If your family loves Mexican food, these rotisserie chicken enchiladas will be a new family favorite! They're an incredibly easy meal to make, so you can get a delicious dinner on the table in no time!
Why You'll Love This Recipe
- 30 minute meal: Since this recipe uses rotisserie chicken, it comes together incredibly fast. They're perfect to meal prep for busy weeknight meals!
- Family friendly: Flavorful without being too spicy, these chicken enchiladas with rotisserie chicken will please the whole family. They'll fall in love with the first bite!
- Perfect weeknight dinner: If you want a hearty meal you can get on the table quickly, you'll love this rotisserie chicken enchilada recipe!
- Budget friendly: Since this easy recipe requires just a few simple ingredients, it can feed a crowd without breaking the bank! It's the best chicken enchilada recipe for a quick family dinner!
Ingredients for Rotisserie Chicken Enchiladas
Super easy recipe with a list of ingredients that you may have in your pantry already! Here's what you'll need:
- Large tortillas: Use either flour tortillas or corn tortillas. It helps to use larger ones that can hold a lot of filling.
- Rotisserie chicken: Shred your store-bought rotisserie chicken for this easy chicken enchilada casserole. You can also use any leftover cooked chicken to make your own chicken enchiladas from scratch.
- Black beans: Drain and rinse black beans for a little extra flavor and color in these easy chicken enchiladas.
- Mexican cheese blend: Made from Monterey jack cheese, cheddar, and asadero cheeses, this cheese will melt and bubble on your homemade chicken enchiladas.
- Taco seasoning: Give the chicken some spice and flavor with a bit of taco seasoning mix.
- Red enchilada sauce: Use a can of store-bought enchilada sauce. I prefer the rich, savory flavor of red enchilada sauce in this easy chicken enchilada recipe.
There are so many different enchilada sauces to choose from! Feel free to use canned enchilada sauce from the grocery store, typically in savory red or bright, tangy green enchilada sauce. You can also make your own homemade enchilada sauce. You'll love the enchilada sauce recipe in my creamy chicken enchilada post!
Whether it's a weeknight or a large get together, these easy to make enchiladas come together in a few steps.
- Mix together the shredded rotisserie chicken, black beans, taco seasoning, and shredded cheese.
2. In a casserole dish add a thin layer of enchilada sauce and add one flour tortilla.
3. Continue layering the chicken mixture, enchilada sauce, and tortillas until your chicken mixture is gone.
4. Top the final layer with extra shredded cheese.
5. Bake at 350 degrees for about 20 minutes until the edges are bubbling and the cheese is fully melted.
6. Top with cilantro, sour cream, and fresh avocado. Slice and enjoy!
PRO TIP! This casserole can be made ahead of time and baked right before serving! Feel free to prep the whole thing up to a day in advance. Simply cover with tin foil and pop in the fridge.
When ready to serve, remove from the oven and allow the dish to come to room temperature then bake and enjoy!
Popular Rotisserie Chickens
These days, you can find rotisserie chickens at pretty much any grocery store, but which ones are the best?
- Costco: For many people, Costco is the first place they ever tried storebought rotisserie chicken! They sell it as a loss leader, meaning they charge less than it costs to make, hoping that it will get you in the door. Their chicken is my personal favorite - tender, juicy, and full of flavor!
- Sam's: Like Costco, Sam's offers an affordable cooked chicken you can grab any day of the week. They're such a great price, and you can use the leftover meat in so many ways!
Wherever you like to shop, look for a fresh rotisserie chicken that hasn't dried out too much. You can use the meat still warm from the store or reheat leftover shredded chicken for this easy enchilada casserole.
Substitutes and Variations
- Green enchilada sauce: Swap red for green to make these easy rotisserie chicken enchiladas.
- Sour cream enchilada sauce: Whisk a cup of sour cream into your enchilada sauce for a creamy, flavorful dish.
- Cook in a skillet: No casserole dish? Throw these enchiladas with rotisserie chicken into a large skillet and pop them in the oven.
- Pinto beans: Instead of black beans, use canned pinto beans for a creamy texture.
- Make it host: For spicier enchiladas, add a can of hot green chiles or a dash or cayenne pepper.
- Use fresh chicken: No rotisserie chicken? Boil, bake, or roast fresh chicken breasts, let them cool to the touch, then shred them.
What to Serve Chicken Enchilada Casserole
These are the best chicken enchiladas! They're delicious exactly as they are, or you can serve them with your favorite toppings and Mexican side dishes.
- Garden salsa
- Corn Chile Salsa
- Red onions
- Green onions
- Green chiles
- Fresh cilantro
- Hot sauce
- Refried beans
- Dollop of sour cream
- Spanish rice
- Cilantro lime rice
- Chips & Salsa
Absolutely! Enchiladas are typically made with cooked chicken, which is a perfect way to use leftover rotisserie chicken.
Shred the meat, then mix the shredded chicken with spices, beans, or other ingredients. Then, roll the filling up with tortillas, place them in your baking dish, and cover with enchilada sauce before baking.A
Yes! Enchiladas are a fantastic make-ahead or freezer meal recipe because they are so easy to freeze, like the Greek Yogurt White chicken enchiladas.
You'll want to freeze everything before baking, so assemble everything in your baking dish, then freeze the whole thing. It can be helpful to freeze them in a foil pan or cover your baking dish well with plastic wrap and foil.
These leftover chicken enchiladas should be stored in an airtight container in the fridge for approximately 3-4 days.
To reheat, microwave a serving for 1-2 minutes or bake them in the air fryer or convection oven at 350 degrees for 5-7 minutes or until thoroughly heated.
Related Recipes and Pairing
Pair these delicious homemade chicken enchiladas with these delicious Mexican recipes:
Easy Rotisserie Chicken Enchilada Casserole
- 1 square baking dish
- 1 mixing bowl
- 3 large flour tortillas
- 3 cups shredded rotisserie chicken
- 14 oz can of black beans drained
- 2 cups shredded mexican blend cheese
- 1 tablespoon taco seasoning
- 2 14 oz cans of red enchilada sauce
- Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.
- In a mixing bowl, combine the chicken, black beans, shredded cheese, and taco seasoning.
- In a baking dish, pour in a little enchilada sauce and lay down one tortilla.
- Add ⅓ of the chicken mixture on top of the tortilla and top with another tortilla.
- Pour more enchilada sauce on the tortilla and repeat the layers until the chicken mixture is gone.
- Once finished, top the entire thing with an extra sprinkle of shredded cheese and bake for 15 minutes.
- Enjoy with sliced avocado, cilantro, and sour cream!