Chicken enchilada suizas topped with sliced avocado and cilantro with a wooden spoon in a cast iron skillet on a wooden surface (with logo overlay)

Chicken Enchilada Suizas Skillet Dinner

Using a skillet to make Chicken Enchilada Suizas is quicker and easier than rolling individual servings. Have dinner ready in 30 minutes.

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My mom has always been a fan of Tex Mex food so she loves coming to visit us and going to the restaurants we have here. But we don’t always want to go out and pay restaurant prices, so we bring the Tex Mex flavors to our kitchen. One of those nights we came up with a chicken enchilada suizas dinner.

This recipe comes from my one-pan 30-minute cookbook, so you know it’s going to be quick and easy! Use a rotisserie chicken to save yourself the time it takes to cook and shred the chicken.

You can also vary the taste a bit by the type of salsa verde you purchase. If you’re like me and wimpy when it comes to spicy foods, then go for mild. For those who are like my mom, choose the medium or hot versions of it. You could also sub Pepper Jack cheese for some of the Monterey Jack to add a kick to your meal.

Making chicken enchiladas suizas in the skillet is much easier than taking the time to wrap each individual one. You can cook it all at once and serve easily.

Step by Step

Ingredients

  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 yellow onion, chopped
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 1/2 tsp ground cumin
  • 1 can diced tomatoes, drained
  • 1 1/4 cups salsa verde
  • 1 rotisserie chicken
  • 1 cup sour cream
  • 6 corn tortillas, torn
  • 2 cups Monterey Jack cheese, shredded
  • 1 avocado

Preparation

Heat the oil in a medium cast-iron skillet or another oven-safe pan over medium-high heat. Add the chopped onion and cook, stirring occasionally, until lightly brown, about 5-6 minutes.

Diced onions cooking in oil in a cast iron skillet on a wooden surface

Meanwhile, pull the rotisserie chicken meat from the bones and shred it.

Add the garlic and cumin to the pan with the onions and cook for another 1-2 minutes.

Diced onions and garlic cooking in oil in a cast iron skillet on a wooden surface

Turn the heat to medium-low and stir in the tomatoes and salsa verde. Simmer until the mixture starts to thicken, about 3-5 minutes.

Tomatoes and salsa cooking in oil in a cast iron skillet on a wooden surface

Preheat the oven broiler to high. Remove the pan from the heat and stir in the chicken and sour cream.

Tomatoes and salsa with shredded chicken and sour cream cooking in oil in a cast iron skillet on a wooden surface

Add the torn tortillas and 1/2 cup of the Monterey Jack cheese and stir.

Tomatoes and salsa with shredded chicken and sour cream topped with torn corn tortillas cooking in oil in a cast iron skillet on a wooden surface

Top the skillet with the remaining cheese.

Chicken enchilada suizas topped with shredded cheese in a cast iron skillet on a wooden surface

Transfer the warm skillet to the oven and broil until the cheese is lightly brown, about 6-8 minutes. While it broils, slice the avocado. Remove the pan from the oven and top with avocado and garnish with cilantro leaves if desired before serving.

Chicken enchilada suizas topped with sliced avocado and cilantro with a wooden spoon in a cast iron skillet on a wooden surface (vertical)

Leftovers

Store leftover chicken enchilada suizas in the refrigerator in an appropriate container. It should be eaten the next day as the tortilla shells will start to get very soggy after that. Reheat in the oven or on the stovetop until warm.

Recipe

Originally Published On: March 22, 2021

Chicken enchilada suizas topped with sliced avocado and cilantro with a wooden spoon in a cast iron skillet on a wooden surface

Chicken Enchilada Suizas Skillet Dinner

Using a skillet to make Chicken Enchilada Suizas is quicker and easier than rolling individual servings. Have dinner ready in 30 minutes.
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Course:
Main Dish
Cuisine:
American
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Mexican
Keyword:
chicken
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enchiladas
|
one pan
|
texmex
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tortilla shells
Dietary Needs:
Egg-Free
|
Gluten-Free
|
Nut-Free
Meat:
Chicken/Turkey
Cooking Method:
One-Pan Meals
Servings: 6
5 from 2 votes

Ingredients

  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 yellow onion (chopped)
  • 3 cloves garlic (minced)
  • 1 1/2 tsp ground cumin
  • 1 can diced tomatoes (drained)
  • 1 1/4 cups salsa verde
  • 1 rotisserie chicken
  • 1 cup sour cream
  • 6 corn tortillas (torn)
  • 2 cups Monterey Jack cheese (shredded)
  • 1 avocado

Instructions

  • Heat the oil in a medium cast-iron skillet or another oven-safe pan over medium-high heat
  • Add the chopped onion and cook, stirring occasionally, until lightly brown, about 6 minutes
  • Meanwhile, pull the rotisserie chicken meat from the bones and shred
  • Add the garlic and cumin to the pan with the onions and cook another 1-2 minutes
  • Turn the heat to medium-low and stir in the tomatoes and salsa verde
  • Simmer until the mixture starts to thicken, about 3-5 minutes
  • Preheat the oven broiler to high
  • Remove the pan from the heat and stir in the chicken and sour cream
  • Add the torn tortillas and 1/2 cup of the Monterey Jack cheese and stir
  • Top the skillet with the remaining cheese
  • Transfer the warm skillet to the oven and broil until the cheese is lightly brown, about 6-8 minutes
  • While it broils, slice the avocado
  • Remove the pan from the oven and top with avocado and garnish with cilantro leaves if desired before serving
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Nutrition Facts
Chicken Enchilada Suizas Skillet Dinner
Amount Per Serving (0.5 cups)
Calories 411 Calories from Fat 270
% Daily Value*
Fat 30g46%
Saturated Fat 13g65%
Cholesterol 53mg18%
Sodium 685mg29%
Potassium 562mg16%
Carbohydrates 24g8%
Fiber 5g20%
Sugar 7g8%
Protein 13g26%
Vitamin A 959IU19%
Vitamin C 14mg17%
Calcium 381mg38%
Iron 2mg11%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

All nutritional information is based on third-party calculations and should be considered estimates. Actual nutrition content will vary based on brands used, measuring methods, portion sizes, and more.

Chicken Enchilada Suizas FAQs

Can the chicken enchilada suizas meal be frozen?

I would not suggest freezing this. The tortilla shells are likely to break down between freezing and thawing which will have an undesirable texture.

Can I use a different meat?

Of course! I have only tested this with rotisserie-style chicken, but you could sub in another meat. If possible, it would be best if it’s shredded, such as pulled pork, to keep a similar consistency.

What does “suizas” mean?

The word suizas is Spanish for “Swiss”. The dish gets this name because it uses a lot of cheese and dairy, which is common with Swiss recipes.
Src: https://tastessence.com/history-of-enchiladas

14 thoughts on “Chicken Enchilada Suizas Skillet Dinner”

  1. This sounds delicious – my daughter would love it. And it’s pretty quick to make too, which is a real bonus on weekday evenings!

  2. Melanie williams

    Always good to make some home cooked food, but I can’t wait for restaurants to open in the UK, so we can dine out again too x

    1. I agree! We went out to our favorite Tex-Mex restaurant for my youngest son’s birthday this past weekend and realized we hadn’t eaten at the restaurant since my birthday in February of last year!!

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