Homemade Chicken Enchiladas


These chicken enchiladas are great. Even my 5-year-old loves them!

close up view of Homemade Chicken Enchiladas with tomatoes, black olives, fresh herbs and sour cream on a plate
Prep Time:
30 mins
Cook Time:
20 mins
Total Time:
50 mins


  • 1 tablespoon olive oil

  • 2 cooked chicken breasts, shredded

  • 1 onion, diced

  • 1 green bell pepper, diced

  • 1 ½ cloves garlic, chopped

  • 1 cup cream cheese

  • 1 cup shredded Monterey Jack cheese

  • 1 (15 ounce) can tomato sauce

  • 1 tablespoon chili powder

  • 1 tablespoon dried parsley

  • 1 teaspoon dried oregano

  • ½ teaspoon salt

  • ½ teaspoon ground black pepper

  • 8 (10 inch) flour tortillas

  • 2 cups enchilada sauce

  • 1 cup shredded Monterey Jack cheese


  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).

  2. Heat olive oil in a skillet over medium heat. Cook and stir chicken, onion, green bell pepper, garlic, cream cheese, and 1 cup Monterey Jack cheese in hot oil until cheese melts, about 5 minutes. Stir in tomato sauce, chili powder, parsley, oregano, salt, and black pepper.

  3. Divide mixture evenly onto tortillas, roll tortillas around filling, and arrange them in a baking dish. Cover with enchilada sauce and remaining 1 cup Monterey Jack cheese.

  4. Bake in the preheated oven until cheese melts and begins to brown, about 15 minutes.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

605 Calories
32g Fat
48g Carbs
32g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 8
Calories 605
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 32g 41%
Saturated Fat 15g 74%
Cholesterol 98mg 33%
Sodium 1341mg 58%
Total Carbohydrate 48g 17%
Dietary Fiber 5g 17%
Total Sugars 5g
Protein 32g
Vitamin C 23mg 116%
Calcium 371mg 29%
Iron 5mg 29%
Potassium 723mg 15%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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