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Enchilada Chicken Recipe

Enchilada Chicken Recipe

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. YIELD: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


  • 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.

Nutritional Facts

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

Reviews for Enchilada Chicken

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Reviewed Apr. 27, 2016

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

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."

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."

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!!"

Reviewed Feb. 7, 2013

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

Reviewed Jan. 11, 2013

"A family favorite! Very flavorful."

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."

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!"

Reviewed Apr. 3, 2012

"Very good and so easy!"

Reviewed Mar. 22, 2012

"OMG this is so delicious!!! so easy

OMG this is delicious!! So easy to make. Couldn't really find chipotle seasoning but found chipotle marinade (dry) and just sprinkled it with that and used a little more of the sauce than it called for. Yummy! Hubby gave it two thumbs up and even licked his plate! Guess that means he liked it! LOL"

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Wine Pairings

Sweet White Wine

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