Chicken Enchiladas

Quick Look_______________

This is part 2 of enchiladas on dishgracepoint. I recently posted beef enchiladas. They look good, but I think this recipe should save a little more time. It's very similar, but with chicken as the filling.
  • Prep time: 20 minutes
  • Cook time: 1 hours
  • Difficulty: easy
  • Labor Intensity: 3-4 extra people should really help.
  • 30 servings, adjust by 1.5x if your group tends to eat multiple servings.


  • 6 pound boneless chicken breast (chicken breast is about $2/lb on sale at safeway)
  • 1/2 cup vegetable oil
  • 6 clove garlic, minced
  • 1 tablespoon salt
  • 1 tablespoon pepper
  • 1 quart sour cream (about $3-5 smart and final, safeway)
  • 2 (6.5 lb) cans of enchilada sauce ($7.39 per can @ smart and final)
  • 72 white corn tortillas ($3 for 30 or $3 for 90 at costco, smart and final)
  • 12 cups (3lbs) shredded cheddar/monterey jack cheese mix. (5lbs for $14 at smart and final, 1/2 lb for $2.50 at safeway)
  • Total: about $50.00


  • Cut chicken into 1/2 - 1 inch cubes.
  • Heat some oil in a large skillet.
  • Stir fry chicken with salt and pepper. Add more or less to taste
  • Add garlic and fry with chicken.
  • Wrap corn tortillas in a wet paper towel and heat for 30 seconds (this is so the tortilla is soft) in the microwave.
  • Lay tortilla flat, add the chicken, 1/2 of the cheese, and sour cream into each tortilla
  • Roll it up, so it looks like a mini burrito.
  • Place in a baking tray and cover with "enchilada" sauce--I always like to use chile verde, but there are also chili rojo and others.
  • Cover sauce with cheese (be generous)
  • Bake in oven at 350 for 25-30 minutes and you're done!

Tom's Tips and Tricks_______________

Not much else to add here. I think you can use flour tortillas as well, but not sure.

Serving size is 2 tortilla's worth per person. Depending on side dishes and how hungry the audience is, I would adjust the quanitity as needed.

I would even suggest shredding 1 head of lettuce and adding it to the tortilla for texture.

[Possible side dish] Serve with tortilla chips, salsa, spanish rice, refried beans...etc


gina said…
this is one of my favorites!!
gina said…
this is one of my favorites!!!!

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