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Creamy Chicken Enchilada Skillet

The other night I found myself once again completely unprepared for dinner. This seems to be a theme recently, not really sure what’s up with that! I’ll just blame it on mom brain… yeah… that’s it…

So I’m looking through the freezer for inspiration and found the container of enchilada sauce I had leftover from my Butternut Squash Enchilada Casserole. I freeze everything I don’t use. Can’t waste it, right?

We’ve got chicken in the fridge, and enchilada sauce to use up… chicken enchiladas, anyone? I’ve still never made them all rolled up and pretty. That sounds like too much work for a spur of the moment dinner, right?

I did see a recipe on pinterest for a one pan enchilada skillet, but it didn’t use pre-made sauce. And that’s what I had. So I adapted it!

     

This recipe is crazy quick, easy, and literally took 30 minutes to throw together! I love dinners that don’t take much work. Or brain power. It’s that whole mom brain thing again. Lol.

I’d love to hear how you like this one!

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Chicken Enchilada Skillet
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 35 minutes
Servings
people
Ingredients
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 35 minutes
Servings
people
Ingredients
Instructions
  1. In a large skillet over medium-high heat, warm enchilada sauce 2-3 minutes.
  2. Add in green chilis, olives, salt, oregano, and chicken breasts- cover. Cook until chicken is no longer pink and juices run clear - about 15 minutes. (can flip halfway so both sides cook evenly)
  3. Turn heat to low-medium, remove chicken to cutting board. Cool slightly and chop or shred into bite sized pieces.
  4. Add sour cream to sauce and stir to combine. Return chicken to pan along with the cut tortillas pieces. Stir well, mixture will be thick.
  5. Top with shredded cheese, cover and cook until cheese has melted, 5-10 minutes. Serve with desired toppings.
Recipe Notes

Additional toppings include chopped green onion, tomatoes, hot sauce, additional sour cream, etc.

This recipe was adapted from Heather Likes Food.

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