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Chicken enchiladas in a white baking dish. Garnished with sour cream, pico de gallo, and avocado.

Chicken Enchiladas

These cheesy chicken enchiladas are the best Mexican dinner ever. Filled with shredded chicken and the perfect blend of cheese. The covered in a red enchilada sauce with a secret ingredient. This easy Mexican dish will become your go to meal for busy weeknights.
5 from 9 votes
Prep Time 30 mins
Cook Time 15 mins
Total Time 45 mins
Course Chicken, Main Course
Cuisine Mexican
Servings 7
Calories 500 kcal


  • cups enchilada sauce
  • cups shredded rotisserie chicken
  • 14 corn tortillas
  • ½ cup white onion (finely diced)
  • ½ tsp garlic powder
  • ½ tsp ground cinnamon
  • ½ tsp cocoa powder
  • 2 cups Colby Jack cheese (shredded)
  • 2 cups Monterey Jack cheese (shredded)


  • Preheat oven to 400 degrees F.
  • In a medium sauce pan over medium-high heat. Combine enchilada sauce, diced onions, garlic powder, ground cinnamon, and cocoa powder. Whisk together until well combined. Bring to a boil, then reduce heat to low. Simmer for 5 minutes.
  • In a large bowl, combine grated Monterey Jack cheese and Colby Jack cheese and blend together. Set aside 1 1/2 cups of cheese blend for the topping.
  • Prepare 2 baking dishes by coating them with a non-stick cooking spray. Then, coat the bottom each of them with 1/4 cup of enchilada sauce and spread it out evenly.
  • Assemble the enchiladas by laying out 7 tortillas and spread out 1 tbsp of enchilada sauce on each tortilla. Then, add about 1/4 cup of chicken and 2 1/2 tbsp of cheese blend to each tortilla. Next, roll them up and transfer them to the baking dish. Repeat with the remaining ingredients.
  • Divide remaining enchilada sauce and pour it over each pan of enchiladas. Then, sprinkle remaining cheese blend over the enchiladas.
  • Bake uncovered in preheated oven for 15 minutes until the cheese is melted and bubbly.
  • Serve while hot and garnish with your favorite toppings.


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Serving: 2enchiladasCalories: 500kcalCarbohydrates: 25gProtein: 38.5gFat: 27.3gSaturated Fat: 14.8gCholesterol: 116mgSodium: 604mgPotassium: 352mgFiber: 3.7gSugar: 1.7gCalcium: 522mgIron: 2mg
Keyword Chicken enchiladas, Homemade Chicken Enchiladas
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