Easy and Delicious Costco Rotisserie Chicken Enchiladas!

These chicken enchiladas are simple to make because we use the shredded meat from a Costco rotisserie chicken to get us started!

Would you like to read 500 words about how my Mom used to make these when I was a kid? No?  I don’t blame you.  Let’s get straight into the recipe!

FYI…this recipe is written using two cups of shredded rotisserie chicken but if you want to make it meatier then go ahead and up it to three cups.

A pan of baked enchiladas made with Costco rotisserie chicken
Easy and Delicious Weeknight Meal Idea!

Ingredients

  • 2 cups shredded rotisserie chicken
  • 8-10 corn tortillas
  • 1 can (about 15 oz) red enchilada sauce
  • 2 cups shredded cheese (a mix of cheddar and Monterey Jack works well)
  • 1/2 of a medium onion, finely chopped
  • 1 bell pepper, diced (optional)
  • 1 can (4 oz) diced green chilies (optional)
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon cumin
  • Salt and pepper, to taste
  • Oil, for greasing the pan
  • Fresh cilantro, chopped (for garnish)
  • Sour cream, for serving

Instructions

  1. Preheat your oven to 375 degrees Fahrenheit. Grease a 9×13-inch baking dish with a little oil to prevent sticking.
  2. Prepare the filling: In a large bowl, combine the shredded chicken, chopped onion, bell pepper (if using), green chilies (if using), garlic powder, cumin, salt, and pepper. Mix well until everything is evenly distributed.
  3. Soften the tortillas: To make the tortillas pliable and easy to roll, heat them briefly on a skillet over medium heat for about 30 seconds on each side or until they are warm and soft. Alternatively, you can wrap them in a damp cloth and microwave them for about 30 seconds.
  4. Assemble the enchiladas: Pour a little enchilada sauce in the bottom of the greased baking dish—just enough to coat the surface. Take a tortilla, place a generous amount of the chicken mixture down the middle, and sprinkle with some of the cheese. Roll the tortilla tightly around the filling and place it seam side down in the baking dish. Repeat with the remaining tortillas and filling.
  5. Top and bake: Once all the enchiladas are in the dish, pour the remaining enchilada sauce over the top, ensuring all the tortillas are covered. Sprinkle the remaining cheese over the top.
  6. Bake for about 20-25 minutes, or until the cheese is melted and bubbly and the edges of the tortillas begin to get a slight golden crust.
  7. Garnish and serve: Remove from the oven and let sit for a few minutes before serving. Garnish with chopped fresh cilantro and serve with a dollop of sour cream on the side.

Side Dishes

Here are a few ideas for side dishes to serve with your enchiladas.

  1. Mexican Rice – A classic side that is lightly tomato-flavored, often with peas and carrots mixed in.
  2. Refried Beans – Creamy and rich, these are a staple in Mexican cuisine and go perfectly with enchiladas.
  3. Cilantro Lime Rice – A zesty alternative to plain rice, adding a fresh burst of lime and cilantro.
  4. Corn Salad – Made with sweet corn, lime, cheese, and chili powder, this salad is refreshing and vibrant.
  5. Jicama Slaw – A crunchy, slightly sweet slaw that adds a fresh component to the meal.
  6. Chips and Queso – A fun and indulgent side, perfect for those who love a bit of extra cheese.
  7. Black Bean Salad – With black beans, corn, tomatoes, and a lime vinaigrette, it’s a hearty yet refreshing side.
  8. Spanish Coleslaw – A coleslaw with a tangy dressing, often enhanced with a bit of jalapeño for heat.
  9. Grilled Vegetables – Zucchini, bell peppers, and onions grilled to perfection make a healthy and flavorful side.
A pan of baked enchiladas made with Costco rotisserie chicken

Easy Rotisserie Chicken Enchiladas

David
Meat from a shredded Costco rotisserie chicken is used to make easy and delicious chicken enchiladas!
Prep Time 30 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 1 hour
Course Main Course
Cuisine Mexican
Servings 4
Calories 575 kcal

Ingredients
  

  • 2 cups Shredded Rotisserie Chicken
  • 10 Tortillas (Corn or Flour)
  • 15 oz Red enchilada sauce
  • 2 cups Shredded Cheese
  • 1/2 Medium onion (diced)
  • 1 Bell Pepper (diced)
  • 4 oz Diced Green Chiles (optional)
  • 1/2 tsp Garlic Powder
  • 1/2 tsp Cumin
  • 1/2 tsp Salt (to taste)
  • 1/2 tsp Black Pepper (to taste)
  • 2 tsp Canola Oil For greasing the pan
  • 1 tbsp Fresh Diced Cilantro For topping
  • 3 tbsp Sour Cream For serving

Instructions
 

  • Preheat your oven to 375 degrees Fahrenheit. Grease a 9x13-inch baking dish with a little oil to prevent sticking.
  • Prepare the filling: In a large bowl, combine the shredded chicken, chopped onion, bell pepper (if using), green chilies (if using), garlic powder, cumin, salt, and pepper. Mix well until everything is evenly distributed.
  • Soften the tortillas: To make the tortillas pliable and easy to roll, heat them briefly on a skillet over medium heat for about 30 seconds on each side or until they are warm and soft. Alternatively, you can wrap them in a damp cloth and microwave them for about 30 seconds.
  • Assemble the enchiladas: Pour a little enchilada sauce in the bottom of the greased baking dish—just enough to coat the surface. Take a tortilla, place a generous amount of the chicken mixture down the middle, and sprinkle with some of the cheese. Roll the tortilla tightly around the filling and place it seam side down in the baking dish. Repeat with the remaining tortillas and filling.
  • Top and bake: Once all the enchiladas are in the dish, pour the remaining enchilada sauce over the top, ensuring all the tortillas are covered. Sprinkle the remaining cheese over the top.
  • Bake for about 20-25 minutes, or until the cheese is melted and bubbly and the edges of the tortillas begin to get a slight golden crust.
  • Garnish and serve: Remove from the oven and let sit for a few minutes before serving. Garnish with chopped fresh cilantro and serve with a dollop of sour cream on the side.
Keyword Costco Rotisserie Chicken Enchiladas
David

Good morning and welcome to the site dedicated to helping you find great products at Costco and other stores! My name is David Somerville and these are hands on reviews of products that I have bought and used or am seriously considering purchasing. I do most of my shopping at the Costco in Baton Rouge, Louisiana but will check out any other Costco warehouses I find while travelling. Please get in touch with any questions and let me know of any great products that deserved to be featured in this blog!

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