Dairy Farmers of Canada

Chicken Enchilada Bake

Turn leftover chicken into a fiesta with these easy and tasty enchiladas. Serve a crisp salad with a tangy dressing on the side.

  • Prep: 10 min - 15 min
  • Cooking: 25 min - 30 min
Yields 4 servings
chicken enchilada bake
Turn your leftover chicken into delicious enchiladas, inspired by the sunny cuisine of Mexico. The recipe proposed in this video is a simple, colourful and tasty dish, topped with delicious melted Canadian Monterey Jack. The whole family will love it and cry out for more!


  • 2 tbsp (30 mL) all-purpose flour
  • 2 tsp (10 mL) chili powder
  • 1/2 tsp (2 mL) salt
  • 1 cup (250 mL) 5 % cream or 10 % cream
  • 3 cups (750 mL) cooked chicken diced
  • 1 small green bell pepper diced
  • 1/2 cup (125 mL) salsa
  • 8 6-inch (15 cm) corn tortillas or whole wheat flour tortillas
  • 1/2 cup (125 mL) shredded Canadian Monterey Jack or Cheddar cheese
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Preheat oven to 400 °F (200 °C). Butter a 13 x 9-inch (33 x 23 cm) glass baking dish.In a small saucepan, whisk together flour, chili powder and salt; gradually whisk in cream. Cook over medium heat, whisking constantly, for about 5 min or until bubbling and thickened. Pour half into a bowl; set remaining sauce aside.Add chicken, green bell pepper and half of the salsa to sauce in bowl; toss to coat. Spoon chicken mixture along centre of tortillas, dividing equally. Roll up to enclose filling; place seam side down in prepared baking dish. Pour remaining sauce over enchiladas in dish. Drop remaining salsa by spoonfuls on top.Sprinkle with Monterey cheese. Bake 20 to 25 min or until filling is hot.


To make the enchiladas ahead, assemble in the dish through step 3. Cover and refrigerate for up to 1 day. Bake, covered with foil, for about 30 min or until enchiladas are warmed through. Uncover, sprinkle with cheese, then bake for about 15 min or until filling is hot.

For individual meals or snacks, roll tortillas and wrap in packages of 1 or 2; store extra sauce and salsa separately in airtight containers. Refrigerate for up to 2 days. To heat, unwrap enchiladas, place on a plate or small baking dish and add sauce and salsa. Reheat in the microwave or toaster oven.

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Nutritional information

Per serving
Energy: 523 Calories
Protein: 45 g
Carbohydrate: 40 g
Fat: 20 g
Fibre: 5.8 g
Sodium: 997 mg

Top 5 Nutrients

(% DV*)
Calcium: 23 % / 256 mg
Niacin: 76 %
Phosphorus: 46 %
Selenium: 96 %
Vitamin B6: 45 %