Buffalo Chicken Enchiladas

I can’t with this dish right now.

I can’t with the way I love it, am obsessed with it, suffer heart palpitations just thinking about it, and need to eat it for every meal ever for the rest of my life.

Buffalo + Enchiladas?!

I. KNOW.

Major just got taken to a whole new level.

It was obvious that I needed to feature a buffalo recipe for Super Bowl week, so here ya go.  I mean, are you even allowed to host an SB party without buffalo something?  I think not.  But in my wildest dreams never did I dream I’d dream a dream quite as dream-tastic as these Buffalo Chicken Enchiladas.

They’re just, so… dreamy.

I suppose most girrrls would reserve the “dreamy” adjective for the likes of Clooney and DiCaprio, but of course I’m a nutcase so I use it with food.  But in my mild defense I’m pretty sure after just one bite you will totally know what I’m getting at.  Like, these babies are a cloud of spicy, buffalo deliciousness wrapped in an epic slathering of cheese that will literally make you swoon.

Swoon!

And no, I’m not being dramatic (yes I am) - These are seriously ah-mazzzzzing.

Spell check whaat?

   

Since my “healthy?” whatever thing is alive and well, I tried to keep these enchis in check while still enjoying loads of flavor.  A mix of skim and whole milk cheeses helped cut down on fat, as did some lean pre-cooked chicken.  But then I tried to be all stealth and use low-carb tortillas, and guess what?  They were the wrong size!!  Wayyy too small for my 9″X9″ pan, it looked positively silly.  So I doubled down on the tortillas to fit them to my baking dish, because ‘make it work’ moments aren’t just for Tim Gunn.  You can avoid my pitfall by just buying medium size tortillas in the first place, or you can just follow my illogical lead.

I mean, who care’s about being sensible when you’re eating the greatest buffalo dish ever?

A few odds and ends:

Each enchilada is super hearty, so feel free to cut them in halves or thirds for an appetizer-like serving.

Each enchilada is freakin’ delicious, so maybe ignore what I just said and keep them all for yourself.

Dave really loved these.  He wanted you to know that.

The end.

Buffalo Chicken Enchiladas

Yield: 4 servings

Prep Time: 20 mins

Cook Time: 20 mins

Total Time: 40 mins

Ingredients:

  • 12 - 16oz  Pre-Cooked Chicken
  • 8 small (or 4 medium) Low Carb Tortillas (I used Trader Joe's)
  • 1/3 cup Buffalo Sauce (I used Frank's Red Hot)
  • 2 cups Plain Pizza Sauce (I used Prego)
  • 2 tbsps Low Fat Sour Cream
  • 1 cup Part Skim Shredded Mozzarella Cheese
  • 1/3 cup Crumbled Blue Cheese
  • Scallions to top (optional)

Directions:

  1. In skillet combine pizza sauce and buffalo sauce over medium heat, stirring well.  Once mixture begins to bubble, whisk in sour cream, combining thoroughly before reducing flame to low.  Allow the sauce to simmer until needed.
  2. While sauce simmers, shred pre-cooked chicken by hand into small strips.
  3. When ready, evenly spread a thin layer of sauce into oven safe baking dish (mine was 9"X9").  Next, pour 80% of remaining sauce over chicken, then toss until well coated.  Lay tortillas out on flat surface, spoon 3 tbsps of chicken down the center, then lightly sprinkle with mozzarella.  Roll-up tortilla tightly and place into baking dish seam-side down. Once all tortillas are rolled, pour over with last of sauce, then top with remaining mozzarella and blue cheese. Bake in oven at 375F for 20-minutes until hot and bubbly, then immediately plate & serve, garnishing with diced scallions if desired.
Nutrition Information:

Calories: 351 Fat: 13g Carbohydrates: 31g Protein: 40g

 

need leftovers now.

 

 

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27 Responses to “Buffalo Chicken Enchiladas”

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    Sophia @ NY Foodgasm — January 29, 2014 @ 2:31 pm

    Great mix of culture here! American meets mexican, YUM!

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    • Christine replied: — January 29th, 2014 @ 3:24 pm

      thanks girrrl!

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      • Sophia @ NY Foodgasm replied: — January 29th, 2014 @ 3:26 pm

        Anytime, I love that your recipes are healthy and delish we have a similar vibe!

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    Lauren @ Hall Nesting — January 29, 2014 @ 3:59 pm

    You doing enchiladas? You are speaking my language!! Girl I love!

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    • Christine replied: — January 29th, 2014 @ 5:49 pm

      thanks Lauren!

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    Chris @ Shared Appetite — January 29, 2014 @ 5:32 pm

    Uhm… I want/need these immediately in my life! They look absolutely amazing! I love buffalo and lover enchiladas… putting them together is just pure and utter genius!

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    • Christine replied: — January 29th, 2014 @ 5:50 pm

      thanks Chris! they’re seriously SO easy to make and a buffalo/enchi lovers dream :)

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    Jessica @ Jessiker Bakes — January 30, 2014 @ 1:13 am

    Yes please!! This looks soo good. I’ve been thinking about enchiladas for the past few days – this is a go!

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    • Christine replied: — January 30th, 2014 @ 9:58 am

      thanks Jessica!

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    Chelsea @chelseasmessyapron — January 30, 2014 @ 8:52 am

    Total YUM! Like, best idea ever! Love this Christine :)

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    • Christine replied: — January 30th, 2014 @ 10:03 am

      thanks Chelsea!

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    Nicole ~ Cooking for Keeps — January 30, 2014 @ 10:23 am

    I would describe these as dreamy as well. To hell with Clooney and DicCaprio! Enchiladas are hands down my favorite Mexican food, I don’t think I can two weeks without having some kind of enchilada. I have GOT to try these! And my husband would just die over these DIE.

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    • Christine replied: — January 30th, 2014 @ 11:37 am

      honestly these enchiladas are BOMB, no other way to say it!! your hubby will def loves these, and since they’re so easy to make, there’s no reason you shouldn’t :)

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    Layla @ Brunch Time Baker — January 30, 2014 @ 10:38 am

    That sauce looks so hearty! I love buffalo chicken and can’t even imagine how great it would taste a enchilada!

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    • Christine replied: — January 30th, 2014 @ 11:40 am

      if you love buffalo chicken this is a must!! thanks Layla!

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    Natalie @ Tastes Lovely — January 30, 2014 @ 12:06 pm

    These enchiladas sound amazing! I think my husband would freak out with excitement if I made him these. He loves buffalo wings. These will be even better because he won’t get buffalo wing sauce all over his hands and then wipe them on his jeans. Less laundry for me!

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    • Christine replied: — January 30th, 2014 @ 1:41 pm

      lol yes a fork, knife, and tucked in napkin should save you a few extra loads! these were seriously delish, I’m legit sad my leftovers are all gone :(

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    Alyssa @ My Sequined Life — January 30, 2014 @ 3:40 pm

    OMG that sauce!! Combining two of my favorite sauces of all time! I need to make these ASAP.

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    • Christine replied: — January 31st, 2014 @ 11:18 am

      thanks Alyssa!

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    Tiffany @ Triple Crème Decadence — January 30, 2014 @ 9:05 pm

    These look so delicious! Genius idea mixing the pizza and buffalo sauce together. Definitely giving this a try!

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    • Christine replied: — January 31st, 2014 @ 11:25 am

      thank Tiffany! the pizza sauce really gave it the perfect balance, def give it a try!

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    Christina@Asoulfultwist — January 30, 2014 @ 9:35 pm

    I just love buffalo sauce then you go ahead and put Bleu cheese on it, and you have a best friend for life!! These look awesome :)

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    • Christine replied: — February 7th, 2014 @ 4:05 pm

      best combo ever, right?! lol thanks Christina!

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    Consuelo @ Honey & Figs — January 31, 2014 @ 4:37 am

    Excuse me but of course that enchiladas are way dreamier than George Clooney, that shouldn’t even be questioned ;–) Especially if it’s these buffalo enchiladas what we’re talking about!! What a fantastic combo, I want this stuff for dinner! xx

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    • Christine replied: — February 7th, 2014 @ 4:06 pm

      I’m glad I’m not the only one who will choose food over Clooney! haha only something a fellow foodie would understand ;)

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    CakePants — February 6, 2014 @ 7:39 pm

    Oh these look so scrumptious! My boyfriend is the unofficial enchilada-maker of the pair of us, so I’ll have to pass the recipe along to him. I LOVE your casserole pan, by the way!

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    • Christine replied: — February 7th, 2014 @ 4:07 pm

      why thank you little miss CakePants (great name, btw!) you will def have to have him make this! and the pan is Le Creuset, you can find it at Bed Bath & Beyond :)

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