Layered Chicken Three-Cheese Enchilada

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Layered Chicken Three-Cheese Enchilada

Here’s a fun twist on your usual enchiladas that’s much simpler to prepare. Instead of filling and rolling tortillas one by one, the tortillas are layered in a Dutch oven with chicken, enchilada sauce and three types of gooey cheese. This one-pot casserole dish is perfect for serving a group on Cinco de Mayo — just add a side of black beans, guacamole and a margarita. Cheers!


 Layered Chicken Three-Cheese Enchilada


1 Tbs. olive oil

1 yellow onion, cut into 1/2-inch dice

Kosher salt and freshly ground pepper, to taste

1 1/4 lb. boneless, skinless chicken breasts, cooked and shredded

1 3/4 cups red enchilada sauce

9 corn tortillas, each about 6 inches in diameter

3/4 cup shredded mozzarella cheese

3/4 cup shredded white cheddar cheese

3/4 cup shredded yellow cheddar cheese

Sliced green onion tops for garnish

Chopped fresh cilantro for garnish


Preheat an oven to 350°F.


In a large nonstick sauté pan over medium-high heat, warm the olive oil. Add the onion, season with salt and pepper and cook, stirring occasionally, until the onion is soft, 6 to 7 minutes. Remove from the heat and let cool.


Add the chicken to the onion and stir well to combine.


Spread 1/4 cup of the enchilada sauce on the bottom of a 3 1/2-quart round wide Dutch oven. Arrange 3 tortillas in a single layer on the sauce, overlapping them as needed to cover the sauce. Top with a generous 1 cup of the chicken-onion mixture, 1/2 cup of the sauce and 1/4 cup of each cheese. Repeat the layering 2 more times, alternating the direction of the tortilla layers and finishing with 1/2 cup sauce and 1/4 cup of each cheese.


Transfer to the oven and bake until the ingredients are heated through and the cheese is melted, about 30 minutes. Remove from the oven and garnish with green onions and cilantro. Serves 4 to 6.

3 comments about “Layered Chicken Three-Cheese Enchilada

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    A very informative post and lots of really honest and forthright comments made! This certainly got me thinking a lot about this issue so cheers a lot for dropping!

  2. Cat

    This is almost the exact recipe my mother use to make for us…Only thing missing was chopped olives and the sour cream dollop on top. Thanks for refreshing my memory of great family meals.

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