Easy Chicken Enchilada Skillet Recipe

Easy Chicken Enchilada Skillet Recipe

How To Make Easy Chicken Enchilada Skillet

Chicken enchilada skillet is a quick way to satisfy your cravings. Classic enchilada ingredients all cooked in a skillet, you’ll have dinner in 20 minutes.

Preparation: 5 minutes
Cooking: 15 minutes
Total: 20 minutes



  • 1tbspolive oil
  • 1smallwhite onionpeeled and diced
  • 1redbell peppercored and diced
  • 4ozOld El Paso chopped green chiles
  • 1cupblack beansrinsed and drained
  • ½cupwhole-kernel corncanned or frozen
  • 3cupsshredded cooked chicken
  • 1canOld El Paso Red Enchilada Sauce
  • 2cupsshredded Mexican-blend cheeseor your desired kind of cheese, divided
  • 1cupTortilla strips or crumbled tortilla chips
  • 1packageOld El Paso Burrito-Sized Flour Tortillasoptional for serving:


  1. Heat olive oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat. 

  2. Add onion and saute for 3 minutes, stirring occasionally. Add red pepper and continue sauteing for another 3 to 5 minutes, stirring occasionally, until the onion is soft and translucent.  

  3. Add green chiles, black beans, corn, chicken, and enchilada sauce, and stir to combine. Continue cooking, stirring occasionally, until the mixture reaches a simmer.

  4. Stir in 1 cup shredded cheese and the tortilla chips, and stir to combine until the cheese is melted. Add the extra 1 cup of cheese evenly on top of the mixture, then remove from heat. Sprinkle on additional toppings if desired.

  5. To serve these in tortilla bowls, place a tortilla in each serving bowl, then portion the enchilada mixture on top of it.  Alternately, serve the enchilada mixture on plain plates or bowls.

  6. Serve immediately.

Recipe Notes


Top the enchilada with diced avocado, chopped fresh cilantro leaves, diced red onion, extra tortilla strips, or sour cream for extra flavors.



  • Calories: 698.75kcal
  • Fat: 26.61g
  • Saturated Fat: 9.37g
  • Trans Fat: 0.02g
  • Monounsaturated Fat: 10.35g
  • Polyunsaturated Fat: 4.56g
  • Carbohydrates: 73.63g
  • Fiber: 8.56g
  • Sugar: 6.46g
  • Protein: 41.50g
  • Cholesterol: 87.97mg
  • Sodium: 814.29mg
  • Calcium: 443.82mg
  • Potassium: 955.21mg
  • Iron: 5.91mg
  • Vitamin A: 117.54µg
  • Vitamin C: 72.84mg
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