on it.
- Black Olives
- Save time by using an already cooked rotisserie chicken. Canned chicken or grilled chicken could also be used.
- If you are not a spicy food lover, use a plain cheese soup and regular diced tomatoes.
- Use the smaller refrigerated biscuits on top of this chicken casserole. You could use the bigger ones, but you will need to cut them up a little bit more, so they bake all the way through.
More easy chicken casserole recipes you may like:
- Chicken Enchiladas
- Mexican Chicken Tater Tot Casserole
- Chicken Alfredo Ravioli Lasagna
- Chicken Supreme Pasta Bake
- Monterey Chicken Enchiladas
The post for Fiesta Nacho Chicken Casserole was first published on January 28, 2014. The photos were updated February 2017, and the post was republished on February 20, 2020.
I was wondering if you could use a can of crescent rolls or crescent sheet on top instead of biscuits? My kids love those but not biscuits so much...
I haven't tried it that way, but I think it would work the same. It would be similar to a pot pie then. Keep me posted on how it works for you.
I can't find Fiesta Nacho soup anywhere. I got nacho soup, what do you suggest l add to it.
The Fiesta soup has red peppers and jalapeños in it. You could those, or another option is 1/2 can of diced tomatoes with green chilies drained really well. I hope that helps and you enjoy the dinner.
Erin @ The Spiffy Cookie
It's so much easier to make than I expected, love it!
Thanks Erin!! 🙂
Jess @ On Sugar Mountain
Count me in for melty cheesy hearty casseroles! This looks like the best way to warm up for sure. 😀
Thanks for the pin Katie!! 🙂
Mmm nothing like a casserole on a cold day. I'm digging this one. Pinning for later 🙂
Jocelyn (Grandbaby Cakes)
This recipe looks absolutely fantastic! The fiesta mix is amazing!!
Ooooo, what a fun dinner idea! Love! My boys would especially love it! xo
Taylor @ FoodFaithFitness
Biscuits, chicken, cheese....yep, this is a winner of a meal! This is comfort food at its finest Jocelyn, loving this recipe!
This is so cozy! What a meal!
The cold doesn't really agree with me either, and I'm not that old yet 🙂 However, comfort food always agrees with me! Bring on the cheesy chicken goodness!
Thanks Mary Frances!! 🙂
how do you find the recipes on this site?
I am so sorry about that. We had a site issue today that took down all the recipe cards. Everything has been fixed and the recipes should be showing now.
Layla @ Brunch Time Baker
I want some of this now!! I love anything with cheese on it and this is like a whole different world!
Thanks Layla!! 🙂
Hmm, I thought you said you didn't cook? Ya liar. I knew you couldn't be that good at baking and not excel at cooking dinner, too! 🙂
Love this! So hard.
Haha, I'm getting there 😉
I am so ready for a break from the cold too but since it won't be happening any time soon here either, hot soups and casseroles sound perfect to me 🙂 Love a comfy spicy casserole and this looks amazing with all that gooey cheese!
Zainab @ Blahnik Baker
I love this casserole! Spicy and comforting. So perfect for this persisting cold weather.
Thanks Zainab!! 🙂
Brenda @ SweetSimpleStuff
I love casseroles and it doesn't even need to be that cold outside! This one is a keeper 🙂
Thanks Brenda!! 🙂
Stephanie @ PlainChicken
This is right up my alley! I posted a casserole with biscuits today. Yours looks AMAZING! Definitely making this ASAP! YUM!!
Thanks Stephanie!! 🙂
Oh man you are making me hungry!!!!
Then my job here is done! 😉