Barbecue Chicken Enchiladas

Sweet and spicy barbecue chicken enchiladas, featuring homemade sauce, tender shredded chicken, corn and much more! A perfect dinner for any night of the week!

Sweet and spicy barbecue chicken enchiladas with homemade sauce. Recipe from @bakedbyrachel

It’s been raining basically all week. Cats and dogs, if you will. Flooding galore, but thankfully not here. We’re lucky enough to live in an area that would take quite a lot for that to happen, but I suppose it’s still not out of the question. But the dark, cold and rainy weather really makes me want to curl up and hibernate. I need sun. I can deal with colder temps, though I say that now, but come January I’ll be complaining. I just crave sun.

I’ve had basically zero motivation to get anything done. And why is it that when this type of weather hits I always want to get cozy with a warm drink and watch certain movies. Do you have go to bad weather movies? For some reason rainy days always make me want to watch sappy chick flicks or Twilight. Maybe because of the mood in the movie or the rain = crying? Thankfully that didn’t happen. I got into Hunger Games instead… you know, since there’s less than a month till the next one comes out. Ahhh, are you excited? Will you be seeing it when it comes out?

Sweet and spicy barbecue chicken enchiladas with homemade sauce. Recipe from @bakedbyrachel

I know it’s pizza Friday, but I couldn’t resist sharing these enchiladas with you today instead of a new pizza recipe. Plus, they pretty much combine a few of my favorite things. I’ve been super obsessed with enchilada sauce since making this enchilada pizza. I can’t stop making it. Ob-sessed! And I’ve loved barbecue sauce and chicken for as long as I can remember too. So, it was clearly meant to be.

Sweet and spicy chicken enchiladas with homemade barbecue enchilada sauce, tender seasoned chicken, corn, beans and let’s not forget the cheese!! A cheesy must make dinner the entire family is sure to love!

Barbecue Chicken Enchiladas

Sweet and spicy barbecue chicken enchiladas, featuring homemade sauce, tender shredded chicken, corn and much more!
Prep Time20 minutes
Cook Time25 minutes
Total Time45 minutes
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Chicken, Dinner
Servings: 4 plus


Barbecue enchilada sauce:

  • 3 C chicken broth
  • 5 Tbsp all purpose flour
  • 3/4 tsp oregano
  • 3/4 tsp cumin
  • 1 1/2 tsp onion powder
  • 1 1/2 tsp garlic powder
  • 2 tsp ground black pepper
  • 2 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/4-1/2 tsp cayenne pepper
  • 3 Tbsp chili powder
  • 1/4 C light brown sugar
  • 3 Tbsp ketchup


  • 3 Chicken breasts
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1/4 tsp ground black pepper
  • 1/4 tsp onion powder
  • 1/4 tsp garlic powder
  • 1/2 tsp chili powder
  • 1/8-1/4 tsp cayenne pepper
  • 2 C chicken broth
  • 1/2 medium yellow onion chopped
  • 1/2 C black beans drained and rinsed well
  • 7 oz can corn drained
  • 2-3 C Monterey Jack cheese shredded
  • 8 medium flour tortillas


  • In a medium saucepan, whisk together chicken broth and flour. Mix in remaining sauce ingredients until smooth. Cook over medium heat until slightly thickened, roughly 10 minutes. Transfer to a large measuring cup or bowl.
  • In a large saucepan, add trimmed chicken breasts along with remaining spices and chicken broth. Cook over medium heat until chicken is cooked through. Remove chicken, shred and return to saucepan. Add chopped onion, black beans and corn. Stir to combine and continue to cook. When liquid has cooked off, mix in 1 cup barbecue enchilada sauce and 1 cup shredded cheese. Stir to combine. Remove from heat.
  • Coat the bottom of a 9x13-inch baking pan with sauce. Using a large cookie scoop, add one scoop to each tortilla. Roll up and place in prepared pan. Cover filled tortillas with additional sauce and cheese.
  • Bake at 350°F for 25 minutes. Immediately sprinkle with chopped cilantro or green onions. Serve with optional sour cream.


Recipe serves roughly 4-8.
An original recipe from Baked by Rachel

This post contains affiliate links.

Share this:

30 Responses to “Barbecue Chicken Enchiladas”

  1. #
    Lexi+@+Lexi's+Clean+Kitchen — October 24, 2014 at 7:17 am

    These look SO amazing!!

    • #
      Rachel — October 24, 2014 at 1:53 pm

      Thanks Lexi!

  2. #
    Liz+@+Floating+Kitchen — October 24, 2014 at 8:27 am

    I’m can’t wait for Hunger Game. YEAH!!!! But then I’m going to be sad because it’s all over with. Guess I’ll have to move on to a new obsession! Like these enchiladas. They look and sound amazing! Pinned!

    • #
      Rachel — October 24, 2014 at 1:54 pm

      There’s 1 more movie!! But we have to wait till next year for that.

  3. #
    amanda+@+fake+ginger — October 24, 2014 at 8:55 am

    I miss rain.

    Whenever I go to Qdoba and they ask if I want barbecue sauce on my burrito, I say “Eww, no!” but these look really awesome.

    • #
      Rachel — October 24, 2014 at 1:54 pm

      Haha! Now you have to try it ;)

  4. #
    Jessica+@+A+Kitchen+Addiction — October 24, 2014 at 9:05 am

    Who needs pizza when you have these enchiladas?! Love the barbecue twist!

    • #
      Rachel — October 24, 2014 at 1:54 pm

      Thanks Jessica!

  5. #
    Anna @ Crunchy Creamy Sweet — October 24, 2014 at 9:41 am

    When it rains – I have zero motivation. Like you said – hot drink and a movie sounds perfect.
    These enchiladas look soo good! I should make them for dinner today! Pinned!

    • #
      Rachel — October 24, 2014 at 1:55 pm

      Seriously – the weather really changes everything! And thank you :)

  6. #
    Julie @ Table for Two — October 24, 2014 at 9:59 am

    LOVE BBQ chicken anything!! I love the idea of these enchiladas!! Ahh I’m already so hungry at 10am lol

    • #
      Rachel — October 24, 2014 at 1:55 pm

      Thanks Julie :)

  7. #
    Wendy — October 24, 2014 at 10:08 am

    I could use one of those lights this time of the year that are supposed to help with your mood and make you feel like you actually want to do something on rainy and cloudy days!!! This looks delicious and love the BBQ twist. Thanks for posting a great quick and easy family meal Can,t wait for a new Hunger Games movie!!!

    • #
      Rachel — October 24, 2014 at 1:56 pm

      Thanks Wendy! I may need to look into those lights ;)

  8. #
    Catalina @ Shades of Pink — October 24, 2014 at 10:30 am

    I love barbecue chicken, these look delicious, planning on making some asap, just need to pick some tortillas.

    • #
      Rachel — October 24, 2014 at 1:56 pm

      Thanks so much! I hope you enjoy it :)

  9. #
    taylor @ greens & chocolate — October 24, 2014 at 10:41 am

    Rainy weather always zaps my motivation too! These enchiladas look like pure comfort food…perfect for gloomy days!!

    • #
      Rachel — October 24, 2014 at 1:56 pm

      Thanks Taylor!

  10. #
    Karishma — October 24, 2014 at 11:39 am

    I live in MA so I feel you on the rain :(

    I love the idea of a bbq enchilada sauce! I absolutely love enchiladas and make them at least a couple times a month so I will definitely try this recipe. Pinned!

    • #
      Rachel — October 24, 2014 at 1:56 pm

      Fingers crossed the crappy weather is behind us for a while!

  11. #
    Stacey @ Bake.Eat.Repeat. — October 24, 2014 at 12:05 pm

    Those look so good, combining BBQ chicken with enchiladas sounds like a great idea! And I can’t wait for the new Hunger Games movie, I’ll have to rematch them again, and probably reread the books too! :)

    • #
      Rachel — October 24, 2014 at 1:57 pm

      Thanks Stacey! And yes!! At least a movie marathon :)

  12. #
    Danae @ Recipe Runner — October 24, 2014 at 5:31 pm

    I’m right there with you. I can deal with the cold as long as there is sun, good thing Colorado is sunny most of the time! These enchiladas look fantastic, such a great comfort food for a cold day.

    • #
      Rachel — October 25, 2014 at 7:41 am

      Thanks Danae!

  13. #
    Alice @ Hip Foodie Mom — October 25, 2014 at 8:37 am

    I will take these amazing enchiladas over pizza any day!!! love love love and I’m so glad you made this instead of curling up in bed .. yeah, rainy weather just makes me want to curl up with a good book but sometimes it’s good to keep active and just do something. . love these barbecue chicken enchiladas!!

    • #
      Rachel — October 26, 2014 at 8:19 am

      Thanks Alice! It’s so hard to resist curling up and doing nothing on those days ;)

  14. #
    Naomi — November 5, 2014 at 11:22 am

    If we don’t make our own BBQ sauce, could you please tell me approximately how much BBQ sauce to use in the recipe? Thanks!

    • #
      Rachel — November 6, 2014 at 7:26 am

      The recipe combines a homemade enchilada sauce with the sweetness of barbecue sauce, so it’s not as simple as just using barbecue sauce in it’s place.

  15. #
    Aly — November 4, 2015 at 4:48 pm

    I know I’m a little late to the party, but I’m wondering if you have any freezing instructions for these? Thanks!

    • #
      Rachel — November 5, 2015 at 7:33 am

      I haven’t personally frozen this dish. But, if you’re familiar with freezing casseroles, I’d follow the same guidelines as you’re used to.

Leave a Comment