Easy Chicken Enchiladas Plus Mexican Fiesta Tablescape

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I’m always looking for an excuse to eat yummy Mexican food, so I decided to have the family over for a Mexican Fiesta. Easy Chicken Enchiladas are easy to make and a family favorite!

I can’t help but reminisce about all the good times my husband and I have had on our trips to Mexico. Memories of the delicious food, vibrant colors and beautiful scenery help me prepare to host my own Mexican Fiesta.

Mexican Fiesta featuring Chicken Enchiladas

Let’s have a Mexican Fiesta!

The Tablescape

My tablecloth is an inexpensive Mexican serape. I added three sombreros to the wall behind the table and a couple of colorful lanterns on either side of my DIY centerpiece.

Mexican Fiesta Party Table - Chicken Enchiladas

Speaking of the centerpiece, I’m in love with the centerpiece for this party. You’ll need three different sized tin cans. Spray paint them in bright, vivid colors and let dry. I always apply three light coats of paint.

Chicken Enchiladas - How to Make a Centerpiece

Add succulents, and you have a beautiful, colorful centerpiece.

Helpful Hint:  To enjoy these succulents long after the party, make several small holes in the bottom of the tin cans for drainage.

Chicken Enchiladas - How to Make a Centerpiece

Now that we’ve got our colorful tablescape ready, let’s head to the kitchen to prepare some delicious food for our Mexican Fiesta.

Mexican Fiesta Food

Mexican Fiesta Menu - Chicken Enchiladas

Easy Chicken Enchiladas are the main event for my party. Before we get to the enchiladas, I like to start the party off with Mexican Shrimp Cocktail. I saute some onions in a skillet, add peeled and deveined shrimp and cook for 4-5 minutes. Add tomato juice, spices, and chopped veggies, then refrigerate until ready to serve.

Mexican Fiesta Shrimp Cocktail - Chicken Enchiladas

Easy Chicken Enchiladas

I usually roast chicken breasts for my Easy Chicken Enchiladas, but when I’m short on time, a rotisserie chicken works just as well. Be sure to remove the skin and debone the chicken before shredding.

My recipe for Chicken Enchiladas is very versatile and calls for green chiles. If you can’t take the heat, leave them out. I’ve made them both ways, and they are amazing either way.

I prefer corn tortillas, but my family enjoys flour tortillas. Because I love my family so much, I used flour tortillas in this recipe. If you would rather use corn, be sure to soften the tortillas in the microwave first.

Pour 1/2 of the enchilada sauce into a baking pan.

How to Make Chicken Enchiladas

Combine shredded chicken with Borden® Cheese Finely Shredded Four Cheese Mexican Shreds and green chiles. Add 1/4 cup chicken mixture to each tortilla. Roll up and place in a baking pan, seam side down.

How to Make Easy Chicken Enchiladas

Pour remaining sauce over the enchiladas. Sprinkle remaining cheese, and bake at 350º for 15-20 minutes or until bubbly. You will get a dish that has some ooey, gooey goodness.

Finished Product - Easy Chicken Enchiladas

Easy Chicken Enchiladas

Easy Chicken Enchiladas

Ingredients

  • 6-8 flour tortillas
  • 1 rotisserie chicken OR 1-1/2 lbs. roasted chicken, shredded
  • 2 cans diced green chiles (4 oz. each) (optional)
  • 1 large can enchilada sauce (28 oz.)
  • 3 cups Borden® Cheese Finely Shredded Four Cheese Mexican Shreds
  • Cilantro, optional

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 350º.
  2. Remove chicken from the bones and place in a large bowl. Add 2 cups Borden® Cheese and the diced green chiles.
  3. Spread 1/2 enchilada sauce in a 13x9 pan.
  4. Spoon chicken and cheese mixture into tortillas and roll up. Place seam side down in baking pan.
  5. Cover with remaining cheese and sauce.
  6. Bake for 15- 20 minutes or until bubbly.
  7. Garnish with chopped cilantro.
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Easy Chicken Enchiladas

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Easy Chicken Enchiladas - Borden Cheese

Another family favorite is tostadas. I fry corn tortillas in 1/2 cup oil for about 30 seconds per side. I then top each tostada with refried beans, Borden® Cheese Finely Shredded Mild Cheddar Shreds, and shredded lettuce.

Mexican Tostadas and Chicken Enchiladas

I layer the tostadas on a pretty plate so my guests can help themselves.

Mexican Fiesta - Tostadas, Chicken Enchiladas

Mexican Hot Chocolate and Mexican Wedding Cookies are a sweet ending to my Mexican Fiesta.

Mexican Hot Cocoa and Wedding Cookies - Chicken Enchiladas

Party Favors

I always like to include a small gift for my guests to take home once the party is over. I took a cue from my Mexican Fiesta DIY Centerpiece and filled small terracotta pots with succulents and added place cards with the names of my guests. These gifts serve as place cards and party favors. Use a hole punch and twine to attach the name tags to the terracotta pots.

Party Favors - Chicken Enchiladas - Mexican Fiesta

I’ve included a FREE printable so that you can re-create these party favors. Fiesta Place Cards

Fiesta Place Cards - Chicken Enchiladas

My Mexican Fiesta is ready, and the family should be here at any moment. I know they’ll love all the little details I added to the party table. We’ll celebrate our love for family and good food while creating memories and moments that will last a lifetime. When asked for my recipes, I’ll be sure to tell them that my Chicken Enchiladas are extra special because of the love that goes into Borden® Cheese

Mexican Fiesta - Chicken Enchiladas

Have you ever hosted a Mexican Fiesta?

 

 

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Welcome to a Mexican Fiesta! I've created a colorful tablescape and a fun centerpiece for a Mexican Fiesta. Chicken Enchiladas are the main event and I've added all my favorite Mexican dishes plus free printables. My Mexican Fiesta is a fun, vibrant party that's easy to host.

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About Alli

Southern, Morning Person, Jesus Girl, Frugal Party Planner, Writer/Blogger, Mom, Nana, Wife, Beach Bum Wannabe - Let's Have a Party!

Comments

  1. I’ve never hosted a fiesta like this before. Everything is so colorful and pretty. Your recipe is making me drool, I really need to try it.

  2. robin masshole mommy says

    We love Mexican food, but I have never had a big Mexican Fiesta before. It sounds like fun – especially with Cinco de Mayo coming up!

  3. Easy chicken enchiladas… now you are speaking my language!! I will be making these for sure! I love easy!

  4. I love a good enchilada meal! I always get them at a restaurant, though. Haven’t made my own yet. Didn’t realize how easy it would be! I’ll have to try this.

  5. We love the food of course who doesn’t love mexican food. Your table scape is so bright and fun. Will have to steal this idea.

  6. I could so handle that Mexican feast! We eat some sort of tacos or enchiladas at least 3 times a month because they’re so easy and delicious! I love all of the bright colors on your table!

  7. Your chicken enchilada recipe is a winner! I am going to save this and include it in my meal plan this week. We’re going to have a Mexican fiesta dinner this week. Can’t wait! Yummy.

  8. OMG! This looks totally awesome! Mexican is absolutely my favorite food. I would love to throw a fiesta like this at my house. It would be so much fun!

  9. I love MExican food and your party looks absolutely fun and festive. I would love to try this recipe for enchiladas. My husband would definitely love this dish!

  10. Your Mexican dinner-theme is totally colorful and I love how festive it seems! Now I’m craving chicken enchiladas. Gotta tell my husband to cook some, I’ll show him your recipe!

  11. Delicious! My family loves Mexican food, we have it once a week. I need to try enchiladas, I’ve never made those.

  12. These look SO GOOD! I love Mexican food, I definitely need to try this recipe out! YUM!

  13. This is such a colorful and gorgeous table setup. Those enchiladas look so easy to make too!

  14. Enchiladas?! YES! I love some yummy Mexican food and that tablescape is so cute!!

  15. my family love mexican food… thanks for sharing

  16. i love mexican food! enchiladas are one of the list! this looks interesting to try at home

  17. Alli I am so in love with the entire presentation, that centre piece is gorgeous. You’ve made me hungry for some mexican food

  18. That sounds like such a fun and easy fiesta. I love your ideas! #client

  19. Now I want Mexican again. We’ve had Mexican twice in the couple of weeks already. This is a fun party for Cinco de Mayo coming soon! I can’t remember when I’ve enjoyed shrimp cocktails. Love your decor!

  20. Oh gosh I love Mexican too and I love what you did to the tablescape. The addition of the three sombreros is so creative!

  21. What a super fun and colorful fiesta! I love it! I definitely can’t wait to give your enchiladas a try.

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