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Leftover Chicken Enchiladas

Five simple ingredients plus some leftover shredded chicken is all you need to make these simple Leftover Chicken Enchiladas.

Two things I am really excited about, first these Leftover Chicken Enchiladas. I wrote a post for my Crockpot Rotisserie Chicken a while ago about how I love turing a crockpot chicken into multiple meals for the week and I thought I would put my money where my mouth is and give you a great example of how I use my leftover chicken. So here it is! Second, I am testing out an upgraded recipe card that gives you (drumroll please) Nutritional Information!!

So let’s talk nutrition information first, I am so excited to make this part of The Schmidty Wife. Part of what I like to do with *most* of my recipes is make them healthy/lighter so sharing nutritional information is something that I am super excited about. I hope that this info can help you and your family make heathy decisions 😀 YAY!

So back to Leftover Chicken Enchiladas, like I mentioned before I love making a whole chicken to use for my meals throughout the week. Heathy protein ready to make into an easy fast meal, how perfect right?! These enchiladas are the perfect example of how I make that happen. Some shredded chicken, some diced up veggies, cheese, enchilada sauce, and tortillas boom dinner is ready.

top view of leftover chicken enchiladas



• Need some leftover chicken? Make a Crockpot Rotisserie Chicken

• You can use store bought enchilada sauce but I recommend making a batch of my Blender Enchilada Sauce

• Feel free to go overboard on the sauce and the cheese because lets face it enchiladas are better with more sauce and cheese

• For a simple side to go with these chicken enchiladas try my Mexican Rice or my Easy Vegetarian Crockpot Refried Beans 

front view of leftover chicken enchiladas lined up in dish

Leftover Chicken Enchiladas

Yield: 4 servings
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 30 minutes
Total Time: 40 minutes

easy weeknight enchiladas made from leftover chicken


  • 1 1/2 cups cooked chicken, shredded
  • 1 red bell pepper, diced
  • 1 small onion, diced
  • 1 1/4 cups shredded cheese, colby jack or a mexican blend
  • 8 flour tortillas
  • 1 1/2 cups enchilada sauce


  1. Preheat oven to 400º F. Lightly grease an 8x12 inch casserole dish.
  2. In a large bowl add the chicken, pepper, onion, 1/4 cup of the cheese, and 3/4 cup of the enchilada sauce. Mix to combine.
  3. Use a heaping 1/4 cup measuring spoon to scoop the chicken mixture into a tortilla. Tightly roll the tortilla up and lay seem side down in the casserole dish. Repeat with the remaining tortillas.
  4. Pour the remaining enchilada sauce evenly over the tortillas. Sprinkle evenly with the remaining cheese. Cover with aluminum foil and bake for 15 minutes.
  5. Remove aluminum foil and bake an additional 15-20 minutes until the cheese is melty and the tortillas are starting to crisp.
  6. Serve immediately with optional garnishes.
Nutrition Information:
Yield: 4 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 591Total Fat: 26gSaturated Fat: 11gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 13gCholesterol: 83mgSodium: 736mgCarbohydrates: 59gFiber: 4gSugar: 2gProtein: 30g

Nutritional data is automated, final nutritional information will depend on ingredients used and any changes made.

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Peace & Love

Lauren, The Schmidty Wife

P.S. Looking for more leftover chicken recipes? Check out my White Chicken Chili Mac & Cheese or my Loaded BBQ Chicken Pizza.

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Denise Kline

Wednesday 3rd of February 2021

I would like to receive your weekly recipes!

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Thursday 4th of February 2021

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