Spicy Chicken Enchiladas with Red Mole Sauce


What makes these enchiladas so good? The key to the exceptional flavor is the red mole sauce made from a delectable, pureed mixture featuring toasted almonds, onion, tomatoes, chipotle chiles, raisins and cinnamon. You'll turn dinner into a fiesta when you serve this kickin' dish!

Prep Time:
40 mins
Additional Time:
40 mins
Total Time:
1 hrs 20 mins
4 servings


  • 2 tablespoons finely chopped unsalted whole natural almonds

  • 2 tablespoons sesame seeds

  • 1 tablespoon olive oil

  • 1 medium onion, chopped

  • 2 cloves garlic, minced

  • 1 (14.5 ounce) can diced tomatoes, drained

  • 2 canned chipotle peppers in adobo sauce

  • ¼ cup raisins

  • ¼ teaspoon kosher salt

  • teaspoon ground black pepper

  • 1 dash ground cinnamon

  • 1 cup Swanson® Mexican Tortilla Flavor Infused Broth

  • 2 cups shredded cooked chicken

  • ¾ cup Mexican blend cheese

  • 8 (6 inch) corn tortillas, warmed

  • ¼ cup sour cream


  1. Heat an 8-inch nonstick skillet over medium heat. Add the almonds and sesame seed and cook and stir for 4 minutes or until golden brown. Reserve 1 tablespoon almond mixture.

  2. Heat the oil in a 4-quart saucepan over medium-high heat. Add the onion, garlic, tomatoes, chipotle chiles, raisins, salt, black pepper and cinnamon. Cook for 5 minutes or until the onion is tender, stirring occasionally.

  3. Spoon the onion mixture into a blender. Add the broth and the remaining almond mixture. Cover and blend until the mole sauce is smooth. Pour the mole sauce into the saucepan and heat over medium heat to a boil. Reduce the heat to low. Cook for 5 minutes or until the mole sauce is slightly thickened, stirring often.

  4. Heat the oven to 400 degrees F. Stir the chicken, 1/2 cup cheese and 1/2 cup mole sauce in a large bowl.

  5. Spread 1/2 cup mole sauce in the bottom of an 11x8x2-inch baking dish.

  6. Spoon about 1/4 cup chicken mixture in the center of each tortilla. Roll up the tortillas around the filling. Place the filled tortillas, seam-side down, into the baking dish. Pour the remaining mole sauce over the filled tortillas. Top with the remaining cheese. Cover the baking dish.

  7. Bake for 25 minutes or until the enchiladas are hot and bubbling. Sprinkle with the reserved almond mixture. Serve with the sour cream.


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Nutrition Facts (per serving)

439 Calories
23g Fat
42g Carbs
18g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 4
Calories 439
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 23g 29%
Saturated Fat 10g 48%
Cholesterol 54mg 18%
Sodium 755mg 33%
Total Carbohydrate 42g 15%
Dietary Fiber 6g 23%
Total Sugars 10g
Protein 18g
Vitamin C 11mg 53%
Calcium 326mg 25%
Iron 4mg 24%
Potassium 471mg 10%

* 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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