The Best Homemade Chicken Enchiladas. Say goodbye to canned enchilada sauce and get ready to experience a whole new level of taste and flavor with homemade Mexican cuisine!
I first published this homemade chicken enchilada recipe back in 2014 and four years later, it consistently ranks as one of the top three recipes on my site (along with my Perfect Paleo Banana Bread and Homemade Pad Thai). Fall and football season seems like the perfect time to bring these enchiladas back into the spotlight!
I first started making these enchiladas nearly 10 years ago and have cooked them countless times since. Everything about them is homemade. You start from scratch with both the chicken and the sauce.
The homemade red sauce is seriously what makes this dish. It is so much better than anything you can buy pre-made and it’s not that complicated to prepare. Once you’ve prepped the sauce, the chicken cooks in it. This results in tender, juicy chicken that has soaked up all the flavor of the sauce.
I love these enchiladas topped with sour cream, avocado and cilantro alongside my Mexican Quinoa recipe. This is a great dish to make and enjoy leftovers, to use for entertaining or to take to a friend. Everyone I have ever served these enchiladas to has absolutely loved them.
Here’s the recipe!