Cheesy Enchilada Chicken

We baked enchilada goodness into moist chicken breasts for this Mexican-inspired meal that's ready in 40 minutes.

  • Prep Time 20 min
  • Total Time 40 min
  • Servings 4

Ingredients

3
tablespoons butter
1/2
cup chopped onion
2
cloves garlic, finely chopped
3
tablespoons Gold Medal™ all-purpose flour
1 1/2
cups milk
1
can (10 oz) Old El Paso™ enchilada sauce
1
cup shredded Monterey jack cheese (4 oz)
1
tablespoon olive oil
Salt and pepper
4
boneless skinless chicken breasts (about 1 1/2 lb)

  • 1 Heat oven to 375°F.
  • 2 In 2-quart saucepan, melt butter over medium heat. Add onion and garlic; cook about 3 minutes or until softened. Sprinkle in flour. Cook and stir 1 minute. With whisk, gradually beat in milk, cooking 5 to 7 minutes or until mixture is slightly thickened. Stir in enchilada sauce. Add cheese; cook until cheese is melted, stirring occasionally.
  • 3 Meanwhile, in 10-inch skillet, heat oil over medium heat. Sprinkle salt and pepper on both sides of each chicken breast; place in skillet. Cook about 4 minutes on each side or until chicken is browned. Transfer chicken to ungreased 8-inch square or 12x6-inch (2-quart) glass baking dish.
  • 4 When cheese is melted in sauce, pour over chicken.
  • 5 Bake about 20 minutes or until juice of chicken is clear when center of thickest part is cut (at least 165°F). If desired, serve with Old El Paso® rice and beans.

Expert Tips

Your chicken may take a little longer or a little shorter amount of time to cook, depending on how thick the chicken breasts are.

You can easily change up this recipe and use Old El Paso® green enchilada sauce!