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Skillet Chicken Enchiladas Recipe

  • Author: Shawn Williams
  • Prep Time: 10 mins
  • Cook Time: 25 mins
  • Total Time: 35 mins
  • Yield: 2-3 1x
  • Category: Dinner
  • Cuisine: Mexican

Description

Spicy chicken enchiladas made in a cast iron skillet with seasoned chicken, black beans, chopped green chilies, green onions, and a Mexican blend of cheese.


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Ingredients

  • 2 boneless skinless chicken breasts, diced
  • 2 10 ounce cans red enchilada sauce
  • 2 cups shredded Mexican blend cheese
  • 1 15.5 ounce can black beans, rinsed
  • 4.5 ounce can chopped green chilis
  • 1/4 cup green onions, plus 2 tablespoons for garnish, chopped
  • 5 large burrito flour tortillas
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 teaspoon cumin
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • Guacamole for topping if desired.

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 375° F.
  2. Cut chicken breasts into small bite sized chunks. I typically cut into half inch cubes.
  3. Bring a 12 inch cast iron skillet to medium-high heat and add olive oil. Sauté chicken, green onions, green chilis, cumin, salt, and pepper until chicken is fully cooked. Transfer to a bowl and set aside.
  4. Add 1/2 a cup of enchilada sauce to the now empty cast iron skillet, set aside.
  5. Spread 2 tablespoons of enchilada sauce down the center of each tortilla, spread 1/2 cup of chicken mixture, sprinkle with 1-2 tablespoons black beans, and top with 1-2 tablespoons cheese. Wrap tortillas tightly and place seem down in the cast iron skillet on top of the enchilada sauce.
  6. Top with remaining enchilada sauce and sprinkle with a cup of cheese.
  7. Bake 20 to 25 minutes, garnish with green onions and guacamole when serving.

Notes

My only tip would be to not skimp on the enchilada sauce. It’s what makes enchiladas tender, creamy, and delicious. Look for mild enchilada sauce for less heat.

Keywords: chicken enchiladas, skillet enchiladas

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