Easy Chicken Enchiladas

for a perfect 30-minute dinner
For a perfect 30-minute dinner
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1 ½ cups Chicken cooked shredded
2 cups Red enchilada sauce easy, divided
8 Corn tortillas or flour tortillas
2 ½ cups Cheese shredded Mexican-blend , divided
Salt to taste
Black pepper to taste
Optional toppings:
Onion diced
Cilantro chopped
Sour cream to taste
Lettuce shredded
Cotija cheese to taste

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Easy Chicken Enchiladas


Give these Easy Chicken Enchiladas a try the next time you are cooking Mexican at home! Shredded chicken and Mexican cheese get tossed with red enchilada sauce, wrapped in corn tortillas, topped with more homemade enchilada sauce and cheese, and baked until melted cheese perfection. These easy enchiladas offer the perfect dinner for any night of the week. 

These chicken enchiladas are simple to make and take just 30 minutes from start to finish. I use cooked shredded chicken tenders for quick cooking time. But feel free to use any leftover chicken you have on hand, even a store-bought rotisserie chicken. As for the sauce, I used this 10-Minute Easy Enchilada Sauce recipe. Bold, spicy, and smoky, this sauce is one of my favorites. However, if you can find a good store-bought sauce, go for it. Corn tortillas are preferable for this recipe, thanks to their size and flavor. If using flour tortillas, be mindful of their size since they are often larger. If so, use an extra ½ cup cooked shredded chicken for the filling. Be sure to serve these chicken enchiladas warm! 

To make the Easy Chicken Enchiladas, you will need the following ingredients:

Ingridiens for Easy Chicken Enchiladas

Steps to make Easy Chicken Enchiladas


Preheat oven


Preheat the oven to 350 ºF.


Make filling


In a large bowl, mix together 1 ½ cups cooked shredded chicken, ¼ cup red enchilada sauce, and a pinch of salt and black pepper. Taste and adjust the seasoning to your liking.


Warm tortillas


For corn tortillas: Wrap the tortillas in a damp paper towel and microwave for one minute. Flip the tortillas halfway through until warmed and pliable. If using flour tortillas: Microwave the tortillas on a plate for one minute, flipping halfway through until warmed and pliable.


Assemble enchiladas


Spoon the chicken filling and 1 cup shredded cheese evenly down the center of each tortilla, tuck, and roll tightly to close. Place the tortillas, seam-side down, into the baking dish.


Add sauce and cheese


Pour the remaining red enchilada sauce over top of the enchiladas. Top with the remaining cheese.




Bake for 20 minutes until the cheese has melted.



Top as desired and enjoy warm!

Serve these Easy Chicken Enchiladas warm, sprinkled with lots of fresh toppings. This dish comes together in just 30 minutes, making it the perfect dinner for a hectic day. Made it? Let us know in the comments below!

Bethany is very passionate about maintaining a healthy lifestyle and clean diet. She’s trying to cut meat out of her diet as much as possible and focuses on cooking vegetarian food and fish. Bethany gets a kick from finding ways to add new twists to classic dishes. What’s more, thanks to her Asian roots, she’s great at combining different cuisines to come up with something extraordinary. Bethany’s recipes will inspire you to add new colors and flavors to your everyday meals.

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This is the ultimate comfort food meal! So easy and ready in just 30 minutes. Thanks for sharing the recipe.

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