Summertime may be about all about BBQ, but when you’re a mom, it’s equally all about potlucks. The last two weeks of school this year we had seven potluck events in just two weeks. Yes, seven. That meant I had to cook seven times for 20+ people. Somebody save me.

The challenge of potlucks is coming up with a dish that both parents and kids alike will enjoy. Since I always tend to see a lot of the same things at potlucks I wanted to come up with a hearty casserole that would distinguish itself from the pizzas, pasta salads and chocolate chip cookies while also hopefully be interesting enough to lure my kids over to eat instead of going wild with their friends.

Being an obsessive chicken fajita fan and having two kids who could live on chips and salsa, I decided to marry all of our favorites in this Chicken Fajita Casserole. It has plenty of yummy vegetables and chicken blended with a mild tomatillo salsa and creamy sour cream sauce which soaks into the chips, making the whole dish irresistible.

So the next time you hear “potluck”, don’t worry about what to make. This casserole is the answer to your problems!


Potluck Chicken Fajita Casserole

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Author: Catherine McCord
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 45 minutes
Total Time 1 minute


  • 1 tablespoon vegetable or canola oil
  • 1 medium yellow onion, diced
  • 3 bell peppers (red, yellow, orange or green), sliced
  • 1 16-ounce bag tortilla chips
  • 1 1/2 cups grated cheddar cheese
  • 2 12-ounce jars salsa verde or tomatillo salsa
  • 3/4 cup sour cream (low fat or regular)
  • 4 cups cooked chicken, shredded



    Sodium: 510mg | Sugar: 4g | Fiber: 3g | Cholesterol: 50mg | Calories: 320kcal | Fat: 17g | Protein: 18g | Carbohydrates: 26g
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    About the Author

    Catherine is a mama of three. A Kentucky girl living in California. Here’s what I know: all kids can be great eaters and mealtime must be easy. I create simple, healthy recipes the whole family will love.


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