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How to cook fast weeknight chicken enchiladas

Cook Fast Weeknight Chicken Enchiladas

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we all have those days we don't wanna cook...So here is my quick enchiladas that will cook fast, and make great leftover lunches! If anyone is interested I can make a guide doing scratch sauce/chicken

we all have those days we don't wanna cook...So here is my quick enchiladas that will cook fast, and make great leftover lunches! If anyone is interested I can make a guide doing scratch sauce/chicken

Preheat oven to 400degrees... Look at the seasonings, separate the cumin and adobo into 2tsp and then .5 tsp

Preheat oven to 400degrees... Look at the seasonings, separate the cumin and adobo into 2tsp and then .5 tsp

Some of the veg

Some of the veg

Chop the jalape\u00f1os, 4 was really spicy so of you want milder go with 2, and I like big bites so you may want to chop you'd even smaller!

Chop the jalapeños, 4 was really spicy so of you want milder go with 2, and I like big bites so you may want to chop you'd even smaller!

Quarter and slice the onion or chop, just preference!

Quarter and slice the onion or chop, just preference!

Get a pan home with some olive oil

Get a pan home with some olive oil

Toss the onions and jalape\u00f1o in, cook them about 3-4 minutes

Toss the onions and jalapeño in, cook them about 3-4 minutes

Add Chopped garlic(forgot pic) salt, pepper, .5 tsp cumin, .5 tsp adobo, garlic powder and onion powder/flakes

Add Chopped garlic(forgot pic) salt, pepper, .5 tsp cumin, .5 tsp adobo, garlic powder and onion powder/flakes

Stir and cook another 3-4 minutes until tender pull it off the heat

Stir and cook another 3-4 minutes until tender pull it off the heat

Ok debone chicken! Store roasted chicken is usually very soft and pulls right apart, I suggest just using our hands! I keep gloves around for this!

Ok debone chicken! Store roasted chicken is usually very soft and pulls right apart, I suggest just using our hands! I keep gloves around for this!

Pull as much off as you can, I skinned it also... Give it a quick chop and add it to a bowl

Pull as much off as you can, I skinned it also... Give it a quick chop and add it to a bowl

Like so

Like so

Add the rest of the seasoning to the chicken

Add the rest of the seasoning to the chicken

As well as 1/4 of one of the cans of sauce.

As well as 1/4 of one of the cans of sauce.

Stir it all up!

Stir it all up!

Add the onions and jalape\u00f1o and garlic and stir

Add the onions and jalapeño and garlic and stir

Looks good and very moist!

Looks good and very moist!

I used a Mexican blend, add 1/3 cup to the  meat mix

I used a Mexican blend, add 1/3 cup to the meat mix

Like so and stir, now just let that hang out for a minute

Like so and stir, now just let that hang out for a minute

The same pan you had the onion and jalapeno and garlic in add the rest of the sauce and just warm it up

The same pan you had the onion and jalapeno and garlic in add the rest of the sauce and just warm it up

Get a baking dish out.

Get a baking dish out.

And now out sauce it heated grab a ladle

And now out sauce it heated grab a ladle

And spoon about 2-3 ladles of sauce on the bottom

And spoon about 2-3 ladles of sauce on the bottom

Like so, you want it a little thick so the tortillas can absorb that sauce

Like so, you want it a little thick so the tortillas can absorb that sauce

Layer tortillas covering the surface, took me 6 with slight overlapping

Layer tortillas covering the surface, took me 6 with slight overlapping

Now add a few more ladles until they are covered

Now add a few more ladles until they are covered

Add meat mix in and spread it out!

Add meat mix in and spread it out!

Add sauce on top

Add sauce on top

More tortillas and then guess?!

More tortillas and then guess?!

More sauce!

More sauce!

I added a cup of the cheese spread out

I added a cup of the cheese spread out

Also had some traditional Mexican cheese I wanted to use to I added about 1/3 cup on top, not necessary though

Also had some traditional Mexican cheese I wanted to use to I added about 1/3 cup on top, not necessary though

Looks good right! Toss that in the oven for 20 minutes and remove

Looks good right! Toss that in the oven for 20 minutes and remove

While its cooking take your lettuce and chop it up

While its cooking take your lettuce and chop it up

We will add it on top before serving.

We will add it on top before serving.

Nice and browned and waiting for you! So this is more of an enchilada bake than traditional enchiladas. I like its less tortillas used and a lot of protein!

Nice and browned and waiting for you! So this is more of an enchilada bake than traditional enchiladas. I like its less tortillas used and a lot of protein!

Sorry for the sideways pic... Cut a piece and serve with lettuce and a little more cheese! Enjoy, check out my other guides and Facebook! The love of culinary creations. Have a good one everyone!

  • 2 large cans red enchilada sauce
  • 2 deli roasted chickens boned
  • Cheese blends of your choice
  • Large onion chopped
  • 2-4 jalapeños seeded and chopped
  • 2 garlic cloves minced
  • Lettuce chopped
  • Tortillas
  • 2.5 tsp Cumin
  • Salt and pepper
  • 2.5 tsp Adobo seasoning/seasoned salt
  • 1tsp garlic powder
  • 1tsp onion powder/flakes