Busy Nights Are No Match For This Crazy-Easy Chicken Enchilada Skillet Recipe
You cannot possibly show us an easier recipe than this one-pan chicken enchilada skillet dinner. It’s so fast, so simple, and so good that it feels almost impossible. But it really is this easy, and it really is this good. The only problem with this chicken enchilada skillet recipe—if you can call it a problem—is that everyone in your household will be begging you to make it all the time, and you might occasionally want to mix things up and eat other meals. But that’s a problem for another day. Tonight, we’re making the best chicken enchilada skillet ever, and making everyone happy in the process. With just over five minutes of prep time, this thing almost makes itself. You can whip it up on the busiest of evenings, and be feasting like kings just about 25 minutes later, digging your forks into the cheesy, chickeny, enchilada sauce-y skillet.
Pantry Ingredients + Our Favorite Dinnertime Hack = Enchilada Skillet Perfection!
While it’s hard to pick a favorite dinnertime hack—because we love a great shortcut—using a store-bought rotisserie chicken is definitely up there. You just have to...buy it. And, well, that’s it! It’s seasoned, it’s cooked, it’s ready to roll. Our recipe calls for four cups of shredded chicken from a rotisserie chicken, and that should be roughly what you get from one chicken. If it’s a little more or a little less, that’s OK. The recipe will still work just fine. Here’s everything else you need to make chicken enchilada skillet:
- Olive oil
- Yellow onion, diced
- Rotisserie chicken
- Taco seasoning
- Canned green mild green chilies
- Canned red enchilada sauce
- Corn tortillas
- Shredded Mexican cheese blend
How To Make This One-Pan Chicken Enchilada Skillet Recipe
Doctored up with all the fixings—we love to serve this skillet dinner with sour cream, guacamole and salsa—this meal can stand alone. But if you’d like to bulk it up a little, serve it with Mexican rice and / or beans. Here’s how gosh darn easy it is to make it:
- Sauté the onions and add the chicken, taco seasoning, green chilies and enchilada sauce.
- Bring to a boil, then add the tortilla pieces and simmer for two minutes.
- Cover the whole thing with cheese and bake til you just can’t take it anymore! About 25 minutes.
Enchilada Night, In 30 Minutes!
When dinner is as easy as this skillet chicken enchilada recipe makes it, everybody’s happier. It leaves lots of time for other things, like homework and game night and arguing about what movie you want to watch for movie night. Which is sometimes what you need dinner to be! If you make this recipe, let us know how you like it! Share a photo and tag us on Instagram using @themodernproper and #themodernproper so that we can see your stuff!