Baked Quick and Easy Cheesy Chicken Enchiladas

Mexican cuisine staples include enchiladas. The word “enchilada” is Spanish for “add chili peppers to anything.” The key ingredient in the traditional enchilada sauce is the Chile pepper. The tortilla, which is made from corn, serves as the enchilada’s base. After that, a specific type of meat is added, usually poultry like chicken or turkey. Some individuals also include onions,  cheese, and Comfort food at any season of the year cheesy chicken enchiladas wrapped in flour tortillas with a creamy white sauce and topped with melted cheese.

You can prepare this quick and simple chicken and cheese recipe in advance or even store it for later use. This is a recipe you must try if you love Mexican food. The tastiest enchilada sauce, more cheese, and corn tortillas filled with shredded chicken and cheese make these simple chicken enchiladas. The cheese is roasted in them until it has melted and is wonderfully bubbling. To give the chicken a good taste from the enchilada sauce and to make it juicy, I cooked it in the sauce.

To make this simpler, you could also use roast chicken. But you’ll enjoy the chicken that has been cooked in enchilada sauce. It’s incredible. With a tortilla casserole bake, it’s time to improve your Taco Tuesday routine. This variation is a big sandwich of melty, saucy, and meaty sensations, with a layer of tortillas covered with chicken and bell peppers, followed by another layer of tortillas, tomatoes enchilada sauce, and cheese.

Quick, Easy, and Simple Cheesy Chicken Enchiladas

All of these only begin to describe these Enchiladas made with the help of Progresso Soup. One word comes the closest, delicious. I’ve not made a meal this easy in quite awhile and I was excited with the results when I was finished with these Cheesy Chicken Enchiladas.

This quick weeknight meal gets it’s start by adding Progresso Chicken Cheese Enchilada Flavor Soup. It’s super simple and extra tasty, not to mention the value you get from one can. Progresso is currently on Rollback at Walmart for only $1.48 per can! Combined with just a handful of ingredients, these Enchiladas are sure to become one of your family’s favorites.

The Progresso Chicken Cheese Enchilada Flavor Soup is definitely the star of the show here. While we have used condensed soups in casseroles before, we had never tried any other kind of soup.

Cook 2 chicken breasts or you can buy a Rotisserie Chicken from the Deli making it even easier. In a medium bowl, combine soup and enchilada sauce. Add 1 cup of soup mixture to your baking dish.

In large bowl, mix 1 cup soup mixture with chicken and 1 cup of the cheese, reserve remaining soup mixture.

Cheesy Chicken Enchiladas

Warm tortillas in the microwave. Add 1/4 cup of chicken mixture to the middle of a tortilla and roll up.

Cheesy Chicken Enchiladas

Place tortillas seam side down in baking dish. Cover with remaining soup mixture, sprinkle with cheese and onions. Bake for 30 minutes or until cheese is melted and bubbly.

Cheesy Chicken Enchiladas

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Quick and Easy Cheesy Chicken Enchiladas
 
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Delicious enchiladas that start with Progresso Soup, giving them a tasty flavor. Recipe from PocketChangeGourmet.com. Adapted from Betty Crocker
Ingredients
  • 1 can {18.5 oz} Progresso Chicken and Cheese Enchilada Soup
  • 1 can {10 oz} Old El Paso hot or mild enchilada sauce
  • 2 cups cooked chicken, shredded
  • 2 cups Monterey Jack cheese, shredded
  • 10 corn or flour tortillas
  • 2 medium green onions, sliced thinly
Instructions
  1. Heat oven to 350°F.
  2. In medium bowl, combine soup and enchilada sauce
  3. Spread 1 cup soup mixture into 11x7 inch baking dish
  4. In large bowl, mix 1 cup soup mixture with chicken and 1 cup of the cheese; reserve remaining soup mixture.
  5. Warm tortillas in the microwave with a paper towel, heat on High 1 minute until soft
  6. Place ¼ cup chicken mixture down the center of each tortilla
  7. Roll up and place seam sides down in baking dish
  8. Pour remaining soup mixture over enchiladas.
  9. Sprinkle with remaining 1 cup cheese and green onions on top.
  10. Bake about 30 minutes or until cheese is melted and sauce is bubbly
  11. Serve plain or with your favorite toppings

Why You’ll Love This Recipe?

  • Quick and simple with sour cream and spicy green chile cream sauce!
  • This is a fantastic dish that freezes superbly.
  • You can customize this recipe’s level of heat to your preferences!
  • Cream cheese is not used in the making of these chicken enchiladas.
  • A fantastic substitute for beef enchiladas.
  • These Easy Chicken Enchiladas offer a ton of delicious tastes, including juicy chicken, hot chilies, and lots of cheese.
  • A soft flour tortilla encloses a cheesy, creamy filling in this recipe. Every bite is perfectly timed.
  • Preparing this meal simply takes 30 minutes.
  • As the title suggests, these Easy Chicken Enchiladas only require a few simple ingredients and a simple process.

What To Serve with Cheesy Chicken Enchiladas?

Chicken enchiladas contain cheese, chicken, extra cheese, and sour cream. You can eat these creamy on their own. But several tasty things go with chicken enchiladas, making them a fantastic reason to make a huge batch of our ideal guacamole! Or, if you think that this dish might benefit from additional vegetables (which it certainly could), this crunchy, easy cabbage pico de gallo would be a wonderful complement to these cheesy chicken enchiladas. You could also come down on the side of safety and fry some homemade corn tortilla chips to go along with the enchiladas; these chips would be ideal for mopping up the cheesy green sauce that has accumulated at the bottom of the baking dish.

Health Benefits

  1. Enchiladas are good sources of vitamins and minerals.
  2. The calcium content of enchiladas is among the most nutrient-dense components; one serving provides 1/5 of the daily recommended calcium intake. By extending, strengthening, and reducing age-related bone loss, calcium is known for its role in establishing and maintaining healthy bones. Additionally, calcium supports the movement of body muscles, including the heart. Calcium also helps with blood coagulation and neuron function at smaller levels.
  3. Enchiladas contain a significant amount of manganese. Your body uses this mineral as part of enzyme systems, bone development, and the production of energy from meals.
  4. Another excellent source of copper is enchiladas. In addition to aiding in the production of hemoglobin, copper is an essential nutrient that is a component of numerous bodily enzymes. Copper promotes connective tissue growth and aids in the production of energy in your body’s cells.
  5. Your body uses thiamine to generate energy and convert amino acids into niacin. Niacin is crucial for reducing the buildup of plaque in the arteries and promoting effective insulin use in your body. This improves blood sugar regulation.

Storing Tips

store: Enchiladas can be kept in the refrigerator for up to 4 days if they are stored in a sealed jar.

Freeze: Enchiladas should be fully cool in the fridge before freezing. Place the frozen enchiladas in a freezer-safe container or bag. You can freeze the enchiladas after you completely wrap it in foil.

Nutrition Information

Per serving:

Calories 503 kcal Carbohydrates 31 g
Protein 26 g Fat 32 g
Saturated Fat 15 g Cholesterol 108 mg
Sugar 2 g Sodium 1042 mg
Potassium 321 mg Fiber 1 g
Iron 2 mg Calcium 51 mg
Vitamin A 720IU Vitamin C 6 mg

For other recipes that are as delicious as these you can also try our spicy chicken tortilla soup recipe, or the menu plan that contains jamaican jerk chicken fajitas that is extraordinary!

For more recipes using Progresso Soup, visit the Progresso Website!

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Comments

  1. That looks delish, and simple. Love it.

  2. Did you use red or green enchilada sauce? Have you tried this using each one. It might be worth experimenting. Thanks.

  3. Tiffany Boyd says

    do you think this could be put together and then frozen?

  4. I absolutely love chicken wraps & i will be trying this sometime over the weekend, nothing better than your favourite food made in a different way and looks delicious.

  5. Being of Hispanic heritage I would change the flour tortiilla to corn.

    • Thanks for the tip Sara, I thank Liz for this recipe because this Chicken Cheese Enchilada soup is sooo good. I wanted to use it in a recipe for my mostly male household who like the flavor but want more meat. So this Enchilada recipe showcases the soup
      and is a way to add more chicken in the form of an Enchilada which my family loves. Easy recipe for a simple cook.

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