Stacked Chicken Enchiladas

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    Stacked chicken enchiladas are the way to go if you're craving Mexican and don't want all the prep time that's involved in regular enchiladas!

    Stacked chicken enchiladas are the way to go if you're craving Mexican and don't want all the prep time that's involved in regular enchiladas!

    I’m surprised how interested in I am in the World Cup. I think Jason’s enthusiasm is rubbing off on me. I never cared for soccer games because they’re just boring to me (personal opinion here) but the World Cup is so exciting! I was watching the USA game and when they scored, I threw my hands in the air sending my phone flying behind me. Haha, that’s as much enthusiasm you’ll probably get out of me though for soccer. It’s actually fun watching these games because of all the anticipation and tension you have when the ball gets closer and closer to the goalie. I would be a horrible goalie. Flying balls are not my forte. I got hit smack in the middle of my forehead when I played soccer at recess when I was in grade school. Hand-eye coordination was not my thing, clearly!

    Stacked chicken enchiladas are the way to go if you're craving Mexican and don't want all the prep time that's involved in regular enchiladas!

     

    Stacked chicken enchiladas are the way to go if you're craving Mexican and don't want all the prep time that's involved in regular enchiladas!

     

    Stacked chicken enchiladas are the way to go if you're craving Mexican and don't want all the prep time that's involved in regular enchiladas!

    I was really craving Mexican food one night and I reallllly wanted enchiladas but I also didn’t want to be spend a lot of time assembling them and rolling them up into perfect little rolls so I decided I would just stack them up like lasagna! It turned out to be super delish and it makes prep so much easier and quicker. It doesn’t look that pretty on a plate but sometimes the most delicious dishes are the ones that don’t look the best, wouldn’t you say? You should try this method any time you’re craving Mexican and don’t want to bother with the prep of regular enchiladas! Stacked chicken enchiladas are the way to go ;)

    Stacked Chicken Enchiladas

    Stacked chicken enchiladas are the way to go if you're craving Mexican and don't want all the prep time that's involved in regular enchiladas!
    Prep Time: 10 mins
    Cook Time: 35 mins
    Total Time: 45 mins
    Servings (adjustable, but please note that results, timing, and cookware may vary when adjusting servings): 2 -3
    Calories: 642kcal
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    Ingredients

    • 2 teaspoon vegetable oil
    • 1 small yellow onion, chopped (1 cup)
    • 2 cloves garlic, minced
    • 1 green bell pepper, chopped
    • 1 teaspoon ground cumin
    • 1/2 tablespoon chili powder
    • 1 teaspoon kosher salt
    • 1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper
    • 1 large chicken breast, cooked and shredded (1 1/2 cups)
    • 1: 10 ounce can of diced tomatoes and green chiles, drained
    • 1: 10 ounce can of enchilada sauce (I used medium, you can use mild or spicy if you prefer)
    • 4 large flour tortillas
    • 1 1/2 cup freshly grated colby jack cheese

    Instructions

    • Preheat oven to 375 degrees Fahrenheit.
    • In a medium skillet over medium-high heat, add vegetable oil to the pan. When the oil is hot, add the onion, garlic, and bell pepper and saute until tender, about 5 minutes.
    • Sprinkle the cumin, chili powder, salt, and black pepper on the vegetables and stir to combine. Remove the skillet from heat. Stir in the shredded chicken and the tomatoes and green chiles. Toss to combine.
    • To assemble the stacked chicken enchiladas, pour 1/4 cup of enchilada sauce into the bottom of a 2-quart rectangular (or square) casserole dish. Place 2 large flour tortillas on top of the sauce. They should overlap each other and they won't cover every part of the casserole dish. It's ok.
    • Sprinkle half the shredded chicken mixture on top then half the cheese and drizzle half of the enchilada sauce on top. Repeat with the other 2 tortillas on top and the rest of the ingredients for the layers.
    • Bake uncovered for 35 minutes.
    • Cut and serve.

    Notes

    Optional toppings you can add on top: sour cream, green onions, avocado, etc.
    Nutrition Facts
    Stacked Chicken Enchiladas
    Amount Per Serving (1 Serving)
    Calories 642 Calories from Fat 333
    % Daily Value*
    Fat 37g57%
    Carbohydrates 52g17%
    Fiber 5g20%
    Sugar 9g10%
    Protein 31g62%
    * Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
    *Nutrition facts are an estimate and not guaranteed to be accurate.

     

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  • Kevin @ Closet Cooking says:

    Yum! That looks so nice and cheesy and good!

  • Heather Christo says:

    oh wow! this looks incredible!! the cheese is amazing!

  • marla says:

    Loving these enchiladas. Want now!!

  • Jenny Flake says:

    Great weeknight dinner! Love all of that cheesy goodness :) xo

  • Lauren @ Climbing Grier Mountain says:

    Cheesy enchiladas are my weakness!! So making this for dinner tonight!

  • Maria says:

    I love stacked enchiladas! SO easy and so good!

  • Stephanie @ Girl Versus Dough says:

    I’m pretty meh about soccer, too, but I am ALL ABOUT these stacked enchiladas. Holy yum, girl!

  • Amanda says:

    Can’t get over all that cheesiness! Love this :)

  • Rachel @ Baked by Rachel says:

    They look so good with all of that gooey cheese!! Definitely need some. And I should totally watch the world cup but haven’t. Bad sports fan here.

  • Alexis @ Upside Down Pear says:

    This looks amazing and ignites my need for Mexican food! I will definitely need to make this soon :)

  • Ha! We are the same way in my home. we rarely roll them, but will usually stack it up like this. And this looks insanely cheesy and good!

  • Matt Robinson says:

    This is definitely my kind of an easy weeknight meal, love this!

  • Kathryn says:

    I can’t be bothered rolling enchiladas most of the time so this is a genius idea!

  • Gaby says:

    This has my name written all over it!

  • Meredith says:

    We love stacked enchiladas and this looks fabulous!

  • Olivia @Primavera Kitchen says:

    I am so on board with this enchiladas! It looks absolutely, totally, 100% amazing and yummy

  • DessertForTwo says:

    How do you know exactly what I want to eat for dinner? I love this!

  • Annie @ Annie's Noms says:

    Totally agree that sometimes things that aren’t pretty are the best! This is genius, I can rarely be bothered to assemble and wrap up enchiladas after a busy day, but this is so much easier!

  • Jenn says:

    Made these last night, but I opted to roll the enchiladas instead of making them flat. So tasty, everyone wished they had room for another one!

    • Julie says:

      Nice! So glad you all enjoyed :)

  • Gail says:

    Delish!!! Made these tonight….piled on the sour cream…..of so good! Thanks Julie!

  • cindy says:

    I agree, not wanting to roll up everything. I’ve been making enchilada “casserole” for years.
    I also cut up the tortillas with a pizza wheel and sprinkle them in the layers. That seems to go a little farther than whole ones.

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