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Dinner
Apr
16
2019

Chicken Black Bean Enchiladas Freezer Meal

This Chicken Black Bean Enchiladas Freezer Meal is perfect for taking dinner to a friend or having on hand for a last minute dinner!
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Enchiladas for dinner are one of our very favorite dinner recipes. Having freezer meals are so great to pull out when time is short for is dinner. Some nights I am scrambling to get dinner on the table, so I appreciate having freezer meals available. These chicken enchiladas are going to knock your socks off!

Be sure to check out my Weeknight Chicken Enchiladas too!

Such a pleasure partnering with Frigidaire Gallery® to bring you new recipes that the whole family will enjoy and saves you time in the kitchen. I prepared a simple freezer meal with only a few ingredients that you can put together in no time. I like to have freezer dinners on hand in case a friend is in need or when I run out of time during my busy week. So nice to pull something out that you’ve prepared ahead of time.

How To Prepare Chicken Enchiladas

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To start, spoon some enchilada sauce to cover the bottom of your disposable baking dish.

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Warm your tortillas so they don’t break when you roll them and place into dish.

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Layer each tortilla with some shredded cheese, chicken and black beans. Be sure to not overfill the tortillas, makes rolling and transferring to dish difficult.

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Transfer rolled enchiladas seam side down into dish, keeping as tight as possible.

Where Can I Find Disposable Pans Like This?

Find these 9×13 inch disposable baking pans in the baking section of your grocery store. If not there, check where the tin foil and ziplock baggies are sold. These are so great to have on hand for freezer meals and storing leftovers in. They come in a variety of sizes

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Fill pan like so.

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Spoon remaining enchilada sauce evenly over top.

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Top with shredded cheese.

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At this point, cover tightly with foil or press and seal wrap. Label and get ready for the freezer.

 

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Place your baking pan so the label is visible and easy to see. Love how nice and bright the LED lights are in this freezer. Makes it so convenient.

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Loving the adjustable door bins and shelves you can organize to your liking for the different items you might have in your freezer. When you are ready to serve the enchiladas, thaw to room temperature and bake at 350 degrees for 30 minutes, until hot.

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When you are ready to bake, top with your favorite ingredients. These are fantastic!

Chicken Black Bean Enchiladas Freezer Meal
Prep Time
15 mins
Cook Time
30 mins
Total Time
45 mins
 
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Mexican
Keyword: chicken enchilada recipe, chicken enchiladas, enchilada recipe, enchilada sauce, enchiladas
Servings: 8
Calories: 397 kcal
Author: Jenny
Ingredients
  • two 10 ounce cans mild red enchilada sauce
  • 12 white corn tortillas taco size
  • 4 cups shredded cheddar cheese divided
  • 2 cups cooked shredded chicken
  • 1 cup cooked black beans drained and rinsed
  • 1 cup fresh cilantro chopped, optional
  • 1 cup sour cream optional
Instructions
  1. Spoon enchilada sauce into bottom of 9×13 inch disposable tin baking dish. Should be enough sauce that covers the bottom evenly.
  2. Warm tortillas in microwave until softened and hot. Layer each tortilla with cheese, chicken and black beans. Be sure to not overfill tortillas. Carefully roll tortillas with filling and place seam side down into baking dish. Continue filling tortillas to fill pan. Pour remaining enchilada sauce over tortillas and top with shredded cheese. Cover tightly with press and seal or foil. Label with title of recipe and date prepared. Freeze until ready to serve, up to 3 months.
  3. When ready to serve, thaw then bake at 350 degrees F. for 30 minutes, until hot. Serve warm and top with chopped fresh cilantro and sour cream if desired.
Nutrition Facts
Chicken Black Bean Enchiladas Freezer Meal
Amount Per Serving
Calories 397 Calories from Fat 225
% Daily Value*
Fat 25g38%
Saturated Fat 15g94%
Cholesterol 74mg25%
Sodium 392mg17%
Potassium 255mg7%
Carbohydrates 24g8%
Fiber 4g17%
Sugar 1g1%
Protein 18g36%
Vitamin A 880IU18%
Vitamin C 0.8mg1%
Calcium 478mg48%
Iron 1.4mg8%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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  1. 1
    Maria says:

    Freezer meals are great at to pull out in a pinch!

  2. 2

    Freezer meals are the best!

  3. 3

    This is such a smart recipe for back to school!

  4. 4

    Love quick and easy freezer meals like this!

  5. 5
    Matt says:

    Thanks for the inspiration! Especially with school starting soon.

  6. 6

    Love how easy this is! Perfect for nights with lots of after school activities!

  7. 7

    I am impressed- I need to get on my freezer meal game!

  8. 8
    Elizabeth says:

    Does this dish not do well if you bake from frozen state?

  9. 9
    Mandi says:

    Love this idea! So simple, but absolutely perfect for getting back into school and dance and sports routine in the evenings. It’s stressful having two parents work outside the home full-time, I’ll definitely be using this to ease the burden a little. Thank you! 🙂

  10. 10
    Terry says:

    I am so jealous of your pretty freezer!! Mine looks like a hoarder lives there!!!!!!

  11. 11
    Nutmeg Nanny says:

    These enchiladas look so good! Love that they are an easy freezer meal!

  12. 12

    My friend is having her first baby in September… MUST bring this for her 🙂

  13. 13

    I’m saving this recipe for the upcoming school year! It will be perfect for busy school nights.

  14. 14
    Shari says:

    Thaw to room temperature? Are you sure that is proper food safety?


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