Easy Kid-Friendly Chicken Enchiladas

If you’re craving Mexican food but your kids are picky eaters, Easy Kid-Friendly Chicken Enchiladas is the perfect “meet-in-the-middle” recipe! This simple baked meal with red sauce and just a few other ingredients makes a quick weeknight dinner.

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Let’s just call these what they are – the most BASIC of Chicken Enchiladas. I love Mexican food (and enchiladas specifically) but with picky eaters in the house, I sometimes need to adjust my recipes if I want everyone to eat.

These Easy Kid-Friendly Chicken Enchiladas are a hit with both kids and grown-ups. They have enough flavor to make adults go back for seconds while leaving out all of the extras that children often turn their noses up at!

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What You’ll Need to Make Easy Kid-Friendly Chicken Enchiladas

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  • 2 cups of shredded chicken
  • 10 ounce can of enchilada sauce
  • 4 ounces cream cheese
  • 1.5 cups of your favorite salsa
  • 4 ounce can of chopped green chilies (undrained)
  • 8 flour tortillas (6 inches)
  • 1 cup of shredded Mexican blend cheese

I always keep Crockpot Shredded Chicken on hand for recipes like this. It’s the perfect meal starter, so you can create easy meals quickly!

How to Make Easy Chicken Enchiladas for Picky Eaters

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Step One

Begin by preheating your oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit.

Next, place the cream cheese and salsa in a large saucepan and heat over medium heat, stirring until the cream cheese is melted and it’s blended with the salsa.

Next, stir the chicken and green chilis into the cream cheese mixture and remove the pan from heat.

Step Two

Pour 1/2 a cup of the enchilada sauce into a 13×9-inch baking pan and swirl the pan around until the entire bottom is covered with sauce.

Next, spoon approximately 1/3 a cup of the chicken mixture onto a tortilla, roll it up, and place it seam side down in the sauce covered pan. Continue to do this until you’ve filled all 8 tortillas.

Next, cover with the remaining enchilada sauce and sprinkle with cheese.

Step Three

Finally, cover the pan with aluminum foil and bake for 20 minutes or until the cheese is melted and the enchiladas are heated throughout.

Take out of the oven and serve!

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Easy Kid-Friendly Chicken Enchiladas

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If you're craving Mexican food but your kids are picky eaters, Easy Kid-Friendly Chicken Enchiladas is the perfect "meet-in-the-middle" recipe! This simple baked meal with red sauce and just a few other ingredients makes a quick weeknight dinner.

Ingredients

  • 2 cups of shredded chicken
  • 10 ounce can of enchiladas sauce
  • 4 ounces cream cheese
  • 1.5 cups of your favorite salsa
  • 4 ounce can of chopped green chilies undrained
  • 8 flour tortillas 6 inches
  • 1 cup of shredded Mexican blend cheese

Instructions

  • Step One
  • Begin by preheating your oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit.
  • Next, place the cream cheese and salsa in a large saucepan and heat over medium heat, stirring until the cream cheese is melted and it’s blended with the salsa.
  • Next, stir the chicken and green chilis into the cream cheese mixture and remove the pan from heat.
  • Step Two
  • Pour 1/2 a cup of the enchilada sauce into a 13×9-inch baking pan and swirl the pan around until the entire bottom is covered with sauce.
  • Next, spoon approximately 1/3 a cup of the chicken mixture onto a tortilla, roll it up, and place it seam side down in the sauce covered pan. Continue to do this until you’ve filled all 8 tortillas.
  • Next, cover with the remaining enchilada sauce and sprinkle with cheese.
  • Step Three
  • Finally, cover the pan with aluminum foil and bake for 20 minutes or until the cheese is melted and the enchiladas are heated throughout.
  • Take out of the oven and serve!
Author: Snug and Cozy Life

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