Chicken Enchilada Skillet Recipe


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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!

Chicken Enchilada Skillet Recipe

5 from 4 votes
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 Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 25 minutes
Servings: 8


  • 3 boneless skinless chicken breasts, cubed into bite sized pieces
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1/2 medium red onion, diced
  • 1 medium jalapeno pepper, 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 grated monterey jack cheese
  • 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


Calories: 347kcal | Carbohydrates: 24g | Protein: 19g | Fat: 82g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 4g | Monounsaturated Fat: 5g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 27mg | Sodium: 602mg | Potassium: 233mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 35IU | Vitamin C: 3mg | Calcium: 55mg | Iron: 1mg

Nutrition information is automatically calculated, so should only be used as an approximation.

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Recipe Review


  1. Kathy says:

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

  2. Chels R. says:

    Drooling! I want this for lunch today!

  3. Jessica@AKitchenAddiction says:

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

  4. Liz says:

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

  5. Rachel @ Baked by Rachel says:

    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 😉

  6. Amy says:

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

  7. Sandy Coughlin says:

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

  8. Tieghan says:

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

  9. Alicia J. says:

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

  10. Sandi says:

    This sounds delish! I cannot wait to try