Easy Chicken Enchiladas

Easy Chicken Enchiladas. Loaded with shredded chicken, black beans, enchilada sauce and shredded Mexican cheese!

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This is my go to easy chicken enchilada recipe. They are ready in under 45 minutes and they turn out great every time! I use a store bought enchilada sauce to save time but you could always make your own enchilada sauce at home!

I stuff the enchiladas with shredded chicken thighs, Mexican cheese, onions, garlic, enchilada sauce and black beans. I like to add all of the ingredients to a large bowl and toss them together before portioning it out in the tortillas. I find it easier to assemble this way versus adding each ingredient individually to the tortilla.

How to Make Chicken Enchiladas

  • Preheat oven: To 350 degrees. Spread 1/4 cup of enchilada sauce on the bottom of a 13 x 9 pan, set aside.
  • Saute onion and garlic: In a small skillet heat olive oil. Add onion and sauté until golden brown and slightly tender, 3-4 minutes. Add in garlic and cook for an additional minute.
  • Mix together filling: Transfer onion / garlic mixture to a large bowl along with the shredded chicken, green chilies, black beans, 1 cup of enchilada sauce and 2 cups of Mexican cheese. Stir to combine.
  • Roll up enchiladas: Lay out the 8 flour tortillas. Divide the filling between the tortillas. Roll them up and place in the prepared baking dish. Pour the remaining 3/4 of enchilada sauce on top and sprinkle with the remaining shredded cheese.
  • Bake: For 20 minutes uncovered or until warm.
  • Serve: Immediately with fresh cilantro, red onions and tomatoes for serving, if desired.

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What to serve with these Easy Chicken Enchiladas

I love to serve these Enchiladas with sour cream, salsa, cilantro and red onions on top. I also like to serve them with extra enchilada sauce on the side.

My Mixed Berry MargaritasMexican Kale Salad or my Enchilada Rice would go great with these Easy Chicken Enchiladas!

Can I freeze this?

Yes! Once assembled don’t bake it wrap it up tightly and cover in aluminum foil. Freeze for up to 3 months. When you are ready to eat defrost the enchiladas overnight in the refrigerator. Bake as directed and enjoy!

Easy Chicken Enchiladas

Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 30 minutes
Total Time: 45 minutes
Servings: 6
Easy Chicken Enchiladas Easy Chicken Enchiladas. Loaded with shredded chicken, black beans, enchilada sauce and shredded Mexican cheese!

Ingredients

  • 2 10 ounce cans enchilada sauce, divided
  • 1 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 small onion diced
  • 1 pound shredded chicken about 2 cups, I used chicken thighs but breasts will also work
  • 1 4 ounce can diced green chiles
  • 1 15.5 ounce can black beans, rinsed and drained
  • 8 large flour tortillas
  • 3 cups shredded Mexican cheese divided
  • fresh cilantro diced red onions, tomatoes for serving, if desired

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Spread 1/4 cup of enchilada sauce on the bottom of a 13 x 9 pan, set aside.
  2. In a small skillet heat olive oil. Add onion and sauté until golden brown and slightly tender, 3-4 minutes.
  3. Add in garlic and cook for an additional minute.
  4. Transfer onion / garlic mixture to a large bowl along with the shredded chicken, green chilies, black beans, 1 cup of enchilada sauce and 2 cups of Mexican cheese. Stir to combine.
  5. Lay out the 8 flour tortillas. Divide the filling between the tortillas. Roll them up and place in the prepared baking dish.
  6. Pour the remaining 3/4 of enchilada sauce on top and sprinkle with the remaining shredded cheese.
  7. Bake for 20 minutes uncovered or until warm.
  8. Serve immediately with fresh cilantro, red onions and tomatoes for serving, if desired.
Nutrition Facts
Easy Chicken Enchiladas
Amount Per Serving
Calories 475 Calories from Fat 234
% Daily Value*
Fat 26g40%
Saturated Fat 12g75%
Cholesterol 110mg37%
Sodium 725mg32%
Potassium 309mg9%
Carbohydrates 23g8%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 3g3%
Protein 36g72%
Vitamin A 400IU8%
Vitamin C 1mg1%
Calcium 425mg43%
Iron 3mg17%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Mexican
Keyword: Easy Chicken Enchiladas, Freezer Meal, Quick Meal

 

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