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Easy Chicken Enchiladas

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Easy Chicken Enchiladas

Oh, momma. Not only do I love chicken enchiladas, but when they’re easy to make, I’m doing a happy dance.

~ ever’body dance ~

We’ll start with the red enchilada sauce, which you MUST make for several reasons:

1) It’s easy.

2) The taste is superior to anything store bought.

Easy Red Enchilada Sauce

You need to add this to your recipe rotation. DO IT!

Now to the actual easy peasy chicken enchiladas.

Easy Chicken Enchiladas

Easy Chicken Enchiladas


Rotisserie chicken, deboned

Sauteed onions and sweet peppers

Grated Monterrey cheese (or whatever kind rocks your enchilada world)

Red Sauce

12 Corn or flour tortillas (I used corn in the pic)

Vegetable oil



1) Saute a medium onion with sweet red/yellow peppers in olive oil. Set aside.

2) Grate cheese. Set aside.

3) Pull meat from rotisserie chicken. Set aside.

4) Spray a 9 x 13 pan with cooking spray, then pour a thin layer of sauce into pan to coat. You’ll lay your enchiladas on this once constructed.

5) Heat saute pan with a tbsp of oil and once hot, place one tortilla at a time in pan and heat through, then flip and heat through again. Place on plate, then cover with foil sheet and topped by a kitchen towel to keep warm until all tortillas have been heated through.

Keep adding oil to pan as necessary throughout process, so tortillas do not stick and are sufficiently coated. This process will make the corn tortillas pliable and will prevent cracking when filling.

6) Once all tortillas have been heated through, it’s time to fill. Start by layering chicken, then sauteed veggies, then a bit of cheese and finally top with a spoonful or two of sauce.

7) Roll tortilla, set in pan and secure with a toothpick. Repeat until all tortillas are filled.

8) Top enchiladas with red sauce, then grated cheese.

8) Place in a 350° oven for 20 minutes.

We like to eat hot-from-the-oven enchiladas with a side of cold coleslaw. The juxtaposition of the heat and cool is perfection.

Let’s eat!

Easy Chicken Enchiladas




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Lisa Carpenter

Thursday 13th of October 2016

You inspired me. I made these for dinner last night. DEEEEElicious! (And there was leftover enchilada sauce I bagged up and froze for another yummy something.) Thank you for sharing this recipe in the GRAND Social!

Patti Tucker

Friday 14th of October 2016

YEEEESSSS! This recipe is one of our favs. That sauce = ADDICTING!

GrandmaBriefs stamp of approval!


Monday 10th of October 2016

I like easy and I like enchiladas! These look so yummy!

Patti Tucker

Monday 10th of October 2016

Then you're gonna LOVE these!

elle spann

Monday 10th of October 2016

im a huge fan of enchiladas and an even bigger fan of easy enchiladas. thanks for this!! elle

Patti Tucker

Monday 10th of October 2016

Happy to share!

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