Prep Time
15 Mins
Cook Time
40 Mins
4 servings

These easy, cheesy chicken enchiladas come together in a snap and are faster and way more delicious than fast food. If you have leftover roast chicken, use that here. Alternatively, you can buy a rotisserie chicken if you don't feel like cooking your own. Also, don't use corn tortillas, as these have a tendency to break and be hard to roll. Whatever you do, though, don't forget the fresh tomato, avocado, cilantro, and green onion topping—the freshness livens up the dish. 

How to Make It

Step 1

Stir together first 5 ingredients. Spoon chicken mixture evenly over each tortilla, and roll up. Arrange in a lightly greased 13- x 9-inch baking dish. Coat tortillas with vegetable cooking spray.

Step 2

Bake at 350° for 35 to 40 minutes or until golden brown.

Step 3

Stir together sour cream and taco sauce. Spoon over hot enchiladas, and sprinkle with toppings.

Chef's Notes

Make this for a busy weeknight or even for celebrating Cinco de Mayo. Regardless of the occasion, these enchiladas are sure to please. Toppings, meat, and even sauce can vary for different desired taste and spice level.

Ratings & Reviews

tnwalsh's Review

July 23, 2014
This is the best chicken enchilada recipe I've ever tried. I did make a few changes, only one cup of cheese in the filling for one. Baked it 25 minutes then put the sour cream/salsa sauce on and the other cup of cheese and baked an additional 15 minutes. Topped with all the goodies. It was soooooooo tasty. Be sure to use the pepper jack cheese in the filling if you like a kick.

sfoxbuffalo1's Review

February 25, 2012
AMAZING! These were not the typical greesy, cheesy, restaurant enchiladas. They had more of a fresh spin with all of the chopped veggies on top. My husband and I finished these in 2 days, and I must say he is not a fan of leftovers. I did use enchilada sauce as I could not find green taco sauce, but they were awesome. Definitely making these again. Thanks for the great recipe!

conr810's Review

January 19, 2009
Excellant. I added 2 jalapenos to spice it up.

britkb's Review

May 24, 2011
These turned out great! Everyone I've made them for has loved them. I use light sour cream and either wheat or corn tortillas to make it a little healthier. Instead of green taco sauce I used Cholula Chili Lime Hot Sauce - gives it a kick and the flavor is better!

brendagoebel's Review

April 11, 2012
I have made these many times for the family and everyone loves them. To save time I use a rotissrie chicken .

kaialove8's Review

May 27, 2013
I literally just made this recipe. It was SO good! And so pretty I almost didn't want to eat it! I added a little more cilantro to it and seasoned my chicken with cumin, chili powder and garlic salt. Those were the only tweaks. This was so simple and so quick to put together. It will be added to a regular meal schedule :)

JessicaJJM's Review

August 06, 2014
Super easy to make. I made guacamole and served organic blue chips on the size. yummy dinner.

CortneyYon's Review

May 16, 2013
I absolutely love this recipe! The only thing I did different was use red taco sauce instead of green! It was quick easy! I will definitely make it again!

ZMoorehead's Review

April 30, 2013
AWESOME!!! I kicked things up a notch and made this recipe 100% Vegan. It was a stellar hit! Here is the pic:

foxhillfiddler's Review

June 01, 2014
Yummy, great way to use left over chicken. The sauce made of sour cream mixed with green taco sauce rocks. Family tested and approved, easy to make and presents nicely enough to serve guests.