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I love Mexican Food, Fiesta Chicken Casserole is a great Mexican American fusion of flavors in this tasty casserole

Fiesta Chicken Casserole is an Instant Pot Pressure Cooking Recipe that can also be made on the stove. Anyway you make it, it’s delicious and will be a family favorite!

Fiesta Chicken Casserole

Fiesta Chicken Casserole

I love one pot cooking. The Instant Pot helps make that possible and I love it! Fiesta Chicken Casserole is infused with all these yummy flavors and is a perfect combination.

4 Servings | Ready in 20 minutes | Good for Dinner | 6qt Instant Pot

Fiesta Chicken Casserole

Make this recipe with Chicken Tenders or Chicken Breasts sliced, either way is perfect and we love to use a Radiatore Pasta too! But any pasta will work just fine! 😉

Fiesta Chicken Casserole Sliced Chicken Breast
Fiesta Chicken Casserole

What is Fiesta Chicken?

Fiesta Chicken is cubed or shredded chicken is a creamy sauce served with corn and black beans. Typically over rice, or on warmed tortillas.

Fiesta Chicken Casserole

How to Make Fiesta Chicken

I like to make Fiesta Chicken in the Instant Pot because it truly is a one pot meal made this way. The flavors all come together so nicely. However this recipe can also be made on the stove as well. Which ever you prefer. See the instructions below in the recipe card.

Fiesta Chicken Casserole

What to serve with Fiesta Chicken Casserole?

Casseroles typically have multiple food groups covered and this casserole is no exception. However, a good green salad or fresh fruit would be delicious! Why not try some Watermelon Salsa with dinner?

Can I make Substitutions?

I am all about making substitutions to cut fat, or sodium or for other health reasons or allergies. So yes! Go for it! Of course I have not tested all combinations of substitutions, but try using a plain Greek Yogurt in place of the Sour Cream. It’s delicious!

Fiesta Chicken Casserole

Can I use Taco Seasonings in place of other spices?

I’ve always said, use what you have. So YES! You can use Taco Seasonings in place of these other spices, use as much or little as you desire. Everyone likes their own level of flavors anyways. 😉

Fiesta Chicken Casserole

Quick Tips

Don’t have Chicken Tenders? No problem! If using Chicken Breasts, make sure to slice them the long ways. To cook the pasta and chicken all at the same time you will want your chicken to be in Chicken Tender Sizes.

Fiesta Chicken Casserole

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Yield: 4 Servings

Fiesta Chicken Casserole

Fiesta Chicken Casserole

American Mexican Fusion in this Fiesta Chicken Casserole with

Prep Time 8 minutes
Cook Time 6 minutes
Additional Time 6 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes


  • 1 lb Chicken Tenders or Chicken Breasts
  • 8 oz Radiatore Pasta
  • 2 Cup Water or Chicken Broth
  • 1/2 Cup Salsa
  • 1 tsp Cumin
  • 1 tsp Chili Powder
  • 1 tsp Garlic Powder
  • 1/2+ Cup Corn (canned corn drain)
  • 1/2+ Cup Black Beans (Rinsed and drain)
  • 1/2 Cup Sour Cream
  • 2 Cups Mexican Blend Cheese *Divided
  • optional
  • Diced Tomatoes
  • Green Onions
  • Limes
  • Cilantro
  • Avocado


  1. Pour Water, Salsa and Pasta into Instant Pot Pressure Cooker.
  2. Place Chicken Tenders or Sliced Chicken Breasts on top of Pasta. Do Not Stir
  3. Sprinkle Cumin, Chili Powder and Garlic Powder on top of Chicken Breasts
  4. Close Lid and set to Manual Pressure Cook for 6 mins with a 6 minute natural release
  5. Remove Chicken and set aside.
  6. Stir Pasta
  7. Add Sour Cream
  8. Add Black Beans and Corn and Stir
  9. And 1 cup Mexican Blended Cheese and Stir
  10. Cut or shred Chicken and add to pasta and stir
  11. Place in casserole dish and sprinkle with remaining cheese. Bake at 350 for 5 mins or until cheese is melted.
  12. Garnish with Diced Tomatoes, cilantro, lime wedges, green onions and avocado

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Nutrition Information:



Serving Size:


Amount Per Serving: Calories: 630Total Fat: 34gSaturated Fat: 12gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 18gCholesterol: 99mgSodium: 1117mgCarbohydrates: 48gFiber: 8gSugar: 5gProtein: 37g
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