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Chicken Enchiladas

Updated: Mar 24, 2021

This Mexican inspired feast is a family favourite, packed with delicious peppers and so tasty!

Makes approximately 4 - 6 servings

Preparation time is approximately 10-15 minutes

Cooking time is approximately 20-30 minutes


2 – 3 chicken pieces (breast or thighs)

1 onion, chopped into thin slices

2 cloves garlic, finely chopped or grated

Tin of chopped tomatoes

1 teaspoon of sugar

1 tablespoon of tomato puree

1 teaspoon of dried cumin

½ teaspoon of dried oregano

1 green or red chilli, finely chopped

2 tablespoons of olive oil

3 peppers (any colour), chopped into strips with seeds and membrane removed

6 tortilla wraps

Grated cheese

Salt and pepper

Sour cream, crème fraiche or cream cheese (optional)

Spring onions, finely chopped (optional)

Fresh coriander, chopped (optional)

How to make Chicken Enchiladas

  1. Preheat oven to 180°C (Gas mark 4 or 160°C for a fan oven).

  2. Heat the oil in a pan and soften the onion on a medium heat. Then add the peppers and cook for a few minutes until soft.

  3. Add the salt and pepper, oregano, cumin, chilli, garlic and stir. Cook for a couple of minutes.

  4. Add the tomato puree, chopped tomatoes and the sugar. Give it a good stir and leave to simmer.

  5. Add the chicken and stir around. Leave to simmer for a further 5-10 minutes.

  6. Spoon approximately 2 tablespoons of your mixture into a wrap. Roll into a tube shape and the fold the ends. Place in an ovenproof dish. Repeat for all 6 wraps.

  7. Add approximately ½ tablespoon of crème fraiche or sour cream to each wrap and then sprinkle over the coriander and spring onions (if using) and finally the cheese.

  8. Pop in the oven for approximately 20 - 30 minutes until chicken is cooked through.

To Serve: Serve with a nice crispy lettuce



You can make a vegetarian wrap with the same peppers and spice mix – use feta instead of the chicken!

Please click HERE to see Cooking Good’s statement on allergens and substitutions within recipes.

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