Introduction: Chicken Enchilada Recipe

I am excited to share with you the enchilada recipe I have been cooking with my mom since she allowed me in the kitchen! I hope these instructions let you accomplish a simple meal that the whole family will love. It is important to follow the steps and be careful around the stove and oven, but there are some opportunities at the end to put your own twist on it! This is an easy recipe that anyone that is old enough in the kitchen will be able to make! This recipe takes about a hour to complete give or take around 10 minutes. You won’t regret taking the time to complete this recipe, I hope you will like it!



1 pound of chicken

1 large can (28 oz) of red enchilada sauce

1 can (16 oz) of refried beans

1 envelope of taco seasoning

1 package of tortillas (try to get the bigger ones)

1 (2 cup) bag of shredded cheddar cheese


1 bag of shredded lettuce, salsa, sour cream

Step 1: Oven

Preheat your oven to 375 degrees.

Step 2: Cook/shred Chicken

In a large skillet over medium heat, coat it with oil and let oil heat up. Then add the chicken in the pan. I season with some salt and pepper since we add more seasoning later. Cook the chicken on each side for approximately 7 minutes or until it is no longer pink in the middle. Remove from the pan and start to shred the chicken finely with a fork. The smaller you can shred the chicken the better.

Step 3: Season the Chicken

Once the chicken is all shredded, put it in a bowl and pour in the packet of taco seasoning and stir until it is evenly covered. Pour into the shredded chicken bowl about ½ cup of the enchilada sauce and stir until evenly distributed again.

Step 4: Prep the Pan

In the bottom of a 13x9 pan, put the about another ½ cup of enchilada sauce and spread across evenly. Make sure you have some sauce left over for a later step.

Step 5: Assembly

Take one tortilla and spread two tablespoons of refried beans on the center (top to bottom in a line) of the tortilla. Next, add some of your chicken mixture from step 3 (about 1/3 cup). Sprinkle (to your liking) cheese on top of that. Roll them like a wrap and place them with the fold downward tightly in the pan that you poured sauce into already.

Repeat this step for the remainder of the enchiladas.

Step 6: Toppings

Once the pan is filled, cover the enchiladas with more of the enchilada sauce and sprinkle more cheese on top of that.

Step 7: Put in the Oven

Cover the pan with tin foil and put into the oven for 40 minutes at the preheated 375 degrees. Once the 40 minutes are up, remove the tin foil and put back in the oven for an additional 5 minutes unless they are already browned and the cheese is melted.

Step 8: Garnish/serve

Once removed, let them sit and set up for 5 minutes. Add some salsa, and lettuce if desired (and anything else you would like to add).


That is the end of the recipe, and I hope you will like the enchiladas. They should be golden brown or darker with melted cheese and sauce. So delicious and good to look at! I hope this recipe was a success for you, and you will continue to use it in the future!