Traditional Chicken Enchiladas Recipe

Traditional Chicken Enchiladas Recipe

How To Make Chicken Enchiladas

Tender chicken meat rolled in crunchy corn tortillas and drizzled with savory and spicy enchilada sauce make these chicken enchiladas a hit Mexican dish.

Preparation: 10 minutes
Cooking: 35 minutes
Total: 45 minutes



For Enchilada Sauce:

  • 2clovesgarlic,minced
  • 2tbspchipotle chilis in adobo sauce
  • cupstomato sauce
  • ½tspchipotle chili powder
  • ½tspground cumin
  • ¾cupsodium chicken broth,reduced
  • kosher salt and fresh pepper,to taste

For Chicken:

  • 1tspvegetable oil
  • 9ozchicken breast,cooked shredded from 2 small breasts
  • 1cupOnion,diced
  • 2clovelarge garlic,minced
  • ¼cupcilantro
  • kosher salt
  • 1tspcumin
  • ½tspdried oregano
  • 1tspchipotle chili powder
  • cupchicken broth
  • ½cuptomato sauce

For Enchilada:

  • 8whole wheat flour tortillas,7-inch low-carb la tortilla factory
  • 1cupMexican cheese,low fat shredded
  • non-stick cooking spray
  • 2tbspscallions,chopped or cilantro for topping


  1. In a medium saucepan, spray oil and sauté garlic. Add chipotle chiles, chili powder, cumin, chicken broth, tomato sauce, salt and pepper.

  2. Bring to a boil. Reduce the heat to low and simmer for 5 to 10 minutes. Set aside until ready to use.

  3. Preheat oven to 400 degrees F.

  4. Heat the vegetable oil in a medium skillet over medium-high heat. Sauté onions and garlic on low until soft, about 2 minutes.

  5. Add chicken, salt, cilantro, cumin, oregano, chili powder, tomato sauce, chicken broth, and cook for 4 to 5 minutes. Remove from heat.

  6. Spray a 13×9-inch glass baking dish with non-stick spray. Put ⅓ cup chicken mixture into each tortilla and roll it.

  7. Place on baking dish seam side down, top with sauce. Then top with cheese.

  8. Cover with aluminum foil and bake in the oven on the middle rack for 20 to 25 minutes.


  • Calories: 420.90kcal
  • Fat: 18.16g
  • Saturated Fat: 6.47g
  • Trans Fat: 0.32g
  • Monounsaturated Fat: 6.92g
  • Polyunsaturated Fat: 2.97g
  • Carbohydrates: 43.22g
  • Fiber: 3.96g
  • Sugar: 6.76g
  • Protein: 22.28g
  • Cholesterol: 50.96mg
  • Sodium: 1158.12mg
  • Calcium: 297.77mg
  • Potassium: 584.37mg
  • Iron: 4.13mg
  • Vitamin A: 117.22µg
  • Vitamin C: 11.14mg
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