Authentic Mexican Enchiladas


Authentic Mexican Enchiladas

Savory and Spicy Mexican Enchiladas: A Fiesta of Flavors!

In the vibrant world of Mexican cuisine, enchiladas hold a special place. This traditional dish is a true celebration of flavors, combining tender tortillas, succulent fillings, and a rich sauce. Adapted to the authentic Mexican cuisine, these enchiladas will transport you to the heart of Mexico, where every bite is a fiesta for your taste buds.

Jan Dec

20 minutes

25 minutes

45 minutes

4 servings


Gluten-free, Dairy-free (if using dairy-free cheese), Nut-free, Low-carb (if using lettuce wraps instead of tortillas), Keto-friendly (if using lettuce wraps instead of tortillas)


Vegan, Vegetarian, Paleo, Whole30, High-Fiber



  • Calories (kcal / KJ): 350 kcal / 1465 KJ
  • Fat (total, saturated): 15g, 6g
  • Carbohydrates (total, sugars): 30g, 3g
  • Protein: 25g
  • Fiber: 5g
  • Salt: 1.5g


  1. 1.
    Preheat the oven to 180°C (350°F).
  2. 2.
    In a large skillet, heat the vegetable oil over medium heat. Add the diced onions and bell peppers, and sauté until they become tender.
  3. 3.
    Add the shredded chicken, chili powder, ground cumin, salt, and pepper to the skillet. Stir well to combine all the flavors and cook for an additional 2-3 minutes.
  4. 4.
    Warm the corn tortillas in a dry skillet or microwave for a few seconds to make them pliable.
  5. 5.
    Pour a small amount of enchilada sauce into the bottom of a baking dish.
  6. 6.
    Take a tortilla and spoon a generous amount of the chicken and vegetable mixture onto the center. Roll it up tightly and place it seam-side down in the baking dish. Repeat with the remaining tortillas.
  7. 7.
    Pour the remaining enchilada sauce over the rolled tortillas, making sure they are well coated.
  8. 8.
    Sprinkle the shredded cheese evenly over the enchiladas.
  9. 9.
    Bake in the preheated oven for 20-25 minutes, or until the cheese is melted and bubbly.
  10. 10.
    Remove from the oven and garnish with fresh cilantro.
  11. 11.
    Serve hot and enjoy the authentic flavors of Mexican enchiladas!

Treat your ingredients with care...

  • Corn tortillas — To prevent them from cracking, warm them up before rolling by heating them in a dry skillet or microwaving them for a few seconds.
  • Enchilada sauce — If you prefer a spicier sauce, add a pinch of cayenne pepper or a diced jalapeño to the sauce while heating it.
  • Shredded chicken — You can use leftover cooked chicken or quickly cook chicken breasts and shred them using two forks.

Tips & Tricks

  • For a smoky flavor, lightly toast the corn tortillas on a dry skillet before rolling them.
  • Customize the filling by adding black beans, corn, or diced tomatoes.
  • Top the enchiladas with sliced avocado, sour cream, or a squeeze of fresh lime juice for extra flavor.
  • If you prefer a vegetarian version, substitute the chicken with sautéed vegetables or tofu.
  • Make a double batch of enchiladas and freeze the extras for a quick and delicious meal later.

Serving advice

Serve the enchiladas hot, straight from the oven. Accompany them with a side of Mexican rice, refried beans, and a fresh salad for a complete and satisfying meal.

Presentation advice

Arrange the enchiladas on a platter, garnish with fresh cilantro, and drizzle some extra enchilada sauce on top for an appetizing presentation. Serve with colorful sides to create an enticing and vibrant plate.