Thursday, March 10, 2011

BBQ Chicken Enchiladas

I won some BBQ Sauce and BBQ spice rub from Butch's from Alison at Under the Big Oak Tree.  

I first used it to make some pulled pork sandwiches. I used the rub on the pork loin, let it sit overnight, then stuck it in the crockpot, shredded and added more BBQ sauce.  Delicious! 

Then I saw another perfect opportunity for this sauce.  Enchiladas.  My favorite.

These turned out perfectly!  Higher in calories than I usually like but they were certainly worth it. 

This recipe is doubled, we put 10 enchiladas in a 9 x 13 pan and 5 in a 8 x 8 pan to freeze for later.

BBQ Chicken Enchiladas
Adapted from How Sweet It Is

3 lbs. boneless chicken, cooked and shredded
3 (28 oz) cans red enchilada sauce
1 cup BBQ Sauce (I used Butch's, use whatever you would like)
1 large sweet onion
2 tbsp. BBQ Seasoning (I used Butch's)
1/4 tsp. cayenne pepper (more to taste)
8 oz. cheddar cheese
4 oz. colby jack cheese
15 - 100 calorie whole wheat tortillas

Heat onions in small bit of cooking spray in a non stick pan for about 7 - 10 minutes until soft.  While onions are cooking, dump enchilada sauce into a bowl and whisk in your favorite BBQ sauce until combined. 

Add shredded chicken to onions with BBQ seasoning and cayenne pepper.  Mix thoroughly. Pour in about 1 1/2 cups of enchilada/BBQ sauce mixture and add 1/2 of the cheese. Stir until combined and melted. 

Pour a drizzle of sauce in the bottom of a baking dish.  Take each tortilla and fill it with about 1/3 of a cup of chicken mixture.  Roll each up and set it in the baking dish.  Dump remaining enchilada sauce on top of tortillas and add remaining cheese.  Bake at 375 for 25 minutes.   
Total calories = 5284 calories
15 servings = 352 calories per enchilada

1 BBQ Chicken Enchilada = 352 calorie dinner

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Calories calculated from Some numbers are approximate and rounded.


  1. YUM! Great idea pairing 2 of my favorite things! Butch's and Enchiladas!!!

    I need to place an order at Butch's, I'm all out! :)

  2. Yum pulled pork sandwiches sound really good right now. And those enchiladas sound yummy. I've never heard of Butch's hmmmm....

  3. These look so good! I've been on a quasi-Mexican kick lately. I'll have to try these!

  4. Congratulations on the BBQ win! Debbi, you always have dishes that are right up my alley.

  5. Enchiladas are my favourite too - especially chicken!

  6. Will you hop a plane and come and cook for me!? :) Your meals ALWAYS look soooo good! Have a wonderful day, congrats on the bbq sauce/spice win. How fun.

  7. Debbi, you are a genius. This looks really good.

  8. mmmmm that is an idea I am taking. I have to get me some of that sauce!

  9. I just made enchiladas last night in my crock pot and adding bbq sauce would have been awesome! Thanks for the idea. Sadly, they were all eaten by my family!

  10. These look unreal. Hot and spicy enchiladas, what a great warming homemade meal! It's a Keeper!

  11. OMG - these look scrumptious!

  12. Hi Debbi,
    Wow I never thought of putting BBQ with Enchilada, but it really is a great idea. It looks delicious and very moist. Thank you so much for sharing with Full Plate Thursday and please come back!

  13. Combining bbq and enchiladas you are so brilliant! Ooooh they look so delicious!

  14. Love the combination!! And as I was typing up my zucchini lasagan recipe, I even thought to myself "Debbi is going to add onions!"

    Have a great weekend!

  15. Nice win, Debbi! And you put your prizes to good use too!
    Great idea to combine the BBQ sauce with enchiladas. Never would have thought to do that!

  16. Sounds delicious!
    Have a great weekend! :-)

  17. As many times as I've made enchiladas I never thought of using BBQ sauce. That is definitely a new twist and one worth trying. Thanks!

  18. The enchiladas look sooo good. I have to try the recipe!
    I'm a new follower from the hop. Hope you can find time to follow back:

  19. I love the idea of a barbecue chicken enchilada! A nice change from the usual ones. The sauces look delicious!

  20. This looks and sounds REALLY good! I will have to try it. :)