Chipotle Chicken Enchiladas: Tortillas that have been filled with moist, shredded chicken are submerged in rich Enchilada sauce and then smothered in cheese for an easy, family meal worthy of any Mexican Restaurant. Gluten-Free Option available.

Chipotle Chicken Enchiladas

Tortillas that have been filled with moist, shredded chicken are submerged in rich Enchilada sauce and then smothered in cheese for an easy, family meal worthy of any Mexican Restaurant. Gluten-Free Option available.
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Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Mexican
Keyword: Chicken Enchiladas
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 40 minutes
Total Time: 50 minutes
Servings: 6
Calories: 415kcal
Author: Kristen Chidsey

Ingredients

  • For the Chicken:
  • 1 pound chicken breasts boneless, skinless
  • 1 cup chicken stock
  • 1 chipotle in adobo sauce
  • 1 tablespoon cumin
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • For the Enchilada Sacue:
  • 2 cups tomato sauce
  • 1 cup chicken stock
  • 2 tablespoons chili powder
  • 2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon cumin
  • For the Enchiladas
  • 12 small tortillas corn, flour, or gluten-free
  • 1 cup plain Greek yogurt optional
  • 1 cup shredded ColbyJack
  • 1 cup queso fresco crumbled

Instructions

  • For the chicken: Place the chicken along with broth and seasonings into a heavy bottomed covered pan. Bring to a boil, reduce heat to low, cover and simmer for 20-25 minutes. Shred chicken with 2 forks after cooling slightly and mix into remaining liquid.
  • Prepare the enchilada sauce by mixing all ingredients. (Since these enchiladas cook in the oven, no need to heat the sauce prior to using, but if using in other preparation it is best to let simmer 20 minutes before eating to let flavors blend together.)
  • To make the enchiladas:
  • Preheat oven to 400 degrees.
  • Pour 1/2 cup enchilada sauce on bottom of 2 quart oven safe dish. Fill each tortilla with about 1/4 cup mixture of the chicken and juices. As you roll the tortillas, place seam side down in baking dish. Pour the remaining sauce over the enchiladas. Sprinkle cheese over the enchiladas.
  • Bake for 20 minutes until bubbly and cheese has browned.
Nutrition Facts
Chipotle Chicken Enchiladas
Amount Per Serving
Calories 415 Calories from Fat 144
% Daily Value*
Fat 16g25%
Saturated Fat 8g50%
Cholesterol 86mg29%
Sodium 1521mg66%
Potassium 871mg25%
Carbohydrates 33g11%
Fiber 5g21%
Sugar 6g7%
Protein 34g68%
Vitamin A 1560IU31%
Vitamin C 6.6mg8%
Calcium 377mg38%
Iron 3.3mg18%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
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