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Chicken enchiladas in a baking dish

Easy Chicken Enchiladas

Easy Chicken Enchiladas are a hearty, satisfying dinner that the entire family will love! They may be assembled in advance and baked just before serving, so they're great for meal prep!

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  • 2 cups cooked shredded chicken
  • 3 cups enchilada sauce
  • 8 7" tortillas flour or corn tortillas for gluten-free option
  • 1.5 cups grated cheese I used Mexican 4 cheese blend
  • 1/4 cup torn cilantro for garnish (optional)


  • Preheat the oven to 350 degrees and grease a 9x13" baking dish with cooking spray. Spread 1/2 cup enchilada sauce over the bottom of the baking dish.
  • If the tortillas are not pliable, heat for 10-15 seconds in the microwave. Place the tortillas on a work surface and divide the shredded chicken evenly between them. Drizzle 1/2 tablespoon or so of enchilada sauce over the shredded chicken filling.
  • Roll the enchiladas up tightly and place seam side down in the baking dish.
  • Top the enchiladas with the remaining sauce and sprinkle the cheese over the top.
  • Bake for 30 minutes or until the sauce is bubbly and the cheese has melted. Top with torn cilantro if desired and enjoy!


  • Pro tip:  this recipe comes together quickly when the shredded chicken and enchilada sauce are made in advance.  If you're short on time, use rotisserie chicken and your favorite store bought enchilada sauce.
  • Pro tip:  Wrap corn tortillas in a damp towel and heat for 10-20 seconds to make them more pliable for rolling enchiladas.
  • Use less cheese to lighten up this recipe, or omit it to make it dairy free.
  • Garnish with your favorite toppings like sour cream, avocado, olives, jalapeño or salsa!


Serving: 2enchiladas, Calories: 541kcal, Carbohydrates: 46g, Protein: 36g, Fat: 23g, Saturated Fat: 11g, Cholesterol: 97mg, Sodium: 2288mg, Potassium: 299mg, Fiber: 4g, Sugar: 15g, Vitamin A: 1721IU, Vitamin C: 4mg, Calcium: 378mg, Iron: 4mg

Nutrition is estimated using a food database and is only intended to be used as a guideline for informational purposes.

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