• 2 boneless skinless chicken breastsChicken and spinach enchiladas - ingredients
  • 4 c spinach broken into pieces
  • 2 c cilantro chopped
  • 1/2 onion, chopped
  • 15 oz. can fire roasted diced tomatoes with juice
  • 15 oz. Pinto beans drained and rinsed
  • 8 oz. Pepper jack cheese
  • 1 T chili powder
  • 1/2 t garlic powder
  • 1/2 t salt
  • 1/2 t pepper
  • 25 Corn Tortillas
  • 28 oz. Red enchilada sauce
  • 2 c cheddar shredded

Cook chicken.  Bring 1c water to boil.  Chicken and spinach enchiladas - chicken shreddedPlace chicken into the pot.  Return to boil then reduce heat to simmer.  Cook for 1 hour.  Remove from heat.  Let cool.  Shred the chicken with a knife and fork.

Preheat oven to 350 degrees and prepare a baking dish by spraying with cooking spray.

Tear spinach into pieces and place into a large mixing bowl. Chop cilantro and add to the spinach.  Add chicken, onion, tomatoes, beans, pepper jack cheese, chili powder, garlic, salt l, and pepper.  Mix everything thoroughly.

Chicken and spinach enchiladas - onion, cilantro, and spinachChicken and spinach enchiladas - filling







To wrap the enchiladas, you need to first heat the tortillas on the stove to make them pliable.  Cold corn tortillas with easily break.  Heat a skillet on medium low heat.  Place one tortilla in the skillet and warm on both sides for about 2 minutes.  When the tortilla is soft and bendable, place 1/4 c of the enchilada mixture into the center of the tortilla.  Roll the tortilla into a tube. Place the enchilada into the prepared baking dish.  Continue one enchilada at a time until all the filling is used.

Chicken and spinach enchiladas - warming tortillasChicken and spinach enchiladas - rolling enchiladas

Chicken and spinach enchiladas - rolled


Pour the red enchilada sauce on top of the enchiladas.  Sprinkle with cheddar cheese.

Chicken and spinach enchiladas - in baking dish

Chicken and spinach enchiladas - with sauce

Chicken and spinach enchiladas - prebaking






Cover with foil and bake in preheated oven for 45 minutes.

Chicken and spinach enchiladas - baked
Serve hot with extra sour cream and/or avocado.