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Chicken Enchiladas in a Salsa Cream Sauce

Shredded chicken filled tortillas cooked in a light creamy salsa based sauce.
Course Main Course
Cuisine Mexican
Prep Time 30 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Total Time 55 minutes
Servings 4 people
Calories 290kcal
Author foodnessgracious


  • 5 6-8 inch flour tortillas
  • 1/4 cup diced shallots
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 whole rotisserie chicken shredded
  • 1/4 cup diced red pepper
  • 1/4 cup diced green pepper
  • 1 whole garlic clove minced
  • 1 tsp cumin
  • 1 tsp paprika
  • 1 whole lime, juiced
  • 3/4 cup chopped cilantro divided
  • 1 cup black beans rinse and drained
  • 2 cups sharp cheddar grated divided

For The Sauce

  • 1 tbsp butter
  • 1 tbsp flour
  • 6 tbsp chicken stock
  • 1/4 cup chopped cilantro
  • 1 cup red salsa
  • 1/2 cup grated cheddar


  • Preheat your oven to 375 degrees F. Spray a 10 inch skillet with non stick spray or rub with butter. You could also use a 13x9 inch baking pan.
  • In another large pan heat the olive oil until hot and add the shallots. Cook for a few minutes until soft.
  • Add the shredded chicken, peppers, garlic, cumin, paprika, lime juice, 1/4 cup of chopped cilantro and 1/2 cup of the beans.
  • Mix well and cook on a medium heat for about 7 minutes and the flavors are combined.
  • Lay a tortilla on a cutting board and lay some of the chicken mixture on top in a line along the center of the tortilla.
  • Add about 1 tbsp of grated cheddar over the chicken and roll up the tortilla tightly. Transfer to the prepared skillet or 13x9 inch pan.
  • Repeat with all of the tortillas until the chicken is used up. Any leftover chicken can just be added over the top o the rolled up tortillas.
  • Using the pan from the chicken, melt the butter for the sauce.
  • Add the flour and stir for 3-4 minutes. Add the chicken stock and bring to a simmer, stirring with a whisk.
  • Once the sauce has thickened slightly add the salsa and 1/2 cup grated cheese.
  • Pour the sauce over the tortillas and sprinkle the remaining grated cheese over the top.
  • Bake for 25 minutes or until golden and bubbling around the edges, a few minutes longer or 5 minutes under the broiler if you prefer the cheese more melted.
  • Garnish with more cilantro, beans, green onions, tomato and avocado if desired.
  • Serve at once with extra salsa on the side.


Calories: 290kcal