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Easy Chicken Enchiladas Verdes

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Easy chicken enchiladas verdes are made using only 4 ingredients and is the perfect meal for hectic weeknights.

chicken enchiladas in a glass casserole dish

If you’re looking for a quick and easy weeknight dinner, look no further. This easy chicken enchiladas verdes meal consists of only 4 ingredients! It’s so easy to make and only takes 20 minutes to bake.

Easy meals on the weeknights are often my go to and having meals like this make dinnertime in my house run much smoother.

One of my secrets when making dishes that require shredded cooked chicken, is to buy a rotisserie chicken that is already cooked. Then all I have to do is remove the skin and shred the chicken meat.

It works out perfectly and is a huge time saver.

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Why you’ll love this recipe

  • Only 4 ingredients
  • Made with rotisserie chicken
  • Great family meal
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Ingredients 

What you’ll need to make this recipe.

How to make this recipe

1 – Once the chicken is shredded, place chicken in the center of the corn tortilla. Roll it up and place it face down in a baking dish.

2 – Repeat until all the tortillas and chicken are gone.

3 – Take the can of enchiladas sauce and pour it evenly over the rolled tortillas.

4 – Finish by topping with the shredded cheese.

5 – Place enchiladas in the oven at 400 degrees for 20 minutes, and that’s it! These easy chicken enchiladas are done and ready to eat.

Chicken Enchiladas served on a white plate with enchiladas in a glass casserole dish behind

What do you serve with Chicken Enchiladas?

There are a variety of side dishes to serve with enchiladas. Including refried beans, rice, salad, plantains, vegetables or fruit.

What toppings are good for Chicken Enchiladas?

Like most Mexican food, there are so many great toppings to serve with enchiladas. Salsa, sour cream, guacamole, onion, cilantro, jalapeño, lime, and more. 

How do I store my leftover enchiladas?

Tightly cover the cooled pan of enchiladas with aluminum foil and keep in the refrigerator for 2-3 days.

Can I freeze my enchiladas?

Yes! Tightly wrap the entire pan with foil and store in the freezer for up to 3 months.

Calories per serving (2 enchiladas): 373

Yield: 8 Servings

Easy Chicken Enchiladas Verdes

chicken enchiladas in a glass casserole dish side view

Easy chicken enchiladas verdes is made using only 4 ingredients and is the perfect meal for hectic weeknights.

Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes

Ingredients

  • 1 rotisserie chicken, skin removed and meat shredded
  • 16 white corn tortillas, I use Mission Super Soft white corn tortillas
  • 28 ounce can green enchilada sauce
  • 1/2 cup sharp shredded cheddar cheese

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 400°. Spray 9x13-inch baking dish with cooking spray.
  2. Place corn tortillas in microwave for 30 seconds to warm them. Divide shredded chicken into the center of 16 tortillas. Roll the tortillas and place seam side down in baking sheet.
  3. Pour enchilada sauce evenly over all tortillas covering them completely. Sprinkle cheese over the top of sauce.
  4. Place baking dish in oven, uncovered, and bake for 20 minutes. Serve warm.

Notes

Warming the tortillas before rolling will help them be more pliable and help prevent the tortillas from ripping. 

Nutrition Information:

Yield:

8

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 373Total Fat: 23gSaturated Fat: 7gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 3gCholesterol: 95mgSodium: 1492mgCarbohydrates: 16gFiber: 3gSugar: 2gProtein: 25g

Nutritional information is only an estimate. The accuracy of the nutritional information for any recipe on this site is not guaranteed.

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Tisha

Thursday 5th of March 2020

This is the prefect simple low calorie dish for dinner. Love enchilada verdes, so yummy!

simplylowcal

Thursday 5th of March 2020

Thank you. :)

Pam Greer

Thursday 5th of March 2020

This is my go to easy weeknight dinner! Anytime I buy a rotisserie chicken everyone gets excited because they know I'll be making this!

simplylowcal

Thursday 5th of March 2020

That's great to hear, Pam. :)

Toni

Thursday 5th of March 2020

This would be an amazing meal any night of the week!

simplylowcal

Thursday 5th of March 2020

Thanks! :)

Sally

Thursday 5th of March 2020

Love ordering enchiladas at my favorite Mexican restaurant, but never made them at home. Saw these on FB and had to click over ... looks so easy and delicious. Gotta make them soon!

simplylowcal

Thursday 5th of March 2020

Thanks, Sally! I hope you enjoy. :)

Tara

Thursday 5th of March 2020

Such a wonderful meal for weeknights! I love how easily these enchiladas come together! I bet my family would love them.

simplylowcal

Thursday 5th of March 2020

Thanks, Tara! :)

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