Simple Chicken Enchiladas
Simple Chicken Enchiladas

Simple Chicken Enchiladas

I just posted about our freezer meals for this month via Crockpot365, and now I would like to share one of our own favorites. We love Mexican food around here and enchiladas are a super easy (though not always super fast) meal. As I mentioned in my post for Honey Djon Chicken Strips, one way we plan ahead for meals is by making extra and freezing it. When I did my shopping for my freezer meals, I figured the enchiladas would be a great candidate for this.

Chicken Enchiladas

Prep Time: 1 hr 15 minutes (I made 4 pans!)
Cook Time: 15min if non-frozen; 30min covered + 15min uncovered if frozen


  • 2 lbs chicken breasts
  • 1 pk [30 ct] Mission yellow* corn tortillas
  • 3 pouches Frontera Green Chile Enchilada Sauce
  • 3 pouches Frontera Red Chile Enchilada Sauce
  • 3 bags Mexican style shredded cheese

*the yellow ones are much easier to roll without breaking apart

**Variations: For [1] 7×11 pan (6 enchiladas) use 1-2 chicken breasts, ~1 of each sauce, & desired amount of cheese. For [1] 9×13 pan (10-12 enchiladas) use 1 lb chicken, 2 of each sauce, and 1 bag cheese.

{I love my cute little helpers!}

Cook chicken completely and cut into bite size pieces. {This took me 45 minutes people!} Line pan with a thin layer of the enchilada sauces.

EDIT: the last time we did this we shredded the chicken instead of cutting it up which saved some time!

Next, heat tortillas (abt. 5 at a time) in microwave so that they don’t fall apart when you roll them. Add a small amount of chicken and cheese to each tortilla, one at a time, roll, and place rolled-side down in pan. Cover torillas w/ sauce & top with cheese. {I left a small amount of each sauce after my first pan to use on the other batches, but if you’re only doing 1 batch, you can use it all if you want.} Bake for 15 minutes & top with any remaining sauce .

And here are my other three pans I finished while the pan for our supper was baking 🙂 I could only fit 5 in the foil pan, but that’s just right for us…

we found out they need about a lot longer when they’re frozen!


  1. Joy

    Those look delicious! Where can I click to see other meals you can freeze? Have you written about others? I have a heck of a time trying to figure out what to make for dinner but if I could just heat up and serve stuff that would be awesome.

  2. Thanks! It's sooo worth to set a side a Saturday or "free" evening to do some bulk cooking. Makes the rest of the week/month easier :).

    Joy, yes I did put a couple links in this post… you could also click the "freezer meal" tag in the side bar or look under the "gluten free cooking" tab. I don't have tons of recipes yet since I've only had this blog a couple months, but the goal is to keep adding more and building a nice database of recipes!

    Thanks for checking them out – let me know if you try any &/or what you think of them!

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