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Chicken Enchiladas

Chicken Enchiladas with perfectly shredded chicken and the best homemade enchilada sauce
5 from 3 votes
Prep Time 30 mins
Cook Time 20 mins
Total Time 35 mins
Course Dinner
Cuisine Mexican
Servings 4 people
Calories 350 kcal


  • 8 medium (soft taco-size) flour tortillas
  • 1 can black beans, drained
  • 3 cups shredded cheese , Mexican blend

For the Shredded Chicken:

  • 1 lb. boneless skinless chicken thighs
  • 2 tbsp. olive oil
  • 1 tsp. salt
  • 1 tsp. pepper
  • 1 tbsp. chili powder
  • 1 cup chicken broth

For the Enchilada Sauce:

  • ½ cup butter
  • ¾ cup flour
  • 2 tsp. chili powder
  • 2 tsp. cumin
  • 1 (8 oz. can) tomato sauce
  • 2 cups chicken broth


  • Preheat oven to 350°. Spray a 9 x 13" casserole dish with nonstick spray.
  • Arrange the tortillas in a single layer in the casserole dish.

Make the Enchilada Sauce:

  • Melt the butter in a medium pot. Whisk in the flour and make sure there aren't any clumps.
  • Add the chili powder, cumin, and tomato sauce and whisk to combine.
  • Add the chicken broth and bring to a boil. Whisk until the sauce thickens, remove from heat and set aside.

Make the Shredded Chicken:

  • Heat the oil in a large pot or saucepan. Add the chicken thighs, season with salt, pepper, and chili powder. Sauté for 1-2 minutes. Flip and season the other side. Cover the thighs with chicken broth and bring to a boil. Boil until the chicken is cooked through and no longer pink in the center.
  • Remove the chicken from the pot and use two forks to shred the chicken by pulling apart in opposite directions.

Assemble and Bake:

  • Add a generous spoonful (about ¼ - ½ cup) of the enchilada sauce to each of the tortillas.
  • Add the shredded chicken and black beans evenly to the tortillas. Add about 1-2 tablespoons of the shredded cheese.
  • Close the tortillas and spread the top with remaining sauce. Sprinkle with remaining cheese.
  • Bake for 20 minutes and serve warm.


Calories: 350kcal
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