Easy 5-Ingredient Chicken Enchiladas Recipe | Yummly

Easy 5-Ingredient Chicken Enchiladas

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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 oz. 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.


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    Summers 22 days ago
    Lovely, really enjoyed this dish
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    Rice a month ago
    Yummy and I froze half for another day!
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    Cheryl 2 months ago
    This was a hit! My husband loved it! It’s easy and Oh, so delicious!
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    James Wassum 3 months ago
    i have made this several times, and it is always a hit. i made it with ground beef and green sauce this time and it was still a delicious hit.
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    Alicia Brown B. 6 months ago
    It came out very delicious 😋! I will definitely make this recipe again in the future.
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    91roryg 10 months ago
    Needed more sauce and a light side but nice
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    Bret Weinstein 10 months ago
    very good, will definitely make it again
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    Laquierra Briscoe 10 months ago
    This was my first time trying enchiladas in my life and I would like to say WOWWWW this app is a real help . Tasted very authentic . Of course I added seasonings to my liking such as cumin , onion and garlic powder . Along with bean and Spanish rice on the side . DELICIOUS
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    M a year ago
    Used one whole rotisserie chicken, yielded 14 oz of shredded chicken (no fat or skin). Used flour tortillas instead of corn. Made the enchiladas the night before and added the rest of the enchilada sauce and cheese the day of. Couldn't be easier. They were a hit!
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    Johnny Chacon a year ago
    My kids loved it, and they dont typically enjoy mexican foo.
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    Emily Nielsen a year 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
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    Paul a year 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..
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    James Gilroy a year ago
    Delicious delicious delicious
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    Sandy B. a year ago
    They were perfect and delishes, I also made spanish rice
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    Ashley LaBranche a year ago
    family enjoyed it. most definatly going to modify the ingrediants next time
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    Abbie a year ago
    Perfect! I used Parsley instead of cilantro
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    Charles Ivey a year ago
    turned out great except for the rice still alil tough wanted it to be more softer
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    Desiree M. a year 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.
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    Adrian Haden a year ago
    i have made this time and time again! returning to print out for my mama!
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    Scaredy Cat a year ago
    Instead of Mexican cheese use Asiago cheese block and shred with homemade red enchilada sauce, this one’s good
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    Christy Sloane 2 years ago
    Wow This was sooo good!!!!
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    Red Salas 2 years 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
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    Kelly 2 years ago
    The whole family loved them! We all had seconds.
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    Rebeccah Lockwood 2 years 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.
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    william harris 2 years 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.
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    Sabrina Alic 2 years 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
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    Karen G. 2 years ago
    These were so easy and tasted wonderful. I used Hatch enchilada sauce, not too spicy just perfect!
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    G 2 years ago
    i like this recipe because it tastes great , is easy to make , and you can customize the ingredients if you want to .
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    cupcake 2 years ago
    I don’t cook much. This was really easy and it tastes amazing! Thank you for the easy to follow instructions as well!
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    Colleen Riley 2 years ago
    The family loved it. May add onion next time.