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Cheesy Chicken Enchiladas


  • Author: Kylie
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 20 minutes
  • Total Time: 30 minutes
  • Yield: 8 servings 1x

Description

Get ready to add these Cheesy Chicken Enchiladas to your regular dinner rotation! These easy enchiladas are warm and comforting, super satisfying, and unbelievably easy to put together. The bold flavors and homemade enchilada sauce make this meal feel extra special, but it’s so simple you can get it on the table in record time!


Ingredients

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Garnish:

  • fresh chopped cilantro
  • thinly sliced green onion
  • guacamole
  • queso fresco

Instructions

  1. Heat oven to 375 degrees.
  2. In a large bowl combine 1/2 a cup of enchilada sauce, shredded chicken, 8 oz. of the shredded cheese, black beans, cumin, chili powder, and a couple pinches of salt and pepper.
  3. Spread 1/2 a cup of enchilada sauce in the bottom of a 9x13 inch pan.
  4. Fill each tortilla with about 1/2 a cup of filling, rolling it away from you to seal the filling inside. Place enchilada seam side down in the pan.
  5. Pour the remaining 1 cup of enchilada sauce over the enchiladas. Top with remaining cheese.
  6. Cover with foil and bake for 20 minutes or until the cheese is melted and the sauce is bubbly.
  7. Garnish with cilantro, green onion, guacamole, and queso fresco, and enjoy!

Notes

You could use a 15 oz. can of enchilada sauce in place of the 2 cups of homemade enchilada sauce. My homemade enchilada sauce recipe yields about 24 oz. (3 cups) of sauce, so you'll have enough to make a batch of cheesy enchiladas now and freeze some for later!

Use leftover rotisserie chicken! Grabbing a rotisserie chicken from the grocery store is a great way to save you prep time in the kitchen. If you don't have time to make my quick and easy Mexican shredded chicken, use leftover shredded rotisserie chicken for these chicken enchiladas and you can have them ready to go in no time!

Switch up the filling with whatever you want! These homemade chicken enchiladas are super versatile, so feel free to fill them with your favorite meat and beans (or with whatever leftovers you need to get out of the fridge or pantry). You can also add other veggies, or make them completely vegetarian by adding more beans or corn in place of the chicken.

  • Category: Main Dish
  • Method: Oven
  • Cuisine: Mexican

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