Enchilada Baked Chicken Thighs

Enchilada Baked Chicken Thighs Eliminate the tortillas and still get the flavors you love in enchiladas without all the carbs in these baked chicken thighs.


Original recipe yields 8 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified

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Time Details

    PREP : 5 mins

    COOK : 35 mins

    TOTAL : 40 mins

    SERVING : 8

    YIELD : 8 servings

  • Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F (200 degrees C).

  • Combine chicken and 4 ounces enchilada sauce in a bowl; toss to combine. Transfer onto a baking sheet.

  • Bake in the preheated oven for 20 minutes.

  • Remove baking sheet from the oven and drain liquid. Baste remaining enchilada sauce over chicken thighs and return to the oven. Continue baking until chicken is no longer pink in the center and the juices run clear, about 10 more minutes. Remove from oven and divide Cheddar cheese and olives evenly on top of the chicken.

  • Set an oven rack about 6 inches from the heat source and preheat the oven’s broiler. Broil chicken until cheese is melted, about 5 minutes. Garnish with green onions, sour cream, and cilantro.

Per Serving: 319 calories; protein 24.5g; carbohydrates 4.9g; fat 22.1g; cholesterol 102.9mg; sodium 231.1mg.