Chicken Enchiladas Recipe

Chicken Enchiladas RecipeA Delicious Recipe for Chicken Enchiladas

My family loves my Chicken Enchiladas recipe! My enchiladas are fairly easy to make and they really are quite delicious, even if I do say so myself.

This recipe makes more than enough enchiladas for our family of four. Normally, I freeze half of the enchiladas for another dinner. However, if we have company, there is plenty to serve 8 to 10 people.

Note: If you prepare the entire recipe, you will need 2 casserole dishes

Chicken Enchiladas Recipe

 

Chicken Enchilada Recipe

Cook Time

Prep Time: 30 – 45 min.

Total Time: 2+ hours

Serves: 8 – 10

 

Ingredients

  • 3 -4 Chicken Breasts (boiled and shredded)
  • Flour Tortillas
  • 1 Lg. Can Green Enchilada Sauce (28 oz)
  • 1 pkg. Cream Cheese (8 oz)
  • 1 Can Black Beans
  • 2 Cups Rice (cooked)
  • 2 – 3 Cups shredded Colby & Monterey Jack Cheeses
  • Toppings when served: Lettuce and Taco Sauce (if desired)

 

Directions

  1. Cook the Chicken Breasts ~ I boil my chicken breasts for 1 hr., allow to cool and then tear into pieces.
  2. Cook 2 Cups Rice
  3. In a large mixing bowl, Mix the Cream Cheese with 2 Cups of the Green Enchilada Sauce (I use a mixer for a creamer texture)
  4. Stir the shredded chicken into the cream cheese mixture.
  5. Drain & rinse black beans
  6. Pour and spread 1/2 cup of remaining Green Enchilada Sauce into the bottom of each baking dish. (approx. 9 x 13)
  7. Assemble enchiladas:  Layer Tortilla, approx. 2 tablespoons rice, approx. 1 teaspoon black beans, then chicken mixture. (adjust this to your own personal tastes and preference)
  8. Roll up the tortillas and place them seam side down in the prepared baking dishes.
  9. After all of the tortillas are rolled and placed in the baking dishes, top with remaining Enchilada Sauce.
  10. Top with 2 – 3 cups shredded Colby & Monterey Jack Cheeses
  11. Cover and bake for 25 min. on 375°
  12. Uncover the enchiladas and broil for 4-5 minutes until the cheese topping is browned.

 

Chicken Enchiladas Ingredients

Size of the Flour Tortillas

I actually prefer the small tortillas when I am making the Chicken Enchiladas simply because, each enchilada is so filling, some of us can only eat one.

However, the men in my family prefer the larger tortillas since they will hold more meat and filling.

It really is just a matter of preference since they are both equally delicious.

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Step by Step Photos – Preparing Chicken Enchiladas

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Recommended Baking Dish

I love my Corningware Baking Dish!  It has served me and my family for many years now and it may well be my favorite kitchen item.  Our favorite meals are cooked in this dish, including the lasagna and the featured Chicken Enchiladas.

After nearly 40 years of cooking, I can easily recommend the Corningware casserole dishes.  They are oven, microwave and dishwasher safe and clearly stand the test of time.

 

How Do You “Dress” Your Chicken Enchiladas?

I prefer my Chicken Enchiladas without any additional dressings.

However, my husband prefers his Chicken Enchiladas topped with lettuce and Taco Sauce.

Chicken Enchiladas Recipe

How about you?  Which way do you prefer?

 

 

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I love cooking and I have been known to scurry around the kitchen, creating my own unique masterpieces. Creatively speaking there is not much I won't try and I have found one of my greatest joys in life is making our house a home. As a contributor on Cooking for the Holidays, I will be sharing my own recipes, cooking tips, and my love for working and playing in the kitchen!

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  1. Looks yummy! We were at a family weekend years ago when my children were teenagers. Before dinner they were grumbling about having to eat whatever was prepared for them, thinking it would be something they didn’t like. When Chicken Enchiladas were served, they were ecstatic. You know teenagers and food! 🙂 I’ll have to share this recipe with them. They are all grown now and love to cook, so I know they will enjoy this recipe.

  2. Oh these sound delicious and look to be pretty easy to make. I am going to have to try them!

  3. Susan says:

    I like tomatoes and sour cream on my enchiladas. This recipe sounds awesome! Definitely adding this to my upcoming menu!

  4. Olivia says:

    This sounds wonderful and delicious to me….I will be making these for sure. Thank you for the recipe. Shared it on all media so hopefully lots of people will be enjoying these too!

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