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How To Make Enchiladas with Canned Chicken!

Easy enchilada recipe made with canned chicken.

If you’re looking for quick and easy dinner recipes that will have your family going back for seconds, you’ve just hit the jackpot. They might even end up in a food coma on the couch by the end of the night.

This budget-friendly family meal is so simple to make, even your husband could do it. Well, maybe on a good day, but you get my point. And the best part? It tastes so delicious, you’ll forget it was made with canned chicken. I mean, who needs fresh chicken anyway? That’s so overrated.

Oh, let me tell you, finding easy dinner recipes that my picky family likes is harder than trying to get my cat to take a bath. I mean, it’s like pulling teeth with these people. One of them doesn’t like vegetables, the other hates anything spicy, and my husband is convinced that if it’s not meat and potatoes, it’s not a real meal. And don’t even get me started on my grandkids, who only want to eat chicken nuggets and mac and cheese.

Canned Chicken Green Enchilada Dinner Recipe

I spend hours on Pinterest and Google, searching for the perfect recipe that will please everyone’s taste buds. But most of the time, I end up with a list of ingredients longer than my arm and a recipe that requires a dozen dishes that need to be washed. It’s enough to drive a grandma to drink an entire box of wine. And that’s exactly what I do. I then settle for making spaghetti for the hundredth time. Hey, at least it’s something everyone will eat.

Canned Chicken Green Chile Enchiladas | If you're looking for quick and easy dinner ideas for your family, even your picky kids will gobble up this classic Mexican dish! Canned chicken is surprisingly delicious in enchiladas. Simply mix it with cheese, sauce, and green chiles for the best ever enchiladas.

Well, guess what!? I’ve discovered a simple and cheap meal that doesn’t take me all night long to cook. These cheesy chicken enchiladas are a keeper! They are also made with just a few ingredients, including pantry staples that you probably already have at home.

Easy Green Chile Enchilada Dinner Recipe (made with canned chicken!)

I hate to brag, but my canned chicken enchiladas are so easy to make, even my drunk self can do it, and it’s a crowd-pleaser for the entire family!

Quick & Easy Green Chile Enchilada Dinner... made with canned chicken! This is dinner recipe is a hit with my family. Grandma knows how to cook, and this recipe has been a keeper for over 30 years.

Don’t be afraid of canned chicken, ya’ll. I know it looks a little like cat food, but it’s actually pretty darn good in so many meals including casseroles, sandwiches, soups, and more. It’s also a good prep food to have stocked in your pantry for the end of the world. I keep it stacked up right next to my life time supply of boxed wine.


How To Make Enchiladas with Canned Chicken!

Your family is going to love this easy dinner recipe! Grandma knows how to make canned chicken taste delicious, and this simple meal is no exception. It's quick to throw together on busy weeknights and picky eater approved.
Course Main Course
Cuisine Mexican
Keyword canned chicken, cheap dinner, easy meals
Servings 10 enchiladas


  • 1 12.5 oz can chicken (drained)
  • 1 cup shredded cheddar cheese
  • 1 cup shredded pepper jack cheese
  • 1 4oz can green chiles
  • 1 28oz can green Chile enchilada sauce
  • 10 corn tortillas


  • Preheat oven to 350°F and grease a 9x13 baking dish.
  • In a medium size bowl, combine the drained chicken, diced green chiles, 1/2 cup enchilada sauce, 3/4 cup cheddar and 3/4 cup pepper jack cheese.
  • Spread about 1/2 cup of enchilada sauce onto the bottom of your greased baking dish.
  • Evenly fill the tortillas with your chicken mixture, and then roll and place them seam side down into your dish.
  • Cover with remaining enchilada sauce and shredded cheese.
  • Bake uncovered for 20-25 minutes.

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Canned Chicken Green Chile Enchiladas | Are you searching for cheap and easy family meals to make? You've got to try this simple Mexican inspired dinner recipe! Just a few ingredients and you've go dinner ready in less than 30 minutes. I like to use a mixture of cheddar and pepper jack cheese for ultimate flavor. My picky kids love it!

Easy Chicken Enchilada Recipe made with a can of chicken! This last minute meal is perfect for a family with kids, especially on busy weeknights when you're tired and hungry. It's made with just a few budget ingredients including canned chicken, corn tortillas, cheese, and store-bought enchilada sauce. How to make the best canned chicken enchiladas! I prefer green Chile enchilada sauce, but red works too. This easy family dinner recipe has been in my family for decades, and is always a hit, even with my picky kids.