The BEST Chicken Enchiladas Recipe

These are the BEST Chicken enchiladas recipe! My cuisine of choice anytime I go out is Mexican and this easy enchilada recipe definitely satisfies my inner enchilada lover!

These are the BEST Chicken enchiladas, my dish of choice anytime I go out for Mexican! If you're an enchilada lover like me, you will love these!!
Chicken Enchiladas

These have been one of my most popular recipes since I first posted, which I am not surprised! My easy homemade enchilada sauce really makes it outstanding, so don’t skip that step! These are so good, I can’t order them out now, because I am always disappointed.

Helpful Tips for Making Chicken Enchiladas:

I always have shredded chicken breast on hand, I usually make a whole package of chicken breast in my slow cooker to use for recipes throughout the week. Top the chicken with water or broth and cook low 4 to 6 hours. Leftover chicken would also work. The enchilada sauce in this recipe is so good I created a separate post for it, I usually make double and freeze the rest!

What should I put in my enchiladas?

Enchiladas can be filled with anything you can think of! In this Chicken Enchiladas recipe, I used shredded chicken breast, but here’s a few more ideas.

 

How To Make the BEST Chicken Enchiladas

These are the very BEST Chicken enchiladas, my dish of choice anytime I go out for Mexican! If you're an enchilada lover like me, you will love these!!

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A few ways to serve enchiladas:

How To Make The Best Chicken Enchiladas

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These are the BEST Chicken enchiladas, my dish of choice anytime I go out for Mexican! If you're an enchilada lover like me, you will love these!!
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Chicken Enchiladas

6
Freestyle Points
168
Calories
Prep Time: 10 mins
Cook Time: 35 mins
Total Time: 45 mins
Yield: 8 servings
COURSE: Dinner
CUISINE: Mexican
These are the BEST Chicken enchiladas, my dish of choice anytime I go out for Mexican! If you're an enchilada lover like me, you will love these!!

Ingredients

For the enchilada sauce:

  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1-2 tbsp chipotle chilis in adobo sauce
  • 1-1/2 cups tomato sauce
  • 1/2 tsp chipotle chili powder
  • 1/2 tsp ground cumin
  • 3/4 cup reduced sodium chicken broth
  • kosher salt and fresh pepper to taste

For the chicken:

  • 1 tsp vegetable oil
  • 8.5 oz 2 breast halves cooked shredded chicken breast
  • 1 cup diced onion
  • 2 large clove garlic, minced
  • 1/4 cup cilantro
  • kosher salt
  • 1 tsp cumin
  • 1/2 tsp dried oregano
  • 1 tsp chipotle chili powder
  • 1/3 cup chicken broth
  • 1/2 cup tomato sauce

For the enchilada:

  • 8 7-inch low-carb whole wheat flour tortillas, (la tortilla factory)
  • 1 cup shredded low fat Mexican cheese
  • non-stick cooking spray
  • 2 tbsp chopped scallions or cilantro for topping

Instructions

  • In a medium saucepan, spray oil and sauté garlic. Add chipotle chiles, chili powder, cumin, chicken broth, tomato sauce, salt and pepper. Bring to a boil. Reduce the heat to low and simmer for 5-10 minutes. Set aside until ready to use.
  • Preheat oven to 400 degrees.
  • Heat the vegetable oil in a medium skillet over medium-high heat. Sauté onions and garlic on low until soft, about 2 minutes. Add chicken, salt, cilantro, cumin, oregano, chili powder, tomato sauce, chicken broth, and cook 4 to 5 minutes. Remove from heat.
  • Spray a 13 by 9-inch glass baking dish with non-stick spray. Put 1/3 cup chicken mixture into each tortilla and roll it.
  • Place on baking dish seam side down, top with sauce. Then top with cheese.
  • Cover with aluminum foil and bake in the oven on the middle rack for 20-25 minutes. Top with low fat sour cream or scallions if you wish. (Extra points) Makes 8 enchiladas.

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Nutrition

Serving: 1enchilada, Calories: 168kcal, Carbohydrates: 17.5g, Protein: 17.5g, Fat: 6.5g, Saturated Fat: 2g, Polyunsaturated Fat: 0g, Monounsaturated Fat: 0g, Trans Fat: 0g, Cholesterol: 29.5mg, Sodium: 441mg, Potassium: 0mg, Fiber: 8.5g, Sugar: 3g, Vitamin A: 0%, Vitamin C: 0%, Calcium: 0%, Iron: 0%
Freestyle Points: 6
Points +: 6

Photo credit Sarah of Broma Bakery