Chicken Enchiladas with Black Beans

  • Author: Sylvia Fountaine
  • Prep Time: 20
  • Cook Time: 25
  • Total Time: 45 minutes
  • Yield: 6-8 1x
  • Category: main
  • Method: baked
  • Cuisine: mexican


A simple delicious recipe for Chicken Enchiladas (or sub turkey!) with 5-minute Homemade Enchilada Sauce. A great way to use up leftover rotisserie chicken or Thanksgiving turkey.



  • 2 cups of shredded chicken (or turkey)  810 ounces  (or sub 2 1/2  cups cubed, roasted sweet potatoes)
  • 1  14 pounce can black beans, rinsed and drained
  • 1 teaspoon cumin
  • 1 teaspoon coriander
  • 1 teaspoon chili powder
  • 1 teaspoon granulated garlic powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt, more to taste
  • optional additions – chipotle, sauteed onions and garlic, canned green chilies, cilantro
  • 2 cups shredded jack cheese ( or cheddar, mozzarella)
  • 1215 ounce bottle of enchilada sauce – 2 cups (or make 5 Minute Enchilada Sauce)
  • 8 x 6-inch tortillas

Garnish: cilantro, scallions, jalapeno slices, sour cream

Serve with Mexican Slaw!


Preheat oven to 400F

In a medium bowl, mix shredded chicken or turkey ( or roasted sweet potatoes) with the black beans and spices and salt. Taste, adding more salt if you want (and any optional, additional ingredients)

Pour 1/2 cup Enchilada sauce to the bottom of a well greased 9 x 13 inch baking dish, to lightly coat.

Divide the filling among the tortillas ( about 1/3 cup) adding 2-3 tablespoons cheese. Roll them up and place them seam side down in the baking dish over the sauce.

Pour the remaining Enchilada Sauce over top and Sprinkle with remaining cheese.

Bake covered for 20 minutes, then uncover for the last 5-10.

Garnish with fresh cilantro, scallions, jalapeño, avocado, and or sour cream.


This can be baked ahead, frozen and reheated.


  • Calories: 375

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