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Simple Chicken Enchiladas Recipe
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Simple Chicken Enchiladas Recipe

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“This recipe is so quick and easy, and I always receive a ton of compliments,” writes Kristi Black from Harrison Township, Michigan. “It quickly becomes a favorite of friends whenever I share the recipe. Modify the spiciness with the intensity of the salsa and the green chilis to suit your taste.” TIP: Kristi suggests serving her Easy Chicken Enchiladas with sweet corn cake for a “really yummy” summer spread!
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. Bake: 25 min.
MAKES:5 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. Bake: 25 min.
MAKES: 5 servings

Ingredients

  • 1 can (10 ounces) enchilada sauce, divided
  • 4 ounces cream cheese, cubed
  • 1-1/2 cups salsa
  • 2 cups cubed cooked chicken
  • 1 can (15 ounces) pinto beans, rinsed and drained
  • 1 can (4 ounces) chopped green chilies
  • 10 flour tortillas (6 inches)
  • 1 cup (4 ounces) shredded Mexican cheese blend
  • Shredded lettuce, chopped tomato, sour cream and sliced ripe olives, optional

Nutritional Facts

1 serving (2 each) equals 468 calories, 13 g fat (6 g saturated fat), 75 mg cholesterol, 1,394 mg sodium, 51 g carbohydrate, 8 g fiber, 34 g protein.

Directions

  1. Spoon 1/2 cup enchilada sauce into a greased 13-in. x 9-in. baking dish. In a large saucepan, cook and stir the cream cheese and salsa over medium heat for 2-3 minutes or until blended. Stir in the chicken, beans and chilies.
  2. Place about 1/3 cup of chicken mixture down the center of each tortilla. Roll up and place seam side down over sauce. Top with remaining enchilada sauce; sprinkle with cheese.
  3. Cover and bake at 350° for 25-30 minutes or until heated through. Serve with lettuce, tomato, sour cream and olives if desired. Yield: 5 servings.
Originally published as Easy Chicken Enchiladas in Simple & Delicious July/August 2006, p15

Nutritional Facts

1 serving (2 each) equals 468 calories, 13 g fat (6 g saturated fat), 75 mg cholesterol, 1,394 mg sodium, 51 g carbohydrate, 8 g fiber, 34 g protein.

Sweet White Wine

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

Reviews for Simple Chicken Enchiladas

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Reviewed Jul. 30, 2014

This is very tasty and truly simple. Used leftover roasted chicken, tomatillo salsa and about double the amt of enchilada sauce. This is a keeper.

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Reviewed Mar. 29, 2014

The whole family loved this recipe!!!

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Reviewed Jan. 7, 2014

My family did not particularly care for the consistency of these enchiladas. We found the chicken mixture rather soupy and actually used a slotted spoon to dip the mixture onto the tortillas. The flavors are good, but we will most likely not make this recipe again.

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Reviewed Nov. 17, 2013

So delicious!!! I also used a cheater chicken that I shredded and it turned out amazing!! This recipe is a keeper.

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Reviewed Oct. 30, 2013

VERY easy to make; great taste! I used shredded rotisserie chicken and I spread refried beans on the burrito style shells rather than using pinto beans. I think that chopped onion would be good in the chicken mixture as well.

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