Spinach and Chicken Enchiladas


If you like spinach and Mexican food, you'll love these easy chicken enchiladas made with ricotta cheese and spinach.

close up view of Spinach and Chicken Enchiladas garnished with sour cream, green onions and black olives on a white plate
Prep Time:
20 mins
Cook Time:
40 mins
Total Time:
1 hrs
5 servings


  • 1 tablespoon butter

  • ½ cup sliced green onions

  • 2 cloves garlic, minced

  • 2 large cooked chicken breast halves, diced

  • 1 (10 ounce) package frozen chopped spinach - thawed, drained, and squeezed dry

  • ½ teaspoon chili powder

  • ¼ teaspoon ground black pepper

  • teaspoon salt

  • 1 cup ricotta cheese

  • ½ cup sour cream

  • 1 ½ cups shredded Monterey Jack cheese, divided

  • 1 ½ cups shredded mozzarella cheese, divided

  • 5 (10 inch) flour tortillas

  • 2 (10 ounce) cans enchilada sauce


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

  2. Melt butter in a saucepan over medium heat; cook and stir green onions and garlic in butter until fragrant and softened, about 2 minutes. Stir chicken, spinach, chili powder, black pepper, and salt into the green onion mixture and cook until heated through, about 5 minutes. Remove from heat. Mix ricotta cheese, sour cream, 1 cup Monterey Jack cheese, and 1 cup of mozzarella cheese into chicken mixture until thoroughly combined. Reserve remaining Monterey Jack and mozzarella cheeses for topping.

  3. Place tortillas into a plastic bag, seal bag, and microwave on high until warm and soft, 30 to 45 seconds. Spoon about 3/4 cup of chicken filling down the center of each tortilla in a line. Roll tortillas around filling and place with seam sides down into a 9x13-inch baking dish.

  4. Pour enchilada sauce over filled enchiladas and sprinkle the remaining 1/2 cup of Monterey Jack and mozzarella cheeses over the top.

  5. Bake in the preheated oven until filling is bubbling and cheese topping is browned at the edges, about 30 minutes.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

688 Calories
35g Fat
49g Carbs
43g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 5
Calories 688
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 35g 45%
Saturated Fat 17g 87%
Cholesterol 112mg 37%
Sodium 1296mg 56%
Total Carbohydrate 49g 18%
Dietary Fiber 5g 19%
Total Sugars 3g
Protein 43g
Vitamin C 14mg 69%
Calcium 754mg 58%
Iron 6mg 32%
Potassium 851mg 18%

* 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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