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Easy Chicken Enchiladas

Chicken Enchiladas

5 from 13 reviews

Fun and flavorful Tex Mex Chicken Enchiladas made with homemade enchilada sauce and already baked rotisserie chicken.  They are always a hit with friends and family and reheat very well in the microwave for those of us with smaller households.

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Ingredients

  • 1 tablespoon canola oil
  • 1 medium onion finely chopped
  • 2 cloves garlic minced
  • 1 (15 ounce) can black beans drained and rinsed
  • 2 cups cooked diced chicken (rotisserie chicken)
  • 1 (7 ounce) can diced green chiles
  • 1 ½ tablespoons taco seasoning
  • ⅓ cup water
  • homemade enchilada sauce
  • 8 large flour tortillas (8 inch)
  • 3 cups Mexican blend cheese (see notes)
  • assorted topping such as cilantro, chopped tomatoes, minced jalapeno, sliced black olives, sour cream (optional)

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.  Lightly grease 9×13 inch casserole dish.
  2. Heat canola oil in a large skillet.  Cook the onion until it is soft. Reduce the heat and add the garlic cooking for 1 minute stirring constantly.  Add the black beans, diced chicken, green chiles, taco seasoning and water.  Simmer for 5 minutes or until the water has been cooked in.
  3. Spread 1-2 tablespoons of enchilada sauce over each tortilla.  Spoon a line of the chicken mixture across the tortilla and sprinkle with 2 tablespoons shredded Mexican cheese.  Roll the tortillas up and place in prepared casserole dish in single layer.  Pour the remaining sauce over the enchiladas.  Sprinkle with the remaining cheese.
  4. Bake uncovered for 20 minutes or until cheese is melted and casserole is heated through. If desired garnish with additional toppings.

Notes

  • Are you always in a pinch in regard to time?  No worries!  Simply use premade jarred or canned enchilada sauce.
  • You can use flour or corn tortillas for this recipe.  Corn tortillas need to be warmed before rolling or they will crack.
  • Any cooked shredded or cubed chicken will work for this recipe.  However rotisserie chickens are available in most grocery stores, big club stores like Sams and Walmart. They are simply delicious and so tender.
  • Pinto beans may be substituted for the black beans.
  • I purchase a Mexican style blend cheese from Costco with Monterey Jack, cheddar, queso quesadilla and asadero cheese.  It is an all natural cheese using potato starch to prevent caking.  We love it and it tastes delicious.

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