The BEST Chicken Enchiladas! This easy chicken enchilada recipe has a delicious chicken, black bean and cheese filling. You can make my homemade enchilada sauce or use store-bought. They are full of flavor and perfect for a family dinner or feeding a crowd!
Servings: 8 servings
- 1 tablespoon olive oil
- 1 cup finely chopped onion
- 2 cloves garlic minced
- 2 cups chopped or shredded cooked chicken*
- 15 ounce can black beans rinsed and drained
- 4 ounce can diced green chiles
- 1 teaspoon chili powder
- 1 teaspoon ground cumin
- ½ teaspoon dried oregano
- ½ teaspoon salt
- 1 ½ cups enchilada sauce (about 12 ounces) homemade or store-bought
- 12 ounces shredded cheese (about 3 cups) cheddar, Monterey jack, Mexican cheese blend, or a combination
- 8 large flour tortillas
- Optional, for serving: fresh cilantro, chopped green or red onion, sour cream, etc.
Make Enchilada Filling:
Heat the olive oil in a large skillet over medium heat. Add the onion and cook until it starts to soften, about 3 minutes. Add the garlic and cook, stirring, 30 seconds. Turn off the heat.
Add the cooked chicken, black beans, diced green chiles, chili powder, cumin, dried oregano, salt and ½ cup of enchilada sauce to the skillet. Stir until well combined.
Assemble the Enchiladas:
Spread ½ cup of enchilada sauce over the bottom of a 13x9-inch baking dish. To assemble each enchilada, take one of the tortillas and put ½ cup of the chicken and bean mixture down the middle of the tortilla, slightly to the side of the center. Top with ⅓ cup of cheese.
Roll up the tortilla as tightly as you can. Put the enchilada, seam side down, in the prepared baking dish. Repeat with remaining tortillas, enchilada filling and cheese.
Spread the remaining sauce over the tops of the enchiladas. Sprinkle on the remaining cheese.
- You can use a store-bought rotisserie chicken in this recipe, or cook the chicken yourself. I recommend my Instant Pot Shredded Chicken and Crockpot Shredded Chicken recipes.
- Leftover baked enchiladas may be stored in the refrigerator for up to 3 days or in the freezer for up to 3 months. Thaw if frozen, and reheat until steaming hot. I prefer the microwave for reheating.
- You can assemble the enchiladas up to one day before baking. Store them in the refrigerator until you're ready to bake them. You can also freeze a pan of enchiladas before baking, for up to 3 months. Thaw overnight in the refrigerator and then bake as directed in the recipe.
Serving: 1enchilada | Calories: 372kcal | Carbohydrates: 32g | Protein: 25g | Fat: 16g | Saturated Fat: 7g | Cholesterol: 60mg | Sodium: 1300mg | Potassium: 377mg | Fiber: 6g | Sugar: 6g | Vitamin A: 694IU | Vitamin C: 9mg | Calcium: 285mg | Iron: 3mg
Nutrition information is only an estimate.
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