Spicy Black Bean & Chicken Enchiladas
spicy black bean chicken enchiladas

Spicy Black Bean & Chicken Enchiladas

This chicken enchilada recipe has a great south-of-the-border flavor with seasoned chicken and black beans.

The Story Behind the Recipe
15 min
40 min


1 cup chopped cooked chicken

1 teaspoon chili powder

1/2 teaspoon ground cumin

2 (15-ounce) cans black beans, rinsed, drained

1 cup sour cream

1 (10-ounce) can enchilada sauce or 1 cup picante sauce or salsa

8 (8-inch) flour tortillas

5 (3/4-ounce) slices Land O Lakes® Deli American, chopped

2 tablespoons sliced green onions

Chopped tomato, if desired

Shredded lettuce, if desired

How to make

  1. STEP 1

    Heat oven to 375°F.

  2. STEP 2

    Combine chicken, chili powder and cumin in 10-inch skillet; stir in beans. Cook over medium-high heat, stirring occasionally, 2-3 minutes or until mixture is heated through. Remove from heat; stir in 1/2 cup sour cream.

  3. STEP 3

    Spread 1 tablespoon enchilada sauce on tortilla. Place 1/2 cup bean mixture in center of tortilla; sprinkle with 1 tablespoon cheese. Roll up tortilla; place into greased 13x9-inch baking dish, seam-side down. Repeat with remaining tortillas. Pour remaining enchilada sauce over enchiladas. Cover with aluminum foil.

  4. STEP 4

    Bake 15 minutes or until heated through. Uncover; sprinkle with remaining cheese. Continue baking, uncovered, 3-5 minutes or until cheese is melted.

  5. STEP 5

    Top each enchilada with dollop of remaining sour cream; sprinkle with green onions. Serve with chopped tomato and shredded lettuce, if desired.

  6. STEP 6

    Variation: Spicy Black Bean Enchiladas: Omit chicken. Add an additional (15-ounce) can black beans, drained.

Tip #1

To make ahead, prepare enchiladas as directed above. Cover; freeze. To bake, heat oven to 375°F. Bake 60-70 minutes or until heated through. Uncover; sprinkle with remaining cheese. Continue baking 5-10 minutes or until cheese is melted.


15Fat (mg)
45Cholesterol (mg)
960Sodium (mg)
38Carbohydrates (g)
7Dietary Fiber
17Protein (g)


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  March 12, 2014

Just made this recipe. Added onion and used verde salsa for the enchilada sauce. Delicious!!

— says Sara
  April 12, 2012

Easy and yummy! We changed it up just a little because of what we had on hand. Sauteed an onion and bell pepper, then tossed in some left-over chicken breast with a sprinkle of taco seasoning (no cumin or chili powder). Used shredded mexican style cheese and then hot sauce on top when it came out of the oven. Everything else was the same. Love those black beans! Kids were happy!

— says Annie
  October 03, 2011

I have made this twice now and love it. I added a can of diced green chilis for a little extra spice. Love it!

— says erin f.
  March 09, 2011

I have been making this dish for years and my family loves it. I omit the chicken and add an extra can of beans. This is a versatile dish which lends itself to many delicious variatons. I keep the ingredients on hand for a back up meal if other dinner plans get altered. Great.

— says Karen Tannenbaum
  May 29, 2009

I love enchiladas and this was a very easy recipe...delicious!!

— says Mike
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