Enchiladas Suiza

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Recipe: #35720

September 18, 2020

"We love Mexican food of any kind so I'm always looking for new ways to make enchiladas. These simple and good."

Original is 6 servings


  • Serving Size: 1 (253.5 g)
  • Calories 339.1
  • Total Fat - 10.9 g
  • Saturated Fat - 5.5 g
  • Cholesterol - 205.1 mg
  • Sodium - 1111.3 mg
  • Total Carbohydrate - 32.3 g
  • Dietary Fiber - 4.5 g
  • Sugars - 5.5 g
  • Protein - 28.6 g
  • Calcium - 425.9 mg
  • Iron - 3.1 mg
  • Vitamin C - 49.4 mg
  • Thiamin - 0.1 mg

Step by Step Method

Step 1

Mix together chicken, chiles and salt.

Step 2

Combine enchilada sauce and evaporated milk.

Step 3

Fry tortillas in hot oil for a few seconds on each side until limp.

Step 4

Dip each tortilla in enchilada sauce mixture; fill with 1/4 cup chicken mixture; roll up and place seam side down in 13X9-inch baking dish.

Step 5

Pour remaining sauce over.

Step 6

Sprinkle with cheese.

Step 7

Bake in preheated 425F oven for 15 minutes, until bubbly.


No special items needed.

Editorial Notes

The ingredient tips, suggestions, variations, facts, questions and answers below are not edits to the original author's recipe. They are not meant to imply any change would improve the recipe. They're offered for convenience, alternative ideas, and points of interest. If you have any comments about them, please post in the Help & Ideas forum.

  • When choosing the chicken for the recipe, try to use a combination of dark and white meat for the best flavor.
  • If you can't find green enchilada sauce, you can substitute red enchilada sauce for a slightly different flavor.

  • Substitute cooked, shredded beef for the chicken for a heartier flavor. This substitution will add a more robust flavor to the enchiladas, making them more filling and satisfying.
  • Substitute cheddar cheese for the monterey jack cheese for a sharper, more intense flavor. This substitution will add a more intense flavor to the enchiladas, making them more flavorful and interesting.

Vegetarian Enchiladas Suiza Replace the cooked shredded chicken with 1 pound of cooked black beans and 1 cup of corn. Omit the salt and reduce the evaporated milk to 3 ounces. Follow the remaining instructions as stated.

Mexican Rice:

RECOMMENDED DISH DESCRIPTION: Mexican Rice is the perfect accompaniment to Enchiladas Suiza. It adds a delicious flavor to the dish and provides a great balance of texture. It also helps to absorb the flavors of the enchiladas and adds a nice, hearty feel to the meal.

Refried Beans: Refried Beans are a classic Mexican side dish that goes perfectly with Mexican Rice. They add a creamy, savory flavor to the meal and provide a great balance of texture. Refried beans are also a great source of protein and fiber, making them a nutritious addition to any meal.


Q: What type of cheese is best for enchiladas suiza?

A: Monterey Jack cheese is the best cheese for enchiladas suiza. It has a mild flavor that complements the other ingredients in the dish.

Q: How do you make enchiladas suiza?

A: To make enchiladas suiza, start by preheating the oven to 375°F. Then, prepare the filling by sautéing onions, garlic, and diced green chilies in a pan. Add cooked chicken, Monterey Jack cheese, and a can of green enchilada sauce. Place the filling in corn tortillas, roll them up, and place them in a baking dish. Top with more cheese and sauce, and bake for 20 minutes. Enjoy!

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Fun facts:

This recipe for Enchiladas Suiza is said to have originated in the Mexican state of Chihuahua. It is also a favorite of Mexican actor and singer, Luis Miguel.

Enchiladas Suiza are also known as “Swiss Enchiladas” because they are made with a creamy white sauce. The recipe was reportedly created in the early 1900s by a Swiss immigrant who was living in Mexico.