Chicken Enchiladas

For the best Mexican chicken enchiladas, make your sauce from scratch. With green or red sauce, spicy Jack cheese or milder queso fresco, these easy recipes for Mexican enchiladas are a snap to fix.

How to Make Chicken Enchiladas

If you've shied away from learning how to make chicken enchiladas, you're not alone. While tacos and even burritos seem fairly manageable, enchiladas can be intimidating, from the filling to the sauce to the bubbling melted cheese. Rise above your fear! Enchiladas are surprisingly easy to make--even a cooking newbie can pull off this Mexican meal.

Italian-Style Enchiladas

Better Homes and Gardens

Blend flavors of Mexican with Italian in this chicken, pasta sauce, and cheese mix rolled into tortillas.

Chicken Enchiladas

Better Homes and Gardens

In Spanish, enchilada means "spiced with chile," a requisite step in preparing this cheesy chicken casserole.

Chicken Enchilada Casserole

Family Circle

This sensational enchilada casserole combines tortillas, beans, cheese, and taco-seasoned chicken. Take this main-dish recipe to your next potluck or Mexican-themed dinner party.

Easy Chicken Enchiladas

Diabetic Living

Creamy Chicken Enchiladas

Diabetic Living

Prepare this family-favorite, make-ahead chicken casserole recipe the day before serving, if you like. Before baking, spoon on the sour cream sauce, bake, then serve.

Creamy Chicken Enchiladas

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If people ask you for the recipe, don't be surprised. This perfect party dish features spinach and chicken dressed up with a luscious sour cream and yogurt sauce.

Chicken Enchilada Muffins

Diabetic Living

Turn a classic Mexican dish into portable fare with this savory muffin recipe. This recipe makes twelve, so you'll have leftovers to spare!

Quick Green Chili and Chicken Enchiladas

Better Homes and Gardens

Fresh, fast, and better than takeout, these enchiladas are filled with tender chicken, spicy green chiles, and zesty green salsa.

Total: 28 mins

How to Make Enchiladas

Enchiladas have been around in one form or another since the pre-Columbian times. In fact, it seems that people were figuring out how to make enchiladas almost as long as there have been tortillas. The ancient Aztecs made enchilada dishes consisting of a fried tortilla topped with salsa and cheese, covered by another tortilla and topped off with a fried egg. Though these dishes existed for centuries, the term "enchilada" (which literally means "chili filled") wasn't coined until the 19th century, and the original dish has been all but completely transformed since its early days.

Spicy Enchiladas

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Cook this low-fat chicken casserole in your microwave. It's a quick and easy yet totally satisfying family meal.

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