Chicken Enchilada Bites

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Appetizer nights are a regular thing in our house. It is just a fun change of pace that helps me test out different things on the family. I do one every couple of weeks and sometimes a few of the recipes really stand out. This one was just such a recipe – Chicken Enchilada Bites were the big hit of the night, with absolutely no leftovers. A delightful bite that will make your tummy smile.

Chicken Enchilada Bites

These are perfect for a party, potluck, tapas night, or appetizer night. They are not messy to eat, as they are single bites and the chip holds it all together very well. You could switch things up and make it with green enchilada sauce or even bbq sauce if you wanted a totally different flavor.

Chicken Enchilada Bites

This is already a pretty simple recipe but if you wanted to make it even easier you could use chopped up rotisserie chicken and a 15 ounce can of your favorite red enchilada sauce. Which makes it ideal for a last minute appetizer option. I have included my own enchilada recipe below, just in case you need it. You can adjust the amount of chicken broth to make it thicker or thinner to your preference.

Chicken Enchilada Bites

I added a dollop of sour cream with some green onions on top. I had wished I did a few with a pickled jalapeno on top – would have really set off the flavors. The one thing you do have to find is the Scoop shaped tortilla chips (popular brand is Tostitos). They are perfect little cups for a decent sized bite and hold up to the baking.

Chicken Enchilada Bites

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Chicken Enchilada Bites

A delightful and easy appetizer or snack full of the flavors of chicken enchiladas.
Course Appetizer
Cuisine American, Tex-Mex
Keyword appetizer, cheese, Chicken, chips, enchiladas
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Servings 36 bites

Ingredients

  • 1 lb Chicken Breast
  • 2 cups Chicken Broth
  • 2 cups Cheddar Cheese shredded
  • 2 cups Enchilada Sauce see recipe below
  • 36 Scoops Chips
  • 2 Green Onions chopped
  • ½ cup Sour Cream

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 400degF.
  • In a sauce pan, add chicken and chicken broth. Cook for 15 minutes. Remove chicken from pan and shred.
  • In a bowl, add shredded chicken, shredded cheese and enchilada sauce. Stir to evenly coat.
  • Line out scoop chips in a single layer on the parchment paper lined baking sheet. Spoon chicken into each scoop with a heaping portion. Place in oven for 8 minutes.
  • Remove from oven. Add a dollop of sour cream and sprinkle of green onions on each cup.
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Enchilada Sauce

A simple but flavorful homemade enchilada sauce
Course Sauce
Cuisine American, Mexican
Keyword enchilada sauce
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Servings 2 cups

Ingredients

  • 1 tbsp Oil
  • 1 6 oz can Tomato Paste
  • 2 tsp Cumin
  • 2 tsp Garlic Powder
  • 2 tsp Onion Powder
  • 1 tsp Salt
  • 1 tsp Pepper
  • cups Chicken Broth

Instructions

  • In a sauce pan over medium-high heat, add oil. Then add tomato paste and seasonings, stirring to combine. Whisk in chicken broth until sauce is smooth and creamy. Reduce heat and simmer.

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Published by Estelle Forrest

I am a lot of things – wife, mother, daughter, sister, niece, friend, business owner, volunteer, and a home chef. I have lived in the Pacific Northwest for most of my adult life and plan to stay forever – while traveling a lot. I am currently running a General Contracting business with my husband out of our home. Between us we have 6 kids in our blended family, 4 of which live with us full-time. We are a highly active family during the week – sports, bands, dance classes – as well as on the weekend – camping, hiking, car shows, and concerts. We like to go go go, but when it comes to dinnertime, we mostly like to dine-in! I love to create things with my hands and have probably tried almost every craft out there at least once or twice. Cooking is a huge part of my life. No matter what anyone says – you can taste the difference in the food if it was made with love. Some of the simplest meals can be elevated so much when they are cooked with care. Pouring love into the meals I create brings a feeling of fulfillment and satisfaction, not only to me, but to the people I care about.

8 thoughts on “Chicken Enchilada Bites

  1. the Painted Apron – Life is all about creativity for me, as long as I'm creating something I am happy! I hope I will inspire your daily life and give you ideas for your own wonderful creations!
    the Painted Apron says:

    Yum!

  2. NikiLEOwife – I am a mom, wife, and daughter of God. I love decorating, writing, and creating all things DIY! I upcycle and re-fab inexpensive items to make them one-of-a-kind home decor pieces. Then I share tutorials so that you can make your own. I enjoy getting to know my readers, and getting to know and working with my fellow bloggers.
    NikiLEOwife says:

    Thanks for sharing on Crafty Creators! I’ll be featuring your recipe tomorrow! If you stop by and let me know if you’re following on social media, I’ll also feature you on FB, IG, & Pinterest. These bites look so good! They remind me of my favorite dish that my stepdad used to make me, and I’d eat an entire 9×13 pan. I was 95lbs, soaking wet, so everyone got a kick out of it lol. I’ll have to try this recipe!
    XOXO,
    Niki | Life as a LEO Wife

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