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Air Fryer Chicken Enchiladas – Quick and Easy Lunch Idea!

Air Fryer Chicken Enchiladas – Quick and Easy Lunch Idea!

If you are looking for the perfect Mexican food dish to serve to your family, try these Air Fryer Chicken Enchiladas!

air fryer chicken enchiladas

My family loves enchiladas, but there is not always enough time to make my homemade, authentic cheese enchiladas. Sometimes you have to make quick, easy meals like these Air Fryer Chicken Enchiladas, made with rotisserie chicken, tortillas (flour or corn), enchilada sauce, cheese, and onions. This meal comes together quickly and is ready to serve in no time. If you don’t have time to stop by the store for a rotisserie chicken, any cooked chicken will work!

air fryer chicken enchiladas

I love the way that these enchiladas cook in the air fryer. There is a slight crunch on the edges, and they are so delicious! Serve them with some homemade or store bought salsa, guacamole, and sour cream for an incredible flavor.

air fryer chicken enchiladas

Serve these Air Fryer Chicken Enchiladas with Instant Pot Mexican Rice!

air fryer enchiladas

If you are not a fan of red enchilada sauce, try green enchilada sauce, paired with my Simple 15 Minute Instant Pot Green Enchilada Rice and it’s a perfect meal!

air fryer chicken enchiladas

Let me know if you make these air fryer chicken enchiladas!

Air Fryer Chicken Enchiladas
Yield: 12-15 enchiladas

Air Fryer Chicken Enchiladas

Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 30 minutes

These air fryer enchiladas are so good, and so easy. They're bursting with favor, and the air fryer gives them a little crunch on the outside, and they're really tender and gooey with cheese on the inside. They're covered in a spicy sweet sauce that just melts in your mouth.

Ingredients

  • 1 package of corn or flour tortillas (20 count)
  • 1 rotisserie chicken
  • 1 small onion - chopped
  • 1 large can of your favorite mild enchilada sauce (28 ounce)
  • 1 TBSP brown sugar
  • 1 package of shredded Colby Jack cheese
  • Green onions, finely chopped, for garnish

Instructions

    1. Pull the chicken from the Rotisserie chicken and place it in a bowl.
    2. Chop the onion and set aside.
    3. Place the Enchilada sauce in a large heavy saucepan and add the brown sugar. Bring to a boil, and turn off heat.
    4. Line the air fryer basket with foil.
    5. Lay the tortillas out on a plate, and lightly cover the inside with the enchilada sauce.
    6. Add the chicken and onion in the middle of the tortilla, sprinkle with cheese, and a little more sauce.
    7. If using flour, fold the tortilla sides in, covering the center filling, until you have all four sides folded over each other, and lay the enchilada folded side down in the air fryer, being careful to keep the sides folded under. If using corn tortillas, just roll them up and carefully lay them in. Hold together with a toothpick if desired.
    8. Continue the process until you have the air fryer full of enchiladas.
    9. Cover the enchiladas in sauce and top with cheese.
    10. Set the Air Fryer on 350 degrees and air fry for 15 minutes.
    11. Remove the enchiladas to plates or a serving plate and top with chopped green onions.
    12. Serve with cherry tomatoes, extra sauce, and Tortilla chips. Enjoy!

Notes

If using corn tortillas and they crack, try dipping them in hot enchilada sauce for a few seconds before filling and rolling them.

Keep making and filling the tortillas until all ingredients have been used. You may have to cook in two batches to finish all enchilada.

Nutrition Information:

Yield:

4

Serving Size:

1

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 335Total Fat: 16gSaturated Fat: 7gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 7gCholesterol: 98mgSodium: 620mgCarbohydrates: 18gFiber: 2gSugar: 6gProtein: 30g

The writer is not a doctor or nutritionist and this nutritional information is just a guideline. Please consult your doctor or nutritionist for more accurate information.

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