Easy Chicken Verde Enchiladas: Only 5 Ingredients!

With only five ingredients, this recipe for Easy Chicken Verde Enchiladas truly is easy. It’s so delicious, it will become a regular meal for your family.

Easy Chicken Verde Enchiladas - Kenarry.comI love simple, easy recipes for my family. A few years ago, I was inspired to try this recipe for Easy Chicken Verde Enchiladas from HowDoesSheDoIt.com. With only five ingredients, Easy Chicken Verde Enchiladas are simple and delicious. This meal has become a family favorite. The original recipe calls for a small rotisserie chicken. However, I like to make the enchiladas with Slow Cooker Shredded Chicken instead. I also love to double this recipe and freeze it, so we can enjoy the meal again another day.

Easy Chicken Verde Enchiladas: Inspired Ideas
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What you need
  • 2½ cups shredded chicken
  • 8 whole wheat tortillas
  • 1 onion, chopped
  • 2 (10 oz) cans mild green chile enchilada sauce
  • 2 cups shredded mozzarella cheese
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Cook and shred the chicken. It can be cooked using any method you choose. The original recipe calls for shredding a rotisserie chicken, but I prefer to use Slow Cooker Shredded Chicken.
  3. Lightly grease a 9 x 13 baking dish with cooking spray. Pour and spread half a can of green chile enchilada sauce in the bottom of the baking dish.
  4. Take a tortilla and layer chicken (approximately ¼-1/3 cup), a little chopped onion and a little shredded mozzarella down the center. (Note: Use half the mozzarella for filling and save the other half to sprinkle on the top of the Easy Chicken Verde Enchiladas.) Roll the tortilla and place seam side down in the baking dish.
  5. Repeat the process with the other 7 tortillas. Pour the remaining green chile enchilada sauce over the rolled tortillas so that all the tortillas are covered and wet from the sauce.
  6. Sprinkle mozzarella cheese over the top. Bake uncovered for 30 minutes or until heated through and the cheese is melted.
Adapted from HowDoesSheDoIt.com

Serving Suggestions for Easy Chicken Verde Enchiladas

When we have Easy Chicken Verde Enchiladas, we love to serve it with salsa, sour cream and tortilla chips. Easy Chicken Verde Enchiladas would also be great with a side salad, black beans or Spanish rice. I would also recommend serving it with the recipe I shared earlier this week for Southwest Sautéed Red Cabbage.

Easy Chicken Verde Enchiladas - Kenarry.com

Recipes Referenced:

In this blog post, two other recipes on Kenarry: Ideas for the Home are mentioned. You’ll find them here:

Easy Shredded Chicken in a Slow Cooker - Kenarry.com

Slow Cooker Shredded Chicken

Red Cabbage Recipe: A Tasty Southwest Sauteed Side Dish - Kenarry.com

Southwest Sautéed Red Cabbage


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  1. says

    I am featuring your recipe tomorrow on Tasty Tuesday! Thank you for linking up with us! Please stop by tomorrow and grab a featured button and link up again!

    Julia @ Mini Van Dreams

    • says

      Wonderful news, Julia! You just made my day. I’ll be sure to come by your site tomorrow to see it and will add a link to our website.

    • says

      Thank you! They are delicious, Vickie — and they freeze well too. I always make a huge batch and freeze them for an easy dinner another night.

  2. says

    Yum!! If only I had some enchilada sauce in my cupboard. I would make these tonight!! Well, there’s always another time! Thanks for yummy idea. I found you from SITS linky party!

    • says

      They are so easy to make, Elizabeth! Hope you’ll pick up some enchilada sauce the next time you’re at the store and give them a try.

  3. says

    I just made chicken verde from scratch for the first time last month and couldn’t believe how easy and tasty it was! I prefer it to red sauce, and yours looks just delicious!

    • says

      You made the verde sauce from scratch? Wow, Marcie! I’ve never looked into that. Send me your recipe if you blog about it. I’d love to give it a try.


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