Pioneer Woman Chicken Enchiladas (With Sour Cream)

Pioneer Woman Chicken Enchiladas (With Sour Cream)

I’m a big fan of enchiladas. I mean, who isn’t. But I especially love Pioneer Woman’s recipe for them. They’re easy to make and always taste delicious.

Plus, they’re perfect for a party! So I decided to mix things up by adding some sour cream to the recipe. The results were terrific with the end result always perfect.

If you’re looking for a tasty new way to make enchiladas, you have to try this recipe. This is quite a hilarious meal for all.

What are the chicken enchiladas from Pioneer Woman?

Chicken enchiladas from Pioneer Woman

Chicken enchiladas are a staple of the Pioneer Woman’s cooking repertoire. And for a good reason – they’re delicious, easy to make, and loved by all. The key to great chicken enchiladas is in the sauce.

Pioneer Woman’s enchilada sauce is made with chili powder, cumin, garlic, and tomato sauce, giving it a rich and flavor-packed punch.

Can I make this recipe at home?

Yes, absolutely! This recipe is relatively easy to make. The most time-consuming part is shredding the chicken, but you can easily save time using pre-shredded chicken.

As for the rest of the recipe, it’s simply assembling all of the ingredients and then baking in the oven. So if you’re feeling ambitious, go ahead and give it a try! I’m sure you’ll be pleasantly surprised at how delicious home-cooked enchiladas can be.

How long does it take to make these enchiladas?

It takes about 55 minutes to prepare and cook chicken enchiladas. However, this dish can be easily doubled or tripled to feed a large group of people. So, according to the need, you can double the amount and take the approximate time to make.

Pioneer Woman Chicken Enchiladas (With Sour Cream)

Chicken Enchiladas (Pioneer Woman)

This recipe is also one of the few dishes that can be made ahead of time and still taste great. So if you're looking for a crowd-pleasing dish that's easy to prepare, Chicken Enchiladas from the Pioneer Woman is a perfect choice.
4.67 from 3 votes
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 45 mins
Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Servings 6 Servings


  • 1 Whole chicken, cut into eight pieces
  • 2 tbsp Olive oil
  • 1 Large onion (diced)
  • 2 Cloves of garlic (minced)
  • 1 tbsp Chili powder
  • 2 cans Red enchilada sauce (15 oz each)
  • 11 Whole wheat tortillas
  • 2 cups Shredded cheddar cheese
  • Salt and pepper


  • Preheat the oven to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C).
  • Heat olive oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Add chicken pieces and season with salt and pepper. Cook chicken until browned on all sides, about 5 minutes per side. Remove chicken from skillet and set aside.
  • Add onion and garlic to the skillet and cook until softened, about 5 minutes. Stir in chili powder and enchilada sauce.
  • To assemble enchiladas, spoon some of the sauce into the bottom of a baking dish. Fill each tortilla with chicken and cheese, then roll up and place in the dish. Pour the remaining sauce over the enchiladas.
  • Bake in the preheated oven until the cheese is melted and bubbly, about 20 minutes.
  • Enjoy!
Keyword Pioneer Woman Chicken Enchiladas With Sour Cream
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Can I not use sour cream?

Yes, you can make this recipe without the sour cream. The enchiladas will still be delicious, but the sauce may be runnier. If you want to thicken it up, you can add a bit of cornstarch or flour to the sauce before assembling the enchiladas.

Can I add or replace some ingredients?

Yes, you can mix things up with this recipe. For example, if you’re not a fan of chicken, you can use ground beef or turkey instead. And if you want to add some veggies to the mix, feel free to add diced onions, bell peppers, or even spinach.

As for the sauce, you can use any enchiladas sauce you like. If you want a bit of a kick, try using spicy salsa or adding some extra chili powder to the mix. And if you’re not a fan of cheddar cheese, feel free to use another type of cheese instead.

So there you have it – everything you need to know about making Pioneer Woman Chicken Enchiladas. Now it’s your turn to give it a try! I’m sure you’ll be impressed with how easy and delicious this dish is.

Tips and tricks for a better recipe

Tortillas for this recipe

1. Choose good tortillas:

For chicken enchiladas, you want to use a soft, pliable tortilla to wrap nicely around the filling without breaking.

Flour tortillas are usually the best option, but corn tortillas can also work well if they’re fresh and tender. Avoid using hard taco shells or very thick tortillas, as they can be challenging to work with and may not roll up as nicely.

2. Preheat your oven:

This will help ensure that your enchiladas bake evenly and don’t get dried out in the oven. Next, Preheat to 350 degrees Fahrenheit or whatever temperature is specified in your recipe.

3. Cook the chicken thoroughly:

The chicken should be cooked before you add it to the enchiladas. This will help prevent it from drying out in the oven. Then, season the chicken as desired and cook it until it reaches an internal temperature of 165 degrees Fahrenheit.

4. Shred the chicken:

Once it’s cooked, the chicken should be shredded into small pieces. This can be done by hand with a fork or knife, or you can use a food processor or stand mixer fitted with a shredding attachment.

5. Add flavor to the filling:

In addition to the chicken, the enchilada filling usually includes sauce or condiments. This can be anything from enchilada sauce to salsa to sour cream. Add whatever you like, but make sure it’s well-seasoned, so the enchiladas are flavorful.

6. Assemble the enchiladas:

Place a heaping spoonful of filling in the center of each tortilla, then roll it up tightly. Place them seam-side down in an oven-safe dish.

7. Top with sauce:

Once all the enchiladas are rolled up, top them with your chosen sauce. This can be anything from enchilada sauce to salsa to sour cream. Make sure the sauce is well-seasoned, so the enchiladas are flavorful.

8. Bake in the oven:

Bake the enchiladas in the preheated oven for 15-20 minutes, or until they’re heated through, and the sauce is bubbling.

Side dishes to serve with this recipe

Green salad for side dish
  • Spanish Rice: Serve this classic side dish with your chicken enchiladas for a complete Mexican meal.
  • Refried Beans: Another classic side dish that is essential for any Mexican meal. As beans are always tasty and healthy.
  • Corn on the Cob: Roasted, grilled, or boiled, this classic side dish is the perfect way to round out your chicken enchilada meal.
  • Mashed Potatoes: A creamy, comforting side dish that goes great with the savory flavors of chicken enchiladas.
  • Green Beans: A healthy and flavorful side dish that pairs well with the richness of chicken enchiladas.
  • Salad: A light and fresh side dish that helps balance out your enchiladas’ flavors. And a fresh green salad is what will enhance the taste of the recipe.
  • Fruit Salad: A sweet and colorful side dish is a perfect way to end your Mexican meal. Fresh fruits always make the savory dish yummier.
  • Cole Slaw: A crunchy and refreshing side dish that is perfect for hot summer days. This dish can also be made ahead of time and served chilled.

Final Words

Pioneer Woman Chicken Enchiladas are a delicious and easy-to-make dish perfect for any occasion. With a few simple tips and tricks, you can ensure your enchiladas turn out perfectly every time. So go ahead and give it a try – you won’t be disappointed!

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