Fiesta Chicken Enchiladas Recipe -
Fiesta Chicken Enchiladas Recipe
  • READY IN 35 mins

Fiesta Chicken Enchiladas

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"Great recipe! I used the green chile enchilada sauce instead of the salsa. This was the best!! Everyone went back for thirds!"

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Original recipe makes 8 enchiladas Change Servings
  • PREP

    15 mins
  • COOK

    20 mins

    35 mins


  1. Heat oven to 350 degrees F.
  2. Cook and stir onions and garlic in large skillet spayed with cooking spray on medium heat 2 min. Add chicken, 1/4 cup salsa, cream cheese, cilantro and cumin; mix well. Cook 5 min. or until heated through, stirring occasionally. Add 1/2 cup shredded cheese; mix well.
  3. Spoon about 1/3 cup chicken mixture down center of each tortilla; roll up. Place, seam-sides down, in 13x9-inch baking dish sprayed with cooking spray; top with remaining salsa and shredded cheese.
  4. Bake 15 to 20 min. or until heated through.
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  • Size-Wise: Enjoy this spicy meal, but keep an eye on portion size.
  • Shortcut: Substitute 2 pkg. (6 oz. each) OSCAR MAYER Deli Fresh Oven Roasted Chicken Breast Cuts for the cooked shredded chicken.
  • Special Extra: For a spicier flavor, add 1 can (4 oz.) chopped green chilies, drained, to the filling mixture and prepare as directed.

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Most Helpful Positive Review
Aug 19, 2013

GREAT WAY TO USE UP LEFTOVER TURKEY!!! Rates 5 with toppings of sour cream, jalepenos, etc. Had to make changes, but good results with 'em ... made 'em two days in a row! Still wanted more after that! Used 1/2c finely chopped onion; 2 cl garlic; 2c chopped, cooked turkey; 1/2c FIREROASTED TOMATOES, undrained (sub for salsa), 1/2c reduced fat sour cream (sub for cc), 1/2t dried cilantro, no cumin. After cooking the o & g for a few minutes, I added the rest along with a cup of cheese. Didn't heat it. Just rolled as was. Used 1/2c in each. Made my version of Mrs Espy's enchilada sauce. It's listed in the review, if you want it. Put a little in the dish & poured some over the enchiladas - about a cup total. Had to thin the remaining (to have enough) with turkey broth the next day & it was still very good. Be sure to not leave any exposed or they'll dry. Then half cup cheese on top. Baked loosely foil covered 20 to 30 at 350. Best thing of all? BOTH KIDS (11 & 13) LIKED THEM! That rarely happens - unless it's dessert! :D ... Jan 2012 Doubled with a 8oz bar cream cheese. It's better than sour cream, but sour cream is still good. Double recipe ensures leftovers.

Most Helpful Critical Review
Sep 01, 2010


Feb 14, 2011

These were really good, I used pace hot picante sauce didn' t have cilantro and as always used garlic powder. Very interesting enchiladas!!

Apr 12, 2010

This recipe was fabulous! The only thing I added was half a packet of Old El Paso Taco Seasoning Mix as I cooked the chicken. The kids ate seconds!

Apr 05, 2010

Great! I seasoned chicken breasts with cumin, lime-infused salt, chili powder, cayenne, garlic & onion powders and grilled, which added a nice flavor to the enchiladas. Used Neufatchel cheese, but otherwise followed the recipe. My husband loved them. Thanks! :)

Sep 13, 2011

Easy and quick to make. Great flavor. If you don't have chunky salsa you can use picante sauce and a can of drained diced tomatoes. If you dont have chopped cilantro or ground cumin, you can use a packet of taco seasoning. The great thing about this recipe is that it makes enough to feed a hungry family with ingredients you have on hand.

Dec 17, 2010

This was a great recipe. I added about half the onion and used a blackbean and corn salsa with green chile enchilada sauce on top and the family loved it :)

Jun 17, 2010

This is a very good base recipe. I found it to be a little bland & dry for our taste, but that's easy to fix :-) I added a little taco seasoning & Mrs. Dash Fiesta Lime, but next time I'll probably up those a little bit, as well as using a little more cream cheese. The only other change I made was using taco cheese. Even DH loved them!!


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  • Calories
  • 266 kcal
  • 13%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 21.5 g
  • 7%
  • Cholesterol
  • 58 mg
  • 19%
  • Fat
  • 10.8 g
  • 17%
  • Fiber
  • 1.2 g
  • 5%
  • Protein
  • 20.3 g
  • 41%
  • Sodium
  • 515 mg
  • 21%

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

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