Pinsanity! Shredded Chicken Enchiladas


Shredded Chicken Enchiladas from A Sweet Pea Chef (

Earlier this week I needed an easy recipe to use up some leftover rotisserie chicken I had in the fridge. So, it’s Pinterest to the rescue! I looked over the boards and found this super easy Shredded Chicken Enchiladas recipe from Lacey at A Sweet Pea Chef and decided to adapt it  for our Pinsanity! series. Here are the ingredients I used:

1 can (1 1/2 cups) enchilada sauce
kosher salt
ground black pepper
2  cups shredded rotisserie chicken
2 cups shredded colby cheese, divided
 12 6-inch corn tortillas
cooking spray

Ready to try the recipe? Here we go!

Since my chicken was already cooked I just shredded it up, seasoned it, and warmed up the sauce separately.

I measured out 3/4 cup of the sauce and then…

I added the sauce, chicken and one cup of cheese into a bowl and stirred to combine. After warming up the tortillas until they were soft and pliable, I placed heaping spoonfuls of the mixture on them and rolled ‘em up.

After brushing with oil, the enchiladas went into a 425 degree oven for about eight minutes to crisp up. Any longer would have started to burn the edges. It was at this point I turned the oven down to 400 degrees for the next step.

After browning, I poured the remaining sauce over the top, sprinkled with the remaining cheese, covered with foil and popped it back in the oven for about 20 minutes. When the timer buzzed, I took the foil off and put it back in for about another ten minutes to melt the cheese to gooey goodness.

Here’s my final product. I sure wish I knew how to take better pictures because they tasted better than they look!

What’s the verdict? I liked them and so did my husband. When he tried the enchiladas he said they were good and that he’d eat them again – a thumbs up. I thought they were tasty and easy to make, especially because I had the chicken ready to go. We’re a mild kind of crowd, but it’s easy to vary the spiciness of the dish according to your taste just by adding some chilies or by using a spicier sauce in the first place. My husband really isn’t a huge fan of frozen dinners, so to be able to whip something homemade up really pleases him. Being able to serve a dinner without slaving away at a stove all day pleases me.

Thanks again to Lacey at A Sweet Pea Chef for inspiring me to try this recipe!


13 Responses to Pinsanity! Shredded Chicken Enchiladas
  1. Liz @ A Nut in a Nutshell
    February 13, 2012 | 9:38 am

    I think it looks delicious, no matter what you think! nom nom nom
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  2. Virginia from That Bald Chick
    February 13, 2012 | 10:30 am

    I just drooled on my keyboard. Those look yummy!
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      March 23, 2015 | 9:05 pm

      In the cotaeicpmld world we live in, it’s good to find simple solutions.

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      April 24, 2015 | 8:44 pm

      The paragon of uninsrtaeddng these issues is right here!

  3. Nicole @ Three 31
    February 13, 2012 | 11:09 am

    Wow, this looks incredibly tasty and easy to prepare. As someone with a dairy allergy, it’s also easy to substitute ingredients. Thanks for sharing ….. I’m adding this to the weekly menu!


  4. Jen-Eighty MPH Mom
    February 13, 2012 | 1:57 pm

    Mmmm these look so easy and tasty!
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  5. Beth Larrabee
    February 14, 2012 | 5:29 am
  6. Stefani
    March 2, 2012 | 10:11 pm

    Those look yummy!

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  9. Amy
    May 31, 2013 | 8:31 am

    These are so good. I make these once a week (it seems) and we just can’t get enough of them. Thanks for the delicious recipe

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