A shredded chicken enchilada being lifted from a casserole dish
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5 from 6 votes

Shredded Chicken Enchiladas

This cheesy Mexican dish is made with rotisserie chicken for a hearty and flavorful meal.
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time40 mins
Total Time50 mins
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Mexican
Servings: 6 servings
Calories: 773kcal
Author: Becky Hardin - Easy Chicken Recipes

Ingredients

  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 2 tablespoons flour
  • 10 oz can red enchilada sauce
  • 1 cup chicken broth
  • 1 tablespoon canola oil
  • 2 yellow onions diced
  • 4 oz can diced green chiles
  • 3 cups rotisserie chicken shredded (about ½ rotisserie chicken)
  • 1 tablespoon cumin
  • 1 teaspoon chili powder
  • ½ teaspoon kosher salt
  • ½ teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • 6 oz queso fresco crumbled
  • 1 cup sour cream
  • 16 oz Monterey Jack shredded and divided
  • 8 large flour tortillas
  • ¼ cup cilantro chopped

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 350°F.
  • In a small pan over medium heat, melt butter and add flour. Stir constantly and cook. Add enchiladas sauce, broth, salt, and pepper and stir. Bring to boil; reduce heat and simmer, stirring occasionally, while preparing the other ingredients.
  • In a large pan, heat oil until shimmering. Add onions cook, stirring, 5 to 7 minutes until translucent.
  • Stir in the full can of diced green chilies, cumin, and chili powder and chicken.
  • Turn off the heat and add sour cream and 2 cups of shredded Monteray Jack cheese. Stir until well combined and the cheese is melted.
  • Remove enchilada sauce from heat. Spread 1/2 cup of sauce in the bottom of an 8 ½ by 11-inch baking dish. Working with 1 tortilla at a time, fill with 1/3 cup of chicken filling, roll tightly, and place seam-side down in baking dish.
  • Repeat with remaining tortillas.
  • Pour remaining sauce over rolled enchiladas and sprinkle with remaining Monterey Jack.
  • Bake until cheese is fully melted and bubbly, 25 to 30 minutes. Remove from oven and let rest 5 minutes. Top with cilantro and serve.

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Nutrition

Calories: 773kcal | Carbohydrates: 34g | Protein: 45g | Fat: 51g | Saturated Fat: 27g | Cholesterol: 171mg | Sodium: 1983mg | Potassium: 507mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 9g | Vitamin A: 1685IU | Vitamin C: 13.4mg | Calcium: 844mg | Iron: 3.8mg