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Chicken Enchiladas

Cheesy Chicken Enchiladas filled with just chicken, cheese, and sauce are a simple, easy way to make your favorite Mexican food at home.
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 35 mins
Total Time 45 mins
Course Main Course
Cuisine American, Mexican
Servings 6
Calories 569 kcal


  • 58 oz enchilada sauce for extra saucy do not need to use it all, can use just one 29-ounce can for a lighter sauce option
  • 2 cups cooked chicken shredded
  • 2 cups cheddar cheese grated
  • 2 cups jack cheese grated
  • 6 burrito size flour tortillas
  • 1/2 cup cotija cheese crumbled
  • jalapenos sliced (for garnish)
  • cilantro chopped (for garnish)
  • 1 avocado sliced (for garnish)


  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
  • Combine chicken, 1 cup each of cheddar, 1 cup of jack cheese, and 1 to 2 cups of enchilada sauce (2 cups for extra saucy, shown here)
  • Pour 1 cup of enchilada sauce in the bottom of a 9x13 casserole dish.
  • Lay a tortilla in the baking dish, allowing some sauce to spread onto the tortilla.
  • Spoon filling into the tortilla and roll it up, tucking it in place against the side of the dish.
  • Repeat filling and rolling the remaining tortillas, filling the baking dish.
  • Pour another 1 to 2 cups of sauce over the tortillas, adjusting the amount for your personal preference.
  • Sprinkle with remaining cup of cheddar and remaining cup of jack cheese.
  • Sprinkle with cotija cheese.
  • Cover with aluminum foil and bake for 20 minutes.
  • Remove foil and bake 10 to 15 minutes longer until cheese is melted and sauce is bubbly throughout the dish.
  • Garnish with chopped cilantro, jalapeno slices, and avocado if desired.
  • Serve while hot.


Calories: 569kcalCarbohydrates: 27gProtein: 37gFat: 35gSaturated Fat: 19gCholesterol: 119mgSodium: 2995mgPotassium: 346mgFiber: 7gSugar: 19gVitamin A: 2616IUVitamin C: 9mgCalcium: 625mgIron: 3mg