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A white ceramic baking dish of Buffalo chicken enchiladas, topped with a drizzle of blue cheese and chopped green onions, with two plates in the background, on a striped gray cloth.

The Best Buffalo Chicken Enchiladas

  • Author: Meghan Bassett
  • Total Time: 50 minutes
  • Yield: 4 servings 1x


Nothing beats heading south of the border for dinner. But tonight, consider this epic mashup: Buffalo Chicken Enchiladas. Spicy, cheesy, and oh-so-tasty.


  • 8 ounces tomato sauce (no salt added)
  • 4 Tablespoons tomato paste
  • 1/2 cup Frank’s RedHot Sauce
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 1 Tbsp ancho chili powder
  • 1 ½ tsp ground cumin
  • 8 small corn tortillas
  • 34 boneless, skinless chicken breasts (about 1 lb), cooked and shredded
  • 1 1/2 cups shredded colby jack cheese
  • 2 green onions, tops only, thinly sliced
  • 1/3 cup blue cheese dressing


  1. Preheat oven to 375˚F.
  2. Place tomato sauce, tomato paste, Frank’s Red Hot Sauce, water, chili powder, and cumin in a medium saucepan over medium-high heat. Stir well to combine, and bring to a boil.
  3. Reduce heat to low and simmer for 5 minutes. Remove from heat.
  4. Spread about 1/4 cup of sauce in the bottom of an 8×10” casserole dish, and set aside.
  5. Place shredded chicken in a large bowl. Add about 1 cup of sauce, and stir well.
  6. Heat tortillas for about 30 seconds in the microwave wrapped in damp paper towels, or just until warm and pliable.
  7. Spoon approximately 1/4 cup of chicken mixture down the center of each tortilla.
  8. Roll tortilla closed and place seam-side down in the casserole dish.
  9. Repeat with remaining tortillas.
  10. Pour remaining sauce over the top of the enchiladas. Sprinkle evenly with cheese.
  11. Cover with aluminum foil and bake for 20 minutes.
  12. Remove foil and bake for another 8-10 minutes, or until sauce is bubbly and the cheese is melted and lightly browned.
  13. Sprinkle with green onions and drizzle with blue cheese dressing. Serve warm.
  • Prep Time: 15 minutes
  • Cook Time: 35 minutes
  • Category: Enchiladas
  • Method: Baking
  • Cuisine: Tex-Mex

Keywords: Buffalo chicken, enchiladas, blue cheese, hot sauce, chicken