Chicken Enchiladas with Green Chile Sauce

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Green Chile Chicken Enchiladas – this super easy chicken enchilada recipe is loaded with chicken, cheese and topped with a green chile sauce!

When I was growing up we had Mexican food every Sunday night. Sometimes it was tacos, or burritos, but often times it was chicken enchiladas. To this day, I could eat Mexican food pretty much every day and be one happy girl. Mexican Rice Skillet is one of my favorite for a quick and easy dinner on a busy night. 

Chips and Salsa is pretty much my greatest weakness and something I will never give up!

Green Chile Chicken Enchiladas - this super easy chicken enchilada recipe is loaded with chicken, cheese and topped with a green chile sauce!


People tend to think that making enchiladas is difficult, but it really isn’t. I like to set up a little assembly line and it makes it very quick and easy.  Plus for the most party you can make the filling for enchiladas ahead of time.  So when it is time to actually make them you just assemble and bake!  

Enchiladas is a great use of any leftover meat you have.  Make extra taco meat next time you have taco night, and you can make Ground Beef Enchiladas in no time.  Or if you have leftover chicken shred it up and toss with some taco seasoning for a quick and easy filling.

How to Make Enchiladas - green chile chicken enchiladas

How to Make Chicken Enchiladas!

  1. Use corn tortillas. They are the classic tortilla for an enchilada and just taste better in my opinion.  But if you are to partial, then no one is here to judge you!
  2. Heat the tortillas. Corn tortillas are very fragile, but if you warm them in a dry skillet for about 10 seconds a side before using, they are pliable and do not break nearly as often.
  3. Homemade Enchilada sauce tastes better than the store bought stuff, but don’t be afraid to use the canned stuff.  It is fast, cheap, easy, and really does taste great.
  4. Arrange everything in front of you, so filling and rolling is quick and easy.  Lay them seam side down in a baking dish that has a thin layer of sauce in the bottom. 
  5. Cover with foil and bake.  You want to bake them for 30-45 minutes until everything is hot an bubbly.
Chicken Enchiladas - topped with green chile sauce

For these enchiladas I used leftover Instant Pot Salsa Verde Chicken to make these green chicken enchiladas. Just a little shortcut to make it faster and easier. But you can use any type of chicken you have leftover or even pick up a rotisserie chicken and just toss it with some spices before filling.

Green chile chicken enchiladas are one of my favorite. I always use the store bought green enchilada sauce, and the chicken enchiladas come together in no time.

What to Serve with Enchiladas

Green chicken enchiladas - use up leftover salsa verde chicken to make these easy chicken enchiladas

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4.75 from 16 votes

Green Chile Chicken Enchiladas

By Erin
Green Chile Chicken Enchiladas - this super easy chicken enchilada recipe is loaded with chicken, cheese and topped with a green chile sauce!
Prep: 20 minutes
Cook: 43 minutes
Total: 1 hour 3 minutes
Servings: 6


  • 3-4 cups cooked shredded chicken
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoon chili powder
  • 1 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper
  • 12-16 corn tortillas
  • 1 small onion, finely chopped
  • 3 cups cheddar cheese, shredded
  • 1 28 oz can green chile enchilada sauce


  • Heat a small dry skillet over medium high heat. Add 1 tortilla and cook for about 10 seconds per side. Repeat with remaining tortillas.
  • Meanwhile mix together all the spices and toss with the shredded chicken.
  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  • Pour about 1/4 cup of enchilada sauce into the bottom of a 9x13 inch baking dish.
  • Spoon a small amount of sauce onto a warmed tortilla. Top with about 2 Tbls of chicken, 2 tsp of chopped onion, and 2 Tbls of shredded cheese. Do not overfill. Roll and place seam side down into baking dish.
  • Repeat with remaining tortillas. Pour enchilada sauce evenly over the enchiladas, and top with any remaining cheese, chicken or onion.  
  • Cover with foil and bake for 40-45 minutes until bubbly and hot.
  • Let sit for 5-10 minute to set up before serving.


Serving: 1g | Calories: 664kcal | Carbohydrates: 34g | Protein: 65g | Fat: 29g | Saturated Fat: 12g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 14g | Cholesterol: 194mg | Sodium: 680mg | Fiber: 5g | Sugar: 7g

Nutrition information is automatically calculated, so should only be used as an approximation.

Additional Info

Author: Erin
Prep Time: 20 minutes
Cook Time: 43 minutes
Total Time: 1 hour 3 minutes
Course: Dinner Recipes
Cuisine: Mexican
Servings: 6
Calories: 664
Keyword: Chicken Enchiladas
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