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Easy 5-Ingredient Chicken Enchiladas

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Restaurant-quality enchiladas have never been easier! These mouthwatering chicken- and cheese-filled corn tortillas are doused in spicy red sauce and baked in the oven. With just 5 ingredients and 10 minutes of hands-on time, you'll have a delicious dinner in less time than it takes to pick up takeout. The recipe is a Yummly original created by Sara Mellas.


  • 2 cans red enchilada sauce (10 oz. per can)
  • 12 ounces cooked, shredded chicken
  • 1 cup Mexican cheese (shredded, for filling)
  • 12 soft corn tortillas (standard 6-inch diameter)
  • 1 cup Mexican cheese (shredded, for top)
  • cilantro (finely chopped, optional, for garnish)
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    Calories420Calories from Fat210
    Total Fat23g35%
    Saturated Fat10g50%
    Trans Fat
    Calories from Fat210
    Total Carbohydrate30g10%
    Dietary Fiber5g20%
    Vitamin A15%
    Vitamin C4%

    * Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your Daily Values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.


    Johnny Chacon a month ago
    My kids loved it, and they dont typically enjoy mexican foo.
    Emily Nielsen a month ago
    it's a great, easy toss in the oven, dinner. gotta do the black beans on the side though. add salt and pepper here and there
    Paul 2 months ago
    As a white father who cooks for my Hispanic family, I tend to spice it up a bit with chilis, cumin, ancho chili powder, and so on..
    James Gilroy 3 months ago
    Delicious delicious delicious
    Sandy B. 3 months ago
    They were perfect and delishes, I also made spanish rice
    Ashley LaBranche 4 months ago
    family enjoyed it. most definatly going to modify the ingrediants next time
    Abbie 4 months ago
    Perfect! I used Parsley instead of cilantro
    Charles Ivey 4 months ago
    turned out great except for the rice still alil tough wanted it to be more softer
    Desiree M. 5 months ago
    It was a good and simple recipe. I added about 1.5 tsp of cumin and a tsp of garlic powder to the chicken mix.
    Adrian Haden 5 months ago
    i have made this time and time again! returning to print out for my mama!
    Scardy Cat 6 months ago
    Instead of Mexican cheese use Asiago cheese block and shred with homemade red enchilada sauce, this one’s good
    Christy Sloane 9 months ago
    Wow This was sooo good!!!!
    Red Salas 9 months ago
    it was delicious I'll definitely be making this one again. if you liked this one try the green sauce chicken enchilada recipe also
    Kelly 10 months ago
    The whole family loved them! We all had seconds.
    Rebeccah Lockwood 10 months ago
    my family liked it. it was tasty. super easy snd fast to put together . but i think i like my original white sauce better.
    william harris 10 months ago
    good to prep, put it in the refrigerator and cook later. I lile to add a lottle more sauce. Overall super easy and great tasting.
    Sabrina Alic 10 months ago
    yummy! for a few of them I didn’t top it with enchilada sauce because my family is a bit sensitive with spice! 😂 but i love it
    Karen G. a year ago
    These were so easy and tasted wonderful. I used Hatch enchilada sauce, not too spicy just perfect!
    G a year ago
    i like this recipe because it tastes great , is easy to make , and you can customize the ingredients if you want to .
    cupcake a year ago
    I don’t cook much. This was really easy and it tastes amazing! Thank you for the easy to follow instructions as well!
    Colleen Riley a year ago
    The family loved it. May add onion next time.
    Maria Martinez a year ago
    great delicious very tasty!
    Ashleigh L. a year ago
    Super easy recipe. Turned out great. My 3 kids even enjoyed it and all asked for more. I will definitely make this again. Great flavors.
    Bryce Croft a year ago
    Very quick and easy. i baked in my cast iron skillet.
    Joseph V Jr a year ago
    Its delicious one of the easiest recpies to follow.
    Jaden Redfield a year ago
    super easy and delicious!
    Gail a year ago
    This was so easy and delicious! It’s a keeper!
    Slauenwhite a year ago
    Simple and delicious. I added finely chopped red pepper, a dash of cumin, paprika, a dusting of cayenne, and a dash of fresh lime.
    Brooke Davide a year ago
    really good 👍 we ate all of it
    Schultz a year ago
    Made it, ate it, & not much to clean up! Easy, quick, & pretty tasty! Not sure why one reviewer reported bland? Had to be in their choice of sauce! My dear wife insisted on refried beans being added so I did, & have to say it was great!