The best and easy chicken enchiladas

These addicting, simple Chicken Enchiladas are filled with chicken, three kinds of cheese and my secret ingredient, Queso!

The best and easy chicken enchiladas

I’m not sure there is a more beloved Mexican recipe my family loves more than these chicken enchiladas. Flour tortillas filled to the brim with roasted chicken, lots of cheese and spices and then smothered with a sour cream and salsa verde sauce. It is comfort food to the max and never is turned down by anyone.

CHICKEN ENCHILADA RECIPE INGREDIENTS

  • For the Tortillas – Use fajita sized kind. I used flour tortillas but if you have a gluten intolerance corn, tortillas are totally yummy too.
  • For the Filling – Chicken (duh), cream cheese, queso, cumin, and salt. Guys, this filling is EVERYTHING! Creamy chicken goodness, with a kick from that cumin and queso.
  • For the Sauce – Salsa verde and sour cream. Feel free to use red enchilada sauce if the green kind isn’t your thing. Either way, it’s going to be tasty.

PRO TIPS FOR MAKING CHICKEN ENCHILADAS

  • I used 3 chicken breasts that I roasted myself. After shredding, I had a scant 4 cups. If you wanted to buy a rotisserie chicken and shred that to save time, go right ahead!
  • My queso cheese sauce was pretty pourable coming right out of the fridge, however, if yours is more solid, microwave it briefly with the cream cheese (if that happens to be cold too) to soften them both up.
  • Feel free to use a red enchilada sauce in place of my homemade salsa verde one. Both are delicious!
This Chicken Enchilada Recipe is simple to make and is loved by everyone. A great everyday meal for any weeknight. So make sure to save it!


Ingredients

  • 1.25 pounds boneless skinless chicken breasts 3 breasts
  • 1 teaspoon fajita seasoning or cumin

salt & pepper to taste

  • 3 tablespoons olive oil
  • 4 oz. cream cheese softened
  • 1/2 cup prepared queso cheese sauce I got mine from Trader Joe's
  • 1 teaspoon cumin

salt to taste

  • 12 oz. shredded Mexican 3-cheese blend divided
  • 7 fajita sized flour tortillas 8 inch size
  • 12 oz. mild salsa verde
  • 1/2 cup sour cream

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Line baking sheet with parchment paper and place chicken breasts over top. Sprinkle both sides with fajita seasoning, salt, pepper and olive oil. Rub spices and oil into meat and bake 35-40 minutes or until completely cooked through. Set aside to cool.
  2. Shred chicken, discarding any extra fat pieces or tough bits. Place into a large bowl. Combine with cream cheese, queso, cumin, and salt. Set aside.
  3. In a medium bowl, whisk salsa verde with sour cream until mostly smooth. Spread about 1/4 cup of sauce across the bottom of a 9x13 glass baking dish.
  4. Fill 7 tortillas evenly with filling, add in about 2 tablespoons of cheese, roll, and place into baking pan. You should use all the chicken filling and 6 oz of cheese.
  5. Pour sauce over top of enchiladas and top with remaining 6 oz. cheese.
  6. Bake at 350 for 20 minutes or until cheese is hot and bubbly. Serve hot.
  7. After my chicken was cooked and shredded, I have a scant 4 cups. If you wanted to buy a rotisserie chicken and shred that to save time, go right ahead!**My queso was pretty pourable coming right out of the fridge, however, if yours is more solid, microwave it briefly with the cream cheese (if its cold too) to soften them both up.

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