Warm and bubbling from the oven, covered with melty cheese and loaded with chicken, this one-pan Chicken Enchilada Skillet is as simple as it is delectable. Top it with your favorite toppings like sour cream, guacamole, olives, etc.
(This recipe was originally posted March 5, 2014)
When I see the word skillet in a recipe title, it is music to my ears. That word is magical, I swear.
Skillet dinners are one of my favorite meals to make, and this Chicken Enchilada Skillet is delicious! Talk about a quick and easy meal. This skillet dinner together in no time the other night and we inhaled it. Full of flavor and so, so fabulous!
This skillet dinner is a simple, excellent short cut for enchiladas. I love using a rotisserie chicken for this recipe which always makes things a whole lot easier. . .not that this meal isn’t already easy enough. You basically dump a few things in a skillet and voilà —dinner is on the table!
Top it off with a dollop of sour cream and some fresh cilantro and you have a fantastic, comforting, delicious meal!
Our favorite toppings:
- Sour cream
- Fresh cilantro
- Sliced avocado or guacomole
- Cafe Rio dressing
This is such an easy peasy meal and is going to be a lifesaver on those nights when you don’t have any idea what to fix for dinner.Print
Chicken Enchilada Skillet
- Total Time: 25 minutes
- Yield: 6 servings 1x
- 2 tablespoons olive oil
- 12 corn tortillas, torn into bite-size pieces
- 3 cups shredded, cooked chicken (I use a rotisserie chicken)
- 1 can (10 oz each) Rotel tomatoes, original or mild
- 1 can (15 oz) black beans
- 1 can (10 oz each) red enchilada sauce
- 1 cup half and half
- 1 cup shredded Cheddar and Monterey Jack blend cheese, divided
- Heat olive oil in a nonstick large skillet. Add tortilla pieces and chicken; mix well. Cook over medium-high heat 5 minutes or edges start to turn golden brown, stirring frequently.
- Pour tomatoes and enchilada sauce, black beans and half and half over chicken mixture in skillet. Mix well.
- Sprinkle 1/2 cup cheese over chicken mixture. Cover skillet and cook 5 minutes or until hot, stirring occasionally. Sprinkle with remaining 1/2 cup cheese. Garnish with your favorite toppings if desired, serve immediately.
- Prep Time: 15 minutes
- Cook Time: 10 minutes
- Category: Main Dishes
Recipe Source: Adapted from Ro-Tel.com
Originally posted March 5, 2014
Allison Dunn says
I made this tonight because I had zero time to cook. Amazingly fast and tasty! My family loved it :).
Thanks Allison. Glad you guys loved it!