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Enchilada Chicken

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


  • 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


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

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  • mrs.pawling
    Dec 30, 2019

    Nice flavors. I didn't have the chipotle seasoning, so I rubbed both sides of the chicken with taco seasoning. I also added a seeded, chopped jalapeno. This comes together really quickly, and is a great weeknight dinner served with mexicorn and a tossed green salad.

  • Ladymatriarch
    Apr 11, 2019

    Good quick meal if you want something that takes no trouble at all. I served it with Spanish rice and cheesy refried beans. I thought the favor could have been more infused into the chicken personally, but over all it was moist and had good flavor.

  • shawnba
    Mar 15, 2019

    This is really good, and very easy! We like sauce, so I used a whole can of enchilada sauce, and added a sprinkle of crushed tortilla chips along with the cheese and cilantro. A keeper for sure!! VFE

  • No_Time_To_Cook
    Dec 19, 2018

    Good and very easy to make! My husband was not crazy about it, but I liked it.

  • Shawn
    Nov 14, 2018

    We eat a lot of chicken, so I’m always looking for new ways to fix it. This was very easy, and really good. Since there are only 2 of us, I used the second 2 breasts to make chicken nachos!! Two great meals from one recipe!!

  • terrycoughlin
    Jan 31, 2018

    This is a very good recipe and the simplicity and speed is amazing. Will definitely make again.

  • garfieldbjo
    Jul 27, 2017

    Does anybody know if you bake this covered, or uncovered?

  • FlintJK
    Oct 26, 2016

    I went to 2 stores trying to find the SW Chipoltle blend seasoning and couldn't find it. I went on line to see what it consisted of and discovered that Mrs. Dash makes it. That SHOULD have been mentioned in the recipe. From now on, I' m sticking with the Pillsbury recipes.

  • kramerstacey15
    Oct 1, 2016

    This was really tasty and easy. Will make again.

  • kmk1955
    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.