Chicken Enchiladas are one of the easiest and most delicious meals you can make! <— This is a fact. It’s also pretty inexpensive. So I will tell you how to make this delicious food! Side note: Women’s Day Monday Night is Chicken Night is a fun recipe book with lots of chicken items to cook.
8 flour tortillas (about 6 in. diameter)
2 cups cooked chicken, shredded
1 cup shredded Cheddar Jack Mexican-style cheese (I use much more cheese because I am a cheese addict)
1 can (10 oz) enchilada sauce
1/4 cup diced onion (optional)
There is also an option to make an avocado-corn salad, in which I opted out. I don’t like avocados, and I would rather have a different side with my enchiladas, like refried beans or corn. However, if you click here, you can get both recipes.
1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Have ready an 8×11 in baking dish or whatever size you want to use. I like to use a bigger dish because I usually make more than what the recipe calls for so Jon can take leftovers for lunch the next day. (or if I don’t feel like cooking another day in the week. Make extra!) ALSO, I am a big advocate of putting foil in the bottom of my pans to help the cleaning process. Spray with nonstick spray if you do, so the enchiladas are easier to extract.
2. Divide chicken and 3/4 cheese evenly among tortillas. Roll up and place seam side down in a single layer in the baking dish. Pour on enchilada sauce; sprinkle remaining cheese and the optional onions. (I love onions…)
3. Bake 8 to 10 minutes until hot. (or until the cheese is melted and it looks good)
Note: It gives me the calories per serving and everything!! It’s 548 calories… however, I use a lot of cheese and enchilada sauce and more chicken so that wouldn’t be accurate for my enchiladas. It’s even giving me a note that it’s good with sour cream. This I will have to agree upon because I love it, too. Salsa also goes well on them.
Additional Note: The second time I made these I put ranch style beans and spicy rotel mixed in with the chicken to add a little more flavor and volume. I would use different beans than the ranch style next time, but it was still good!
Let me know what you guys think of this recipe if you try it out. It’s pretty inexpensive!