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Chicken Enchiladas

Chicken, cheese and homemade enchilada sauce tucked into a soft corn tortilla shells. Topped off with lots of cheese and more sauce for an ooey gooey, delicious dinner.

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I love enchiladas! The sauce, the ooey gooey melty cheese..yummmmy.

Ingredients List

Plus, a few notes.

  • Chicken: Cooked! You can make your chicken or use rotisserie. This is a great recipe for using that leftover chicken in your fridge.
  • Corn tortillas: This recipe is based using a 6 inch tortilla, but, you can choose another size. However, your servings/ingredient amounts may differ.
  • Cheese: I like to use a shredded taco blend, but, cheddar will also work.
  • Enchilada sauce: Make it homemade or grab your favorite kind from the grocery store. You will need 3 cups.
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How to make your enchiladas → First, mix the cooked chicken with a portion of the enchilada sauce and cheese.

Next, microwave the tortillas for 1-2 minutes. This will make them much easier to handle. They will be a little warm, but, much softer.

Take about 1/4 cup of the chicken/cheese mixture and spoon it into a tortilla. Roll it together and place it seam side down in the pan. Repeat with the remaining tortillas.

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Once they are all completed, top them off with the remaining enchilada sauce and cheese, then, bake.

Serve them up with a few garnishes: lettuce, tomatoes, green onions, or sour cream

A final note: Using 1 cup of sauce with 1/2 cup of cheese with the chicken filling, then, using the remaining for the top, is what we like. However, go with how your family will like it. If you want more sauce/ cheese in the filling or more/less sauce and cheese on top, you can adjust accordingly. Just don’t overload the shells with more than about 1/4 cup of filling, they may break more easily.

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Put Your Enchilada Sauce to Good Use:

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Yield: 12-14 enchiladas

Chicken Enchiladas

Chicken Enchiladas - Table for Seven #chickenenchiladas #chicken #enchiladas #dinner

Chicken Enchiladas- - Chicken, cheese and homemade enchilada sauce tucked into a soft corn tortilla shells. Topped off with lots cheese and more sauce for a ooey gooey delicious dinner.

Prep Time 40 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 5 minutes


  • 4 cups cooked chicken
  • 12 to 14 - 6 inch corn tortillas
  • 3 cups enchilada sauce
  • 2 cups taco blend shredded cheese
  • for garnish: lettuce, tomatoes, sour cream , green onions


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Lightly grease a 9 x 13 baking dish.
  2. In a bowl, mix together chicken 1 cup enchilada sauce and 1/2 cup of cheese.
  3. To make tortillas easier to handle, heat them in your microwave for about a minute or two.
  4. Then, spoon approx 1/4 cup of chicken mixture into each tortilla. Roll together and place seam side down in pan. Repeat until shells are filled.
  5. Pour remaining sauce on top of completed tortillas. Sprinkle with remaining cheese.
  6. Bake for 20-25 minutes or until cheese is melted.
  7. Garnish with desired toppings for serving.

Nutrition Information:


12 enchiladas

Serving Size:


Amount Per Serving: Calories: 277Total Fat: 11gSaturated Fat: 4gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 6gCholesterol: 55mgSodium: 793mgCarbohydrates: 26gFiber: 4gSugar: 5gProtein: 18g

All information and tools presented and written within this site are intended for informational purposes only. I am not a certified nutritionist and any nutritional information on should only be used as a general guideline. This information is provided as a courtesy and there is no guarantee that the information will be completely accurate

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Kristi Dominguez

Monday 4th of November 2019

Yummers! This looks like a delicious meal idea...Especially for those busy week nights! Thank you bunches for sharing your recipe! I can't wait to try it!

Erin Table for Seven

Tuesday 5th of November 2019

Thanks Krisit!

Miz Helen

Tuesday 29th of October 2019

We will really enjoy your Chicken Enchiladas! Hope you are having a great week and thanks so much for sharing your awesome post with us at Full Plate Thursday. Miz Helen

Erin Table for Seven

Sunday 3rd of November 2019

Thanks for the party Miz Helen!

Of Goats and Greens

Thursday 24th of October 2019

Quick, simple and easy.... I could certainly love doing this!

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