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Easy Microwave Chicken Enchiladas

After only one taste of these microwave enchiladas, you will find yourself wondering why you’ve never thought to bake homemade enchiladas in the microwave before! In just 20 minutes, get this delicious dinner on the table without any unnecessary hassle or stress. These cheesy chicken enchiladas are packed with delicious ingredients–Old El Paso™ Mild Enchilada Sauce, Old El Paso™ Taco Seasoning Mix, rotisserie chicken and of course tons of Mexican cheese! Garnish these traditional-style enchiladas with cilantro and sour cream to give them the perfect finishing touch.
Prep 10 Minutes
Total Time 20 Minutes
Servings 4

Ingredient List

  • 1 can (19 oz) Old El Paso™ Mild Red Enchilada Sauce
  • 2 cups shredded deli rotisserie chicken
  • 1 tablespoon from 1 packet (.85 oz) Old El Paso™ Chicken Taco Seasoning Mix
  • 1 1/2 cups shredded Mexican cheese blend (6 oz)
  • 8 corn tortillas (6 inch)
  • 3 tablespoons chopped fresh cilantro
  • 3/4 cup sour cream
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  1. In medium bowl, mix 1/2 cup of the enchilada sauce, the chicken, seasoning mix and 3/4 cup of the cheese.
  2. Spray 8-inch square (2-quart) microwavable baking dish with cooking spray. Place 1/2 cup of the enchilada sauce in bottom of dish. Working with 1 tortilla at a time, fill with heaping 1/4 cup chicken mixture, and roll to seal; place in baking dish seam side down. Repeat with remaining tortillas.
  3. Pour remaining enchilada sauce over tortillas; top with remaining 3/4 cup cheese.
  4. Microwave uncovered on High 9 to 10 minutes or until cheese is melted and enchiladas are heated through. Garnish with cilantro; serve with sour cream.

Expert Tips

  • This recipe is family friendly but can be easily spiced up using either Old El Paso™ medium or hot enchilada sauce in lieu of mild.
  • Shredded Cheddar or Monterey Jack cheese can be substituted for Mexican cheese blend in this recipe, if desired.
  • When you’re tight on time but still want a warm, satisfying meal, this recipe really comes in handy. It has all the Mexican flavor you crave in enchiladas but is ready in minutes. Trust us, after preparing these enchiladas in the microwave you’ll never go through the hassle of baking them in the oven again. Life is too short and this microwave version is that good.


  • 1 Serving Calories 520 (Calories from Fat 250);  Total Fat 28g (Saturated Fat 15g ,Trans Fat 1/2g);  Cholesterol 125mg;  Sodium 1390mg;  Potassium 380mg;  Total Carbohydrate 34g (Dietary Fiber 2g ,Sugars 5g);  Protein 33g
  • % Daily Value: Vitamin A 20%;  Vitamin C 0%;  Calcium 40%;  Iron 10%
  • Exchanges: 1/2 Starch;  2 Other Carbohydrate;  2 1/2 Very Lean Meat;  2 High-Fat Meat;  2 Fat
  • Carbohydrate Choice: 2
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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