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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!

Weeknight Chicken Stacked Enchiladas by Picky Palate

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!

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.

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 by Picky Palate

Yah, these are pretty incredible. Enjoy.

Weeknight Chicken Stacked Enchiladas by Picky Palate


Weeknight Chicken Stacked Enchiladas


  • 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.

Makes 6 Servings

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  1. 1

    There’s nothing better then enchiladas! And this stacked version, bring it on!

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    Maria says:

    Looks like a fun and easy weeknight meal!

  3. 3

    I love enchiladas!!! yum!

  4. 4

    This recipe is great for busy weeknights!

  5. 5

    This is EXACTLY the type of dinner I was looking for! Looks great. And easy. And definitely something the kids will love (especially if I top it with a blob of sour cream!)

  6. 6

    I could probably eat this sauce on everything!! YUM!

  7. 7

    What a tasty enchilada meal!

  8. 8

    I love the ranch dressing in this – great weeknight meal!

  9. 9

    We are on a Mexican food kick ever since our trip to Mexico!! Yes please!

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    Marla Mullis says:

    I made these for me & my husband last week he said it was as good as anything he has had at a Mexican Resturant! We loved them! I added sour cream on top of the alvocado but other than that made it just like the recipe used lots of cheese!!

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