One Skillet Spicy Jalapeno Chicken Enchiladas

This recipe has officially put us in our comfort foods era! It’s cheesy, hearty, the recipe list is intentionally small and simple…


Servings: 6

  • 3 tbsp. Olive Oil
  • 1 ½ lbs. Chicken Thighs, boneless and skinless
  • 1 Yellow Onion, chopped
  • 2 Poblano Peppers, chopped
  • 2 Jalapenos, de-seeded and chopped
  • 2 Garlic Cloves, minced
  • 1 oz. Fajita Seasoning Packet
  • 1 cup Water
  • ½ cup Salsa Verde
  • 1/3 cup Fresh Cilantro, chopped
  • ½ cup Greek Yogurt
  • 1 ½ cups Shredded Mexican Cheese
  • 8-10 Maria & Ricardo’s White Flour Tortillas, warmed


  1. Preheat oven to 425F.
  2. Using a sharp kitchen knife, carefully chop the chicken thighs on a cutting board into very tiny pieces (almost like coarse ground chicken). You can also just shred the chicken with two fork after cooking whole.
  3. In a large oven-safe skillet over medium high heat, add the olive oil to heat up until hot and shimmering.
  4. Add the chopped (or whole) chicken thighs to cook until browned, about 3-5 minutes.
  5. Add the chopped onion, poblano peppers, jalapeno peppers, and garlic to sauté 3-4 more minutes.
  6. Stir in the fajita seasoning.
  7. Add the water to deglaze the pan, then add the salsa verde. Mix well.
  8. Cook on medium heat for 4-5 minutes, until the liquids slightly reduce and thicken.
  9. Stir in the chopped cilantro.
  10. Set aside 1 cup shredded cheese.
  11. In each warmed tortilla, add a generous spread of the Greek yogurt, a little cheese, then a large spoonful of the chicken mixture. Roll up tightly and place on a plate. Repeat with remaining tortillas. It is okay to have extra chicken and veggies in the skillet!
  12. Place the rolled tortillas back into the skillet in a single layer.
  13. Spoon some of the extra skillet sauce on top of the enchiladas, then top with the remaining 1 cup shredded cheese.
  14. Bake for 10-15 minutes, until cheese is melted and golden on top.
  15. Enjoy warm with fresh cilantro, scallions, avocado, and sour cream!