Cheesy Chicken Enchiladas are a family favorite and an easy meal to put on the table. Warm, cheesy chicken, diced green chiles and peppers are baked in whole wheat tortillas with a cheesy enchilada sauce on top.
If someone was to ask me what the best thing you can give a new Mom as a gift is I would say a meal. Hands down both times I had a baby I found cooking and putting a healthy meal on the table to be one of the hardest things to do and it usually fell to the back burner.
Between being exhausted for the first month, chasing around a toddler, taking care of a newborn and just recovering in general who has time to cook!? Lucky for me the second time around my friend set up a meal train for me. Have you heard of this website? If not, go check it out because it was a life saver!
A friend sends the site out to your network of friends and family and they can sign up to bring you a meal (for those far away friends they can send you take-out or a pizza or something). It is such a wonderful idea and really helped me out those first couple of months when cooking just wasn’t happening!
How do these Cheesy Chicken Enchiladas fit in? It was one of the meals I received from one of my wonderful friends and the Mom to one of Will’s best little friends. She gave me a pan of chicken enchiladas and all I had to do was add cheese, sauce and pop it in the oven. They were delicious! I realized after that meal that we don’t eat enchiladas enough and there are so many variations you can do!
When I finally got back into the kitchen last month I decided to whip up some Cheesy Chicken Enchiladas of my own and this recipe is what I came up with. Like I said this is the perfect dish to make ahead for a friend or new Mom. Make two batches and you have them ready to pop in the oven on a busy night for dinner. If you have leftovers you can individually wrap them in plastic wrap and put them in a big freezer bag for later. We kept the leftovers in the fridge and just reheated them a day later and they still tasted great!
To save time on this recipe try using a rotisserie chicken and shred it instead of cooking your own chicken or use my 4 ingredient slow cooker shredded chicken.
For the enchilada sauce you can use your favorite store bought enchilada sauce or you can make your own. I have used this recipe from Gimme Some Oven when making a homemade sauce.
For more dinner recipes check out my What’s for Dinner board on Pinterest!