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Bean Pot Chicken Enchiladas

Bean Pot Chicken Enchiladas

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Bean Pot Chicken Enchiladas are a tasty Mexican meal made with Salsa Chicken, Fritos corn chips, and lots of yummy cheese. And it all cooks up in 8 minutes in your microwave oven. Can your weeknight dinner get any easier?

Bean Pot Chicken Enchiladas

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Do you have a Bean Pot?

I was gifted my bean pot several years ago but I found a similar one on Amazon here. I also really love this bean pot!

Make sure your bean pot is microwave-safe.

Most bean pots are made of ceramic and these would be dishwasher safe, but some are made of cast iron.

Always check the label!

If you don’t have a bean pot, any good microwave-safe covered casserole dish will be perfect!

Don’t stress about the word bean pot. It’s just a label.

Easy Chicken Enchiladas

Key to Success #1 – Use the Best Chicken

Salsa Chicken is a versatile recipe that is great in any of your Mexican chicken recipes.

It adds a lot of great flavor to these Chicken Enchiladas.

It’s easy to make in your Instant Pot or slow cooker.

I always keep a bag or two in the freezer for busy weeknight dinners. Click here for the Salsa Chicken recipe.

Yummy Chicken Enchiladas

If you’re in a hurry and you don’t have time to make Salsa Chicken, you can use a large can of chicken breast.

I strongly prefer the Tyson brand of canned chicken.

We use the Tyson canned chicken all the time and it’s always good quality without anything weird if you know what I’m saying. 

Quick and Easy Chicken Enchiladas

Key to Success #2 – Add the Chips Last

I like to start heating up the enchilada sauce and cheese then add the chips in for only the last few minutes.

Adding the chips last helps keep them from getting soggy in the sauce while it cooks up.

You can also reserve some of the Fritos and sprinkle them over the enchiladas to add a little more crunch.

Frito Chicken Enchiladas

Key to Success #3 – Top It With Some Yum

For a little extra yum, you can top with extra cheese and then slip your Bean Pot under the broiler in your oven for 2-3 minutes until the cheese melts and starts to get bubbly. 

These Bean Pot Chicken Enchiladas are great topped with sour cream, salsa, hot sauce, jalapenos, or any Mexican toppings that you like. 

Plate of Chicken Enchiladas

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Chicken Enchiladas in Bean Pot

Bean Pot Chicken Enchiladas

Yield: 6 servings
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 8 minutes
Total Time: 18 minutes

Bean Pot Chicken Enchiladas are an easy weeknight meal that the whole family will love. 

Ingredients

  • 1 bag (9 oz) Fritos corn chips
  • 2 cups Salsa Chicken or 16 oz can Tyson chicken breast
  • 2 cups Mexican-blend cheese, grated
  • 1 can (10 oz) Ro-tel tomatoes with green chiles
  • 1 can (28 oz) enchilada sauce

Instructions

  1. Spray inside of Bean Pot with cooking spray.
  2. Place enchilada sauce and Ro-tel tomatoes and 2 cups of cheese into Bean Pot. Cover and microwave on high for 4 minutes. 
  3. Add Fritos then stir gently. Cover and microwave on high another 4 minutes. 
  4. Remove from microwave and stir. If desired, top with additional cheese and place Bean Pot under broiler for 2-3 minutes until cheese on top melts. 

Notes

Garnish with additional crushed Fritos, if desired. 

Nutrition Information:
Yield: 6 Serving Size: 1 grams
Amount Per Serving: Unsaturated Fat: 0g

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