Buffalo Chicken Enchiladas*


This weekend I wanted to make manly food for my man. But what does that even mean? Beer and Nacho Cheese Doritos? Frozen Pizza? Ham & Cheese Hot Pockets? Steak?! ….Obviously, Jorge has really sophisticated tastes. :-)

I wanted to make something that he, and any guy at a Superbowl party, would love to see included in the big spread. And as far as I am concerned, there are 5 main flavors to any good Superbowl party.

1. Beer.

2. Chili.

3. Chips & Dip.

4. Meat covered in BBQ sauce.

5. Buffalo sauce anything.

Don’t you want to stick your whole head right in the center of that? Because I do! YUM!

I took a quick glance through my bookmarked recipe posts and these Buffalo Chicken Enchiladas from How Sweet It Is were glaring back at me. I had dreams about these for weeks after I originally saw them, but they somehow got buried under all the holiday recipes. I took it as a sign. A delicious, spicy, cheesy sign from God that I had to make these ASAP. I just couldn’t let y’all throw a Superbowl Party that didn’t include these Buffalo Chicken Enchiladas…because seriously, they go perfect along with flavor group #1…Beer.

Do I need to tell you how good these were? I mean, come on! Look at that face! Jorge and I both loved these! I changed them up a little from the original recipe…but not by a lot. I love all flavors and left them the same, but I like my enchiladas to have lots of meat and cheese in them. I want them to be so big and filling that you can barely make it through one. And I also want them to be incredibly messy and dripping in sauce. It just makes them that much better.

Do yourself a favor and don’t let these drop down into the forgotten recipe pile like I did. Make them. Immediately. Oh! And serve them with lots of cold beer. You will thank me. :-D

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Buffalo Chicken Enchiladas

Yield: 4 large enchiladas

Recipe Note: This recipe is easily doubled, or tripled, for a big party. But as it is...it's perfect for two hungry people!

Ingredients:

1 lb boneless, skinless chicken breasts, cooked and shredded
14 ounce can red enchilada sauce
1/3 cup buffalo wing sauce (I use Frank's)
5 chopped green onions, divided
1 1/2 cup shredded mozzarella cheese
4 large whole wheat tortillas
1/3 cup crumbled gorgonzola cheese
1/4 cup fresh cilantro, coarsely chopped

Directions:

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Spray an 8x8 glass dish with non-stick spray.

In a medium bowl, mix together enchilada sauce and slowly mix in buffalo wing sauce...stopping to taste and adjust as you go. I used a little over 1/3rd a cup wing sauce, but we like it spicy! You as little, or as much as you like. Set aside.

In a large bowl, toss together shredded chicken, half of the green onions, and 1/2 cup mozzarella cheese. Slowly pour in 1/2 cup of the enchilada sauce mixture and stir until combined.

Pour 1/2 cup enchilada sauce into the prepared glass baking dish and spread mixture to the edges. Working with one tortilla at at time, fill with 1/4 of the chicken mixture. Roll the tortilla and place it seam-side down in the dish. Once all tortillas are filled, pour the remaining enchilada/buffalo sauce on top of tortillas and add the remaining mozzarella cheese.

Bake for 20 minutes, or until the cheese is melted and the sauce its bubbling. Immediately after taking enchiladas out of the oven, top with gorgonzola cheese, cilantro, and the remaining onions. Serve immediately!

Store any remaining sauce in the fridge for 1-2 weeks, and use if reheating leftover enchiladas.

Adapted from How Sweet It Is

 

 

Some other Superbowl Party ideas:

Slow Cooker BBQ Pulled Pork from TNCB
Superbowl Sliders from A Communal Table
Chili Con Carne from Glorious Food
Potato Skins with Cheddar, Bacon & Shallots from Comfort Of Cooking
Stovetop Spinach Dip from White On Rice Couple

 

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62 Responses to “Buffalo Chicken Enchiladas”

  1. 1

    Cassie — January 29, 2012 @ 10:24 pm

    Girl, yes. All over this. Love, love, love!

  2. 2

    Rachel — January 29, 2012 @ 10:35 pm

    Oh. My. Word. These look amazing.

  3. 3

    Joanne — January 29, 2012 @ 10:45 pm

    I may not eat meat anymore but I will ever and anon be a buffalo fiend. If that makes sense.

    I’m gonna have to make these in a vegged up but equally cheesy kinda way. And I’m gonna love it.

  4. 4

    Kathryn — January 30, 2012 @ 4:30 am

    Your man certainly looks very happy with his enchiladas!

  5. 5

    The Mrs @ Success Along the Weigh — January 30, 2012 @ 8:50 am

    Well how ’bout that, I just happen to have leftover shredded chicken in the fridge! :-)

    • Jessica replied: — February 1st, 2012 @ 12:30 am

      You have to let me know what you think if you make them!

      They really are not that bad healthy wise either…I did the calculations and they really are pretty decent!

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    Larissa — January 30, 2012 @ 9:32 am

    These look great! Except for the gorgonzola…what would you recommend substituting for it? Feta? I don’t know if that’s the right flavor…maybe Monterey Jack or a Queso Fresco? Oooohhhh, that would be good, I think. I’ll have to scope out the cheese aisle for some good crumbly cheese. I am definitely making these soon.

    • Jessica replied: — February 1st, 2012 @ 12:29 am

      Hmm I think Queso Fresco would probably be best!

      But I have to ask, why is Gorgonzola out? Is it because it reminds you of blue cheese? …if so, the hubs hates blue cheese but he thinks the gorgonzola was great. It’s a whole lot less “blue” and stinky. :-)

  7. 7

    Bev Weidner — January 30, 2012 @ 9:45 am

    MOOOOOOOOOOOOOOMMY.

  8. 8

    Lori @ RecipeGirl — January 30, 2012 @ 10:08 am

    LOOOOOVE buffalo chicken anything. Great job here :)

  9. 9

    Maria — January 30, 2012 @ 10:11 am

    These are all kind of awesome!

  10. 10

    Sommer@ASpicyPerspective — January 30, 2012 @ 10:14 am

    you had me at buffalo!

  11. 11

    Lucie (Thursday Night Dinner) — January 30, 2012 @ 10:22 am

    ooo yumm!! i cant wait to try these, I love cooking a classic a different way!!

  12. 12

    Lauren — January 30, 2012 @ 10:37 am

    I love that last photo! His grin is huge!!

  13. 13

    glo83 — January 30, 2012 @ 11:07 am

    I love your blog and all your recipes!!! it’s all fantastic: ingredients, photo, descriptions….. I’ll follow you, I won’t lose anything else!!! ;)

    • Jessica replied: — February 1st, 2012 @ 12:30 am

      Oh stop! You’re makin’ me blush!

  14. 14

    Anna L — January 30, 2012 @ 11:20 am

    I had to laugh when I read this.. I have the same recipe in my own pile somewhere. I plan on taking your advice and making this this week. :)

  15. 15

    Erin — January 30, 2012 @ 11:27 am

    haha I love the look on his face holding those enchiladas!

  16. 16

    Lauren at Keep It Sweet — January 30, 2012 @ 11:54 am

    My husband would be a very happy man if I made these for him, and I’d be pretty happy as well!

  17. 17

    Kim (Feed Me, Seymour) — January 30, 2012 @ 11:56 am

    My husband is a bit of a butthead and refuses to eat enchiladas… so I’ll be making these for myself and loving them. I’ll scarf every last cheesy, buffalo drop.

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    Gerry @Foodness Gracious — January 30, 2012 @ 12:50 pm

    This is perfect. I have some shredded chicken left from roasting and it’ll be great for this. I love Franks, you just CAN’T substitute Franks!!
    Thanks…

    • Jessica replied: — February 1st, 2012 @ 12:31 am

      You have to try it! Seriously!

      And yes, FRANKS!!! haha :)

  19. 19

    The Mom Chef ~ Taking on Magazines One Recipe at a Time — January 30, 2012 @ 2:14 pm

    Amen to lots of meat and cheese in them as well as oodles of sauce. Yeah, I see the love in your husband’s eyes. I don’t blame him. Those look absolutely fantastic. Well and truly so.

  20. 20

    Rachel @ The Avid Appetite — January 30, 2012 @ 4:47 pm

    Delicious! So much neater and easier for a Superbowl party than actual wings. Can’t wait to try these!

  21. 21

    leslie — January 30, 2012 @ 7:33 pm

    ohhhh yes…Iw ill stick my head in there gladly!

  22. 22

    Living The Sweet Life — January 30, 2012 @ 9:27 pm

    WOW!! This is total comfort food … this is one of those meals that I would lick the pan clean – – sounds fabulous :)

  23. 23

    JulieD — January 31, 2012 @ 1:32 am

    I love buffalo chicken anything too…these look awesome! I love Jorge’s facial expression!

  24. 24

    Rachael — January 31, 2012 @ 11:26 am

    D R O O L I N G.

  25. 25

    Grubarazzi (@Grubarazzi) — January 31, 2012 @ 2:28 pm

    Um, YES!

  26. 26

    Kiran @ KiranTarun.com — January 31, 2012 @ 4:39 pm

    Jorge’s photo says it all :)

  27. 27

    Krissy @ Krissy's Creations — January 31, 2012 @ 5:35 pm

    I’m a HUGE lover of enchiladas. Gotta try this recipe! Oh and I love the picture of your hubby carrying the enchiladas, looks like he’s super happy you made such a delicious dish :)

  28. 28

    naomi — January 31, 2012 @ 10:04 pm

    Four words: Will work for food!

    Or I’ll just resort to some pathetic begging. Alright fine, you’re across the country, so my lazy ass will have to get cooking!

    • Jessica replied: — February 1st, 2012 @ 12:32 am

      I totally think these are worth flying cross country for. :-P

      …I could also toss in a gallon of wine to sweeten the deal….

  29. 29

    Deborah — February 1, 2012 @ 12:52 am

    I LOVE buffalo chicken anything, and these look amazing!

  30. 30

    Dave — February 5, 2012 @ 2:24 pm

    These are OMG good, making (a second time for me) for my brother-in-law/sister today for the game. . Thanks again.

    • Jessica replied: — February 6th, 2012 @ 1:17 pm

      Yay!! I am so glad you tried and loved them enough to make them a second time! :-D

      P.S. Can you send me any leftovers? Pleeasssee??

  31. 31

    Sadia — February 11, 2012 @ 3:22 pm

    how did your prepare the chicken prior to shredding it?

    • Jessica replied: — February 14th, 2012 @ 9:13 pm

      I cooked it for 4 hours on high in my crockpot in some chicken stock and seasonings. :)

      You can cook it however is easiest for you!

  32. 32

    Lynn — February 19, 2012 @ 9:37 pm

    I just made my first recipe from your site and it was FABULOUS! :) I got raving compliments from a very brutal and honest critic! I even posted it on my blog with links back to you (hope you don’t mind!) I have also tried your sweet and sticky wings, I will have a post for that soon too. I have been going through your blog for more recipes.. this has become one of my new favorite sites during my daily blog browsing!

    • Jessica replied: — February 21st, 2012 @ 12:24 am

      So glad you liked them and shared them on your blog! :-D

  33. 33

    Kim Bee — February 29, 2012 @ 6:18 pm

    Drools all over the keyboard. We don’t have to like football to eat these right?

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    Rachel O — May 14, 2012 @ 11:42 am

    These were fantastic! Thanks for the great idea. :-)

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    Angela — July 16, 2012 @ 4:13 pm

    these look awesome! so much so that I included one of your photos on a post I did (linking back to you and giving you all the credit in the caption) with other enchilada recipes, including my own Pork and Veggies Enchiladas recipe. thanks for sharing! here’s the link – http://wp.me/p1cn3Q-xg

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    Kristy — July 26, 2012 @ 8:08 am

    Tried these over the weekend and they are AMAZING!!! Our 11 year old daughter loved these also, there was spice but not too much for her. Thank you for sharing this recipe, it will be hitting our dinner table often!

  43. 43

    Carrie — October 16, 2012 @ 5:10 pm

    In the oven as we speak! I can’t wait!

  44. 44

    Jessica — October 22, 2012 @ 8:18 pm

    This were so amazing! I am not a big Franks fan but I found Franks Red Hot Kicking BBQ wing sauce and it has made me rethink my dislike of Franks wing sauce!

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    Melissa — November 4, 2012 @ 9:07 am

    These were delicious and easy to put together! My husband and I will definitely eat these again.

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    Ashlee — December 3, 2012 @ 9:52 am

    OMG these were amaaaazing! I’m always looking for buffalo chicken anything because aside from me – its my husbands obession (haha). I ended up doing corn tortillas and added a bit of cream cheese to the mixture and they were FANTASTIC! thanks for the idea :)

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    Just made em and my fiancee said they are his favorite things I’ve made thus far! Thanks so much for a great recipe! Will definitely make again!!

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