Traditional mexican enchiladas with chicken meat, spicy tomato sauce, corn, beans and cheese

Gluten-Free Chicken Enchiladas


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Traditional mexican enchiladas with chicken meat, spicy tomato sauce, corn, beans and cheese
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Gluten-Free Chicken Enchiladas

For many in the Southwest, enchiladas are a weekly mainstay in one form or another. They are highly versatile, lending themselves to a wide variety of fillings beyond chicken. Use store-bought gluten-free red enchilada sauce and leftover cooked chicken to save precious time. Refrigerate leftovers, tightly covered, for up to 3 days.
Prep Time30 mins
Cook Time45 mins
Total Time1 hr 15 mins
Course: Main Course
Calories: 2557kcal
Author: Carol Fenster


  • 2 cups grated reduced-fat cheddar cheese or dairy- free alternative + 2 tablespoons for sprinkling
  • 2 cups cooked shredded chicken*
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 8 gluten-free corn tortillas
  • cups store-bought gluten-free enchilada sauce
  • ½ cup sour cream or dairy-free alternative
  • ½ cup chopped green onions


  • Place a rack in the middle of the oven. Preheat oven to 350°F. Coat a 7×11-inch baking dish with cooking spray.
  • In a medium bowl, combine 2 cups cheddar cheese with chicken. Set aside.
  • In a small skillet, heat oil over medium heat. Using tongs, dip tortillas into hot oil, one at a time, to soften them, and then drain on paper towels.
  • Place enchilada sauce in a wide, shallow bowl. Dip a tortilla in the sauce and lay it on a plate. Fill with ¼ cup chicken filling and 3 tablespoons enchilada sauce and roll up.
  • Place the enchilada seam side down in the baking dish. Repeat with remaining tortillas. Top enchiladas with remaining sauce and sprinkle with remaining 2 tablespoons cheddar cheese.
  • Place in preheated oven and bake 20 to 25 minutes or until sauce is bubbly and cheese melts. Top with sour cream and green onions and serve immediately.


Nutrition Facts
Gluten-Free Chicken Enchiladas
Amount Per Serving
Calories 2557 Calories from Fat 1350
% Daily Value*
Fat 150g231%
Saturated Fat 70g350%
Cholesterol 507mg169%
Sodium 7009mg292%
Potassium 1549mg44%
Carbohydrates 152g51%
Fiber 24g96%
Sugar 47g52%
Protein 151g302%
Vitamin A 7595IU152%
Vitamin C 22.4mg27%
Calcium 1994mg199%
Iron 12mg67%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

Written by Carol Fenster, originally published in Gluten Free & More.

Disclaimer: All nutrition facts on Gluten Free & More are meant only as a guide and may differ depending on product brands used or ingredient substitutions. Some errors may occur, so you are encouraged to confirm the recipe’s ingredient and nutrition suitability for your own diet.
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