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Gluten Free Chicken Enchiladas

These chicken enchiladas are extra-delicious and topped with a delicious homemade gluten-free enchilada sauce!
Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Keyword chicken enchiladas, review: gluten free tortillas
Prep Time 30 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 50 minutes
Servings 5
Calories 382kcal


  • 1 package gluten free tortillas
  • 1 pound boneless chicken breasts
  • 2 cups gluten free chicken broth
  • 2 cups Mexican blend cheese
  • 2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil divided
  • 1 onion diced
  • 1 teaspoon chili powder
  • 1 teaspoon cumin
  • 1/2 - 1 teaspoon salt
  • 4 garlic cloves minced
  • 28- ounce can crushed tomatoes
  • 1 tablespoon Bragg's red wine vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon fresh minced cilantro


  • Preheat oven to 350℉
  • Prepare chicken and sauce: Place chicken in a dutch oven. Add 2 cups of gf chicken broth. Then add just enough water to cover.
    Bring to a low boil over a high heat, then reduce the heat so that the poaching liquid barely bubbles. Cover and cook until the meat releases clear juices when pierced with a fork, about 12 minutes.
    Remove the meat from the stock and let it stand until it is cool enough to handle. Then shred the meat into bite-sized pieces.
  • Meanwhile, heat 1 tablespoon of olive oil in a medium saucepan over medium heat and sauté onion seasoned with chili powder, cumin and salt for 5 minutes. Add the garlic, tomatoes, vinegar, and cilantro, stir, cover and simmer for 15 more minutes.
    Then toss shredded chicken with 1 1/2 cups of the sauce in a mixing bowl.
  • Assemble: Spoon a generous amount of sauce in the bottom of a 9 x 13 baking dish.
  • Heat 1 tablespoon of oil in a skillet. One at a time, cook the corn tortillas on low to soften them, about 30 seconds on each side.
    Lay the first hot tortilla in the baking dish. Spoon shredded chicken and sauce mixture down the center. Top with cheese and tightly roll. Repeat for the remaining tortillas.
    Finally, top with remainder of sauce and shredded cheese.
  • Bake for 20 minutes and enjoy.


  • For this recipe, I show you how to make poached chicken breast. You could also go with shredded rotisserie chicken to save time.
  • This sauce recipe has a mild flavor. You could also sprinkle in diced green chiles or jalapeño peppers if you want an extra spicy kick.
  • Top your enchiladas with shredded lettuce, squeeze of lime juice, sour cream or guacamole or hot sauce if you like.
  • Serve with zucchini and corn sauté, and a cup of easy homemade minestrone soup.
  • Leftovers will keep covered in the fridge for 4-5 days.


Calories: 382kcal
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