Buffalo chicken enchiladas with the green, white, and red of the Mexican flag, all in one dish! Quick and easy, with a surprising array of flavors. This is not a traditional Mexican dish, just a dish inspired by those flavors. It's mildly spicy. Add extra salsa verde when serving for a truly spicy flavor.


Recipe Summary

1 hr 40 mins
2 hrs 5 mins
25 mins
10 enchiladas


Original recipe yields 10 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Instructions Checklist
  • Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).

  • Place chicken in a baking dish and coat with 1/4 cup wing sauce. Cover with bell pepper and onion. Drizzle honey over the chicken, bell pepper, and onion. Cover with foil.

  • Bake in the preheated oven until chicken is tender, about 1 1/2 hours.

  • Combine 1 1/2 avocados, Greek yogurt, and salsa verde in a blender. Pulse until sauce is mostly smooth but retains some texture.

  • Transfer chicken to a cutting board. Drain drippings, reserving bell pepper and onion. Shred chicken using tongs or a fork. Mix in remaining 1/4 cup wing sauce.

  • Lightly coat a 9x13-inch baking dish with olive oil. Place a small amount of shredded chicken on each tortilla. Add some of the bell pepper and onion. Roll up each tortilla and place seam-side down in the baking dish.

  • Spoon some sauce over each enchilada; spread out so that each is lightly coated. Reserve some of the sauce for serving. Sprinkle most of the grated Manchego cheese over the top.

  • Bake until cheese is thoroughly melted, about 10 minutes. Spoon a bit more sauce over each serving; add a bit more grated cheese. Add some of the remaining avocado slices to each plate.

Cook's Notes:

Substitute Monterey Jack cheese for the Manchego, if desired.

Salt and pepper are always needed in this dish; season to taste.

Nutrition Facts

343 calories; protein 13.2g; carbohydrates 39g; fat 15.1g; cholesterol 23.6mg; sodium 787.3mg. Full Nutrition