Cinco de Mayo Chicken Enchiladas

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Last night I made the best chicken enchiladas I have ever made in my life. We don’t actually celebrate Cinco de Mayo at home, but I know a lot of people do (any excuse for a margarita, eh?), and the kids are doing activities at school to celebrate the holiday so I thought I would share the recipe with y’all in case you would like a yummy Tex-Mex recipe to make for your family.

You are actually going to get a two-fer with this recipe, and sorry for the lack of progress pics. I had no idea this would turn out so good. Sunday I roasted a whole chicken with a half onion, cilantro, and two chili peppers in adobe sauce stuffed in the cavity. I topped it with a packet of Sazon Goya (from the Latin section of the grocery store). I cooked that for about two hours at 350. We had it with a side of broccoli and some beans. We only ate about half of it and I saved the rest for the something else.

Monday night I deboned the chicken and mixed it with a half a can of cream of chicken soup, about 2/3rds bag of low fat shredded Mexican cheese, a sprinkle of cumin (maybe 1/2 teaspoon), and about a teaspoon of Adobe seasoning. Sorry, but I didn’t measure.

I spread a couple of tablespoons of enchilada sauce in the bottom of a 9×13 pan, just enough to thinly cover the bottom. Then I divided the filling between eight low carb/high fiber tortillas, rolled them, and placed them seam side down on top of the enchilada sauce. Next I spooned sauce on top of each enchilada. I used about a half of a small can of sauce. I topped with the enchiladas with the remainder of the bag of shredded cheese.

I cooked them in a preheated 350 degree oven for 20 minutes.

They were melty, cheesy, creamy goodness. So, so yummy. Cady scarfed hers down so fast I was in shock. She declared it the best thing I’ve ever made. She NEVER wants to eat. I know my photos aren’t that great, but I promise these were delicious.

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If you try them let me know if you like them. Are y’all planning anything fun for Cinco de Mayo?

Linked up with Tex-Mex Tuesday.


  1. says

    This looks incredible. I might make it this weekend.

    We get a free trip to the zoo this Friday from the cleft team. Mickey is playing in a golf tournament with the new office.

    I wonder

    • says

      If you have a Latin/Mexican section in your store then you probably have it. The Goya comes in a box with little packets and looks kind of like bouillon.

  2. says

    That sounds good…but it seems like a lot of work??

    I have a really yummy oven fried chimichanga recipe that I love…but it’s a lot of work for a week night, so I usually only make them on the weekends.

    • says

      Well the work was divided between two nights. I roasted the chicken on Sunday and made the enchiladas on Monday so we got two meals out of it. The enchiladas were easy. Probably thirty minutes from start to finish including cooking time.

  3. says

    They sound delicious. And I love any recipe that feeds my family for two nights. Unfortunately my family is all anti-cheese and anti-any food mixed together. They drive me crazy.

  4. says

    Those look so good!

    I hadn’t even thought about cinco de mayo… but now I think I need to find something fun to make!

  5. says

    Thank you for visiting my blog. The enchiladas are looking yummy. The plate in the photo looks very nice. I should try making the enchiladas one day.

  6. says

    Those look delicious (and heck yes for an excuse for a rita!)

    Bummer I can’t do dairy right now..I’m missing some good old fashioned Tex-Mex!


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