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Easy 5-Ingredient Chicken Enchiladas

These Easy 5-Ingredient Chicken Enchiladas are still cheesy and still incredibly flavorful, but come together in virtually no time at all. Perfect for busy nights!

Course Main Course
Cuisine Mexican
Keyword enchiladas, chicken enchiladas, easy chicken enchiladas, 5 ingredient enchiladas
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes
Servings 8 enchiladas
Calories 369 kcal
Author Nicole


  • 4 cups shredded chicken
  • 2 cups your favorite smooth salsa (not chunky)
  • 1/2 tsp kosher salt, divided
  • 1/2 cup sour cream
  • 8 medium flour tortillas (I use soft taco size)
  • 2 1/4 cups shredded co-jack cheese


  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Grease a 9x13 baking pan with non-stick cooking spray.

  2. Add chicken, 1/2 cup of salsa, and 1/4 teaspoon salt to a bowl. Mix until combined. Season to taste with salt and pepper.

  3. In another small bowl whisk remaining 2 cups of salsa, sour cream, and 1/4 teaspoon salt together. Season to taste with salt and pepper. Spoon enough of the sauce into the the prepared pan to lightly coat the bottom.

  4. Set aside 1 1/4 cups cheese to top the enchiladas. Place filling in the tortilla and sprinkle with a little bit of the remaining 3/4 cup cheese. Roll up and place in the prepared pan, seam-side down. Continue with remaining tortillas.

  5. Pour the remaining sauce over the enchiladas. Sprinkle with remaining cheese. Bake in the oven until cheese has melted and enchiladas are bubbling and hot, about 25-30 minutes. Serve with your favorite garnishes.

Nutrition Facts
Easy 5-Ingredient Chicken Enchiladas
Amount Per Serving (1 enchilada)
Calories 369 Calories from Fat 171
% Daily Value*
Fat 19g29%
Saturated Fat 10g63%
Cholesterol 91mg30%
Sodium 1132mg49%
Potassium 576mg16%
Carbohydrates 21g7%
Fiber 2g8%
Sugar 4g4%
Protein 28g56%
Vitamin A 793IU16%
Vitamin C 2mg2%
Calcium 325mg33%
Iron 2mg11%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.