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Buffalo Chicken Enchiladas Recipe

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  • Author: Maxine Dubois
  • Total Time: 35 minutes
  • Yield: 4 servings 1x


These Buffalo Chicken Enchiladas Recipe are made with corn tortillas, shredded chicken, buffalo sauce, ranch dressing and mozzarella cheese.


  •  3 cups shredded rotisserie chicken
  • 12 corn tortillas
  • 1 cup buffalo sauce (see note to make your own)
  • ½ cup ranch
  • Optional: shredded mozzarella cheese


  1. Heat oven to 350°F. Spray a 13x9 inch glass dish.
  2. In a large bowl, add the shredded chicken, half the buffalo sauce, and half the ranch. Mix well.
  3. Add 1 tablespoon of olive oil on a skillet on medium heat and wait until the oil is hot. Fry tortilla on both sides, about 2 minutes on each side. Then, assemble the enchilada! Lay out the tortilla and spread 2-3 tablespoons of chicken for each. Roll up the tortilla and place in the baking dish. Repeat with the rest of the tortillas.
  4. Assemble the remainder of the enchiladas, packing them into the baking dish. When they are all assembled, drizzle the remaining buffalo sauce and the ranch over all of them. Sprinkle cheese on top.
  5. Add the whole enchilada baking dish into the oven for 20 minutes, uncovered, until the tortillas are slightly crispy on the outside.


  • Shred the chicken: Shred the chicken using two forks or a stand mixer with the paddle attachment. This will make it easier to mix with the other ingredients and will give the enchiladas a better texture.
  • Use corn tortillas: Corn tortillas are more traditional for enchiladas and hold up better to the sauce and filling than flour tortillas. If you do use flour tortillas, warm them up slightly before assembling the enchiladas to make them more pliable.
  • Pre-cook the tortillas: Dip the tortillas in hot oil for a few seconds to soften them and make them easier to roll. Or, you can heat them in the microwave for a few seconds covered with a damp paper towel.
  • Reserve some sauce: Reserve some of the buffalo sauce to pour over the enchiladas after they're baked. This will give them extra flavor and moisture.
  • Customize the spice level: Adjust the amount of buffalo sauce to your liking to make the enchiladas more or less spicy. You can also add some chili powder or cayenne pepper to the filling if you like extra heat.
  • Add toppings: Before serving, top the enchiladas with your favorite toppings, such as chopped green onions, sliced jalapenos, or diced tomatoes.
  • Make it ahead: You can assemble the enchiladas up to one day ahead of time and refrigerate until ready to bake. This makes for an easy and quick meal when you're short on time.
  • Prep Time: 15 minutes
  • Cook Time: 20 minutes
  • Category: Dinner
  • Method: Baking
  • Cuisine: Tex Mex


  • Serving Size: 1
  • Calories: 137.5
  • Sugar: 0.4 g
  • Sodium: 420.4 mg
  • Fat: 3.9 g
  • Saturated Fat: 0.8 g
  • Carbohydrates: 0.7 g
  • Fiber: 0.0 g
  • Protein: 23.3 g
  • Cholesterol: 58.4 mg