Ultimate Tailgate with Southern Chefs: Mexican Chicken Bake

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College football season is underway and that means it's time to bring your tailgate game to the next level. Royal Cup and al.com are bringing you recipes guaranteed to impress your friends at your tailgate or game day gathering with our Ultimate Tailgate with Southern Chefs.

Check out this Mexican Chicken Bake (Pastel Azteca) recipe from our friends at al.com, and watch Chef Castro prepare this quick and easy dish in the video above.



Cooked, shredded chicken

Salsa verde

Corn & black bean salsa

Button mushrooms

Crema Mexicana

Chihuahua cheese

Queso fresco





Layer tortillas, chicken, salsa verde, corn & black bean salsa, mushrooms, and crema mexicana in a baking dish. Repeat and create a second layer.

Cover with generous sprinkling of chihuahua cheese or another mild, soft cheese of your choice.

Bake in 350-degree oven for 10 minutes until cheese is thoroughly melted on top.

Top with queso fresco, fresh cilantro, and chunks of avocado.

Slice into squares and serve.