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Cheater Chicken Enchiladas

If your days go anything like ours it is non-stop. From the moment we wake to the moment our heads hit the pillow there is always something to get done. If my day gets away from me it is often dinner plans that get put on the back burner.  Having a few easy prep, low ingredient, & fast meals in my back pocket is a must. These cheater chicken enchiladas are sure to become a family favorite.These cheater chicken enchiladas are a great go to meal. You can make extra and freeze them too!

 

What you need for your Cheater Chicken Enchiladas:

  • 1lb chicken. Cut into bite size pieces
  • 1 16oz jar chunky salsa
  • 1 can tomato sauce
  • 1 package of tortillas.
  • 3 Cups shredded Mexican cheese
  • 5T of taco seasoning – split  -OR- make your own using:
    • 2T chili powder – split
    • 2T cumin – split
    • 1/2t paprika – split
    • 1/2t turmeric – split

 

Making you Cheater Chicken Enchiladas:

Start cooking your chicken over medium heat.

Take half of your Taco seasoning and add it to the chicken. The other half add to a can of tomato sauce over med heat.

As the chicken cooks stir and break it up a bit. When the chicken is cooked add the entire jar of salsa.

Reduce heat once the salsa starts to bubble. Start your oven and preheat to 350 degrees.

These cheater chicken enchiladas are a great go to meal. You can make extra and freeze them too!

Building your Chicken Enchiladas.

In a 9×13 pan coat the bottom with your enchilada sauce.

Take a tortilla add a scoop of chicken mixture and a handful of cheese. Roll up and add to the pan.These cheater chicken enchiladas are a great go to meal. You can make extra and freeze them too!

You should get 8 in the pan.

Top with the rest of your enchilada sauce.

Then a good layer of cheese.

Throw in the oven and bake until the cheese looks nice and gooey. About 10-15 mins.These cheater chicken enchiladas are a great go to meal. You can make extra and freeze them too!

Serve up with your favorite toppings!

Most packs of chicken aren’t just a pound so with your leftover chicken wrap them in foil and throw in the freezer for a quick lunch later in the week!!These cheater chicken enchiladas are a great go to meal. You can make extra and freeze them too!

My whole family Loves these enchiladas! Since the shopping list is so small it is one of my favorite go-to meals.

I hope you give these a try! Let us know what you think!!

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Tuesday 6th of June 2017

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Bounyen

Thursday 18th of February 2016

I know you can heat corn tortillas on the stovotep or in the oven; but I have never tried to use water with these methods. I am thinking you could try to lightly spray them with water before placing in a warm oven (maybe 200ish) and it would have a similar steaming effect.

Jennifer Corter

Sunday 24th of January 2016

Oh, how good these look! Especially since it is so cold and snowy here this week, this would make for a yummy and quick dinner for the family! I love it! Thanks for sharing!

The Stay-at-Home Life

Thursday 21st of January 2016

These look so good! I love how easy they are and how you included what to use instead of packet mix. I don't use those and hate trying to figure out what exactly to use.

Susie

Friday 22nd of January 2016

Yes, I wont use any premixed packs either, but I know many people do. :)

Shann Eva

Thursday 21st of January 2016

Enchiladas are one of my favorites. You know what can make it even easier? Rotisserie Chicken! That's my way take an even bigger cheat ;)

Susie

Friday 22nd of January 2016

Yes that is true!!