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EASY CHICKEN ENCHILADAS

Trust me when I say this is the best chicken enchilada recipe ever!!! Your mouth will be watering by the first bite! Made with corn tortillas for true authentic chicken enchiladas and the best sauce you could ask for. It’s the perfect weeknight dinner!

easy chicken enchilada recipe in pan

CREAMY CHICKEN ENCHILADAS

If you’re looking for the best chicken enchilada recipe ever, you won’t be disappointed with this one! Not just that, it’s a creamy and authentic chicken enchilada recipe, too. I guarantee you’ll be running back for another plate in record time!

What makes this creamy chicken enchilada recipe so easy is the chicken. I find that the use of rotisserie chicken is way underrated. It makes frequent visits in our chicken recipes as it just makes the process so much easier!!

By using rotisserie chicken, you only have to shred it up for this easy chicken enchiladas recipe. Can I say win? 

The sauce in this recipe is easy too! This is the best chicken enchilada recipe ever purely because of the sauce. It’s creamy, full of flavor, and anyone can make it perfectly!

It even includes green chiles to give it that extra kick! I’m telling you, these are mouthwatering chicken enchiladas. So good you won’t be able to help but to run back for more!

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easy chicken enchilada recipe ingredients

EASY CHICKEN ENCHILADAS INGREDIENTS

You will need these ingredients for this easy chicken enchiladas recipe:

  • TORTILLAS: To make this recipe truly authentic, I used corn tortillas.
  • SHREDDED CHEESE: Monterey jack cheese gives these chicken enchiladas the perfect cheesy taste!
  • CHICKEN: For a super easy recipe, I picked up a rotisserie chicken from our local deli and shredded it.
  • BUTTER: Unsalted butter makes for the perfect base to our sauce!
  • FLOUR: Flour is what helps make our sauce truly creamy in this recipe.
  • CHICKEN BROTH: I used chicken broth in the sauce for the perfect amount of flavor.
  • SOUR CREAM: Would it even be an enchilada recipe without sour cream?
  • DICED GREEN CHILES: Green chiles give our sauce the right amount of kick.

rolled up tortillas in a pan for easy chicken enchiladas

pouring white sauce on easy chicken enchiladas

HOW TO MAKE CHICKEN ENCHILADAS

Scroll down for the full printable easy chicken enchiladas recipe.

  1. PREHEAT: Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.
  2. FILL TORTILLAS: Combine shredded chicken and cheese. Fill tortillas with the mixture, roll each one, and place into a greased 9 x 13 glass baking dish.
  3. PREPARE SAUCE: Melt butter in a pan over medium heat and then stir flour into the butter and whisk for 1 minute. Add the broth and whisk together; cook until it’s thick and bubbles up. Remove from the heat and add sour cream and green chiles.
  4. BAKE: Pour the mixture over the enchiladas and add the remaining cheese to the top. Bake for 20-23 minutes and broil for another 3 minutes.
  5. SERVE: Top with sour cream, diced tomatoes, and avocado. Enjoy!

easy chicken enchilada recipe out of the oven

easy chicken enchiladas with cheese added

CAN YOU USE FLOUR TORTILLAS FOR CHICKEN ENCHILADAS?

For authentic chicken enchiladas, it’s recommended to use corn tortillas. While using flour tortillas is technically fine, they take away from the authenticity of this delicious recipe!

WHAT IS THE BEST WAY TO SHRED CHICKEN?

There are two main ways to shred chicken – with a fork and with a mixer. A fork takes much more effort and time, so I like to use a mixer.

You can use a hand mixer in a large mixing bowl, or your favorite stand mixer. I like to use my KitchenAid Mixer with the pouring shield (it stops the chicken from flying out) on a low speed.

CAN YOU FREEZE CHICKEN ENCHILADAS?

Yes! Make sure to cover tightly with foil before placing into the freezer.

HOW LONG ARE CHICKEN ENCHILADAS GOOD FOR?

These chicken enchiladas will last 3-5 days in the refrigerator or 6-8 weeks in the freezer.

WHAT DO I SERVE CHICKEN ENCHILADAS WITH?

These easy chicken enchiladas can be served with a variety of side dishes, some of our favorites being Mexican rice and refried beans! These are also some delicious options:

  • Black beans and corn
  • Chips and salsa
  • Coleslaw
  • Grilled zucchini
  • Summer salad

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EASY CHICKEN ENCHILADAS
Yield: Serves 8-10

EASY CHICKEN ENCHILADAS

This is the best chicken enchilada recipe ever!!! Made with corn tortillas for true authentic chicken enchiladas and the best sauce you could ask for. It’s the perfect weeknight dinner!

Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes

Ingredients

  • 10 corn tortillas
  • 3 cups shredded Monterey Jack cheese
  • 2 1/2 cups shredded rotisserie chicken
  • 3 Tablespoons butter
  • 3 Tablespoons flour
  • 2 cups chicken broth
  • 1 cup sour cream
  • 4oz can diced green chiles (medium)

Instructions

    1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees
    2. Combine shredded chicken and 1 cup of cheese
    3. Fill tortillas with the mixture and roll each one before placing into a greased 9 x 13 glass baking dish
    4. Melt butter in a pan over medium heat; stir flour into the butter and whisk for 1 minute over heat.
    5. Add broth and whisk together; cook until thick and bubbling
    6. Remove from heat and add in sour cream and chiles.
    7. Pour the mixture over enchiladas and add the remaining 2 cups of cheese over the top.
    8. Bake in the oven for 20-23 minutes, and then broil for another 3 minutes to completely melt and brown the cheese
    9. Top with sour cream, diced tomatoes, and avocado. Enjoy!

Notes

Be careful not to add the sour cream when the sauce is too hot or it will cause the sour cream to curdle.

Nutrition Information:

Yield:

10

Serving Size:

1

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 375 Total Fat: 24g Saturated Fat: 12g Trans Fat: 0g Unsaturated Fat: 9g Cholesterol: 108mg Sodium: 631mg Carbohydrates: 15g Net Carbohydrates: 0g Fiber: 2g Sugar: 2g Sugar Alcohols: 0g Protein: 27g

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3 comments on “EASY CHICKEN ENCHILADAS”

  1. Love the creamy sauce on those enchiladas. Great comfort food!

  2. These enchiladas look amazing & so easy!! Enchiladas are my favorite go-to when I make Mexican food, which is weekly! I can’t wait to try these!!

  3. What a delicious recipe! I am adding this to my dinner line up for the week! Yum!

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