Savory Chicken Enchiladas

Transport your taste buds straight to the heart of Mexico with these mouth-watering chicken enchiladas. Filled with tender, spiced chicken and topped with a luscious sauce and melted cheese, these enchiladas are the perfect combination of comfort and zest.



  1. 2 cups cooked, shredded chicken (you can use rotisserie chicken)
  2. 1 cup shredded Monterey Jack or cheddar cheese
  3. 1 small onion, finely chopped
  4. 2 cloves garlic, minced
  5. Salt and pepper, to taste

Enchilada Sauce:

  1. 2 tbsp olive oil or vegetable oil
  2. 2 tbsp all-purpose flour
  3. 2 tbsp chili powder
  4. 1/2 tsp cumin
  5. 1/4 tsp garlic powder
  6. 2 cups chicken broth
  7. 1 can (8 oz) tomato sauce
  8. Salt, to taste


  1. 8-10 soft corn or flour tortillas
  2. 1 1/2 cups shredded Monterey Jack or cheddar cheese
  3. Fresh cilantro, for garnish (optional)


  1. Prepare the Filling:
    • In a mixing bowl, combine shredded chicken, 1 cup of cheese, chopped onion, minced garlic, salt, and pepper. Mix well and set aside.
  2. Make the Enchilada Sauce:
    • In a saucepan, heat the oil over medium heat. Add flour and stir for about a minute or until it’s just beginning to brown.
    • Mix in chili powder, cumin, and garlic powder.
    • Slowly whisk in the chicken broth, ensuring no lumps form. Bring to a gentle simmer.
    • Once thickened, stir in the tomato sauce. Let it simmer for 5-8 minutes. Season with salt to taste. Remove from heat and set aside.
  3. Assemble the Enchiladas:
    • Preheat your oven to 375°F (190°C).
    • Spread a couple of tablespoons of enchilada sauce at the bottom of a baking dish.
    • Take a tortilla and spoon 2-3 tablespoons of the chicken filling in the center. Roll it up tightly and place it seam-side down in the baking dish. Repeat with the remaining tortillas.
    • Pour the enchilada sauce over the filled tortillas, ensuring they are fully covered.
    • Sprinkle the 1 1/2 cups of shredded cheese on top.
  4. Bake and Serve:
    • Bake in the preheated oven for 20-25 minutes, or until the cheese is melted and bubbly.
    • Remove from the oven and let it cool slightly.
    • Garnish with fresh cilantro if desired.
    • Serve warm, perhaps with a side of sour cream, guacamole, or a fresh salad.

Enjoy your homemade savory chicken enchiladas!

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