Easy Chicken Enchiladas

When it’s Tex-Mex night, take your pick from any one of these easy chicken enchilada recipes. 

  • Chicken Enchiladas with Salsa Verde
    Randy Mayor

    Chicken Enchiladas with Salsa Verde

    Bottled green salsa and rotisserie chicken are the shortcut ingredients in these hearty, yet mild enchiladas. Just a simple splash of fresh lime juice perks up the flavor of the bottled salsa.
  • 20-Minute Chicken Enchiladas
    Photo: Randy Mayor; Styling: Cindy Barr

    20-Minute Chicken Enchiladas

    Quick tip: While the sauce cooks, shred the chicken. For a spicy kick, top with chopped jalapeños.

  • Chicken Enchiladas
    Photo: Howard Lee Puckett; Styling: Buffy Hargett

    Chicken Enchiladas

    One online reviewer claims that these are the “best chicken enchiladas I've had, home-made or restaurant. Ooey-gooey, delicious and best of all, simple.”
  • Creamy Chicken Enchiladas

    Creamy Chicken Enchiladas

    If you're looking for an easy Mexican main dish recipe, try these creamy chicken enchiladas. Eight ingredients and a few minutes of prep time are all you need to get these enchiladas baking away in the oven.
  • Green Chile Chicken Enchiladas
    Photo: Peden & Munk; Styling: Amy Wilson  

    Green Chile Chicken Enchiladas

    These chicken enchiladas get their earthy flavor from roasted New Mexico chiles. You can use rotisserie chicken for the filling, plus you can bake the enchiladas and freeze for up to a month.
  • Enchiladas de Pollo (Chicken Enchiladas)
    Randy Mayor; Lydia DeGaris-Pursell

    Enchiladas de Pollo (Chicken Enchiladas)

    This lightened version of chicken enchiladas from Cooking Light will satisfy your craving for a cheesy Tex-Mex dish but isn’t as high in fat and calories as a traditional enchilada recipe.
  • Chicken Enchiladas
    Photo: Becky Luigart-Stayner; Styling: Buffy Hargett  

    Chicken Enchiladas

    To make this recipe ahead, prepare the filling and assemble the enchiladas, then chill overnight or freeze up to one month. Once they are baked, then you add the toppings of your choice.
  • Chicken Enchiladas

    Chicken Enchiladas

    You can freeze the chile mixture and filled tortillas separately up to 1 month and thaw in the refrigerator overnight before you’re ready to bake. Then just prepare and bake as directed in the recipe.
  • Chicken Enchiladas
    Oxmoor House

    Chicken Enchiladas

    The kids can fill each tortilla, roll them up, and place them seam side down in the pan. Then they can top with the sauce and cheese.
  • Chicken Enchiladas
    Photo: Becky Luigart-Stayner; Styling: Cindy Barr

    Light Chicken Enchiladas

    This dish offers make-ahead options: You can assemble the enchiladas up to two days ahead, cover, refrigerate, and bake them before serving. And if your family eats in shifts, just make individual servings, as we did in the photo on the left.

  • Chicken Enchiladas

    Quick Chicken Enchiladas

    These easy, cheesy chicken enchiladas come together in a snap and are faster and way more delicious than fast food.

  • Chicken Enchiladas
    Photo: Jennifer Davick; Styling: Lydia Degaris Pursell

    Fast Chicken Enchiladas

    Fast Flourish: Char one side of the tortillas directly over gas flames for a few seconds using tongs.

  • Chicken, Chili and Cheese Enchiladas

    Chicken, Chili and Cheese Enchiladas

    This easy chicken enchilada recipe features the convenience of rotisserie chicken, a jar of salsa,  and canned green chiles.

  • Chicken Enchiladas
    Photo: Oxmoor House

    Chicken Enchilada Casserole

    Make this casserole recipe come together even more quickly by swapping rotisserie chicken for the called-for boiled chicken.
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