This quick and healthy chicken enchiladas recipe is an excellent choice when you want homemade enchiladas, but are short on time AND you want them to be a bit healthier than the usual enchiladas.
Want to make me happy? Serve me enchiladas.
Ok, well, that’s not entirely true. You could serve me lots of things, and pretty much anything Mexican, and I’ll be happy. But enchiladas are my top favorite though. Followed closely by chile rellenos, fajitas, burritos, tacos, tamales…haha, you get the idea. The great thing about enchiladas is that there is so many ways to make them. You can fill them with a variety of ingredients and while traditional red enchilada sauce is most common, I’m also a big fan of green enchilada sauce and even creamy style enchiladas with a cream-based sauce.
While some homemade enchilada recipes can be time consuming – and worth EVERY minute, in my opnion – sometimes (all the time?) you are in a hurry to get dinner on the table and you need a quick fix. And, let’s be honest, it goes back to what I’ve said time and time again: your family is probably happiest when you feed them them a good meal and they don’t care if it took 30 minutes or 4 hours. This quick and easy chicken enchilada recipe is perfect for when time is short.
Now you’ll notice this recipe includes enchilada sauce from scratch. If you’ve never made homemade enchilada sauce, you’ll see that it’s actually not that hard to make, but if you want to save even more time, feel free to use canned enchilada sauce.
I want to give a big thank you to Allyson Reed Zea of Domestic Superhero for this recipe and beautiful photos! Here is the complete recipe – if you aren’t ready for it yet, but want to save it, be sure to pin it to one of your Pinterest boards: