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Cheesy Rotisserie Chicken Enchilada Skillet

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This Cheesy Rotisserie Chicken Enchilada Skillet dinner is about as fast as enchiladas can get, and that’s because it’s not really enchiladas—it’s a tortilla casserole made all in one cooking vessel.

Cheesy Rotisserie Chicken Enchilada Skillet
Chicken Enchilada Skillet

I’m obsessed with Chicken Enchiladas, so I loved this easy skillet version! I used my homemade enchilada sauce which I usually double and keep in the freezer because it’s so dang good, but you can use jarred if you wish!

Enchilada Skillet

This recipe was slightly modified from the Cook90; The 30-Day Plan for Faster, Healthier, Happier Meals written by David Tamarkin. The book challenges you to cook for 30 days to transform the way you eat and feel – I love this concept! This recipe got my attention because A: I love enchiladas and B: I love that it uses a rotisserie chicken to simplify the dish for one pot cooking, much like I do with my Chicken Pot Pie recipe from my cookbook Skinnytaste One and Done. This turned out delicious and the servings are very generous and filling. The recipes in the book all look delicious, I can’t wait to try more.

How To Make Skillet Chicken Enchiladas

Rather than filling tortillas with chicken and rolling them up, to make a skillet enchilada you cut the corn tortillas and mix everything right in the skillet. This recipe is easy and fool proof and always a family pleaser.

What To Serve with Enchilada Skillet:

This dish doesn’t need a side, but if you wish to serve a crowd here are some suggestions:

Cheesy Rotisserie Chicken Enchilada Skillet

Cheesy Rotisserie Chicken Enchilada SkilletCheesy Rotisserie Chicken Enchilada Skillet

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Cheesy Rotisserie Chicken Enchilada Skillet

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This Cheesy Rotisserie Chicken Enchilada Skillet dinner is about as fast as enchiladas can get, and that’s because it’s not really enchiladas—it’s a tortilla casserole made all in one cooking vessel.
Course: Dinner
Cuisine: Mexican
Cheesy Rotisserie Chicken Enchilada Skillet
Prep: 10 mins
Cook: 20 mins
Total: 30 mins
Yield: 4 servings
Serving Size: 1 1/2 cups


  • 1 teaspoon vegetable oil
  • ½ onion, chopped
  • 2 garlic cloves, finely chopped
  • 1 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 3/4 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1 16-ounce jar enchilada sauce (I used my own, homemade)
  • 1/4 cup sour cream, plus more for serving
  • 4 corn tortillas, torn into quarters
  • 4 cups shredded chicken , (from a 2½-pound rotisserie chicken, skin and bones removed)
  • 1 15-ounce can low sodium black beans, rinsed and drained
  • 3 ounces shredded cheese, such as a Mexican cheese blend, Monterey Jack, or mozzarella (about 3/4 cup)
  • jalapeño peppers and chopped fresh cilantro, for serving (optional)


  • Preheat the oven to 500°F.
  • Heat the oil in a 10-inch oven-safe (preferably cast- iron) skillet over medium heat.
  • Add the onion, garlic, cumin, and salt and cook, stirring, until the onion has softened, about 5 minutes.
  • Transfer the onion mixture to a large bowl; set aside the hot skillet.
  • Add the enchilada sauce, sour cream, and 1/4 cup water to the onion mixture and stir to combine.
  • Fold in the tortillas, chicken, and beans until thoroughly coated.
    how to make skillet enchiladas
  • Spoon the mixture into the reserved skillet and cook over medium heat until warmed through, about 3 minutes. Sprinkle the cheese all over the top and bake until the cheese is melted and bubbling, about 5 minutes.
  • Let cool slightly, then top the enchiladas with sour cream, jalapeños, and cilantro (if desired) and serve directly from the skillet at the table.

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Excerpted from COOK90 Copyright © 2018 by David Tamarkin.
Used with permission of Little, Brown and Company, New York. All rights reserved.


Serving: 1 1/2 cups, Calories: 497 kcal, Carbohydrates: 38 g, Protein: 46.5 g, Fat: 19 g, Saturated Fat: 5.5 g, Cholesterol: 151 mg, Sodium: 1296 mg, Fiber: 8 g, Sugar: 5.5 g


Photo Credit: Jess Larson

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258 comments on “Cheesy Rotisserie Chicken Enchilada Skillet”

  1. Looks great but we are on a low sodium diet. Any suggestions on how to cut the sodium down besides cooking my own black beans (no salt added).

  2. Cravings Satisfied! This recipe is sooo good especially when craving something spicy and cheesy. easy and delicious.

  3. Terrific, used left over roasted turkey a combo of light and dark and four cups was 1 pound of cooked meat for me. I made the Skinny Taste Enchilada sauce–which I love and try to make extra so it is in the freezer ready to use. I did cut up the corn tortillas and baked them till cripsy in the toaster oven before stiring into the mixture. They soften up and I imagine help to thicken the mixture some as well as some stayed crunchy toward the top. I use less cheese for me–and then add more for others. Really good and a favorite. Thank you

  4. How many people does this recipe feed? I have 10 people coming for lunch so I am wondering if I need a second skillet. 

  5. This is really delicious!  I also made the super simple enchilada sauce. Tastes much more complicated than it is!  Thanks!

  6. I love all the comments of people saying you need to add more tortillas and you need to add this and that. They do realize that this is a skinny taste website and you’re trying to keep the calories down. Of course you can add anything you want but if you’re tracking calories, you must add those as well.

  7. This meal comes together quickly and is warm and comforting with really good macro numbers! I’m always amazed how flavorful these dishes are! Printing this one off to go in my binder to make again!

  8. So good! Made as directed, plus a bit of smoked paprika. Topped with Cojita cheese and green onion. Delicious!