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Chicken Enchiladas and Vegetarian Black Bean Enchiladas - PiperCooks
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Chicken Enchiladas

Easy Chicken Enchiladas or Vegetarian Black Bean Enchiladas for a quick weeknight meal with homemade smoky enchilada sauce.
Prep Time20 mins
Cook Time25 mins
Total Time45 mins
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Canadian, Mexican
Keyword: baked, black bean, chicken, enchilada, sauce
Servings: 12 enchiladas
Calories: 228kcal


Chicken Enchiladas

  • 2 4 oz chicken breast poached
  • ½ cup canned corn
  • ½ cup canned black beans
  • 12 corn tortillas
  • 1 recipe enchilada sauce Recipe Link in Notes
  • 3 cups shredded cheddar I mix mozza and cheddar
  • sour cream and cilantro for garnish optional

Vegetarian Black Bean Enchiladas

  • ½ cup corn
  • ½ cup black beans
  • 6 corn tortillas
  • ½ recipe enchilada sauce Recipe Link in Notes
  • 1 ½ cups shredded cheese I mix mozza and cheddar
  • sour cream and cilantro for garnish optional


  • Preheat oven to 350 and get ready a 9x13 baking pan for the chicken enchiladas, or a 5 x 7 pan for the vegetarian enchiladas.
  • Set up for enchilada rolling by setting a dinner plate in the center of your work area for covering the tortillas with the sauce and filling and rolling them. Set your bowls of fillings, bowl of shredded cheese, and the enchilada sauce close to that plate.
  • Place a tortilla on the dinner plate (or cutting board if you prefer) and spoon some enchilada sauce over top. Cover the entire tortilla with a light layer or sauce, then flip it over and cover the other side. Place your fillings in a line along the middle of the tortilla. Cover with cheese. Roll the tortilla then set it in your baking dish. Repeat for all tortillas.
  • Use remaining sauce (about ¼ – ½ cup probably) to cover the top of the tortillas in the baking pan. Sprinkle remaining (¼ cup or so) shredded cheese over top.
  • Bake for 20-25 minutes, until cheese is melted and browning. Let cool a few minutes before serving.
  • Garnish with a spoon of salsa, sour cream or yogurt and some fresh cilantro.


  1. Smoky Chipotle Homemade Enchilada Sauce
*Nutritional information is an estimate and intended for informational purposes only, and not to be used as medical or dietary advice. Estimate is per serving, for the chicken enchiladas, and without any optional garnishes.  For the black bean version, the calories are approximately 191 per enchilada.


Calories: 228kcal