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BBQ Chicken Enchiladas

The best BBQ chicken enchiladas. These are so simple and easy, but so amazing! Can be made with shredded chicken or pulled pork, flour or corn tortillas. Use quick homemade enchilada sauce to make them for an explosion of flavor!

While I was writing a blog post, Joe asked me what we should have for dinner. It was late in the day, and we needed something quick and easy.

I suggested BBQ enchiladas, knowing that we had everything required.

Joe thought they sounded good, too, so he got to work.

And then he realized that we didn't have any enchilada sauce, only taco sauce.

Rats. The recipe was started.

Instead of bagging the whole thing (my mouth was watering for BBQ chicken), I found a recipe for enchilada sauce on AllRecipes.com. Fortunately, we had everything we needed for that recipe, so Joe's enchilada preparation continued.

When those enchiladas came out of the oven, they were gorgeous.

bbq-chicken-enchiladas

Then we tasted them.

These were the most delicious enchiladas I have ever eaten. And I like enchiladas.

At first, I wasn't not sure if I was absolutely starving or if they were that amazing. I ate the one (one!) that was leftover for lunch on Sunday, and they really were that amazing.

Oh my goodness delicious.

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Quick Enchilada Sauce
bbq-chicken-enchiladas
Cuisine Mexican
Servings
Ingredients
Cuisine Mexican
Servings
Ingredients
bbq-chicken-enchiladas
Instructions
  1. Heat the oil in a skillet over medium-high heat.
  2. Reduce heat to medium and stir in the flour and chili powder.
  3. Cook until lightly browned, stirring constantly to prevent burning.
  4. Gradually add the rest of the ingredients, continuing to stir to prevent the sauce from sticking and burning.
  5. Cook for approximately 10 minutes, or until sauce begins to thicken.
Recipe Notes

This sauce was perfect for us, but a wee bit too spicy for Grace. If your family doesn't like spicy foods, you may want to decrease the chili powder, cumin, and/or garlic.

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Print Recipe
BBQ Chicken Enchiladas
bbq-chicken-enchiladas
Course Main Dish
Cuisine Mexican
Servings
Ingredients
  • 28 oz enchilada sauce see recipe above or a 28-ounce can of commercial sauce, but really - why would you let someone else season your enchilada sauce when making it is so quick and easy?
  • 1/2 cup BBQ sauce
  • 28 oz shredded chicken or 1.5 pounds of boneless chicken, cooked and shredded
  • 1 teaspoon onion powder use a whole sweet onion, chopped and sautéed if you can (we have a very picky eater)
  • 1 tablespoon BBQ seasoning
  • 1/8 teaspoon cayenne pepper more or less to taste (we skip this)
  • 6 oz cheese shredded, (a combination of cheddar and colby jack is also nice)
  • 8 tortillas fajita size is best
Course Main Dish
Cuisine Mexican
Servings
Ingredients
  • 28 oz enchilada sauce see recipe above or a 28-ounce can of commercial sauce, but really - why would you let someone else season your enchilada sauce when making it is so quick and easy?
  • 1/2 cup BBQ sauce
  • 28 oz shredded chicken or 1.5 pounds of boneless chicken, cooked and shredded
  • 1 teaspoon onion powder use a whole sweet onion, chopped and sautéed if you can (we have a very picky eater)
  • 1 tablespoon BBQ seasoning
  • 1/8 teaspoon cayenne pepper more or less to taste (we skip this)
  • 6 oz cheese shredded, (a combination of cheddar and colby jack is also nice)
  • 8 tortillas fajita size is best
bbq-chicken-enchiladas
Instructions
  1. Preheat the oven to 350.
  2. Mix BBQ sauce with the enchilada sauce.
  3. Remove 1/2 of the BBQ enchilada sauce and pour over the shredded chicken. Sprinkle BBQ seasoning, onion powder (or onions), cayenne pepper, and about half of the shredded cheese over and mix thoroughly.
  4. Spread a spoonful of BBQ enchilada sauce in the bottom of a 9x13 pan.
  5. Using a measuring cup or scoop, add 1/3 cup of the chicken mixture to a tortilla and wrap. Repeat with other 7 tortillas.
  6. Spoon the rest of the BBQ enchilada sauce over the top of the enchiladas, then sprinkle with the rest of the with shredded cheese.
  7. Bake at 350 for 20 minutes. Everything is cooked, so you're just crisping up the tortillas and melting the cheese.
Recipe Notes

For a bariatric portion, I reserve 5 ounces of the chicken mixture from the tortilla wrapping process, and I eat that portion of chicken topped with 1/2 ounce of shredded cheese, an extra spoonful of enchilada sauce, and 1/2 avocado.

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The best BBQ chicken enchiladas. These are so simple and easy, but so amazing! Can be made with shredded chicken or pulled pork, flour or corn tortillas. Use quick homemade enchilada sauce to make them for an explosion of flavor!
 

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22 thoughts on “BBQ Chicken Enchiladas”

  1. My husband LOVES BBQ and I LOVE Mexican food, so this feels like the perfect dish for us! 🙂 Linking over from Tasty Tuesday. Bookmarking this recipe to try soon!!

  2. I am drooling! These Enchiladas look awesome, great recipe that I will be trying very soon. Thank you so much for sharing with Full Plate Thursday and please come back!

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  4. YUM!!! I just finished cooking these (tripled the recipe so I could freeze 2). These were fabulous! Thanks for sharing!

  5. Tara,

    I just finished ANOTHER helping of leftovers from making these enchiladas this week. The best thing about them is that the more you eat, the more you want to eat! Thanks so much for this recipe, it’s going into my ‘repeat dinner’ file!

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