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This chicken gluten free enchilada recipe features tender chicken, wrapped in soft tortillas, and smothered in homemade enchilada sauce for an authentic and flavorful Mexican dish. The gluten-free enchiladas ensure a delicious meal that is perfect for those with dietary restrictions. These chicken enchiladas are a perfect balance of comfort and flavor, making them a family favorite.

Mexican enchiladas in a baking dish.
Mexican enchiladas in a baking dish.

Easy Gluten-Free Enchilada Sauce

If you are following my blog and recipes, I have made a gluten-free enchilada sauce that is perfect for dishes like this gluten-free shredded chicken enchiladas.

It is important to use gluten-free ingredients if you are making a gluten-free recipe. Our enchilada seasoning can also highlight your homemade gluten free sauce or the whole chicken enchilada recipe itself.

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Gluten-free enchilada sauce is suitable for people who have gluten sensitivity and need to avoid gluten-containing ingredients. It can be used in a variety of dishes beyond enchiladas to create gluten-free Mexican-inspired meals or add flavor to other cuisines.

Best Gluten Free Enchiladas To Make At Home

In making gluten-free chicken enchiladas at home, you can use store-bought enchilada sauce if you want, but it’s better if you can make your own homemade gluten-free enchilada sauce since it’s very easy to make and it’s better because you can control the taste and the flavor.

This gluten-free enchilada recipe is a good source of protein so it is perfect if you are trying to hit a protein goal at home. Just prepare your chicken breast, gluten-free tortillas, shredded cheese, and other ingredients and you can easily boost your protein intake.

What Are Gluten-Free Tortillas?

Gluten free tortillas are tortillas that are made without wheat flour or any other gluten-containing ingredients. Making tortillas are so easy to make at home because you will only need a few ingredients and it is very satisfying to make.

You can buy store-bought gluten-free tortillas for convenience and to save your time, but it is better if you make it yourself because making it your way is very rewarding.

Corn Tortilla

If you want to try making your chicken enchiladas at home, a gluten-free corn tortilla is the best option to choose for baking dishes like this. Not only because it’s naturally gluten-free, but it also has this specific flavor that pairs well with Mexican cuisine.

You can buy gluten free corn tortillas at any grocery store around your place since it’s widely available and easy to find. It also comes in different sizes and thicknesses so it will depend on your preference how you’ll make gluten free chicken enchiladas.

Mexican enchiladas in a baking dish.
Mexican enchiladas in a baking dish.

Rotisserie Chicken For Gluten-Free Enchiladas Recipe

Rotisserie chicken is honestly a good choice for making enchiladas because it is convenient and flavorful. You can also use it for different chicken recipes like the crack chicken recipe which I also have in my best clean eating recipes.

While chicken is a common filling for these enchiladas, you can also use other proteins like ground beef, pork, or beans. Ensure that the protein used is naturally gluten-free and that there’s no cross-contamination during cooking.

How To Make Gluten-Free Chicken Enchilada Recipe?

These steps on how to make the perfect chicken enchiladas are very easy. You can make it your way or my way as I am using every ingredient completely from scratch.

If you have any additional ingredients that you want to add to your enchilada, feel free to do so.

Kitchen Gadgets:

  • Casserole dish or Pot
  • Wooden board
  • Glass bowl

Ingredients:

*Exact measurements are listed in the recipe card below.

FULL INSTRUCTIONS WITH STEPS FOR GLUTEN FREE CHICKEN ENCHILADAS RECIPE

First Step: Prepare Your Ingredients

Get ready all the ingredients for making chicken enchiladas.

Since I made everything from scratch, it was easier for me to prepare them. You can also do the same if you have plenty of time.

If you have remaining enchilada sauce from your pantry, there’s no need for any enchilada seasoning or spices.

Prepare the cooked chicken by shredding it carefully by hand or you can use a fork to pull them apart.

Also, ready your shredded cheese at home so it won’t leave any starch from the whole cheese.

At the same time, preheat your oven to 350°F (175°C).

The ingredients for gluten free enchiladas.
The ingredients for gluten free enchiladas.

Second Step: Base Of The Casserole

Place at least 2 scoops of your enchilada sauce in the bottom part of the pan. Spread it all over until the sauce covers up the whole base.

A person rolling a tortilla and putting it in a pan.
Rolling a tortilla.

Third Step: Roll The Tortillas

In this step, make sure you have your shredded cheese, chicken, and tortillas ready in a bowl.

Place a bit of shredded chicken in a corner of your tortilla.

Add your shredded cheese and a good amount of sauce on top of the chicken. Roll them up and carefully place them into the baking dish making sure they will not open.

A series of photos showing the process of making a cheese enchiladas.
Making a cheese enchiladas.

Fourth Step: Topping Up

Pour the remaining enchilada sauce over the top of the assembled tortillas in the baking dish.

Add the shredded white and cheddar cheese on top of the enchiladas and prepare to bake.

Making enchiladas.
Making enchiladas.

Fifth Step: Bake

Bake the enchiladas in the preheated oven for about 20-25 minutes or until the enchiladas are heated through and the cheese is melted and bubbly.

Additionally, you can cover the baking dish with foil but I prefer not to.

Once ready, serve with a lemon, sliced avocado or guacamole, and sour cream.

Sprinkling parsley onto enchilada.
Sprinkling parsley onto enchilada.

TRICKS AND TIPS TO MAKE THIS RECIPE

  • Chicken broth – to enhance the overall taste and keep the filling moist, add the chicken broth.
  • Ingredients quality – if you will use store-bought ingredients, make sure to use the certified gluten-free ones.
  • Green enchilada sauce – optionally, you can use green enchilada sauce since it pairs well with chicken.
  • Sauce consistency – if your red enchilada sauce is too thick, you can thin it out with a little chicken stock or water to make it easier to pour over the enchiladas.
  • More spicy enchiladas – you can add more chili and also, adding green chiles is a fantastic idea since it adds a subtle heat and smokiness.

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

Substitute for Homemade Enchilada Sauce?

If you’re looking for a substitute for a gluten free enchilada sauce when making chicken enchiladas, you can either use salsa or tomato sauce and tomato paste.

If you decide to buy the sauce at the grocery, just remember to check the labels on store-bought options to ensure they are certified gluten-free and safe for your dietary restrictions.

Mexican enchiladas in a baking dish.
Mexican enchiladas in a baking dish.

What to Serve With Chicken Enchilada Casserole?

Topping your chicken enchiladas with fresh avocado or guacamole is a must since it enhances the flavor even more.

If you want a hearty partner for your chicken enchilada, side dishes like cauliflower coconut rice or delicious rice cooker mexican rice are the best choice.

You can also consider including a side of sautéed vegetables, like bell peppers and onions. You can partner it with a salad full of mixed greens which you can simply enhance with a keto-friendly dressing, like a blend of olive oil and zesty lemon juice to add flavor.

How Do I Store Gluten-Free Chicken Enchiladas?

  • Cool – allow the chicken enchiladas to cool down to room temperature before storing because it helps the enchilada prevents from being soggy
  • Portioning – if you have made a large batch, divide the enchiladas into smaller portions since this makes it easier to reheat only what you need, reducing the risk of repeated temperature changes and moisture exposure
  • Container – use an airtight container or a resealable plastic freezer bag and make sure the container is clean and dry to prevent moisture build-up inside.
  • Wrapping – if you’re using a container, make sure the lid is tightly sealed. If using a freezer bag, remove as much air as possible before sealing.
Gluten Free enchiladas in a baking dish.
Gluten Free enchiladas in a baking dish.
Can I Freeze Chicken Enchiladas?

There are a lot of ways to store your enchiladas like what’s mentioned above. The answer is yes, you can freeze chicken enchiladas. Freezing is a great way to preserve them for a longer period, whether you have leftover enchiladas or want to make a batch in advance. You’ll just need to reheat them in the oven if you’re ready to eat.

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If you like our chicken recipes like this chicken enchiladas, don’t worry because I got you. Here’s our very tasty curry chicken that you can cook for your next main dishes. And to achieve this beautiful dish, having Indian spices in your pantry is important because it will make this recipe more flavorful.

And if you’re looking for a chicken recipe to impress your family, our cheesy crack chicken casserole recipe is perfect for you. This can be the best dish you can make considering it’s just in one casserole. Partner it with a homemade pickled radish and you’ll have them satisfied and happy in such a delightful meal.

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Mexican enchiladas in a baking dish.

Chicken Gluten Free Enchiladas Recipe

Zuzana Paar
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This chicken gluten free enchilada recipe features tender chicken, wrapped in soft tortillas, and smothered in homemade enchilada sauce for an authentic and flavorful Mexican dish. The gluten-free enchiladas ensure a delicious meal that is perfect for those with dietary restrictions. These chicken enchiladas are a perfect balance of comfort and flavor, making them a family favorite.
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 35 minutes
Course Main Dishes
Cuisine Mexican
Servings 7
Calories 256 kcal

Equipment

Ingredients
 
 

Instructions
 

  • Get ready all the ingredients for making chicken enchiladas. Prepare the cooked chicken by shredding it carefully by hand. Preheat your oven to 350°F (175°C).
  • Place at least 2 scoops of your enchilada sauce in the bottom part of the pan. Spread it all over until the sauce covers up the whole base.
  • Put a bit of shredded chicken in a corner of your tortilla. Add your shredded cheese and a good amount of sauce on top of the chicken. Roll them up and carefully place them into the baking dish making sure they will not open.
  • Pour the remaining enchilada sauce over the top of the assembled tortillas in the baking dish. Add the shredded white and cheddar cheese on top of the enchiladas and prepare to bake.
  • Bake the enchiladas in the preheated oven for about 20-25 minutes or until the enchiladas are heated through and the cheese is melted and bubbly. Once ready, serve with a lemon, sliced avocado or guacamole, and sour cream.

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Notes

  • Chicken broth – to enhance the overall taste and keep the filling moist, add the chicken broth.
  • Ingredients quality – if you will use store-bought ingredients, make sure to use the certified gluten-free ones.
  • Green enchilada sauce – optionally, you can use green enchilada sauce since it pairs well with chicken.
  • Sauce consistency – if your red enchilada sauce is too thick, you can thin it out with a little chicken stock or water to make it easier to pour over the enchiladas.
  • More spicy enchiladas – you can add more chili and also, adding green chiles is a fantastic idea since it adds a subtle heat and smokiness.

Nutrition

Serving: 1PieceCalories: 256kcalCarbohydrates: 6gProtein: 10gFat: 22gSaturated Fat: 5gPolyunsaturated Fat: 0.3gMonounsaturated Fat: 2gCholesterol: 27mgSodium: 988mgPotassium: 24mgFiber: 3gSugar: 6gVitamin A: 700IUVitamin C: 1mgCalcium: 178mgIron: 1mg

Disclaimer

Please note that nutrient values are estimates only. Variations can occur due to product availability and manner of food preparation. Nutrition may vary based on methods of origin, preparation, freshness of ingredients, and other factors.

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By Zuzana Paar on December 7th, 2023
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Zuzana is the creative force and mastermind behind this scrumptious clean eating heaven. She will guide you on this delicious journey as a content creator, recipe developer, food writer, movie maker, blogger, and photographer. With her diverse skills she is dedicated to sharing delicious, healthy recipes and helpful tips with readers.

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