Chicken Enchilada Recipes

Whether you like a spicy red sauce, a mild green sauce, or anything in between, we've got the best chicken enchilada recipes for you.

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Creamy White Chicken Enchiladas

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These enchiladas freeze beautifully and are fast to make. I like cooking the chicken breasts in my Instant Pot®, although a rotisserie chicken can be used for even faster recipe prep.

Green Sauce Enchiladas

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These are the best chicken enchiladas you will ever have! I created this recipe one day by accident, and it's now a family favorite. Try it, you won't be disappointed!

Chicken Enchiladas With Mole Sauce

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These authentic chicken enchiladas with mole sauce were inspired by a dish served at Seattle's La Carta De Oaxaca restaurant. Chocolate and dried chiles make a rich and flavorful sauce that tops the moist and tender chicken enchiladas.

Healthier Chicken Enchiladas I

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I've always liked this recipe because it is quick and easy. I'm always looking for ways to cut out excess fat so I use reduced-fat cheese and sour cream. I also like to add fiber to make the meal a little healthier for my family so I add black beans and some bell peppers. This also adds color! To make it super healthy I use whole-wheat flour tortillas. And it still tastes just as delicious!

Mexican Enchiladas Suizas

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Corn tortillas are filled with shredded chicken and baked in a creamy green tomatillo sauce. The 'suizas' sauce is Spanish for 'Swiss,' a nod to its creaminess.

All-in-One-Pan Chicken Enchiladas

Great for a quick throw-together weeknight meal. Easy to add and subtract ingredients and make it your own. No extra dishes to clean! Serve enchiladas with lettuce, tomatoes, and green onions on top.

Enchilada Sauce "Salsa Negra"

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Authentic, mild, homemade enchilada sauce to be used with your favorite filling (cheese, beef, chicken, etc...). Also good with tortilla chips!

Homemade Chicken Enchiladas

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

One-Pan Sour Cream Chicken Enchilada Skillet

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So much easier to make enchiladas in one skillet than to individually wrap each one!

Chicken Enchiladas I

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This is a quick and easy recipe. Good for quick suppers.

Jalapeno Cream Cheese Chicken Enchiladas

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One of my favorite local Mexican restaurants serves a dish with jalapeno cream cheese and shredded chicken that is to die for. I had been experimenting with dishes that contained those two ingredients and came up with this!! It is absolutely to die for and I get nothing but rave reviews from people who try it! Give it a whirl... I promise your taste buds won't regret it. :-)

Quick and Easy Green Chile Chicken Enchilada Casserole

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I got my picture in the paper for this one! My friends' husbands always fall in love with this when I bring it to parties! My 4 picky kids eat it! If you want to skip the charring step, simply tear the tortillas into fourths so they absorb the sauce better.

Inspiration and Ideas

Creamy Green Chile Chicken Enchiladas

"This is my favorite enchilada recipe. The sauce is outstanding, and I had plenty to cover my dish and then some. It bakes perfectly into the enchiladas." – Laura Ann

Enchiladas Verdes

"Always a hit. It tastes fabulous!" – Kaity Pearl

Easy Creamy Chicken Enchiladas

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This enchilada dish is sure to be a new family favorite; it is simple to put together and also perfect for leftovers . . . if you ever have any!