Classic Chicken Enchiladas Recipe

Classic Chicken Enchiladas Recipe

How To Make Classic Chicken Enchiladas

Chicken enchiladas are a quintessential Mexican dish that is actually easy to replicate. Chicken tortillas are baked until melty & served with sour cream.

Preparation: 30 minutes
Cooking: 30 minutes
Total: 1 hour



  • 2tbspcanola oil,or vegetable oil
  • 1small white onion,peeled and diced
  • 2cupsshredded chicken
  • 4ozdiced green chiles,(1 can)
  • 3cupssharp cheddar cheese,shredded and divided
  • 1cupsour cream
  • 8large flour tortillas
  • 2cupsred enchilada sauce
  • chopped cilantro,for garnish
  • chopped green onions,for garnish


  1. Preheat your oven to 350 degrees F.

  2. In a skillet, heat up the oil on medium-high and cook the onions until just softened. Add in the chicken and cook until it is just a bit crispy.

  3. In a large bowl mix the onions, chicken, green chiles, 1½ cups of cheddar cheese and 1 cup of sour cream together.

  4. In a separate bowl, dip the flour tortillas into the enchilada sauce, then lay them flat in a baking dish, 2 to 3 at a time.

  5. Spoon on ½ cup of the filling into each tortilla and roll tightly leaving the seam side down.

  6. When all 8 are done, carefully pour on the remaining enchilada sauce and sprinkle on the remaining cheese.

  7. Bake the enchiladas covered for 20 to 25 minutes, then uncovered for an additional 5 minutes.

  8. Top with cilantro and green onions.


  • Calories: 1156.66kcal
  • Fat: 71.76g
  • Saturated Fat: 30.84g
  • Trans Fat: 1.28g
  • Monounsaturated Fat: 24.73g
  • Polyunsaturated Fat: 8.80g
  • Carbohydrates: 77.83g
  • Fiber: 5.85g
  • Sugar: 15.43g
  • Protein: 50.70g
  • Cholesterol: 183.38mg
  • Sodium: 2668.02mg
  • Calcium: 951.50mg
  • Potassium: 600.67mg
  • Iron: 6.14mg
  • Vitamin A: 424.58µg
  • Vitamin C: 75.49mg
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