Chicken enchiladas



30 min


45 min



Chicken enchiladas

Roberto Caruso

Enchiladas are filled corn tortillas topped with cheese and a fiery sauce. Our flavourful, triple-tested chicken enchiladas feature zesty Monterey Jack cheese and comes together in less than an hour.


  • 2 tbsp vegetable oil
  • 2 large skinless, boneless chicken breasts , cut into long, thin strips
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1 small onion , chopped
  • 2 garlic cloves , minced
  • 4 tsp chili powder
  • 2 tsp cumin
  • 1/4 tsp hot-red-chili-flakes
  • 4 plum tomatoes , seeded and diced
  • 2 cups packed baby spinach
  • 2 1/2 cups grated Monterey Jack , or mozzarella
  • 8 small flour tortillas
  • 1/2 cup chopped cilantro , optional


  • PREHEAT oven to 450F. Spray a baking sheet.
  • HEAT a large non-stick frying pan over medium-high. Add 1 tbsp oil, then chicken. Sprinkle with salt. Cook until no pink remains, 5 to 6 min. Transfer to a plate and set aside. Reduce heat to medium. Add remaining oil to pan, then onion, garlic, chili powder, cumin, pepper flakes and 1/2 of tomatoes. Cook until vegetables soften, 2 to 3 min. Add spinach and stir until wilted. Remove from heat. Stir in chicken, any juices and 1 cup grated cheese.
  • DIVIDE chicken mixture into 8 portions. Scoop a portion into centre of each tortilla. Roll into a cigar shape around filling. Place seam-side down on baking sheet, spacing 1 in. apart. Flatten slightly, then top with remaining tomatoes and cheese.
  • BAKE in centre of oven until cheese melts, about 5 min. Sprinkle with cilantro.

Nutrition (per serving)

  • Calories
  • 640,
  • Protein
  • 47 g,
  • Carbohydrates
  • 36 g,
  • Fat
  • 35 g,
  • Fibre
  • 3 g,
  • Sodium
  • 1198 mg.
Wine Pairings

Turn a family-friendly Mexican meal into a treat worthy of date night with a seductive red. This intense tempranillo’s earthy tobacco scents and lingering finish won’t back down from spicy fare like Chicken Enchiladas. The sticker says $20, but this wine tastes like $35!
Familia Zuccardi Q Tempranillo, Argentina, $20.

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