Easy Cheesy Chicken Enchiladas!
I love enchiladas! When my family and I go out to our favorite Mexican restaurant I almost always get enchiladas. I prefer my enchiladas to be cheese or chicken with a mild sauce. Usually when we eat out at out favorite restaurant, my enchilada entree usually cost about $14 dollars. That’s not a terrible price to some people, but I recently made a dish of enchiladas at home with extra cheese for less than $11!
My store had a sale on chicken, and I was able to get boneless skinless chicken breast and boneless skinless chicken thighs for $3 dollars a pound.
The soft corn tortillas are always cheap, costing less than $2 a bag. I bought a bag of shredded Italian cheese for $2, and I already had oil, the seasonings, and cheddar cheese at home! The enchilada sauce I used was one of many cans that I had scored during a coupon haul I did a while back( a long with taco sauce, and etc).
I share this break down with you so that you know, that you CAN eat restaurant quality food at home for a fraction of the price. Sure it’s nice to eat out occasionally, but it’s also nice to save money!
These easy chicken enchiladas were amazing, If I do say myself. The chicken was tender, and perfectly seasoned. I used a mild enchilada sauce, therefore it was hubby friendly and kid friendly ( my husband isn’t a fan of spicy food). I served these enchiladas with a small salad, and I gave everyone a scoop of guacamole and sour cream ( just like the restaurant, without the extra $3.50)! To make the plates look more appealing, I added cilantro leaves, and parsley flakes.
Check out my Easy Chicken Enchiladas once they were done!
Easy Shredded Chicken Enchiladas
- 2 pounds boneless and skinless chicken breast or thigh
- 2 tbsp southwest seasoning
- 1 tbsp Mrs. Dash Original seasoning
- 15-20 medium soft corn tortillas
- 28 oz enchilada sauce
- 2 cups sharp cheddar cheese shredded
- 1 cup Italian cheese blend cheese shredded.
- oil to fry with
- Place the chicken into a bake dish, and season the chicken with the southwest seasoning and Mrs. Dash seasoning. Be sure to season both sides.
- Cover the bake dish, and place the chicken in the oven on 375 for 30-40 minutes.
- Once the chicken is done, shred the meat.
- Pour a little oil into a pan , and turn the heat to medium. Fry each tortilla until it softens, then place the tortillas to the side.
- Lay the tortillas on a flat surface, then add chicken in the middle of the tortillas. Roll the tortillas.
- Pour 1/3 of the enchilada sauce in the bottom of a bake dish.
- Place the enchiladas in the bake dish along with the sauce.
- Once all of the enchiladas are in the bake dish, pour the remaining enchilada sauce over the enchiladas.
- Sprinkle the cheese over the enchiladas, and if there is any chicken left over, place that on the top as well.
- Cover the bake dish, and bake in the oven on 375 for 25-30 minutes.
- Let the enchiladas sit for 5 minutes before serving.