Whether Sunday brunches, family get-togethers or anniversary dinners, chicken enchiladas are the best way to relish a great meal and make some warm memories. Stuffed with pan-fried chicken, the enchiladas make for a wholesome weeknight meal. You can serve it with various side dishes like salsa and nacho chips, coleslaw, mango salad, guacamole or green rice. To know how to make chicken enchiladas in just 5 steps, read further.
In a non-stick pan, add the chicken breasts and cook until no longer pink. Once the juices run clear, drain the excess fat. Dice the chicken into cubes and add it back into the pan.
Add the chopped onion, sour cream, 1 cup of cheddar cheese, dried parsley, dried oregano and black pepper. Cook until the cheese melts. Then add salt, tomato sauce, water, chilli powder, capsicum and garlic.
Preheat the oven at 175° C. Place tortillas on a chopping board and add portions of cooked chicken mixture on it. Roll over the tortillas and place them in a baking dish.
Top with taco sauce and the remaining cheddar cheese. Bake for about 20 minutes and then set aside for 10 minutes to cool down.
Garnish with more cheese if needed. Serve hot with guacamole or chips and salsa.
You can use mashed black or white beans in the filling. It makes the enchiladas a bit juicy and holds the filling together.
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Frequently Asked Questions
What can I use instead of tomato sauce?
You can use tomato puree or canned tomato paste too instead of tomato sauce for this recipe.
Can I store the leftover enchiladas in the refrigerator?
Yes. You can store the cooked leftovers for about 4 days in the refrigerator. However, if you're planning ahead of cooking to store, then the best way is to store the sauce separately and pour it with cheese over the tortillas only when reheating.