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Easy Chicken Enchiladas

  • Prep Time: 40 minutes
  • Cook Time: 20 minutes
  • Servings: 8
  • Course: Main Dish

Give this classic Tex-Mex dish a fresh update by adding butternut squash or sweet potato.

Reynolds Kitchen Tips

Reynolds Kitchens tip

Baked cheesy enchiladas may taste delicious, but can be messy when it’s time to wash dishes! For a much easier cleanup, line your dish with pan lining paper when preparing these chicken enchiladas. You can make this dish ahead of time too; just cover with a sheet of foil and store in the freezer. To reheat, remove the foil and place in the refrigerator for 1-2 days to thaw. Then bake uncovered for 50 to 60 minutes at 350°F and enjoy!


  • 2 cans (14.5 oz. each) diced fire-roasted tomatoes
  • 1 cup salsa
  • 1 tablespoon chili powder
  • 8 8-inch flour tortillas
  • 1 tablespoon canola oil
  • 1 cup peeled, chopped butternut squash or sweet potato
  • 1 medium onion, chopped
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 can (15 oz.) black beans, rinsed and drained
  • 1 cup shredded cooked chicken
  • 1 1/4 cups shredded Monterey Jack cheese, divided


Step 1

PREHEAT oven to 350°F. Line a 2-quart rectangular baking dish with Reynolds Wrap® Pan Lining Paper, parchment side up. No need to grease dish.

Step 2

COMBINE the undrained tomatoes, salsa, and chili powder in a medium saucepan. Bring to boiling; reduce heat. Simmer, uncovered, about 10 minutes or until slightly thickened, stirring occasionally and mashing with the back of a spoon.

Step 3

STACK tortillas; wrap tightly in Reynolds Wrap® Aluminum Foil.

Step 4

BAKE tortillas about 10 minutes or until warm.

Step 5

HEAT oil in a large skillet over medium heat. Add squash, onion, and garlic; cook and stir for 8 to 10 minutes or until vegetables are tender. Remove from heat. Stir in half of the tomato mixture, the black beans, chicken, and 3/4 cup of the cheese.

Step 6

DIVIDE the black bean mixture among the warm tortillas; roll up the tortillas. Arrange the rolled tortillas, seam sides down, in the prepared baking dish. Spoon the remaining tomato mixture over the tortillas. Sprinkle with the remaining 1/2 cup cheese.

Step 7

BAKE, uncovered, about 20 minutes or until heated through.

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