skillet chicken enchilladas

Skillet Chicken Enchiladas

Looking for some Mexican-themed flavor for dinner? These skillet chicken enchiladas will hit the spot! This is easy to make a dish that you can put together in under an hour, and it’ll easily be your next favorite enchilada recipe.

Skillet Chicken Enchiladas

How Much Chicken Do I Need?

Today’s recipe calls for one pound of chicken breast. You’ll want to use boneless skinless breasts to be easiest to prepare and use for this, and if you want to make more enchiladas or use chicken for other recipes in the coming days, you can even prep your chicken ahead of time by cooking it and storing until you make your enchiladas.

Do I Have To Shred My Chicken?

If you don’t want to, it’s not necessary to shred up your cooked chicken after it has been in the skillet. You can use small cuts of chicken in your enchiladas. It just works better when shredded and doesn’t require a ton of effort. It also helps with the taste and texture of your dish if you shred the chicken.

What Will I Need?

For this recipe, you need chicken breasts, flour tortillas, canned enchilada sauce, Mexican blend cheese shreds, and salt and pepper. It’s simple and straightforward to make your cooking the best experience and quickly prepare the dinner table without sacrificing taste.

Do I Need To Bake This?

The last part of today’s recipe is baking your enchiladas. You’ll need to bake at 350 degrees Fahrenheit for approximately 30 minutes to melt your cheese and get your enchilada flavors blended together for the best eating experience possible for your meal.

Can I Make Enchilada Sauce?

Making enchilada sauce at home is definitely a possibility if you don’t want to purchase canned options or don’t have it at home. You can spend a little time during prep or while your chicken cooks to make a simple but good enchilada sauce in minutes, and it’ll add some homemade flair to your food.

How Many People Can This Serve?

Today’s particular recipe will be able to make about four servings worth of enchiladas. If you have a larger household or want to have leftovers for another meal, you can pretty easily double this without sacrificing a lot of time, and it’ll be able to be stored and reheated in the oven another day.

What To Do With Leftover Enchiladas?

Be sure to store your leftover enchiladas, if you have any, in an airtight container in the fridge. You can cover your baking dish with foil or plastic wrap and store it in the fridge if you want as well. To reheat, you can plate and microwave your enchiladas or just put them back into the 350-degree oven to warm them for eating.

Can I Add More Cheese?

Cheese lovers can easily alter or add to the cheese for this recipe. You can switch up what types of cheeses you add for some fun variation of flavor or shred your own cheese to make a Mexican blend at home. And you can add whatever amounts of cheese that you feel like adding if you want to add more or less to it.

What About Seasoning?

The seasoning here is just salt and pepper in the recipe since enchilada sauce often can overtake the rest of the flavor and make up for the less seasoning on everything else. But if you want to add some more enhanced flavor, you can season your chicken with taco or enchilada seasoning before shredding.

Enchilada time! Get ready to make this yummy recipe for your household any day with an easy and quick way to get some Mexican food at your table without ordering out and spending a ton of money.

skillet chicken enchilladas

Skillet Chicken Enchiladas

These skillet chicken enchiladas are to die for! Enjoy the burst of flavor with each bite. Surely to be a dinner time fave this year!
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 45 minutes
Course Main Course
Servings 4


  • 1 lb boneless skinless chicken breasts
  • 4-8 inch flour tortillas
  • 2-10 oz cans enchilada sauce
  • 3 cups shredded Mexican blend cheese, divided
  • Salt and pepper


  • Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.
  • Cut the chicken breasts into 2-inch strips to make cooking quicker. Add them to a 12-inch cast iron skillet, then season with salt and pepper.
    skillet chicken enchilladas
  • Cook over medium heat, flipping every so often, until fully cooked all the way through.
  • Remove chicken from the skillet, and shred the meat.
  • Return shredded chicken to the skillet.
  • Cut the tortilla into 1-inch strips, then cut into thirds. Add tortillas to the skillet.
    skillet chicken enchilladas
  • Pour enchilada sauce in.
  • Add 2 cups of the cheese.
  • Sprinkle it with a little bit of salt and pepper.
  • Stir everything up, then top with remaining cheddar cheese.
    skillet chicken enchilladas
  • Bake for 30 minutes, or until the cheese is melted and bubbly.
  • Serve hot, and enjoy!
    skillet chicken enchilladas