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The Best Chicken Enchiladas

Are you craving speedy and scrumptious enchiladas? Look no further! Dive into the world of my effortless yet mouthwatering Chicken Enchiladas, ready in just 20 minutes. Don’t wait – savor this Mexican delight now!

Best Chicken Enchiladas Recipe

That’s why you’ll love my Chicken Enchiladas Recipe

  • Ready in just 20 minutes
  • Extremely easy to prepare
  • Incredibly delicious
  • The perfect family meal! I would be thrilled if you try my simple Chicken Enchiladas recipe, and I’m very curious about your feedback!
Delicious Chicken Enchiladas

Ingredients you’ll need

  • Tortilla Wraps – For an authentic recipe, use corn tortilla wraps.
  • Chicken breast – Or, as a vegetarian alternative, use tofu.
  • Vegetables – I recommend bell peppers, corn, and green onions.
  • Kidney beans – For protein and taste.
  • Gouda and Feta cheese – To give the dish some creaminess.
  • Crushed tomatoes – Or a store-bought sauce for enchiladas.
  • Spices – I recommend salt, pepper, thyme, and rosemary.

The exact quantities for the recipe can be found below in my recipe card.

Healthy Chicken Enchiladas

How to Make the Best Chicken Enchiladas

Step 1

Kick things off by cutting the chicken breast into bite-sized morsels and giving them a quick 5-minute simmer in salted boiling water. Mix the ingredients to create a delicious filling.

Step 2

Stuff the wraps generously with these flavorful enchiladas fillings, fold them on both ends and secure them with toothpicks.

Step 3

Next, put the crushed tomatoes into a baking dish and season them with salt, pepper, thyme, and rosemary. Lay your loaded wraps inside and shower them with the remaining Gouda.

Step 4

It’s showtime! Pop the baking dish with your Enchiladas into the oven preheated to 390°F and bake for approximately 15 minutes. Get ready to savor the magic!

Easy Chicken Enchiladas

Recipe Tips

  • Marinate the Chicken: My recommendation is to marinate the chicken at least 30 min before you are planning on cooking it. This will help with the flavor.
  • Char the Tortillas: Briefly heat the tortillas in a dry skillet or directly over an open flame for a few seconds on each side. This step adds a smoky flavor and makes them more pliable for rolling without tearing.


How long does it take to make Chicken Enchiladas?

This recipe only takes 20 min to prep and 15 min to cook and assemble.

Can I use store-bought enchilada sauce instead of crushed tomatoes?

Yes, there are also great options for enchiladas sauces in grocery stores.

Are there any vegetarian alternatives to chicken in this recipe?

Absolutely! Go for beans and tofu instead of chicken.

The Best Chicken Enchiladas

5 from 2 votes
These are the best chicken enchiladas you've ever made. They are ready in just 20 minutes and have a fantastic taste!
Servings: 4
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 20 minutes


  • 1 lb chicken breast
  • 1 large bell pepper
  • 1 small can of corn
  • 1 can of kidney beans*
  • 3 green onions
  • 5 oz Gouda cheese
  • 3 oz feta cheese
  • 1/2 tsp salt and pepper*
  • 1/2 tsp thyme
  • 1/2 tsp rosemary


  • Cut the chicken breast into bite-sized pieces, simmer for 5 mins, and mix with bell peppers, corn, kidney beans, green onions, Gouda, and feta.
    Pro Tip: Save some Gouda for later.
  • Fill wraps generously, fold, and secure with toothpicks.
  • Pour crushed tomatoes into an oven dish, season with rosemary, thyme, salt and pepper, add filled wraps, and sprinkle with remaining Gouda.
  • Bake at 390°F for 15 mins. Enjoy!


Calories: 560kcalCarbohydrates: 54gProtein: 44gFat: 17g
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Mexican
Keyword: Chicken Enchiladas
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