Homemade (but not really) Enchilada Recipe

enchilada recipes

Here is the enchilada recipe that has set the standard in my home for a good meal. If I let Rob choose what’s for dinner, this is always his first choice. I usually make a pan of red enchiladas and a pan of green enchiladas whenever I make these- I like the green more, Rob likes the red. Here are the recipes for both and I will let you decide what you like better!

Red Chicken Enchiladas

red enchiladas

Ingredients:

  • 10 Soft Taco Sized Tortillas
  • 2 Breasts of Chicken, cooked and shredded. (I boil my chicken straight out of the freezer)
  • Shredded Cheese- Cheddar or Mexican blend
  • Red Enchilada Sauce- I only ever buy Rosarita brand- this is the key!!! (see image below) Some red sauces we have tried are really bitter.
  • Toppings: Sliced olives, diced tomatoes, sour cream, guacamole, etc.

Directions:

  1. Preheat Oven to 350.
  2. Spread some sauce over the entire bottom of a 13×9 casserole pan.
  3. In a medium bowl, combine the shredded chicken, 2/3 of the can of red sauce, and 2 cups of cheese.
  4. Fill each tortilla with the chicken/cheese mixture and roll up like a burrito.
  5. Place each filled tortilla side by side in the baking dish an pour the remaining sauce on the top of the tortillas- cover them completely.
  6. Sprinkle with cheese- as much as you would like!
  7. Cook uncovered in the oven for 20 minutes or until heated through.
  8. Top with desired toppings & enjoy!

Green Chicken Enchiladas

green enchiladas

Ingredients:

  • 10 Soft Taco Sized Tortillas
  • 2 Breasts of Chicken, cooked and shredded. (I boil my chicken straight out of the freezer)
  • Shredded Cheese- Cheddar or Mexican blend
  • Green Enchilada Sauce- I buy the La Victoria Brand
  • Sour Cream (1-2 cups)
  • Toppings: Sliced olives, diced tomatoes, sour cream, guacamole, etc.

Directions:

  1. Preheat Oven to 350.
  2. Spread some sauce over the entire bottom of a 13×9 casserole pan.
  3. In a medium bowl, combine the shredded chicken, 2/3 of the can of sauce, about a cup of sour cream (give or take depending on how creamy you want them) and 2 cups of cheese.
  4. Fill each tortilla with the chicken/cheese mixture and roll up like a burrito.
  5. Place each filled tortilla side by side in the baking dish.
  6. Pour the remaining sauce on the top of the tortillas- cover them completely.
  7. Sprinkle with cheese- as much as you would like!
  8. Cook uncovered in the oven for 20 minutes or until heated through.
  9. Top with desired toppings & enjoy!

Here is a picture of each of the sauces I buy. I won’t try any other brand anymore- too many recipe fails when I used to experiment!

enchilada sauce

(Photo Credit)

These recipes originally published on Somewhat Simple in August 2009

Stephanie
Wife, mom of 5, and creator of Somewhat Simple, Stephanie has a passion to create and inspire. She is an Orange County transplant who is now enjoying life in Phoenix, AZ. She enjoys traveling, shopping, organizing, cooking and creating simple projects for her home and family.
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Comments

  1. 1

    We make both in our house but I think both my husband and I have to agree we like the green sauce best! YUMMY – now I want some!

  2. 2
    Emily Anne Leyland ( Art-n-Sewl) says:

    Yum!!!!! I LOVE them. Both ways are super easy. Thanks girl!!

  3. 3
    The Griffins says:

    Mmm…they're so delicious and they've been a hit everywhere I've ever made and brought them too-one of my favorite recipes

  4. 4

    Mmmmm….I haven't made these in a while. Now I want some enchiladas. I like red and green!!

  5. 5

    Just found your blog from Lindsays! Adding you to my Google Reader RIGHT NOW!!

  6. 6
    Christopher & Kayleigh says:

    I just made these the other night. I got the recipe from my mom for the green ones, and I loved them!!!! I posted my success on my blog I was so excited! :)

  7. 7
    Christopher & Kayleigh says:

    I just made these the other night. I got the recipe from my mom for the green ones, and I loved them!!!! I posted my success on my blog I was so excited! :)

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