Cheesy Chicken Enchilada Recipe {Easy and Freezer Friendly}

Who doesn't need some homemade Mexican food in their life right now?! This Cheesy Chicken Enchilada Recipe is not only super easy to make and freezer friendly, but a HIT with my family!


Homemade Mexican Enchiladas Recipe


This post was originally published on 3/5/13. I thought I would update it. This was originally for a review of MexAmerica tortillas, they had let me try out a variety of their tortillas. Their website is down and I haven't seen any current updates on their social media, so I thought I would re-do this post for y'all. My husband loves these enchiladas and they are so super easy. PLUS they are a hit with the kiddos too! You are definitely going to want to pin and re-pin again! :D

What you are going to need:
1 can cream of chicken soup
1/2 cup sour cream (about 4 oz.)
1 cup picante sauce (about 8 oz.)
2 tsp. chili powder
2 cups cooked chicken - chopped or shredded. You could use fresh, frozen, or canned
1/2 cup shredded Monterrey Jack cheese
8 tortillas - I am currently using xtreme wellness brand tortillas since they are lower in carbs.
1 small tomato, chopped
1 green onion, sliced

What you are going to do:
1. Pre-Heat oven to 350. Don't forget because you will be annoyed if you do.
2. Stir soup, sour cream, picante sauce, and chili powder in bowl.
3. Stir 1 cup soup mix, chicken, and cheese in LARGE bowl. It looks like it won't cover everything and you are going to need more. I used more chicken and still didn't need more. Just keep mixing until evenly spread throughout.
4. Divide chicken mix among tortillas. Roll up tortillas and place seam-side up in 2qt baking dish.
5. Bake at 350F for 30 minutes OR until enchiladas are hot AND bubbling. 5 minutes before I take them out completely, I like to add some more cheese on top.
6. Top with tomato and onion. As you can see I didn't have these.
7. ENJOY!

Serves 4 to 6. If you do four servings (which is two enchiladas each), then it is only 365 calories according to MyFitnessPal, but it is a VERY filling meal for sure! It is a little higher in sodium and carbs, but it does have 24 g of protein per serving. So depending on what type of diet you are on, just plan ahead for the rest of the day when you make this. I am all about balance when it comes to eating healthy through lifestyle changes.

Anyways there is my enchilada recipe. Please note mine look a little green because my husband had to buy spinach tortillas because Kroger was out of the other varieties right now. So we worked with what they had. Which is a basic of shelf cooking which if you follow me on Instagram, then you know I am all about and can teach you more. Hubby was so excited when I decided to make these. Homemade Mexican food is a go to right now since most of the restaurants are closed around us due to the current climate. I haven't made these in YEARS! 

I like to make this in two batches at time. We eat one pan and then I spray aluminum foil, cover, and then put it in the freezer for a later date. You can either sit it out and let it defrost before baking or bake longer. But it makes a great freezer meal for sure. I am all about making future me's life easier.

One Pinner Says:
"Cheesy Chicken Enchiladas. I made these last night and they were easy and they were really good. My kids even ate them even though one protested heavily about having to eat them, tried a bite, and then glared at me and said thanks a lot for changing my mind mom (in a very sarcastic voice) and proceeded to eat them all up."


Let me know in the comments below if you tried this and what you thought! I'd love to hear from you!

37 comments

  1. I just pined this, I have been looking for something to make for dinner for friday and this seems perfect. Thank you.

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  2. Totally pinning this. We love Mexican food and this sounds delicious. Thanks Diana for sharing!! :)

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  3. I am going to look for wheat tortillas with honey at our local store. My family loves Mexican food!

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  4. Oh that looks and sounds soooooo good! I'll have to coupon my way to the ingredients but I will! I'm so looking forward to trying this dish. Thanks for the recipe!

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  5. Yummy!!!! I can just taste the melty cheese now...

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  6. wow! looks so delicious..
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  7. This looks amazing! Yum! :)

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  8. Thanks for coming to link up at Pinterest Tuesday! Sounds yummy!!

    Erica
    WE Three Crabs

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  9. Those look really good.......Thank you for sharing with the Clever Chicks Blog Hop this week; I hope you’ll join us again!


    Cheers,
    Kathy Shea Mormino

    The Chicken Chick

    http://www.The-Chicken-Chick.com



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  10. I love Mexican food. Can't wait to try this recipe...

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  11. Sounds delicious! Thank you for the recipe

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  12. Yummy will have to pin these to make, I love my mexican at home!

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  13. looks really good.

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  14. This looks great! I actually have enough of these ingredients that I might be able to make it, too!

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  15. this sounds so good - i havent really tried cooking many mexican dishes but this one sounds good and easy!

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  16. Oooh these look delicious! I think I have everything to make it too!

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  17. I would love to try a new enchilada recipe!! This looks delicious and doesn't look too hard to make! Thank you for a new recipe! :)

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  18. This is a recipe that I know my whole family will love. I like that it has few ingredients and looks really easy to make.

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  19. One of my favorite weeknight meals!! I love that I can make it ahead of time too!!

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  20. This looks so good! I just pinned it!

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  21. This really looks good! I make a similar recipe except I've never tried it with picante sauce. Looking forward to making them again so I can try it!

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  22. My oldest nephew is especially fond of Mexican food. I'll try this on him. It looks good.

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  23. This looks so amazing! And I love that it's freezer friendly.

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  24. This sounds yummy! I've never done freezer but I'd like to. It would make meal times so much easier!

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  25. This does look easy. The kids will love it and I love there will be leftovers.

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  26. I need to try this recipe. It looks so delicious.

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  27. Looks yummy! I can't wait to try this recipe.

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  28. We tried this today and my daughter loved them! Thanks!

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  29. Never thought about using cream of chicken soup, will have to try!

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  30. I love enchiladas. These look look yummy.

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  31. Looking good and tasty i love chicken

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  32. We love enchiladas. I like that this recipe can be frozen as I am not so sure the one I make would freeze to well.

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  33. This looks and sounds amazing! I can't wait to try it!

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  34. I like this recipe. I'm sure my family would love this dish!

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  35. This recipe looks easy and delicious. I would probably add a can of chilies and/or a can of Rotel style tomatoes. We love Tex Mex style food!

    Nancy
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  36. I am glad that you updated this 2013 recipe! I have already pinned it! I love this Cheesy Chicken Enchilada Recipe! I like that it is easy and that it can be frozen! I really love Monterey Jack cheese - GOOD choice!! Thank you for sharing my next dinner meal ��

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  37. This looks so good! I like to make stuff that will freeze since it is only me. I am not a fan of leftovers but do enjoy food out of the freezer

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Diana