Chicken Enchiladas

Your family and friends will love this healthy take on a dinner classic: chicken enchiladas. Even better? It comes together in less than 30 minutes and that includes making a homemade enchilada sauce!
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time30 mins
Total Time40 mins
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Mexican
Keyword: Chicken Enchiladas, Healthy Dinner
Servings: 6
Calories: 385kcal
Author: Kelli


For the chicken filling:

  • 1 rotisserie chicken skin removed (~4 cups shredded chicken)
  • 2/3 cup 2% fat plain Greek yogurt
  • 1/3 cup shredded Mexican cheese blend
  • Salt and pepper to taste

For the enchilada sauce:

  • 2 Tbsp canola oil
  • 2 Tbsp chili powder
  • 2 tsp ground cumin
  • 2 Tbsp white whole wheat flour can use white all-purpose
  • 4- oz tomato paste
  • 2 cups chicken broth

For the enchiladas:

  • 6 whole wheat flour tortillas
  • 1 cup shredded Mexican cheese blend
  • 1 batch of chicken filling above
  • 1 batch of enchilada sauce above
  • Optional toppings: avocado sour cream, jalapeños


  • To make the filling, shred light and dark meat from rotisserie chicken. Place shredded chicken in a mixing bowl with Greek yogurt and 1/3 cup cheese; toss to combine and then set aside (this step can be done ahead of time).
  • Next, make the enchilada sauce by placing oil in small pot over medium heat. Once oil is hot, add flour, chili powder and cumin. Cook until fragrant, about 30 seconds. Add tomato paste and chicken broth. Let simmer for 10 minutes, or until slightly thickened. Taste and add salt or additional seasonings per personal preference. Set aside (this can also be done ahead of time).
  • To make enchiladas, preheat oven to 350F. In a 9×13-inch pan, spoon enough enchilada sauce to cover the bottom of pan. Divide chicken filling mixture evenly between 6 tortillas and fold tortilla over filling. Place assembled enchiladas seem-side down in pan, then pour remaining enchilada sauce over the enchiladas. Finally, sprinkle cheese evenly on top, then place pan in oven. Bake 20 minutes or until sauce is bubbling and cheese is melted and starting to brown.
  • Remove from oven and allow to cool slightly. Serve with toppings of choice and enjoy!


Nutrition for 1/6 of recipe: 385 calories, 6 g saturated fat, 27 g carbohydrate, 4 g fiber, 4 g sugar, 36 g protein