How to make easy weeknight chicken enchiladas. These are made with red sauce, but that could quickly be substituted for green sauce. A delicious cheesy dinner perfect for family Mexican food night.
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Easy Chicken Enchiladas

Delicious cheesy chicken enchiladas are quick, easy, and perfect for family Mexican dinner night.
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time25 mins
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Mexican
Keyword: chicken, enchilada, Mexican
Servings: 4 people


  • 2 cups chicken breasts cooked and shredded
  • 1/4 onion thinly sliced
  • 1 14 oz. can kidney or black beans drained and rinsed
  • 8 flour tortillas
  • 1 14 oz. can tomato sauce
  • 1 packet taco seasoning
  • 2 cups shredded cheese
  • Sour cream optional


  • Heat the oven to 375 degrees F.
  • In a bowl, mix the tomato sauce and taco seasoning to make an enchilada sauce. (You can purchased canned red or green enchilada sauce to use instead.)
  • Mix cooked chicken, sliced onion, beans, 1/2 cheese, and 1/2 enchilada sauce from step 2.
  • On each tortilla, layer 1/8th of the chicken mixture and roll up.
  • Place each rolled tortilla seam down in a casserole dish (coated with a thin layer of sauce on the bottom to prevent sticking)
  • Bake for 25 minutes or until the enchiladas are hot and bubbling. Serve with sour cream, if desired.