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Cheesy Shredded Chicken Enchiladas | Easy, Authentic, Homemade Mexican Recipe
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Cheesy Shredded Chicken Enchiladas

Classic Shredded Chicken and Cheese Enchiladas are made from rotisserie chicken, salsa, and a homemade red sauce. It's an easy and authentic Mexican recipe!

Course Dinner, lunch, Main Course
Cuisine Mexican
Prep Time 35 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Total Time 1 hour
Servings 8 servings
Calories 315 kcal
Author London


  • 3 ½ cups rotisserie chicken shredded
  • 8 corn tortillas
  • 2 Tbsp. coconut oil
  • ¼ cup salsa mild or medium heat
  • 1 ½ cup shredded cheese cheddar or Monterrey Jack
  • 1 ½ cups homemade enchilada sauce
  • Cilantro, avocado, sour cream optional


  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees.
  2. Pour ½ cup of enchilada sauce into a 13 x 9 inch baking dish that has been sprayed with non-stick cooking spray.
    Pouring red enchilada sauce into a baking dish.
  3. Place 1 tablespoon of coconut oil in a large skillet over medium-low heat. Heat up 3-4 tortillas at a time in the oil, about 30-60 seconds per side. (This helps make the tortillas softer and easier to roll up.)
  4. Place tortillas on a paper towel-lined plate to let any excess oil drain off.  Repeat with remaining oil and tortillas.
  5. Fill each tortilla with 2-3 tablespoons of shredded chicken, 2 tablespoons of cheese, and ½ tablespoon of salsa.
    Showing how to roll up tortillas for enchiladas.
  6. Roll each tortilla and place seam-side down into the baking dish. Depending on the size of your dish, you may need two dishes to fit all of the enchiladas.
    Placing enchiladas seam-side down into a baking dish.
  7. Cover enchiladas with remaining enchilada sauce and spread it out to completely cover the tortilla edges.

    Spreading red sauce over homemade enchiladas.
  8. Top with the rest of the shredded cheese.

    Shredded chese on top of chicken enchiladas.
  9. Bake enchiladas uncovered for 20-25 minutes in the preheated oven.
  10. Serve enchiladas with fresh cilantro, green onions, sour cream, salsa, or guacamole. Enjoy!

Recipe Notes

You can also use a store-bought red enchilada sauce.

Substitute dairy-free cheese if needed.

Nutrition Facts
Cheesy Shredded Chicken Enchiladas
Amount Per Serving
Calories 315 Calories from Fat 99
% Daily Value*
Fat 11g17%
Saturated Fat 7g44%
Cholesterol 71mg24%
Sodium 800mg35%
Potassium 269mg8%
Carbohydrates 18g6%
Fiber 3g13%
Sugar 4g4%
Protein 26g52%
Vitamin A 492IU10%
Vitamin C 1mg1%
Calcium 138mg14%
Iron 1mg6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.