CREAMY CHIPOTLE CHICKEN ENCHILADAS

Published on: 11/09/2022
creamy chipotle chicken enchilada with sliced avocado
creamy chipotle chicken enchilada with sliced avocado

CREAMY CHIPOTLE CHICKEN ENCHILADAS

There is something about these, that I keep making them and making them and making them. They are such a tasty, easy, make-ahead if desired, family-pleasing meal. There are many variants of enchilada recipes from various countries. You can make them your way — vegan cheese and protein, shrimp instead of chicken, corn or whole wheat tortillas, heavier or lighter on the spices and toppings. Just have fun with this recipe and enjoy!
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes
Course Main Course
Servings 4

Ingredients
  

  • 1 16-ounce jar of salsa mild, medium, hot, fresh or jarred
  • 14-16 ounces shredded chicken 3–4 chicken breasts or thighs, skinless**great way to use leftovers
  • 1/4 cup Greek yogurt plain
  • 1/3 cup plus 1 Tablespoon fresh cilantro chopped
  • 2 teaspoons chipotle seasoning
  • 1 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 8 8-inch tortillas corn, whole wheat, spinach, etc.
  • 12 ounces enchilada sauce authentic brands suggested, ie. Rosarita©️, Las Palmas©️
  • 1 cup shredded reduced fat Monterey Jack and/or Cheddar cheese
  • Nonstick cooking spray
  • Optional garnishes and toppings: fresh avocado, reduced fat Greek yogurt or sour cream, fresh lime slices

Instructions
 

  • Preheat oven to 400 degrees F. Spray a 9×13 baking dish with nonstick cooking spray and set aside.
  • In a medium bowl, mix the salsa, chicken, yogurt, chipotle seasoning, cumin and oregano.
  • Place approximately 2 heaping tablespoons of the mixture into each tortilla, roll up, and place seam side down into prepared baking dish. Pour enchilada sauce evenly on top. Sprinkle with cheese.
  • Cover with foil and bake for 25 minutes.
  • Remove foil and broil on high for one minute, or until cheese is lightly browned.
  • Sprinkle with fresh cilantro and any other suggested optional garnishes and toppings. Makes 4–6 servings.

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