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Chicken Enchilada Skillet

This is one of the easiest meals you can possibly think of making. Busy night? You have time for this!

Chicken Enchilada Skillet from Cosmopolitan Cornbread

Chicken Enchilada Skillet

Chicken Enchilada Skillet

Yield: 6
Prep Time: 3 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 23 minutes

This is one of the easiest meals you can possibly think of making. Busy night? You have time for this!


  • 3 boneless, skinless chicken breasts
  • ½ tsp salt
  • ½ tsp black pepper
  • 1 Tb coconut oil (or other cooking oil)
  • 1 can (10 oz.) red enchilada sauce
  • 1 can (10 oz.) Rotel - with lime & cilantro (see note)
  • 5 oz. shredded Colby-Jack cheese, divided
  • flour tortillas
  • sour cream
  • guacamole


  1. To begin, cut the chicken breasts into ¾ inch pieces. Sprinkle with salt and pepper. Set that aside for a moment.
  2. In a large skillet, heat the coconut oil over medium high heat. Add in the chicken and cook until the chicken is cooked through and slightly golden in spots.
  3. Pour in the enchilada sauce and can of Rotel. Cover your skillet and let it simmer for about 10 minutes. Meanwhile shred your cheese.
  4. Add a handful (about ⅓ cup) of the shredded cheese to the skillet and let it melt into the mixture. When it is all melted in, it’s done!
  5. Spoon the chicken & sauce into tortillas and top with a little extra cheese and some sour cream or guacamole…or both!
  6. Enjoy!


Rotel is a blend of diced tomatoes and green chilies. It is a widely available in most grocery stores. (I've never seen a store that didn't have it - from Alabama to Alaska.)
Rotel comes in a variety of styles: original, mild, hot and this lime & cilantro version. Use whichever floats your boat. If for some reason you can’t find it, just substitute with a can of diced tomatoes (15 oz.) and a small (4 oz.) can of diced green chilies. Other brands make similar versions as well.

Nutrition Information:
Yield: 6 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 256 Total Fat: 13g Saturated Fat: 8g Trans Fat: 0g Unsaturated Fat: 5g Cholesterol: 74mg Sodium: 529mg Carbohydrates: 8g Net Carbohydrates: 0g Fiber: 1g Sugar: 1g Sugar Alcohols: 0g Protein: 25g
Nutritional Disclaimer: Nutritional data is provided as a courtesy and estimated by a service called Nutritionix. That is a web-based nutritional calculator and is not guaranteed to be accurate. If the nutritional information is vital to you please verify it using your favorite trusted source.

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