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Rotisserie Chicken Enchiladas (+ Leftover Rotisserie Chicken Recipes)

Looking for leftover rotisserie chicken recipes? Make these 30-minute Rotisserie Chicken Enchiladas with a veggie-packed filling and homemade enchilada sauce!

Prep: 10 minutesCook: 20 minutesTotal: 30 minutes
Fat 17 Carbs 73 Protein 48
Yield 6 1x


Enchilada Sauce

  • 2 15-oz. cans tomato sauce
  • 2/3 cup water
  • 3 tablespoons chili powder
  • 1 tablespoon garlic powder
  • 1 tablespoon ground cumin
  • 2 tablespoons Franks (or more, to taste)
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt

Enchilada Filling

  • 1.52 lb. rotisserie chicken, deboned and shredded (cold or warm, it doesn’t matter!)
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 2 teaspoons minced garlic
  • 1 small purple onion, finely diced
  • 1 large red bell pepper, finely diced
  • 1 15-oz. can pinto beans, drained and rinsed
  • 1 4-oz. can of green chiles

Other Ingredients

  • 68 large flour tortillas
  • 1/2 cup shredded cheddar cheese (or more)
  • Optional toppings: lime juice, fresh cilantro, and sliced avocado


  1. First, preheat oven to 350ºF and spray a 9×13-inch casserole dish with nonstick cooking spray and set aside.
  2. Next, prepare homemade enchilada sauce.  Add all ingredients for enchilada sauce into a medium pot. Mix well and then bring to a boil over high heat.
  3. Reduce to low heat and let the sauce simmer for 10 minutes. The sauce should slightly thicken and become glossy. Set aside.
  4. While the sauce is simmering, prepare rotisserie chicken by removing as much meat as you can from the bones and shredding. Set aside.
  5. Prepare the enchilada filling by heating a large skillet over medium-high heat. Add olive oil.
  6. When the olive oil is fragrant, add minced garlic and red onion to the skillet and cook for 2-3 minutes. Then add the red pepper, pinto beans, and green chiles and cook for an additional 2-3 minutes. Remove from heat.
  7. Now it’s time to assemble the enchiladas. Pour half of the enchilada sauce onto the bottom of a 9×13-inch casserole dish.
  8. Next, make enchiladas by scooping around 1/3 cup of the enchilada filling onto a tortilla. Then add 1/3 cup shredded chicken. Fold the ends of the tortilla and roll the enchilada up tight.
  9. Place in the casserole dish. Repeat until you’ve made eight enchiladas.
  10. Pour the remainder of enchilada sauce over enchiladas and spread out evenly.
  11. Bake at 350ºF for 20 minutes. Remove and sprinkle on cheese. Bake for an additional 5 more minutes to melt the cheese
  12. Remove from oven, garnish with a squeeze of lime juice, fresh cilantro and sliced avocado and enjoy!

Tips & Notes

  • Enchilada sauce: option to use 3 cups of store-bought enchilada sauce instead of our homemade variation.
  • You can likely get 8 enchiladas out of this recipe, but the nutrition information is for 6.

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size: 1/6 Calories: 595 Sugar: 12 Fat: 17 Carbohydrates: 73 Fiber: 8 Protein: 48
Author: Linley RichterCategory: Main MealMethod: OvenCuisine: Mexican

Keywords: rotisserie chicken enchiladas, leftover rotisserie chicken recipes

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