As a native Texan, basically all I want to eat every day is Mexican food. Enchiladas, fajitas, tacos, you name it! Mexican food is one of the easiest cuisines for me to cook because of how versatile the dishes can be, how creative I can be making the dishes, and it’s not too hard to make healthy versions of my favorite Mexican dishes. Currently, my favorite enchilada recipe is my Chicken Suiza Enchiladas. These enchiladas are cheesy and packed with flavor. This is a Weight Watcher friendly recipe and only 9 SmartPoints for TWO enchiladas!
The main ingredient in these enchiladas is shredded chicken. For years, I only knew of one way to make shredded chicken, to poach the chicken. While this is a quick and easy way to make shredded chicken, I’ve learned a better way to make shredded chicken… using a crock pot. This method is easiest and ensures the chicken is full of flavor.
All you do is put the chicken in the crock pot and let it cook! After the chicken has been cooked, it is juicy, packed with flavor and is easy to shred. If you aren’t able to make the shredded chicken in a crock pot, another great easy way is to flash cook the chicken breast in a skillet, or even buy a rotisserie chicken!
Here’s a great guide to flash cooking chicken if you’re strapped for time :
Heat a skillet over medium heat and add 1 tablespoon olive oil. Pat the chicken breast dry and season with salt, pepper, and other seasonings (mentioned in the below recipe card). Place chicken breast in skillet and cook on each side for 5 minutes until both sides are golden brown. Add water in skillet to barely cover the chicken then cover with a lid and cook for 10 minutes. After that, just shred the chicken and you are all set!
The other main ingredient in these enchiladas is the Roasted Tomatillo Salsa that is transformed into an amazing creamy sauce. The salsa is easy, fresh, and addictive! Ditch that canned enchilada sauce and make your own… Once you make this, you will never buy canned again! BUT if you are strapped for time, I recommend getting Hatch Green Chili Enchilada Sauce.
These enchiladas might take just a little bit of time to make, but it’s worth it and great for a Sunday meal! You could pop the chicken in the crock pot in the morning and make the sauce in a quick 20 minutes! Chicken Suiza Enchiladas are packed with flavor, cheese, and just the right amount of spice. I enjoy them even more by adding some fresh pico de gallo and a few slices of avocado!
I hope you enjoy these bites of flavor!!
For Chicken Suiza Enchiladas, here are my “go-to” kitchen essentials: