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Weeknight Chicken Stacked Enchiladas

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These Weeknight Chicken Stacked Enchiladas are the perfect dinner for busy school nights packed with your favorite Mexican flavors!Weeknight Chicken Stacked Enchiladas by Picky Palate

My Weeknight Chicken Stacked Enchiladas make such a fun dinner recipe.

Thrilled to share this fun dinner recipe from 2013 with you! I love bringing back some of my favorites! My Weeknight Chicken Stacked Enchiladas will have the whole family excited for dinner. Instead of rolling enchiladas into a baking dish, you stack them right on top of each other layered with my enchilada sauce, cheese and avocado.

Hope you enjoy!

How To Make a Roux
Weeknight Chicken Stacked Enchiladas by Picky Palate

We start the recipe by making a simple roux. Melt a stick a’ buttah then whisk in your flour.

Weeknight Chicken Stacked Enchiladas by Picky Palate

Once smooth, whisk in your chicken broth until thick and bubbly.

How To Make a Cheese Sauce

Weeknight Chicken Stacked Enchiladas by Picky Palate

Time for the cheese! This cheese sauce is pretty ridiculous. Try dipping a tortilla chip and tell me what you think 🙂  Add your Ranch dressing seasoning and cumin next.

Weeknight Chicken Stacked Enchiladas by Picky Palate

Add bacon, chicken, green chilies and tomatoes. Give a good mix and taste. Soooo good! You can use this sauce on a number of recipes. Try pouring it over pasta and nachos!

Weeknight Chicken Stacked Enchiladas by Picky Palate

Pan-fry the corn tortillas for about 30 seconds on each side. They’ll still be soft.

Weeknight Chicken Stacked Enchiladas by Picky Palate

Get a nice spoonful of your sauce ready.

Weeknight Chicken Stacked Enchiladas by Picky Palate

Spread a spoonful of enchilada sauce over a tortilla. Add a sprinkle of cheese please.

Weeknight Chicken Stacked Enchiladas by Picky Palate

Top with another tortilla and repeat with sauce, cheese, avocado slices and cilantro. Drooling over here.

Weeknight Chicken Stacked Enchiladas

Weeknight Chicken Stacked Enchiladas by Picky Palate

Yah, these are pretty incredible. Enjoy.

Weeknight Chicken Stacked Enchiladas by Picky Palate

Tips For Weeknight Chicken Stacked Enchiladas

*Use Rotisserie Chicken for speedy prep time in kitchen.

*Cheesy chicken sauce works great over rice and even inside burritos for another meal idea.

*This recipe is best served immediately after frying tortillas. Plan accordingly.

*Store any remaining chicken sauce in an airtight container in refrigerator for 3-4 days.

Weeknight Chicken Stacked Enchiladas
Prep Time
15 mins
Cook Time
20 mins
Total Time
35 mins
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Mexican
Keyword: chicken, chicken dinner, enchiladas, mexican, quick fix dinner
Servings: 8
Calories: 688 kcal
Author: Jenny
  • 1 stick/1/2 cup unsalted butter
  • 1/2 cup all purpose flour
  • 4 cups reduced sodium chicken broth
  • 1 1/2 cups shredded cheddar cheese
  • 1 teaspoon dry Ranch Dressing seasoning packet
  • 1 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 8 strips cooked crisped bacon crumbled
  • 3 cups cooked shredded chicken breast
  • 4 ounces diced green chilies
  • 10 ounce can Rotel Mild Tomatoes drained
  • 2 tablespoons Canola oil
  • 12 white corn tortillas taco size
  • 1 cup shredded cheddar cheese
  • 2 avocados thinly sliced
  • 1 cup cilantro for garnish
  1. Place butter into a medium saucepan over medium heat to melt. Once melted, whisk in flour until smooth. Slowly whisk in chicken broth. Heat and stir until thick and bubbly. Once thick, stir in cheese and reduce heat to low. Add Ranch seasoning, cumin, bacon, chicken, green chilies and tomatoes, stirring to combine.
  2. Heat olive oil into a medium skillet over medium heat. Pan-fry tortillas for about 30 seconds each side and place on a paper towel lined plate to drain oil. Continue until all 12 tortillas are pan-fried. You may need to add more oil after a few batches.
  3. For each serving, place a tortilla onto a serving plate. Top with a spoonful of sauce and top with a pinch or two of cheese. Place another tortilla on top and repeat with sauce and cheese. Top with avocado slices and cilantro leaves if desired. Serve warm.
Nutrition Facts
Weeknight Chicken Stacked Enchiladas
Amount Per Serving
Calories 688 Calories from Fat 405
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 45g 69%
Saturated Fat 15g 75%
Cholesterol 119mg 40%
Sodium 596mg 25%
Potassium 799mg 23%
Total Carbohydrates 32g 11%
Dietary Fiber 6g 24%
Sugars 2g
Protein 39g 78%
Vitamin A 14%
Vitamin C 12.3%
Calcium 32.7%
Iron 19.4%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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  1. 1
    Hina says:

    nice, I love chicken and your dish is delicious i will make it in this weekend.Thanks for the sharing your idea.

  2. 2
    Sunaina says:

    amazing your dish looks so yummy and delicious, i will make it like you and thanks for the sharing this post and keep your shared your new ideas and recipe…!

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  4. 4

    Nice article pure informative and knowledgeable thank you for sharing it.

  5. 5
    gmail says:

    very good. Thank you for sharing!

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