chicken enchiladas recipe with red taco sauce and cheddar cheese

The Best Chicken Enchiladas (video)


Chicken enchiladas are one of those dishes that you cannot get tired of! Today, I’m re-sharing the one and only cheese and chicken enchilada recipe I always use! It’s always been a hit in our home since the day I first made it. I make these with juicy and flavorful chicken thigh, loads of cheese and over course tons of sauce!  I love to enjoy them with a side of sour cream, diced avocado and a squeeze of lime juice! These saucy enchiladas loaded with amazing flavors and the aroma alone will have your mouth watering!

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A Family Favorite!

And this Tex-mex recipe will feed a crowd! I always make this enchilada recipe when my family comes over to visit and it’s always a hit. This recipe is convenient because you can also make it ahead of time. Simply put assemble the rolls, pour over the sauce, then refrigerate the dish until you’re ready to bake! It’s a great option for meal prep!

red sauce chicken cheese enchiladas with sour cream and avocado

How to Make Enchiladas

This easy chicken recipe starts with the chicken filling! It’s a tomato based sauce made with onion, chicken and many aromatic spices! First, brown the chicken in a large frying pan with cooking oil. Once it’s nicely browned, add the garlic and onion and continue cooking for a few more minutes. Now it’s time to add the spices! I add smoked paprika, chili powder, cumin and tarragon. These add so much flavor to the recipe!

To assemble the enchiladas, spread a bit of sour cream onto the tortilla, top with the chicken filling and add some cheese on top. Roll up the tortilla and place into a casserole pan. The cheese enchiladas are topped with red taco sauce and more cheddar cheese, then bake until the cheese is melted. Once the enchiladas are baked, I recommend serving them with sour cream, salsa and even some creamy avocado! Also, try adding a squeeze of fresh lime juice for even more flavor!

chicken enchiladas in casserole pan with sour cream and cheddar

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