Creamy Chicken Enchiladas

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A delicious, creamy Mexican meal that is rich in flavour, Creamy Chicken Enchiladas is a popular dish world over. It is extremely delicious and wholesome enough to be a meal all by itself.Chicken enchilada served in blue baking tray with fork aside

This Creamy Enchilada Chicken recipe is rich and gooey with a lot of cheese and has soft and tender chicken.

The best part is that chicken enchiladas can be made with red sauce or white sauce or a combination of both if that is how you like it. 

My family loved the chicken enchilada recipe as a delicious scrumptious dinner recipe and there was no fuss at the table!

They loved the rich and creamy texture with the filling doing wonders to make it healthy and wholesome.

Whenever we have creamy enchiladas recipe on the table, it is like a celebration dinner for us. 

Why this recipe works:

1.Can be made as a healthy and wholesome meal packed with the goodness of chicken. 

2.Easy to prepare without any exotic ingredients

3. Basic ingredients are used and these are always available in your kitchen so you can prepare this dish spontaneously without major preparation. 

How to make Chicken Enchilada:

 

a bowl of chicken , spices and olive oil are taken in bowls
Ingredients are taken to cook the chicken first!
oil is in cast iron pan
To a pan, heat up 1 tablespoon olive oil
a bowl of spices is being added to cast iron pan
In goes all the spices, Stir fry for few seconds

 

diced chicken pieces is in cast iron pan with wooden ladle
Add diced chicken pieces
chicken is being fried in cast iron cast pan.
Cook for few minutes till the chicken is well cooked. Collect them in a bowl. Bring down the chicken to room temperature and shred the chicken and set aside!
capsicum . onions and spices are in glass bowls
To make a veggie filling, these all the ingredients. 
minced garlic is in cast iron pan
To the same pan, heat olive oil, add minced garlic
onions and garlic is in cast iron pan
Add onion, stir cook for 1 minute.
chopped capsicum and onion is in cast iron pan
Add chopped capsicum cook for another 1 minute.
spices in white plate is being added
In goes chilli powder, onion powder and salt.
onion and capsicum is being stirred using wodden ladle
Cook for a minute. Sprinkle salt and pepper powder.
a small sauce bowl of enchilada sauce
Now, take your homemade enchilada sauce.
enchilada sauce is spread on the blue baking tray
Let’s prepare the baking tray, Spread some spoonful enchilada sauce on the baking tray and set aside.
tortilla is in pink plate, shredded chicken in plate
Now, Take your Homemade flour tortillas
enchilada sauce is being spreaded on the tortillas
Spoon some enchilada sauce
shredded chicken is placed over the tortilla
Place the shredded chicken
capsicum fry and shredded chicken is kept over the tortilla
Spoon over the veggies
enchilada filling kept on the tortilla
Sprinkle some cheese
Tortilla wraps are placed on the baking tray
Fold and place on the baking tray
enchilada sauce is being poured over the tortilla in baking tray
Pour over the enchilada sauce
enchilada recipe is in blue baking tray
Sprinkle some mozzarella cheese on top
a bottle of mexican seasonings
I have sprinkled some Mexican seasoning on top. This is optional.
a cheese is spread on the chicken enchilada is in baking tray
Now, bake them for 10 minutes in 350 degrees F / 180 Degrees C. Till the cheese is melted.

chicken enchilada recipe served in plate with fork aside

Tips to make the best creamy chicken enchilada recipe:

1. Cover the baking tray while you bake the enchiladas.

This way the moisture is retained and your enchiladas are well cooked.

If the moisture evaporates, the tortillas become dry and flaky. 

2. Bake until the top layer cheese melts and bubbles in the corners.

The top cheese layer turns a lovely golden brown when the enchiladas are well baked. 

3. If you want a variety of flavours in your enchiladas, the secret lies in the cheese!

You can use a combination of different cheese – cheddar, mozzarella, jack, queso, etc., as per your preference.

The cheese gives you a rich creamy texture and who can stop staring at strands of cheese when you serve the cheesy enchiladas?

4. If you like veggies with your enchiladas, you can add black beans and jalapenos or any other veggie of your choice. 

FAQ:

1. Which is the best chicken to use for creamy chicken enchiladas recipe?

Tender chicken breasts work well for this recipe.

It is soft and boneless and gives the perfect texture to your enchiladas. 

2. How to serve creamy chicken enchiladas?

Serve the creamy chicken enchiladas hot with sour cream or salsa.

You can also serve it with roasted potatoes or tossed salad and rice pilaf.

Roasted zucchinis also work well but you can serve as per your preference. 

3. How to store the enchiladas recipe?

It is recommended that you freeze the enchiladas but not the sauce as the creamy texture changes and becomes hard and chewy.

Flash freeze the enchiladas on a baking tray and then wrap each enchilada in an aluminium foil and store it.

Allow the enchiladas to thaw before baking it. 

4. What goes well with creamy chicken enchiladas?

You can try burritos, taco salad, or salsa with this enchilada chicken recipe as these are a wonderful combination. 

Other Recipes you may like to try:

Homemade Guacamole

Best Grilled Fish Taco with taco sauce

Mexican Pica de gallo

Grilled Garlic Shrimp

Creamy Mushroom Stroaganoff

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Creamy Chicken Enchilada


  • Author: Nithya Narasimhan
  • Prep Time: 15 minutes
  • Cook Time: 10 minutes (baking)
  • Total Time: 25 minutes
  • Yield: 3 1x

Description

A delicious, creamy Mexican meal that is rich in flavour, Creamy Chicken Enchilada is a popular dish world over.


Ingredients

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To Fry the chicken:

  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 chicken breast
  • 1 teaspoon chilli powder/ paprika
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • To make the stuffing:
  • 1/2 cup onion
  • 1/2 cup capsicum
  • 1 tablespoon garlic (minced)
  • 1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon chilli powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • To make enchilada:
  • 1.5 cups of enchilada sauce
  • 3 Flour Tortillas
  • 3/4th  cup Mozzarella cheese
  • 1 teaspoon Mexican seasonings.

Instructions

  1. Preheat your oven 350 degrees F/ 180 degree C for 10 minutes before baking.
  2. To cook chicken:
  3. To a pan, heat up olive oil, In goes all the spices. Stir fry for few seconds
  4. Add diced chicken pieces
  5. Cook for few minutes till the chicken is well cooked. Collect them in a bowl. Bring down the chicken to room temperature and shred the chicken and set aside!
  6. To veggie Filling:
  7. To make a veggie filling, To the same pan, heat olive oil, add minced garlic
  8. Add onion, stir cook for 1 minute.
  9. Add chopped capsicum cook for another 1 minute.
  10. In goes chilli powder, onion powder and salt.
  11. Cook for a minute. Sprinkle salt and pepper powder.
  12. Now, take your homemade enchilada sauce.
  13. Let’s prepare the baking tray, Spread some spoonful enchilada of sauce on the baking tray and set aside.
  14. To assemble:
  15. Now, Take your Homemade flour tortillas
  16. Spoon some enchilada sauce, Place the shredded chicken, Spoon some veggies
  17. Sprinkle some cheese
  18. Fold and place on the prepared baking tray
  19. Pour over the enchilada sauce to the folded tortillas
  20. Sprinkle some mozzarella cheese on top
  21. I have sprinkled some Mexican seasoning on top. This is optional.
  22. Now, bake them for 10 minutes in 350 degrees F / 180 Degrees C. Till the cheese is melted.

Notes

Tips to make the best creamy chicken enchiladas:

  1. Cover the baking tray while you bake the enchiladas. This way the moisture is retained and your enchiladas are well cooked. If the moisture evaporates, the tortillas become dry and flaky. 
  2. Bake until the top layer cheese melts and bubbles in the corners. The top cheese layer turns a lovely golden brown when the enchiladas are well baked. 
  3. If you want a variety of flavours in your enchiladas, the secret lies in the cheese! You can use a combination of different cheese – cheddar, mozzarella, jack, queso, etc., as per your preference. The cheese gives you a rich creamy texture and who can stop staring at strands of cheese when you serve the cheesy enchiladas?
  4. If you like veggies with your enchiladas, you can add black beans and jalapenos or any other veggie of your choice. 
  • Category: Maincourse, Dinner
  • Method: stovetop and oven
  • Cuisine: mexican

Keywords: chicken enchilada, chicken enchilada recipe, enchiladas recipe

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