Chicken Enchilada Skillet Recipe

This Chicken Enchilada Skillet recipe has become one of my favorite, quick, go-to recipes for those busy as can be weeknights.

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Seriously, this recipe is on permanent weekly rotation.

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Well, if I thought far enough in advance to think about meal rotations and planning and smart stuff like that. So, I guess what I should say is that this is a regular around here.


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This chicken enchilada skillet recipe uses ingredients that I usually keep on hand. You know, I’ve mentioned before about how at least once a week I toss chicken into my slow cooker and let it do its thing while I sleep. That way, I have chicken ready to go in any number of recipes for super quick meals.

It works for me and totally offsets my failure of having weekly meal plans.


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But, if you don’t keep cooked chicken ready to go in the refrigerator, it only takes a few minutes to quickly chop the chicken into bite sized pieces and saute in the skillet.


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Here’s my Chicken Enchilada Skillet Recipe. I think you’ll love it!


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Chicken Enchilada Skillet Recipe

Chicken Enchilada Skillet makes a quick, simple recipe for those busy weeknights. Get this family favorite chicken enchilada skillet recipe and add a little spice to your weeknight meals!
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time20 mins
Total Time25 mins
Servings: 6 -8
Author: Robyn Stone | Add a Pinch


  • 3 skinless boneless chicken breasts cubed into bite sized pieces
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1/2 medium red onion diced
  • 1 medium jalapeno deseeded and diced
  • 1 (14-ounce) can diced tomatoes with peppers
  • 1 (10-ounce) can enchilada sauce
  • 2 cups tortilla chips crumbled
  • 1 (8-ounce) package Monterrey Jack cheese, grated
  • sour cream optional


  • Drizzle olive oil into medium skillet over medium heat. Add cubed chicken and saute until cooked through. Add diced onion and jalapeno and cook until just tender. Stir in diced tomatoes and enchilada sauce and simmer over medium heat until heated throughout. Top with tortilla chips and cheese. Cover skillet with lid and allow to cook until the cheese has melted.
  • Serve warm.
  • Garnish with sour cream, optional


Robyn xo

23 comments on “Chicken Enchilada Skillet Recipe”

  1. This sounds delish! I cannot wait to try

  2. Oh my. Yumminess. I think I know what I’m doing with that left over crock pot chicken in the freezer.

  3. Mmm! I love enchiladas and just made some the other day. This easy skillet version is calling my name! So much yumminess!

  4. Yum! Who doesn’t love enchiladas? Perfect fora weeknight meal with the family.

  5. I get so hungry every time I visit here. Yum!

  6. You *think* I’ll love it? I know I’ll love it 🙂 And I’ve got to get in the habit of slow cooking while I sleep. The only problem is the torturous smells when I wake up in the middle of the night 😉

  7. Thanks Robyn. I’m passing this one along to my sister. Have a good weekend!

  8. Love that I can make chicken enchiladas without having to turn the oven on!

  9. Drooling! I want this for lunch today!

  10. This sounds fabulous! It would be a hit in our house for sure!

  11. Skillet recipes are the best. I’m always looking for a good cast iron meal. I’ve never done enchiladas before, they look way too good. Thanks for the recipe!

  12. Enchiladas are one of my most favorite dishes ever!

  13. OMG! Was going to start a diet today, but maybe after I make this! Love your blog layout!

  14. oh wow, this makes me so hungry! this is going to be on the menu this week.

  15. I always need new weeknight meal ideas – this sounds so perfect!!

  16. Could someone tell me how long one normally cooks their chicken breasts and on what temperature? I have cooked them with spices, salsa & kidney beans … so I would imagine the cooking time would be the same but do you add chicken broth?

  17. This was awesome!!!!!!

  18. I was disappointed with this enchilada recipe. The picture looks a lot better than how it turned out. There’s just not much to it. We’re still hungry. Unfortunately, this will not be going on my recipe keeper board on Pinterest.

  19. Yum yum… YUM! Me and hubby both loved this. Only had a little bit of enchilada sauce leftover from another recipe so I used some ketchup and chili powder as a substitute…turned out great!!!!!!

  20. Yumm made it tonight added a few things to our liking but was really good!!!

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