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Weeknight Chicken Enchilada Bake


Easy to prepare chicken enchilada bake, chicken and cheese filled tortillas with a cream and melted cheese topping

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  • 2 pounds cooked chicken meat, shredded (great use for leftover rotisserie chicken)
  • One 8-ounce pkg cream cheese, softened
  • 1 cup sour cream
  • 1 teaspoon ground paprika
  • 1 cup green enchilada sauce-divided
  • 2 cups shredded Mexican blend cheese
  • 2 to 3 tablespoons chopped fresh cilantro
  • Kosher salt and ground black pepper
  • 2 jalapeno peppers, finely diced (optional-for spicier version)
  • Eight 8-inch flour tortillas, warmed or lightly charred over a flame on the stovetop
  • 1 cup heavy cream
  • Garnishes: salsa, tomato, avocado, guacamole, sour cream


Servings 8
Level of difficulty Easy
Preparation time 10mins
Cooking time 40mins
Cost Average budget


Step 1

In a large mixing bowl, combine the chicken, softened cream cheese, sour cream, nutmeg, 2/3 cup enchilada sauce, and 1 cup of the Mexican blend cheese, the cilantro, jalapeno peppers(if desire spicier version) and salt and pepper to taste.
Spray a casserole or baking dish with olive oil. Arrange 3 to 4 spoonfuls of the filling on the edge of each tortilla and roll the enchiladas. Set into the casserole seam-side down. Mix remaining 1/3 cup of enchilada sauce, with the heavy cream and pour over the top of the casserole, and top with the remaining Mexican cheese.
Preheat the oven to 375 degrees F and bake the casserole brown and bubbly
Serve with desired garnish.

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  • 2 chicken breasts
  • 1/2 cup of tomato sauce
  • 1/2 cup of chives, chopped
  • 1 tsp. of Mexican spice mix
  • 4 Tortillas
  • Cheddar
  • Salt, to taste


  1. Put shredded chicken breast, tomato sauce, chives, and mexican spice mix in a bowl and mix together.
  2. Lay out the tortillas. Place a slice of cheddar in the center, and cover with the chicken mix.
  3. Fold up tortillas, and heat in a frying pan until golden.
  4. Enjoy!

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