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One Pot Creamy Chicken Enchilada Skillet

One Pot Creamy Enchilada Skillet makes a quick and easy weeknight meal. It’s full of white chicken meat, spices, cheese, tortillas, and a whole lot of creaminess! All the flavor of creamy enchiladas, but so much easier to make.

 Chicken Enchilada Skillet in skillet with spoon scooping some.

30 Minute Dinner

It’s like enchiladas in casserole form and it can all be made on the stovetop in one pan in about 30 minutes. Everything gets cooked in one pan for easy clean-up.

When it comes to Mexican food, it doesn’t get any yummier than this One Pot Creamy Enchilada Skillet. You have all the ingredients for a delicious Mexican meal: meat. tortillas, cheese, chili powder, and cumin. Sprinkle some chopped fresh cilantro on top for even more flavor.

Overhead of One Pot Creamy Chicken Enchilada Skillet in skillet.

Texture Of Tortillas

You definitely want to use flour, not corn tortillas for this recipe. The tortillas soak up some liquid and get soft in texture. They almost taste like Mexican dumplings. So please note: If you don’t like the texture of dumplings, this is probably not the recipe for you.

Add Toppings

You can add all kinds of toppings to this chicken dinner. Chopped fresh cilantro, salsa, guacamole, sour cream, olives, pickled jalapenos, and diced red onion are all great choices.

Tips For Making One Pot Creamy Chicken Enchilada Skillet

  • Use light sour cream and reduced fat cheese to make this meal a little healthier.
  • If you like your food spicy, serve with cholula sauce on the side or you can use a can of hot Rotel tomatoes.
  • The olives can be left out if you wish.
  • One half a cup of salsa can be substituted for the Rotel tomatoes
  • You want to use a large skillet for this recipe or you risk not being able to fit all the ingredients.
Spoon scooping finished recipe out of skillet.

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One Pot Creamy Chicken Enchilada Skillet

One Pot Creamy Enchilada Skillet makes a quick and easy weeknight meal. It’s full of white chicken meat, spices, cheese, tortillas, and a whole lot of creaminess! All the flavor of creamy enchiladas, but so much easier to make.
PREP: 10 mins
COOK: 22 mins
TOTAL: 32 mins
SERVINGS: 6

Ingredients

  • 3 tablespoons butter
  • 1/2 medium onion, diced
  • 3 tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • 2 cups chicken broth
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon chipotle chili powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon cumin
  • 1/4 teaspoon oregano
  • 3 boneless, skinless chicken breasts
  • 1 cup sour cream
  • 1 can Rotel tomatoes, drained
  • 1 (4-ounce) can sliced black olives, drained
  • 10 (6-inch) corn tortillas, cut into bite-sized pieces
  • 1 1/2 cups shredded Mexican cheese or Colby Jack cheese
  • 2 tablespoons chopped fresh cilantro

Instructions

  • Melt butter over medium heat in a large pan. Add onion and cook until soft.
  • Sprinkle flour into pan. Stir and cook for 1 minute.
  • Gradually whisk in chicken broth. Bring to a boil and simmer for 2 minutes to thicken.
  • Stir in salt, chili powder, cumin, and oregano. Add chicken breasts. Cover pan, turning heat down if necessary. Cook 12 to 15 minutes.
  • Remove chicken from pan. Stir sour cream, tomatoes, and olives into sauce.
  • Add tortilla pieces and stir to get them coated well. 
  • Shred chicken and return to pan. Mix it in.
  • Sprinkle cheese on top. Cover and let cook over medium-low heat for 3 to 4 minutes to melt the cheese.
  • Sprinkle with cilantro and serve.

Notes

Leftovers will keep in an airtight container in the refrigerator for 3 to 4 days.

Nutrition

Calories: 420kcal
Course: Main Dish
Cuisine: Tex-Mex
Keyword: dinner, one pot

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2 thoughts on “One Pot Creamy Chicken Enchilada Skillet”

  1. Just finished eating this and my table gave a huge thumbs up. Got to say it was delicious. Only tweak I made was adding a can of black beans because I knew there were 4 ppl for dinner. This recipe is a keeper.

  2. Dale Tangler

    I made this recipe last night and everyone LOVED it!!! I used 2lb of chicken breast tenderloins instead and cooked them ahead of time with some olive oil and seasoning. Other than that, the recipe was the same. Really easy and Really good. We’ll be having this again and again.

    Thanks for sharing.

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