Tomato Enchilada Bake Recipe -
Tomato Enchilada Bake Recipe
  • READY IN 45 mins

Tomato Enchilada Bake

Recipe by  

"Flour tortillas filled with a tomato-chicken mixture and topped with a simmering salsa mixture, then baked with cheese and olives on top. Really tasty! This recipe is easy and delicious."

+ Recipe Box + Shopping List + Menu Print

Ingredients Edit and Save

Original recipe makes 4 servings Change Servings
  • PREP

    15 mins
  • COOK

    30 mins

    45 mins


  1. In a large bowl combine the chicken, sour cream, canned diced tomatoes, 1 teaspoon chili powder, chopped onion, green onion, and fresh diced tomato. Mix well and set aside.
  2. In a medium saucepan combine tomato sauce, salsa, 2 teaspoons chili powder, oregano and parsley. Bring to a boil, then reduce heat to low and simmer for 10 minutes.
  3. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).
  4. Fill tortillas with chicken mixture and fold together, laying snugly in a lightly greased 9x13 inch baking dish. Pour simmered sauce over the top, then sprinkle with shredded cheese and chopped olives.
  5. Bake at 350 degrees F (175 degrees C) for 30 minutes, or until cheese is melted and bubbly.
Kitchen-Friendly View


  • Tip
  • Aluminum foil can be used to keep food moist, cook it evenly, and make clean-up easier.

Reviews More Reviews

Most Helpful Positive Review
Nov 08, 2004

Oh wow was this yummy! The night before, I put two chicken breasts in my crockpot and dumped the can of diced tomatoes over them, and set it to low. In the morning, I added the onion. About an hour before making dinner, I drained the chicken (reserving broth for another use). Shredded it, and mixed with sour cream, green onion and chili powder. Added cumin and garlic powder. Then prepared as directed, except I didn't put the cheese on until the last 10 minutes. The chicken was moist, tender and delicious! We love tomatoes, and we loved this dish.

Most Helpful Critical Review
Dec 01, 2003

I baked it covered, and it turned out a bit soggy.

Dec 31, 2005

I recently made this dish for a party, and it was quite a hit! I made a few minor modifications. I used store bought enchilada sauce, as opposed to the sauce suggested here. I also added a package of taco seasoning to the chicken and sour cream mixture instead of the spices listed. Finally, instead of rolling individual enchiladas, I layered small corn tortillas, then the chicken mixture, then more corn tortillas and finished with cheese and enchilada sauce. I am a vegetarian, so I did not try the dish, but it received rave reviews and was gone before I knew it!

Oct 05, 2007

So I brought this recipie to the church potluck. One guy was complaining to me that "he doesn't like to try anything new" and that this dish looked suspicious (because of the olives on top). His wife browbeat him into trying it... and he RAVED about it and even went back for seconds! This is a great recipe; I really liked it. I cooked the chicken in the crock pot all day while I was at work (just 3 frozen split chicken breasts and a cup of water) to avoid having to cook them at night, and then shredded the meat. Came out great! I also used mild salsa, because we don't like things too spicy. I'm definitely adding this to my rotation at home.

Jul 08, 2005

This was delicious! I have been looking and looking for a red sauce type enchilada because the one I was making used Cream of Chicken Soup and it just wasn't very Mexicany. After reading other reviews I made a few minor changes. I didn't have green onions, but I sauted some regular onion in some butter and added it to the mixture instead. I also added Cumin and garlic pepper to both the filling and the sauce. I also added a little bit of cheese in the filling and used a mexican blend cheese on top. It made a whole lot of filling and I was able to use 8 tortillas instead of 6 and probably could have used the whole 10 even. I did double the sauce which I was glad I did because it wouldn't have been enough if I didn't. I did't use any olives because I didn't have any and I can't stand them anyway. I did drain my can of tomatoes and the enchiladas weren't soggy at all! In fact DH said that the filling melded w/ the tortillas extremely well and this is the recipe he wants me to always use! And believe me I sure will! I can't wait for supper tonight to eat some more!

Dec 03, 2003

Tasty dish. I omitted the chopped tomato and baked the enchiladas sauceless for the first ten minutes to help with the sogginess problem.

Oct 05, 2008

My son says 5 Stars all the way mom! He was surfing AR and found this and asked me to make it. I was leary of all the tomatos, but it's excellent. He is on his second plate right now. I did half the recipe. I ended up with 5 stuffed 10 inch tortillas. I used a "full" recipe of sauce, so I recommend if you are doing a full recipe to double the sauce and make sure you cook it down so the flavors meld. I would add some more cheese if you do the "full" recipe. I used the Rotel diced tomato/green chilis, lots more flavor.. also make sure you "drain" them, I am sure that is why some are ending up with soaky/watery. I forgot to add that I cooked my chicken breast in skillet with cilantro flavored oil, after I flipped to second side to brown I then added some water to the skillet put a lid on and turned down to med and steamed it the rest of the way. This chicken came out so moist and easy to shred for the recipe. Don't skip the olives and if you don't like your onion with a little crunch, then saute before hand. Excellent!! Thank you!!

Dec 03, 2003

This is our new favorite enchilada recipe! I didn't use the fresh tomato but subbed canned for it. I didn't find it too tomato-ey for my family the way some others did, but maybe we just like tomatoes. I didn't cook the sauce, I just mixed it and spooned it over the top. Then we covered it with foil and baked it the next day. Perfect. I'm making it again next week!


Rate This Recipe

Glad you liked it! Your friends will, too:


  • Calories
  • 874 kcal
  • 44%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 70.1 g
  • 23%
  • Cholesterol
  • 157 mg
  • 52%
  • Fat
  • 42.2 g
  • 65%
  • Fiber
  • 7.1 g
  • 29%
  • Protein
  • 52.4 g
  • 105%
  • Sodium
  • 1577 mg
  • 63%

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

See More
Subscribe Today!

In Season

Chicken Breast Recipes
Chicken Breast Recipes

With our 2,700+ chicken breast recipes, you'll never serve the same old chicken again.

Zucchini On The Grill
Zucchini On The Grill

The firm, juicy texture of zucchini make them a perfect side to toss on the grill.

Subscribe Today! Only $7.99
Subscribe Today! Only $7.99

Delicious recipes, party ideas, and cooking tips! Get a year of Allrecipes magazine for $7.99!

Related Videos

Indian Tomato Chicken

See how to make chicken thighs simmered with tomatoes and exotic spices.

Enchilada Casserole

This cheesy vegetarian enchilada casserole stars black beans and tempeh.

Healthy Mexican Chicken Bake

High-protein, low-calorie dish with Mexican-inspired flavors.

Recently Viewed Recipes

Argentina  |  Australia & New Zealand  |  Brazil  |  Canada  |  China  |  France  |  Germany  |  India  |  Italy  |  Japan  |  Korea  |  Mexico

Netherlands  |  Poland  |  Quebec  |  Russia  |  SE Asia  |  United Kingdom & Ireland  |  United States