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Easy Cheesy Chicken Enchiladas Recipe
  • READY IN 55 mins

Easy Cheesy Chicken Enchiladas

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"Corn tortillas layered with a spicy tomato puree, shredded chicken and melted cheese."

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Original recipe makes 8 servings Change Servings
  • PREP

    20 mins
  • COOK

    35 mins

    55 mins


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Spray 13x9-inch baking dish with cooking spray; set aside. Heat oil in medium saucepan over medium heat. Add onions and garlic; cook and stir 5 minutes, or until onions are crisp-tender. Stir in tomato puree, chili powder, salt and pepper. Reduce heat to low; simmer 10 minutes, stirring occasionally.
  2. Layer 4 tortillas, half of the chicken, 2/3 cup of the cheese and 1/4 of the sauce in prepared dish. Repeat layers. Top with remaining 4 tortillas, remaining sauce and remaining 2/3 cup cheese. Cover with aluminum foil.
  3. Bake 30 minutes. Uncover; bake an additional 5 minutes. Cut into 8 pieces to serve.
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Jan 31, 2012

I liked the simplicity of this recipe. I did not change anything and it tasted wonderfu. My daughter did not like the onions, but that is what is expected. I will be making this again.

Most Helpful Critical Review
Jun 04, 2014

It was just ok. I had to add more spices because the sauce was lacking flavor and tasted like babyfood. After I gave it some flavor it was awesome. Will make again but not this way.

Dec 12, 2011

This looks like a delicious recipe. Step two is fairly hard to understand, though.

Jun 30, 2012

I enjoyed it. I needed to use up some frozen chicken thighs I had bought on sale so cooked them up and shredded them. It was a nice simple and not a lot of ingredients meal.

Jan 04, 2014

As others have suggested, this recipe definitely needed some extra seasoning to taste more "Mexican." I added cumin and oregano to the tomato sauce. And I also added a can of green chilies during the layering steps. My family enjoyed it. (And it's another great way to use up leftover roast turkey!)

Sep 03, 2013

Did not have that mexican taste. Needs more spices, like cuman and red pepper flakes. It was very simple to make.

Aug 10, 2014

Easy to prepare I added taco sauce from El Paso taco kit because it was too plain for us. I will make it again !

May 19, 2014

So good!


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  • Calories
  • 374 kcal
  • 19%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 26.9 g
  • 9%
  • Cholesterol
  • 73 mg
  • 24%
  • Fat
  • 19.6 g
  • 30%
  • Fiber
  • 4.5 g
  • 18%
  • Protein
  • 23.7 g
  • 47%
  • Sodium
  • 905 mg
  • 36%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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