I’ve been craving enchiladas and anything with tortillas. Tacos, burritos, quesadillas, you name it. I craved it so I decided to make these enchiladas! The most important thing with enchiladas is the sauce. The sauce is what gives it the abundance of flavor.
I got to test this recipe at work and I found one I liked. Keep scrolling for the recipe!
Right out the oven. After adding cilantro + grape tomatoes on top!
Chicken Zucchini Enchiladas
Tender chicken breast, zucchini and shredded cheese enchiladas. Topped with tomato-based enchilada sauce made from scratch.
- For the Enchilada Sauce:
- 1 tsp olive oil
- 1 whole red onion diced
- 1 tbsp cumin
- 2 tsp basil
- 2 tsp oregano
- 2 tsp garlic powder
- 1 tsp red pepper flakes
- 1 1/2 cups tomato sauce
- 1/2 cup vegetarian broth
- 1 tbsp all-purpose flour
- salt and pepper to taste
For the Enchiladas:
- 6 Corn tortillas I used Siete almond flour tortillas
- 2 large chicken breasts – shredded I boiled & shredded it
- 1 large zucchini sliced & halved
- 1/2 cup mushrooms
- 3/4 cup cheddar cheese I used Parmela creamery
Preheat oven to 350 F.
While in oven in preheating, start preparing enchilada sauce.
In a medium sauce pan, add olive oil and red onion (leave about 1/4 cup on side) & saute until translucent.
Then add in cumin, basil, oregano, garlic powder, red pepper flakes and stir until combined well.
Add tomato sauce, vegetarian broth, flour and salt + pepper to taste.
Leave it on low to simmer for 10 minutes.
Spread 1 cup of enchilada sauce on the bottom of the glass pyrex baking dish (~9×13).
To make the enchiladas, add chicken, zucchini + mushrooms & sprinkle of cheddar cheese in a tortilla.
Roll them up and do the same with the remaining of the tortillas.
Pour the rest of enchilada sauce when enchiladas are all assembled.
Sprinkle cheese & extra raw onions on top.
Cover baking dish with foil and bake for 25 minutes.
After 25 minutes, remove foil & bake for another 5 minutes.
Remove from oven & cool for 5 minutes before serving.
Garnish with cilantro & grape tomatoes. Add avocado if desired!