How to Make Easy Salsa Verde Chicken Casserole

by Alli

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Fall is peeking around the corner and I’m looking forward to my first homegating party of the season! Hip hip hooray! It’s football season and I’m heading to Walmart to stock up on 24 oz. Pace® Salsa Verde and the other ingredients I need to make my famous Salsa Verde Chicken Casserole! This casserole is always requested at my parties because of the big, bold flavors.

Salsa Verde Chicken Casserole and HomeGating Party

When it comes to homegating parties, my house is the place to be on game day. We like our food spicy, and Pace® always helps me “ban the bland.” On a scale of 1-10, Pace® kicks up the flavor to an 11! There’s no room for a wimpy salsa at my party.

Don’t tell anyone, but my Salsa Verde Chicken Casserole begins with a rotisserie chicken. This is one trick I use to get out of the kitchen and in on all the fun. Plus, it’s ready to eat in 30 minutes

How to Make Salsa Verde Chicken

Let’s Make Salsa Verde Chicken Casserole

Remove the chicken from the bones. You’ll need two cups. Combine the chicken with sour cream, chopped jalapeno and 3/4 cup Pace® Salsa Verde.

How to Make Salsa Verde Chicken Casserole

Spread 1/4 cup Pace® Salsa Verde on the bottom of a greased baking dish.

Salsa Verde Chicken Casserole

Layer with four corn tortillas and half of the chicken mixture.

Salsa Verde Chicken Casserole

Sprinkle with chopped cilantro, chopped tomatoes, and four ounces of Mexican cheese. Repeat layers.

Salsa Verde Chicken Casserole

Bake at 400ºF for 25 minutes or until bubbly. Serve with additional Pace® Salsa Verde.

Salsa Verde Chicken Casserole

Salsa Verde Chicken Casserole

How to Make Salsa Verde Chicken


  • 2 cups shredded rotisserie chicken
  • 1 jalapeno pepper, seeded and finely chopped
  • 1 cup sour cream
  • 1-1/2 cups Pace® Salsa Verde, divided
  • 8 (6") corn tortillas
  • 2 cups chopped tomatoes
  • 1/4 cup minced cilantro leaves
  • 2 cups Mexican cheese, shredded


  1. Preheat oven to 350º F.
  2. Mix together the chicken, chopped pepper, 3/4 cup salsa and sour cream. Set aside.
  3. In a greased, 8" square baking pan, spread 1/4 cup Pace® Salsa Verde.
  4. Layer with half of the corn tortillas and chicken mixture. Sprinkle with half of the tomatoes, half of the cheese. Top with the chopped tomatoes and cilantro.
  5. Repeat the layers with remaining tortillas, chicken mixture and cheese.
  6. Bake, uncovered, for 25 minutes or until bubbly. Serve with remaining Pace® Salsa Verde.

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My favorite football team is looking good this year and I have a feeling we may go all the way. The house is decorated, my Salsa Verde Chicken Casserole is done and I’ve got plenty of 24 oz. Pace® Chunky Salsa Medium to round out my party. It’s good on anything but ice cream!

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Helpful Hint: Before heading to Walmart to stock up because Pace® has an Ibotta® offer available at Walmart! Earn $0.50 cash back with Ibotta® when you purchase a jar of Pace®! (Offer is valid on any ONE (1) 15 oz. or larger Pace® Salsa or Pace® Picante Sauce.)

Salsa Verde Chicken Casserole

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Looking for a delicious recipe for game day? My Salsa Verde Chicken Casserole is easy to make and is done in under 30 minutes. It's big, bold and delicious.

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