Enchiladas are perfect chill-out and weekend food. Fun to make and easy and delicious to eat, especially with bubbling melted cheese.


  • For the enchiladas

  • 2 large onions, finely sliced

  • 2 courgettes, finely cut into strips

  • 3 tbsp of olive oil

  • 600g (1lb 5oz) chicken breasts, cut in strips

  • 1 tsp dried oregano

  • 1 tsp of ground cumin

  • 3 tbsp of tomato puree

  • 1 tsp of caster sugar

  • 2 tbsp flat leaf parsley, chopped

  • 100ml (4floz) chicken stock

  • 8 flour tortillas

  • 300g (11oz) cheddar cheese, grated

  • For the pickled cucumber

  • 2 limes, juiced

  • 1 medium hot red chilli, de-seeded and finely sliced

  • 2 cucumbers, cut in fine strips

  • 2 tbsp coriander, chopped

  • 5 tbsp white wine vinegar

  • 1tsp caster sugar

  • 3 tbsp extra virgin olive oil

  • salt and black pepper


  • For the Enchiladas:

  • 1.

    Pre-heat the oven to 120°C.

  • 2.

    In a large saucepan fry the onions and courgettes in the olive oil until softened.

  • 3.

    Add in the chicken and fry for approximately 2 minutes until the meat starts to change colour.

  • 4.

    Add in the oregano, cumin, sugar, tomato puree and season with salt and pepper - stir well.

  • 5.

    Cook for a further minute and then add in the chicken stock. Allow to cook for another 3 minutes until the sauce thickens then mix in the parsley. Warm the tortillas on a dry frying pan for 20 seconds on each side. Keep the tortillas soft and warm by placing them into a folded, slightly damp tea towel. Fill the tortillas with the chicken and roll them like a big cigar. Place them in an oven proof dish and cover with the grated cheese. Place in the oven for 45 minutes or until the cheese is golden and bubbling.

  • For the pickled cucumber:

  • 1.

    Place the sliced cucumber in a large bowl and add the lime juice, extra virgin olive oil, chilli, vinegar, sugar and coriander and season with salt and pepper.

  • 2.

    Leave to marinate for 20 minutes.

  • 3.

    Serve the Enchiladas with the pickled cucumber.

Nutritional information

Nutritional analysis per serving (4 servings)

  • Energy 1157kj
  • Fat Total 68g
  • Saturated Fat 22g
  • Protein 62g
  • Carbohydrate 76g
  • Sugar 15g
  • Sodium 1806mg

Note: The information shown is Edamam's estimate based on available ingredients and preparation. It should not be considered a substitute for a professional nutritionist's advice.

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