Real Recipes From Real Home Cooks ®

sassy chicken enchiladas

(40 ratings)
Blue Ribbon Recipe by
Holly Willwerth
Myrtle Beach, SC

My husband I love these. I sub fat free cheese when ever I can, and use a high fiber, low fat tortilla. What a great healthy dish!

Blue Ribbon Recipe

We loved these easy chicken enchiladas. The recipe is simple enough to follow without too many added ingredients. Adjust the taco seasoning to suit your taste buds. Once baked, the chicken enchiladas are moist and flavorful with ooey gooey cheese on top. The flavor of these enchiladas was all that we could hope for. Try with corn tortillas too.

— The Test Kitchen @kitchencrew
(40 ratings)
yield 4 -8
prep time 15 Min
cook time 30 Min
method Bake

Ingredients For sassy chicken enchiladas

  • 1 lb
    boneless, skinless, chicken breast or tenderloins
  • 1 can
    tomatoes and chiles (10 oz)
  • taco seasoning mix, to taste
  • 8
    flour tortillas
  • 2 c
    shredded cheese (cheddar or Mexican blend)
  • 1 clove
    garlic, minced
  • 1/4 c
    cilantro, fresh, chopped
  • 1-2 can
    enchilada sauce (10 oz)

How To Make sassy chicken enchiladas

  • Skillet sprayed with non-stick spray.
    Turn on a skillet to med-med high heat. Spray with non-stick spray.
  • Browned chicken in skillet with tomatoes and chiles, garlic, and cilantro.
    Brown chicken for about 2-3 minutes on each side. Then add a minced clove of garlic, tomatoes and chiles (with juice), taco seasoning, and cilantro. Cover, and simmer until chicken is cooked through and juice reduces.
  • Cooked chicken shredded.
    Turn off the heat and shred the chicken. (I leave it in the pan, saves a dish, and keeps it warm.)
  • Shredded chicken and cheese on a tortilla.
    Warm tortillas enough so they will roll. Place 1/8 chicken mixture, and 1 Tbsp shredded cheese on each tortilla and roll.
  • Tortillas in a baking dish with enchilada sauce and shredded cheese.
    Place seam side down in a baking dish sprayed with non-stick spray. Pour enchilada sauce over the enchiladas (add as much or little as you'd like). Top with remaining cheese.
  • Enchiladas baking in the oven.
    Bake at 350 for 30 min. Garnish if you like, with some fresh chopped green onion, and some black olives. Serve with salsa and sour cream.