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Pan of kid friendly chicken enchiladas

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.


  • 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


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!