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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


  • 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.


  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.

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Reviewed Jul. 3, 2015

"I doubled the recipe for my family of 5 and didn't have any left they enjoyed it so much! Very easy to make as well."

Reviewed May. 23, 2015

"This recipe comes together quickly with leftover chicken. The salsa and cream cheese makes an interesting base. You can kick it up with pepper jack cheese and fresh peppers. I really enjoyed chopped fresh tomatoes and green onions on top."

Reviewed Mar. 15, 2015


Reviewed Feb. 16, 2015

"Didn't care for the flour tortillas. Corn tortillas would have been better, I think. Filling was just okay."

Reviewed Jan. 5, 2015

"This was really good! I divided it up between two 8x8 pans so I could freeze one and I used turkey instead of chicken and a little extra enchilada sauce because I had some. I love that this used ingredients that I had on hand so I didn't have to buy a whole bunch of extra stuff."

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