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Chicken Enchilada Skillet

This chicken enchilada skillet comes together in one pot and is ready in under 30 minutes. This dish has so much bold flavor that your family will never know it only took you minutes to prepare.

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I practically live for quick, easy meals that come together in 30 minutes or less.

By the time I’m finished working in the kitchen all day doing blog-related recipe development, quite frankly, I don’t want to look at another food product, wash another dish, or chop another onion.

But we gotta eat!

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When Squirrel walks through the door every evening, he’s always starving. Every day I hear the same question, “Make anything good for dinner?”

Chicken Enchilada Skillet | www.themessybakerblog.com

I’ve partnered with McCormick to make life in the kitchen easier without having to compromise flavor. McCormick understands that life is busy, so they created their new skillet sauces with the busy cook in mind.

Chicken Enchilada Skillet | www.themessybakerblog.com

With seven skillet sauces to choose from, the possibilities are endless. Each packet of sauce is full of bold flavor that will help you create a healthy, flavorful home cooked meal in no time. I used their Fire Roasted Garlic Chili Skillet Sauce to create this quick chicken enchilada skillet. This recipe comes together in under 30 minutes and only requires one pan.

Chicken Enchilada Skillet | www.themessybakerblog.com

Chicken Enchilada Skillet

This chicken enchilada skillet comes together in one pot and is ready in under 30 minutes. This dish has so much bold flavor that your family will never know it only took you minutes to prepare.

Yield: 4 servings

Prep Time: 10 minutes

Cook Time: 15 minutes

Total Time: 25 minutes

Ingredients:

  • 1 pound boneless, skinless chicken breasts, cut into 1-inch chunks
  • 1 teaspoon chili powder
  • 1 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 3 tablespoons canola oil, divided
  • heaping 1/2 cup diced green pepper
  • heaping 1/2 cup diced red bell pepper
  • heaping 1/2 cup diced onion
  • 1 jalapeño, seeded and diced
  • 1 (10-ounce) can diced tomatoes with chiles
  • 1 (10-ounce) package McCormick Fire Roasted Garlic Chili Skillet Sauce
  • 1/2 cup chicken stock
  • salt and pepper
  • 8 corn tortillas, cut into bite-sized squares
  • 2 green onions, sliced
  • 2 tablespoons chopped cilantro
  • sour cream (for topping)

Directions:

  1. Season the chicken with chili powder, cumin, and a generous pinch of salt and pepper.
  2. Heat 2 tablespoons of canola oil over medium heat in a large skillet. Add the chicken to the skillet and brown on both sides, about 5 minutes. Remove the chicken from the skillet; set aside.
  3. Add the remaining tablespoon of canola oil to the pan. Add the veggies and a sprinkle with a generous pinch of salt and pepper. Cook until tender, about 5 minutes.
  4. Stir in diced tomatoes, McCormick Skillet Sauce, and chicken stock. Add the chicken back to the pan and simmer, stirring occasionally, for 5 minutes.
  5. Top with the corn tortilla squares, green onions, and cilantro. Serve with a side of sour cream (optional).
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Disclosure: This post is sponsored by McCormick in conjunction with a social media campaign through Sunday Supper LLC. All opinions are my own.

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57 Responses to “Chicken Enchilada Skillet”

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    Renee — February 1, 2015 at 6:21 am

    Great way to use the chili sauce. Looks mighty tasty for sure.

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    • Jennie replied February 2nd, 2015 at 8:56 am

      Thanks, Renee!

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    Hezzi-D — February 1, 2015 at 6:48 am

    This looks wonderful. I like the sprinkle of tortillas on top.

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    • Jennie replied February 2nd, 2015 at 8:57 am

      The corn tortillas are the best part, Hezzi. Thanks!

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    Marjory @ Dinner-Mom — February 1, 2015 at 9:41 am

    So pretty! It’s hard to believe it comes together so quickly!

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    • Jennie replied February 2nd, 2015 at 8:58 am

      I couldn’t believe how easy this dish came together, and it’s all thanks to the McCormick Skillet Sauce. Thanks!

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    Liz — February 1, 2015 at 9:56 am

    I LOVE an enchilada dinner without all the muss and fuss! This would make my family do the happy dance!!!

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    • Jennie replied February 2nd, 2015 at 8:59 am

      Exactly, Liz. Ain’t nobody got time to roll tortillas during the week. Thanks.

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    Nichole — February 1, 2015 at 10:05 am

    Yum! I love the flavors in this skillet! Then again, can you ever go wrong with anything enchilada?!

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    • Jennie replied February 2nd, 2015 at 8:59 am

      I couldn’t agree more, Nichole. Thanks!

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    Amee Livingston — February 1, 2015 at 10:20 am

    This looks so good! My kids would love this skillet dinner, definitely a keeper!

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    • Jennie replied February 2nd, 2015 at 8:59 am

      Thank you so much, Amee!

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    Brianne @ Cupcakes & Kale Chips — February 1, 2015 at 10:33 am

    Love how you just put the tortilla squares on top – so much easier than rolling, and less messy when you have two little dudes eating with you.

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    • Jennie replied February 2nd, 2015 at 9:00 am

      My thoughts exactly, Brianne. Honestly, who has time to roll during the week? Certainly not me. Thanks, girl!

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    Constance J Smith — February 1, 2015 at 11:03 am

    Mmm…..this looks so rich & flavorful – great recipe!

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    • Jennie replied February 2nd, 2015 at 9:00 am

      Thank you so much, Connie!

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    Cindys Recipes and Writings — February 1, 2015 at 11:56 am

    Great way to spice up chicken!

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    • Jennie replied February 2nd, 2015 at 9:00 am

      Thanks, Cindy!

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    Katie — February 1, 2015 at 12:39 pm

    This looks delish! Need to save this recipe! xx

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    • Jennie replied February 2nd, 2015 at 9:04 am

      Thank you, Katie. You’ll love this recipe.

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    Serena | Serena Bakes Simply From Scratch — February 1, 2015 at 1:37 pm

    Oh my gosh! Yum!

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    • Jennie replied February 2nd, 2015 at 9:04 am

      Thanks, Serena!

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    susan @ the wimpy vegetarian — February 1, 2015 at 2:13 pm

    OMG yes! Yes to such a wonderful sounding recipe and your beautiful photos. And a big yes to getting to the end of the day and having no interest in starting to cook all over again after I’ve been doing it all day. These sauces are perfect for those evenings!!

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    • Jennie replied February 2nd, 2015 at 9:05 am

      I couldn’t agree more, Susan. Thank you so much. I’m in love with the new McCormick Skillet Sauces. They really add a burst of rich flavor to your dish. I’ll be keeping them stocked in my pantry for sure.

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    Jocelyn (Grandbaby cakes) — February 1, 2015 at 6:59 pm

    Oh wow the flavor in this must be sooo good!

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    • Jennie replied February 2nd, 2015 at 9:06 am

      Thanks, Jocelyn. It’s my new favorite dish. I’ll definitely be keeping it in the rotation.

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    Linda | Brunch with Joy — February 1, 2015 at 8:09 pm

    Chicken enchilada skillet sounds like a fun family meal and hope Squirrel likes it, too.

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    • Jennie replied February 2nd, 2015 at 9:06 am

      Squirrel loved it, Linda. Thanks so much!

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    Katie @ Recipe for Perfection — February 1, 2015 at 8:16 pm

    I love enchiladas! This sounds like a great dinner plan to me.

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    • Jennie replied February 2nd, 2015 at 9:06 am

      It’s the perfect dish for a busy weeknight. Thanks!

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    Family Foodie — February 1, 2015 at 9:12 pm

    Absolutely gorgeous recipe and the photography is beautiful. I can’t wait to try this deliciousness.

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    • Jennie replied February 2nd, 2015 at 9:06 am

      Thanks, Isabel!

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    Medha @ Whisk & Shout — February 1, 2015 at 11:16 pm

    I totally love enchiladas and I love that this is in a skillet :)

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    • Jennie replied February 2nd, 2015 at 9:07 am

      Only one pot to clean! Thanks so much, Medha.

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    valentina — February 2, 2015 at 1:07 am

    This looks simply AMAZING!

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    • Jennie replied February 2nd, 2015 at 9:07 am

      Thanks, Valentina!

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    Nicole — February 2, 2015 at 2:43 am

    I love that you used the Chili skillet sauce in this! I bet that took this to a whole other level. Looks BEAUTIFUL!

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    • Jennie replied February 2nd, 2015 at 9:08 am

      It really added a ton of bold flavor, Nicole. I’m in love with the new McCormick Skillet Sauces. Thanks!

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    Rachel Cooks — February 2, 2015 at 8:43 am

    My family would love this! And I love how easy it is to make!

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    • Jennie replied February 2nd, 2015 at 9:08 am

      I’m all about easy during the week. And, the less dishes in the sink, the better. Thanks, Rachel.

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    Amy Kim (@kimchi_mom) — February 2, 2015 at 9:07 am

    Looks awesome and gorgeous photos!

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    • Jennie replied February 2nd, 2015 at 9:08 am

      Thank you so much, Amy!

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    Julia — February 2, 2015 at 10:13 am

    What I would have given for an enchilada skillet yesterday! So cozy and comforting, and seriously: I needed comfort food after watching all the depressing Super Bowl commercials. For.real. Love that this is made in 3 minutes!

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    A Taste Of Madness — February 2, 2015 at 10:19 am

    I totally agree! I am all about the quick and easy meals. This one looks perfect!

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    Alice @ Hip Foodie Mom — February 2, 2015 at 10:51 am

    Jennie, hahah, my husband says the same thing to me everyday when he comes home too! you’d think he would know the answer is YES!!! :) oh my gawd, this chicken enchilada skillet looks SO good!!!! Wow!! totally going to make this!

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    Gerry @ Foodness Gracious — February 2, 2015 at 11:22 am

    You need a little diving board at the side of the skillet…so I can swim in this heavenly liquid!

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    Bobbi's Kozy Kitchen — February 2, 2015 at 4:20 pm

    OOhhh this dish looks so tasty! I love all things Mexican so it is right up my alley!

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    Ashley — February 2, 2015 at 8:34 pm

    haha sounds just like my husband :) Love how easy this skillet looks! And I for one can never ever turn down anything mexican!

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    Lauren @ Sew You Think You Can Cook — February 3, 2015 at 10:10 am

    The flavors of enchiladas with only one dirty dish? Sign me up!

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    Nicole — February 3, 2015 at 1:17 pm

    This is my kind of dinner! Looks delicious.

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    That looks incredible! So easy too!
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    Becky | The Cookie Rookie — February 3, 2015 at 4:19 pm

    This looks AMAZING!!! Talk about comfort food! McCormick is the absolute best!

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    Stefanie - Sarcastic Cooking — February 4, 2015 at 10:37 am

    Mike is the same way when he walks in the door. If he forgot his lunch that day he is like a tornado of eating anything in his way until dinnertime. I love a fast no fuss dinner!!

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    Dorothy at Shockingly Delicious — February 5, 2015 at 3:01 pm

    Go bold or go home, eh? Love your tortilla squares on top, too!

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    Anna @ Crunchy Creamy Sweet — February 5, 2015 at 4:38 pm

    I need this for dinner tonight! Skillet dinner with Mexican flavors is always a hit here! Pinned!

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    susan @ the wimpy vegetarian — February 8, 2015 at 12:42 am

    What a fantastic recipe, Jennie! And your photos, as usual, are gorgeous and inviting. I would love to have this for dinner!!

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    Erin @ The Spiffy Cookie — February 10, 2015 at 9:29 am

    Mmmm I love skillet meals. This reminds me of skillet lasagna, mexican style! Minus the noodles lol

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