Hell’s Kitchen: Chicken Enchiladas

May 27, 2022


For dinner this week, we decided to spice things up by making homemade enchiladas, a staple Mexican dish! We used shredded, seasoned chicken cutlets and fresh diced tomatoes and green chiles to make a fresh and flavorful filling. A Mexican-style blend of cheeses and a red chile enchilada sauce creates a savory topping that pulls the dish together. Add a ripe avocado to top them off after they’re cooked to perfection to add a refreshing, creamy finish. To “wrap up,” this isn’t a dish you’d want to miss!  


  • 1 1/2 lbs of shredded chicken
  • Package of flour tortillas
  • One can of diced tomatoes and green chiles
  • One package of shredded Mexican blend cheese
  • 2 tbsp paprika
  • 2 tbsp chili powder
  • 2 tbsp oregano
  • 2 tbsp garlic powder
  • 2 tbsp onion powder
  • 2 tbsp salt
  • 1 avocado
  • 1 packet of red enchilada cause


  • Bring a large pot of water to a boil.
  • Add chicken to boiling water and cook for 10-15 minutes or until cooked through.
  • Once the chicken is cooked, take it out and shred it.
  • Add seasoning to shredded chicken and mix.
  • Add seasoned chicken to flour tortilla with diced tomatoes and green chiles and cheese, and wrap.
  • Add tortillas to large glass pan, and pour enchilada sauce on top, then top with shredded cheese.
  • Cook in the oven at 400 degrees for 10-15 minutes.
  • Serve with sliced avocado and enjoy!


  • Taste: 8.5
    • All of the ingredients in this dish complimented each other well. Cooking the chicken in a crockpot with the seasoning may have given it a better flavor, but overall these were very tasty.
  • Mouth feel/consistency: 10
    • The consistency of this dish was spot on. It was soft enough to cut into easily and the chicken inside was juicy.
  • Presentation/visual appeal: 8
    • The visual appeal could have been better, but enchilada’s are not the most appealing dish no matter how you make them. Adding the avocado gave them some color, which really pulled it all together.
  • Smell: 9
    • These gave off a delicious aroma in the kitchen while they were cooking in the oven. It smelled like a delicious Mexican Restaurant.
  • Creativity: 7
    • Although this is a classic Mexican dish, it is something that none of us had ever made before. By seasoning the chicken our way and adding tomatoes and chiles into the filling, we were able to make the dish our own.