Spicy Chicken Enchiladas

Chad Montano


These aren’t your typical enchiladas. Sautéed onion, jalapeño and Mexican chocolate is cooked into a pre-made sauce for a simple enhancement that gives the final dish exceptional flavor and depth. Each tortilla is lightly fried before being stuffed and baked to saucy, cheesy perfection. In less than an hour, you’ll be enjoying a meal that we just know you’re going to love an encha-lot-a.

Top View of Dish of Enchiladas Topped with Red Sauce, Jalapenos and Cilantro | Vitacost Blog

Top View of Dish of Enchiladas Topped with Red Sauce, Jalapenos and Cilantro | Vitacost Blog
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Spicy Chicken Enchiladas

Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 40 minutes
Total Time 55 minutes
Servings 4
Calories 533.12 kcal
Author Chad Montano



  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees F.
  2. In large pan over medium heat, add splash of avocado oil. Sauté onion 2 to 3 minutes. Mix in garlic and jalapeño; continue cooking 2 minutes.
  3. Mix in 1/2 cup enchilada sauce and chocolate until melted. Mix in chicken, salt, pepper, and cumin; continue cooking 2 minutes. Set aside.
  4. In separate pan over medium heat, add a little oil. Working one tortilla at a time, fry lightly, 30 seconds per side.
  5. In 11”x9” baking dish, spread enough enchilada sauce to coat bottom.
  6. Fill each tortilla with chicken and cheese. Roll tightly; arrange in baking dish.
  7. Pour remaining enchilada sauce over top. Sprinkle over remaining cheese.
  8. Bake 20 minutes. To serve, top with cilantro and lime.

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Nutrition Facts
Spicy Chicken Enchiladas
Amount Per Serving
Calories 533.12 Calories from Fat 264
% Daily Value*
Fat 29.36g45%
Saturated Fat 12.81g64%
Cholesterol 102.78mg34%
Sodium 956.11mg40%
Potassium 294.99mg8%
Carbohydrates 29.21g10%
Fiber 1.43g6%
Sugar 4.51g5%
Protein 36.54g73%
Vitamin A 500.92IU10%
Vitamin C 5.64mg7%
Calcium 483.47mg48%
Iron 2.92mg16%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.