Enchiladas - New Mexico Style


These enchiladas are stacked like pancakes, not baked in oven. This is a family recipe handed down two generations. Quick, easy and definitely delicious. Use your favorite kind of meat in this dish - it also works well for leftover meat.

Prep Time:
15 mins
Cook Time:
30 mins
Total Time:
45 mins
6 servings


  • 1 tablespoon vegetable oil

  • 2 pounds skinless, boneless chicken breast halves - cut into 1 inch pieces

  • ¼ teaspoon ground cumin

  • ¼ teaspoon chili powder

  • 1 (19 ounce) can enchilada sauce

  • 2 cups shredded iceberg lettuce

  • 2 cups shredded Colby cheese

  • 1 (12 ounce) package corn tortillas

  • 1 onion, chopped

  • ½ cup sour cream (Optional)

  • 6 fried eggs (Optional)


  1. Heat the oil in a large skillet over medium heat. Add the chicken pieces, and cook until browned. Season with cumin and chili powder. Pour in the enchilada sauce, and simmer for about 15 minutes. Stir occasionally.

  2. In a separate skillet over medium heat, warm the tortillas. Don't fry them, just warm them until they are flexible.

  3. To assemble the enchiladas, dip a tortilla in the enchilada sauce, and place it on a serving plate. Spoon some of the meat and sauce on, then add shredded lettuce, cheese, onion and sour cream. Top with another tortilla that has been dipped in the sauce. You may repeat the layering as many times as you wish depending on your appetite. Make additional stacks for each person. Top stacks with a fried egg, if desired.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

670 Calories
35g Fat
36g Carbs
54g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 6
Calories 670
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 35g 44%
Saturated Fat 15g 77%
Cholesterol 321mg 107%
Sodium 708mg 31%
Total Carbohydrate 36g 13%
Dietary Fiber 5g 18%
Total Sugars 3g
Protein 54g
Vitamin C 9mg 43%
Calcium 442mg 34%
Iron 4mg 23%
Potassium 822mg 17%

* 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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