Easy Chicken Enchiladas

This Easy Chicken Enchiladas recipe should be in your file. It can be made with cooked boneless skinless chicken breasts or even rotisserie chicken from the market and it makes for a quick and satisfying meal.

Easy Chicken Enchiladas

This is one of the quickest and easiest recipes I’ve seen for this family favorite.

Buying prepared salsa and shredded cheese cuts your prep time in half, but doesn’t affect the flavor and texture of these almost instant easy chicken enchiladas.

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Easy Chicken Enchiladas
Prep Time
30 mins
Cook Time
30 mins
Total Time
1 hr

A really easy to put together Mexican meal your family will love. Few ingredients and a quick cooking time means dinner is on the table in a hurry! 

Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Mexican
Servings: 4
Calories: 275 kcal
  • 2 cups cooked chicken meat only, shredded or chopped
  • 6 6-inch flour tortillas
  • 4 ounces cream cheese softened
  • 1 can 15.5 ounces pinto beans, plain or refried
  • 1 cup salsa - mild or spicy your choice!
  • 2 cups Colby Jack cheese shredded
  1. Preheat the oven to 350F. Wrap the flour tortillas in foil and warm them in the oven.
  2. In a medium bowl, whisk together the softened cream cheese with the pinto beans. Add 1 cup of salsa and the cooked chicken. Gently blend all the ingredients.
  3. Fill each tortilla with a portion of the chicken mixture and roll them up. Place each one seam side down in a 9 x 13 baking dish, coated with cooking spray.
  4. Sprinkle the cheese over the top, cover with foil and bake for 30 minutes.

What goes well with chicken enchiladas?

To go with these chicken enchiladas I prefer Mexican rice. However there’s bunches of things that go well. Mexican slaw or Avocado salad are two more things that come to mind really quickly.

You don’t even have to use a Mexican theme for side dishes if you don’t want to. Just a plain lettuce and tomato salad would be fine in my opinion!

What do you need to make chicken enchiladas?

Following this easy recipe is all you really need to make chicken enchiladas! But there’s all kinds of easy alterations you can make to this recipe.

Dial up the heat with jalapenos and Tabasco, or use cheddar or Monterey Jack in place of the Colby cheese.

Sliced black olives are always a good choice for a classic touch, and chopped green onions make a colorful garnish.

Have fun and eat well with these Easy Chicken Enchiladas!

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