Enchilada Chicken Recipe
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Enchilada Chicken Recipe

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We enjoy Southwestern flavors and this six-ingredient recipe never gets boring. The chicken sizzles in the skillet before getting baked and comes out tender and juicy every time. —Nancy Sousley, Lafayette, Indiana
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. Bake: 20 min.
MAKES:4 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. Bake: 20 min.
MAKES: 4 servings


  • 4 boneless skinless chicken breast halves (6 ounces each)
  • 2 teaspoons salt-free Southwest chipotle seasoning blend
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1/4 cup enchilada sauce
  • 1/2 cup shredded sharp cheddar cheese
  • 2 tablespoons minced fresh cilantro

Nutritional Facts

1 chicken breast half : 265 calories, 11g fat (5g saturated fat), 109mg cholesterol, 252mg sodium, 2g carbohydrate (0g sugars, 0g fiber), 38g protein Diabetic Exchanges: 5 lean meat, 1 fat.


  1. Sprinkle chicken with seasoning blend. In an ovenproof skillet, brown chicken in oil. Top with enchilada sauce, cheese and cilantro. Bake at 350° for 18-20 minutes or until a thermometer reads 170°. Yield: 4 servings.
Originally published as Enchilada Chicken in Healthy Cooking April/May 2012, p56

Sweet White Wine

Enjoy this recipe with a sweet white wine such as Moscato or a sweet Riesling.

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kmk1955 252379
Reviewed Aug. 9, 2016

"This dish was easy, flavorful and ready for the table in no time. While I like a true review of recipes when the actual ingredients in the posted recipe are used, I am guilty of a change myself, as I did not have the southwest chipotle seasoning blend on hand. I substituted the seasoning blend with chipotle chili pepper and chicken I had already cut into chunks. Each bite was fully coated with the seasoning and cheese. Mmmm......just like we like it! Oh yah, and I hit it with the broiler for just a bit to brown the cheese."

Pretty23011980 252298
Reviewed Aug. 6, 2016

"Used McCormick seasoning imported olive oil salt pepper and cut chicken in half slices and different types of cheese blends for different flavors fanatic easy recipe I served with rice and beans and chip n salsa"

angela32 247554
Reviewed Apr. 27, 2016

"This was very easy and good served over green chili grits!"

klesinski 185128
Reviewed Jun. 22, 2014

"I substituted the salt-free seasoning with McCormick Grill Mates Fiery 5 Pepper Seasoning as that is what I had on hand. I served this with the the Easy Mexican Rice recipe also on this website. My whole family enjoyed this dinner."

khopesmom 185126
Reviewed Jan. 7, 2014

"I really liked this recipe. Even my husband and my 4yr old daughter loved it too! The only thing different I did was added a little more enchilada sauce (cause I like it) and saved the cilantro for after. But it was so good!! Definitely a keeper."

scubacas 137800
Reviewed Aug. 10, 2013

"I overcooked the chicken and so it was time I'll keep a closer eye...I'm sure it would have been very good if I hadn't been distracted! It was also SUPER EASY!!"

marymelllon 187977
Reviewed Feb. 7, 2013

"It was easy and the chicken was very moist. I thought it might be too spicy but not at all."

kgalloway2 187976
Reviewed Jan. 11, 2013

"A family favorite! Very flavorful."

Jacquie79 126343
Reviewed Jan. 2, 2013

"this has been on our dinner rotation since I found it in the magazine. First time I made it as stated. It was amazing for a low sodium meal, and we had everything on hand. I always stock up on the southwest seasoning by Mrs. Dash when I go to Target. They are the only store that always has it. We still make this recipe but now use green sauce and pepper jack cheese. We never have left overs unless I double the recipe. It taste just as good or better the next day, and I rarely eat leftovers."

mjlouk 185124
Reviewed May. 2, 2012

"I didn't want to buy the salt free blend just for this recipe so I mixed some taco seasoning and chipotle chile seasoning and sprinkled it on. Worked great!"

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