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Classic Chicken Enchiladas

Posted: January 11

Time: 60 minutes

Yield: 8 servings

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Classic Chicken Enchiladas are guaranteed to become a staple in your home! Tortillas wrapped around tender chicken, hearty black beans, and diced chiles are slathered in a tangy, rich enchilada sauce. Topped with melted cheese, Classic Chicken Enchiladas are comfort food supreme. We’d be shocked if you didn’t fall in love with this savory sensation!


2 tablespoons olive oil or avocado oil
1 small white onion, peeled and diced
1 1/2 pounds chicken breasts, boneless, skinless, and diced into small 1/2-inch pieces
1 (4 ounce) can diced green chiles, optional
sea salt, to taste
black pepper, to taste
1 (15 ounce) can black beans, rinsed and drained
8 large flour or corn tortillas
1 (28 ounce) can enchilada sauce
3 cups Mexican blend cheese, shredded
For the optional toppings:
cilantro, to taste, chopped
red onions, to taste, chopped
avocado, to taste, diced
jalapeño, to taste, chopped
sour cream, to taste


Step 1

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F.

Step 2

Grease a 9x13-inch baking dish.

Step 3

Using a large skillet, heat the oil over medium-high heat.

Step 4

Add in the onion and sauté until it is soft, about 3 minutes.

Step 5

Add in the diced chicken and the green chiles.

Step 6

Season the mixture generously with salt and pepper.

Step 7

Continue cooking the mixture until the chicken is completely cooked through at 165 degrees F, about 6-8 minutes.

Step 8

Add the beans to the mixture.

Step 9

Remove the pan from the heat and cover. Set it aside.

Step 10

Create an assembly line on a clean surface.

Step 11

Lay out a tortilla.

Step 12

Spread 2 tablespoons of the enchilada sauce evenly and completely on the tortilla.

Step 13

Add a large scoop of the chicken filling mixture to the tortilla.

Step 14

Add 1/3 cup of the cheese.

Step 15

Roll up the tortilla.

Step 16

Add the rolled-up tortillas in a single layer into the prepared baking dish.

Step 17

Repeat the tortilla filling and rolling process using the remaining ingredients. Use an additional baking dish if needed.

Step 18

Once all the enchiladas are formed, cover all of them with the remaining sauce and cheese.

Step 19

Bake the dish uncovered until the enchiladas are cooked through and the cheese is bubbly, about 25-35 minutes.

Step 20

Sprinkle with your favorite toppings, then serve!

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