Chicken & bean enchiladas

Chicken & bean enchiladas

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Prep: 10 mins Cook: 30 mins


Serves 4
Make the most of your roast dinner by using up leftover chicken in these filling wraps

Nutrition and extra info

Nutrition: per serving

  • kcal842
  • fat36g
  • saturates14g
  • carbs88g
  • sugars16g
  • fibre11g
  • protein46g
  • salt4.52g
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  • 1 tbsp vegetable oil
  • 1 red onion, chopped
  • 1 garlic clove, crushed
  • 1 tbsp fajita seasoning
  • 2 x 395g cans kidney beans in chilli sauce
  • 2 roast chicken legs, meat shredded off the bone
  • 195g can sweetcorn, drained


    sw-eet corn

    Also known as corn on the cob, sweetcorn is composed of rows of tightly packed golden yellow…

  • 8 flour tortillas
  • 140g hard cheese, grated


  1. Heat oven to 180C/160C fan/gas 4. Heat the oil in a frying pan and cook the onion and garlic for 5 mins. Stir in the fajita seasoning and cook for 1 min more before adding the kidney beans, shredded chicken and sweetcorn.

  2. Divide the mixture between the tortillas, sprinkle over half the cheese, then roll up and place into a baking dish. Sprinkle over the remaining cheese, then bake for 20-25 mins until golden and bubbling.

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Comments (7)

vrog's picture

These are good, but next time I would buy mini tortillas (wraps) as I used large ones instead. The result was too much fajita for the amount of filling. Didn't have fajita seasoning so used a chilli (cooked with the garlic and onion), some paprika, cumin and cinnamon.

fairyclairey1's picture

Well worth the effort as these are the best enchiladas I have made. I had enough to freeze for another day, which is a bonus.

catherine2501's picture

Great way to eek out left over chicken. Made a batch of sauce, used half and froze the rest. Great way to introduce my 7 yr old son to more spicy and interesting food. Mixed creme fraiche and cheese for topping for me as suggested previously but not for my son as he is a bit wary of 'white stuff'!! However his was a bit dry and he said it was 'burnt' and would eat it again if softer - so will use bit of creme fraiche for him next time too.

utterchaos's picture

Made these last night for dinner and they were delicious. Very quick and easy to make. Will be making these again soon.

marybriggs's picture

Tried this last night with the leftover chicken from sunday dinner, it was surprising lovely for a recipe with so few ingredients. i will be making this again's picture

This is really delicious and filling, too. I forgot to put the cheese inside so put it all on top, which I preferred. I froze some then allowed them to defrost before cooking as per the recipe and this worked well too but i wish i had greased the tin first. The second time I made them I spread a thin layer of creme fraiche on each roll before sprinkling with cheese. I know this will increase the calorie content but it was jolly good.

jane_avery's picture

nice way to use up roast chicken. I don't eat sweetcorn so substituted this for some yellow pepper. Also I love re-fried beans so added one can of these instead of one the kidney beans. Probably made it a bit more stodgy but tasted great.

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