Adobo Chicken & Kale Enchiladas


Put out your favorite toppings for these quick and healthy layered enchiladas. We like cilantro, sour cream, guacamole and jalapeños.

Prep Time:
15 mins
Additional Time:
15 mins
Total Time:
30 mins
5 servings


  • 1 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil

  • 8 cups chopped kale

  • ¼ cup water

  • 2 cups shredded or diced cooked chicken

  • 1 teaspoon ground cumin

  • ¼ teaspoon salt

  • ¼ teaspoon ground pepper

  • 1 (10 ounce) can red enchilada sauce (1 1/4 cups)

  • ¼ cup sour cream

  • 2-3 tablespoons minced chipotles in adobo

  • 12 corn tortillas

  • ¾ cup diced white onion, divided

  • 1 ½ cups shredded Mexican blend cheese, divided


  1. Preheat oven to 450 degrees F.

  2. Heat oil in a large cast-iron skillet (12-inch) over medium-high heat. Add kale and water; cook, stirring, until bright green and wilted, about 2 minutes. Stir in chicken, cumin, salt and pepper; cook for 1 minute more. Transfer to a large bowl.

  3. Combine enchilada sauce, sour cream and chipotles to taste in a small bowl. Spread 1/2 cup of the mixture in the pan. Place 4 tortillas over the sauce, overlapping them to cover the bottom. Top with half the chicken mixture, 1/4 cup onion and 1/2 cup cheese. Layer on half the remaining sauce, 4 tortillas, the remaining chicken, 1/4 cup onion and 1/2 cup cheese. Top with the remaining tortillas, sauce and cheese.

  4. Bake the enchiladas until bubbling, 12 to 15 minutes. Sprinkle with the remaining 1/4 cup onion before serving.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

415 Calories
18g Fat
35g Carbs
32g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 5
Serving Size 1 1/4 cups
Calories 415
% Daily Value *
Total Carbohydrate 35g 13%
Dietary Fiber 6g 20%
Total Sugars 4g
Protein 32g 63%
Total Fat 18g 23%
Saturated Fat 8g 41%
Cholesterol 71mg 24%
Vitamin A 3232IU 65%
Vitamin C 33mg 36%
Folate 51mcg 13%
Sodium 653mg 28%
Calcium 344mg 26%
Iron 2mg 10%
Magnesium 69mg 16%
Potassium 367mg 8%

Nutrition information is calculated by a registered dietitian using an ingredient database but should be considered an estimate.

* Daily Values (DVs) are the recommended amounts of nutrients to consume each day. Percent Daily Value (%DV) found on nutrition labels tells you how much a serving of a particular food or recipe contributes to each of those total recommended amounts. Per the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), the daily value is based on a standard 2,000 calorie diet. Depending on your calorie needs or if you have a health condition, you may need more or less of particular nutrients. (For example, it’s recommended that people following a heart-healthy diet eat less sodium on a daily basis compared to those following a standard diet.)

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a special diet for medical reasons, be sure to consult with your primary care provider or a registered dietitian to better understand your personal nutrition needs.

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