The “I Don’t Feel Like Making Dinner” Dinner

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You know every night those nights when you just do NOT feel like making dinner and you are tempted to get out the cold cereal and frozen waffles?

Well, this dinner takes a whole 5 minutes of prep and is done in 30 minutes total. I didn’t even use a separate bowl to mix the ingredients, just threw everything into the casserole, stirred and stuck in the oven. My family ate this, loved it and even finished the leftovers. Think green chili chicken enchiladas, but waaaaay simpler. No fuss at all.

This was an actual night I didn’t feel like making dinner, hence the minimal photos but I picked myself up and snapped a few photos for ya. Enjoy friends! xoxo


Green Chili Enchilada Bake (aka) I Don’t Feel Like Making Dinner

1 cup mild green enchilada sauce
1 cup reduced fat sour cream
3/4 cup salsa verde, mild
12 white corn tortillas broken into 1 inch pieces
2 cups cooked chicken or turkey breast

One 15 ounce can black beans, drained
1 cup shredded cheddar cheese

1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. and spray a 9×13 inch baking dish with cooking spray.

2. Place enchilada sauce, sour cream and salsa into prepared baking sheet. Stir until well combined.

3. Stir in broken tortillas, chicken or turkey and black beans. Stir to combine and top evenly with cheese.
4. Bake for 22-25 minutes, until cheese is hot and melted. Serve with chips and salsa if desired.

Makes 8 servings


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41 Responses
  1. For someone who didn’t feel like making dinner, you sure made a beauty and such gorgeous photos…that I’m guessing were not taken at 630pm with dinner hour lighting ๐Ÿ™‚ Otherwise, I need to use the lights you’re using!

    And that plate is gorgeous!

  2. Sandy Hall

    This looks yummy and similar to the layered enchiladas I make in the crock pot. Just put a little sauce on the bottom of greased crock pot, then layer chicken (i like to mix it w/a little cream cheese, cumin and sauce), sprinkle w/cheese and then another tortilla – about 5 layers in total. Top with sauce and then put lid on for 4-6 hours. You can sprinkle with more cheese when serving but it’s so tasty it really doesn’t need it ๐Ÿ™‚
    Not much more prep time then you listed, but ready to go from the crock pot is awesome!

    1. DD

      Sandy I am about to make Jennys recipe for dinner. Would you mind sending me your recipe as well. I need something to make that will keep heated for a crowd. Thank you!

  3. ah yes, i need more of these dinners in my life. after working all day there’s just something about making dinner that – even if i don’t want to do it – feels good when you’re sitting down to a great meal!

  4. Fabulous meal idea for those busy weeknights families have so often. Meal Planning can help on so many levels. One very important thing to keep in mind with every Meal Plan you create, is to be realistic about your time. Great recipe!

  5. GinaE

    I did the same thing last night only a beef version. Lean ground beef, rotel tomatoes, sharp cheddar and basically the same things you used for the rest of the dish. Either way, it’s a winner!

  6. Connie

    Hey, I make something similar, except I use corn instead of beans and Monterey Jack in place of the cheddar. Either way, super simple especially when made with store bought rotisserie chicken. Love this go-to meal.

  7. I am pregnant and for the last 4 months, I have lived primarily on things like cereal and frozen waffles. As a food blogger, i used to make great epic meals a couple times a week. I’ve begun to consider pasta an epic meal. God help me be normal again soon so that I can cook again! ๐Ÿ™‚

  8. You won me over by saying one pot – – no dishes (YAY!!) – – delicious (YAY!!). This is one of those secret weapon recipes I must keep on hand for nights I don’t feel like doing anything at all ๐Ÿ™‚

  9. Heather

    I made this tonight and it was delicious! We spiced it up a little by adding a small can of chopped jalapenos(drained). I loved tearing up the tortillas-I think it tasted exactly the same as when you roll them all up! So needless to say, I’ll be doing it your way in the future!! ๐Ÿ™‚ Thanks!

  10. Ilove how this goes together so fast and with minimal fuss! I am going to have to keep this recipe handy for one of those crazy busy nights when I don’t feel like making dinner or just don’t have the time to make the usual dinner. Yum!

  11. Just made this tonight, with green taco sauce instead since I couldn’t find the right kind of enchilada sauce. So good, thank you! Posting to my blog tomorrow.

  12. This is just what the Dr. ordered for tonight’s meal! Thanks for sharing! Due date must be just around the corner — hope you are feeling well!

  13. Jodi

    I was wondering if refried beans would work in this recipe? If so do you think it would be good with both refried beans and black? Also when would you add the refried beans do you think? Thanks for your help!

  14. Hi Jenny! I am wondering if making this the morning before baking would be any issue? I wanted to make this early so I could just pop it in the oven when I got home from work. My only thought was that the tortillas might become too soggy or breakdown, but maybe that’s okay. Can’t wait to try this one – it looks fantastic! Thanks for your help in advance!

  15. DD

    So yum sounding. Can you make this ahead of time. Thinking of making it for a crowd. And how would you keep it heated? Thanks!

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