Tex-Mex Chicken Enchiladas


Tex-Mex Chicken Enchiladas

Tex-Mex Chicken Enchiladas
35 Min

Head south of the border tonight for dinner with our Tex-Mex Chicken Enchiladas. This dish is loaded with authentic Mexican flavor and you don't even have to leave your house!

What You'll Need

  • 2 (10-ounce) cans enchilada sauce
  • 2 tablespoons cocoa powder
  • 1 teaspoon chili powder
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 4 cups shredded cooked chicken
  • 3 cups shredded Monterey jack cheese, divided
  • 1 chipotle pepper in adobo sauce, finely chopped
  • 8 (8-inch) flour tortillas

What to Do

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Coat a 9- x 13-inch baking dish with cooking spray.
  2. In a medium bowl, combine enchilada sauce, cocoa powder, chili powder, and garlic powder; mix well.
  3. In a large bowl, combine chicken, 2 cups cheese, chipotle pepper, and 1 cup enchilada sauce mixture. Spoon chicken mixture down center of tortillas, distributing evenly; roll up.
  4. Pour 3/4 cup enchilada sauce mixture in bottom of prepared baking dish. Arrange enchiladas over sauce, seam-side down. Pour remaining sauce over enchiladas.
  5. Cover and bake 30 minutes. Remove cover, sprinkle with remaining cheese, and bake 5 minutes more, or until cheese is melted. Serve immediately.


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What is chipotle pepper in adobe sauce? Should that be adobo?

Oopsy, thanks for catching that typo. It should be adobo. :)

What does this recipe have to do with Buffalo Bill? That was the link in the email that brought me here, but there is nothing on the page or in the video about Buffalo Bill. Ditto for all the other names in the list. It feels like 'bait and switch' to me.

Hello! - Every once in a while we like to feature fun and interesting sections in our newsletters that point to foods that famous folks liked to eat or cook. Buffalo Bill was known for opening the first Mexican restaurant in New York City. You can read more about it here!: http://blogs.ocweekly.com/stickaforkinit/2015/01/buffalo_bill_mexican_food_lola_denver.php

Mr. food You should put a box at the top of your resp, that said save all resp. it would be easer because I love all your resp, I have tried many of them. Thank you

I think I've found my supper! Got all the ingredients, plus refried beans. Thank you!

I was looking for an easy dish to make using some wheat tortilla's I have in the fridge. Thanks for a great idea. You guys are the best.

A great mole sauce combines enchilada sauce + cocoa + cyanine pepper + garlic & cumin and cooked on low heat for 3 hrs for the best taste.

Can you add the measurements you use for your mole sauce please? Thank you.

Perfect! I have been craving Mexican food all summer, this is restaurant quality.

These look delicious. I love Mole and this looks like mole sauce. On TV Mr Ben used cumin not garlic . Which ingredient is correct?

Hi Mary, We watched the video again and there is no mention of cumin in this recipe. Howard combines enchilada sauce, chili powder, garlic powder and cocoa powder. Thank you!


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