Chipotle Chicken Enchiladas with Mangos

Chipotle Chicken Enchiladas bursting with spicy chicken, loaded with cheese and smothered in enchilada, sauce all complimented by sweet and juicy mangos!

PLEASE MAKE THESE Chipotle Chicken Enchiladas!  And if you think mangos and enchiladas are an odd combo, trust me!  More on that later…

Chipotle Chicken Enchiladas with mango garnish on a green plate.

Chipotle Chicken Enchiladas

I honestly can’t remember the last time I begged you to make a recipe.   Was it as long ago as my Skinny General Tso’s Chicken?  I don’t remember.  But then again, I don’t remember much (as explained by my brain hemorrhage here).

Showing baked Chipotle Chicken Enchiladas with mango in a casserole dish.

But even if I had just begged you to make a recipe last week because I know it would fill you your belly with pleasure and your soul with joy, I would still beg you again to make these Chipotle Chicken Enchiladas because these are one of the tastiest foods you will eat in your ENTIRE LIFE.  No joke.  No Lie.  No exaggeration.

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As hard as it is to rival my Salsa Verde Honey Lime Pepper Jack Chicken Enchiladas (and for those of you who have tried them, you know exactly what I am talking about), these Chipotle Chicken Enchiladas are just as delicious, in my opinion.

How to Make Chipotle Chicken Enchiladas

To make these Chipotle Chicken Enchiladas:

  • Make spice mix.  First you mix an array of spices (chipotle powder, smoked paprika, cumin, chili powder – YUM!) that will be used throughout the enchiladas (no double measuring!).
  • Cook chicken.  then you rub the chicken with olive oil and spices and cook in Coke and soy sauce so the chicken alone is so tender and flavorful you are going to have to stop yourself from eating it all.
Showing how to make Chipotle Chicken Enchiladas by cooking the meat cheese and beans in a pan.
  • Saute beans and mangos.  Then you saute black beans and mangos in the same skillet to soak up all the flavor.
  • Combine.  Add the chipotle chicken, black beans, mangos, Monterrey Jack Cheese and some Chipotle Coke Red Enchilada Sauce to the same pan to become your filling.  And if you are intimidated by cutting mangos – do’t be, just check out my How to Cut A Mango Post that teaches everything you could ever want to know about mangos!
  • Assemble.  Roll up the filling in the tortillas and place the seam side down in a lightly greased baking dish with a thin layer of enchilada sauce. Top enchiladas with remaining enchilada sauce and cheese.
  • Bake.  Bake chipotle chicken enchiladas uncovered at 350 degrees for 30 minutes then broil until cheese is golden. Top with remaining diced mango.
Showing how to make Chipotle Chicken Enchiladas by precooking the meat beans in a pan.

Just look at that filling.  The sweet and savory layers going on here are worth me begging you to eat this!

Showing baked Chipotle Chicken Enchiladas with mango in a casserole dish from the front view.

The Chipotle Red Coke Enchilada Sauce alone is seriously to live for!  Its sweet, spicy and smokey – way better than any canned enchilada sauce.

The sweet and spicy enchiladas paired with sweet and refreshing mangos are divine.  If you like mangos, I promise you will love the flavor combo!  Just think of how delicious mango salsa is (sweet and spicy) or mangos and chili powder (again sweet and spicy).

I fell in love with this mango/coke sweet and spicy flavor combo in my Chipotle Coke Mango Black Bean Chiliand I immediately wanted to create another recipe using the same flavor profile.  I actually created these enchiladas immediately after the chili months and months ago, but I have been holding out on you.  I apologize.

Please don’t be too upset with me, especially after you try these Chipotle Chicken Enchiladas and your mouth drops to the floor in awe.

What Should I serve with Chipotle Chicken Enchiladas?

Serve your Chipotle Chicken Enchiladas with Mexican Rice or Cilantro Lime Rice,  a big pile of chips and either homemade salsa, or salsa verde and you have a restaurant quality meal in the comfort of your own home!

Showing a serving of baked Chipotle Chicken Enchiladas with mango on a green plate.

Chipotle Chicken, Mango and Black Bean Enchiladas

Servings: 6
Total Time: 1 hr
Prep Time: 30 mins
Cook Time: 30 mins

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Ingredients

  • 1 1/2 pounds chicken, pounded thin
  • 8-10 flour tortillas

Spice Mix

Chicken

Chipotle Coke Enchilada Sauce

  • Remaining above Spice Mix (in directions)
  • Remaining Coke
  • 1 teaspoon cornstarch
  • 1 15 oz. can tomato sauce
  • 1/4 cup brown sugar, packed

Enchilada Filling

  • 1 15 oz. can black beans,, drained and rinsed
  • 1 1/2 mangoes, diced
  • 1 1/2 cups shredded Monterrey Jack cheese

Topping

  • 1 1/2 cups shredded Monterry Jack Cheese
  • 1 1/2 mangoes, diced

Instructions

  • Mix spices all together. In a small bowl, add 1 tablespoon of Spice Mix and 2 tablespoons olive oil. Rub olive oil and the 1 tablespoon spices all over chicken.
  • Heat a large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat. Add spiced chicken and cook for 3-5 minutes, or until golden brown on one side. Flip the chicken over, then add ¾ cup Coke and ¼ cup soy sauce to the skillet. Cover and reduce heat to medium and simmer 10 minutes, then flip chicken and continue to cook 5-10 minutes or until chicken is cooked though and tender enough to shred. Remove chicken from skillet and let rest 5 minutes before shredding.
  • Meanwhile, prepare Chipotle Coke Enchilada Sauce by adding the remaining Coke, remaining spices, 1 teaspoon cornstarch,1 15 oz. can tomato sauce and ¼ cup brown sugar to a medium saucepan. Bring to a boil while stirring constantly, then reduce to a gentle simmer for 20 minutes, stirring occasionally.
  • To the same skillet the chicken was cooked in (don’t wash out), add add black beans, and 1 ½ diced mangos, and saute for 5 minutes over medium heat. Turn off heat, add shredded chicken, ⅓ cup enchilada sauce and 1 ½ cups cheese.
  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Spread ⅓ cup of the Chipotle Coke Enchilada Sauce on the bottom of a 9×13 baking dish (layer will be very thin). Add the enchilada filling to the center of each tortilla and roll them tightly, then line them in the dish. Top enchiladas with remaining enchilada sauce and cheese. Bake uncovered at 350 degrees for 30 minutes then broil until cheese is golden. Top with remaining diced mango.

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24 Comments

  1. Eliz Frank says

    What a wonderful combination of flavors! I love mangoes and chipotle sauce. Great dish and photos. ๐Ÿ˜‰

  2. Jessica Beal Harlow says

    This sounds amazing and full of flavor! I think we’ll give it a shot for our next Mexican night at home!

  3. Lisa Hodges says

    Can’t wait to make this on a cold winter day!

    • Jen says

      mmmmm…these would be fabulous on a cold winters day! Almost makes me want it to be winter already – almost ๐Ÿ™‚

  4. Melanie M says

    This looks amazing! The recipe list says 3/4 cup coke in the chicken and “remaining coke” iin the sauce, but how much do you start with to get to the remaining?

    • Jen says

      Great question, thank you for pointing that out! You start out with 1 12 oz. can Coke. I will add to the directions. Thanks and I hope you enjoy!

  5. Jamie says

    Wow, these do look like the tastiest things I’d ever eat again! I love mexican and the mango…sounds so yummy!

    • Jen says

      LOL, thanks Jamie! Can’t wait for you to try them to see if they live up to your prediction – I think they just might ๐Ÿ™‚

  6. Bonita says

    Amazing..they didn’t look near as pretty as yours but delicious just the same….really a 5 star recipe…thank you…bonita

    • Jen says

      Love that you made them already Bonita! I’m sure yours were beautiful in their own way ๐Ÿ™‚ at least they tasted great! Thanks for trying them and letting me know they were a success! Love to hear that they were a “5 star recipe” – wahoo! Thank you!!!

  7. Micaela says

    Just made these…flavor through the roof!!! Great combination of savory & sweet. A keeper, indeed!

    • Jen says

      YAY! Hi Micaela, I am so happy you made the enchiladas and liked them! You even described them better than I did ๐Ÿ™‚ I am happy they are a keeper and will continue to be loved! Have a fabulous weekend!

  8. Kayla says

    Wow, these were incredible. Mine came out pretty spicy because I used a variety of chili powders, but it was soo good! Thank you!

    • Jen says

      Awesome Kayla! I am smiling knowing you loved them because they are still one of my favs! Its like someone saying your baby is beautiful – or what I imagine it feels like when they say that ๐Ÿ™‚

  9. Sara says

    These are my favorite enchiladas EVER! I can’t seem to try any other enchilada recipes now that I’ve found these. I make them at least once a month. Thank you for this amazing recipe!

    • Jen says

      Thank you for such high praises, Sara! I am so happy you love these enchiladas so much! That makes me so happy because I love them so much too :)! Happy to hear they have made it onto your monthly rotation!

  10. Jen says

    My family loves every single one of your recipes, itโ€™s my go to weekly ! I am wondering with this recipe can I make this in the crockpot then assemble and bake ?

    • Jen says

      Thanks so much Jen! You can cook the chicken in the slow cooker but I wouldn’t cook the sauce because it needs to simmer uncovered in order to reduce. Hope that helps!

  11. Melissa says

    Do you EVER create a bad recipe??? Just made these tonight, and they were outstanding! My in-laws, who live way out of state and whom we have not seen since March, visited tonight, and while I had not originally planned to make them dinner, these enchiladas and your cilantro lime rice (which I also made for the first time) happened to be on the menu…thank goodness! 6 clean plates! I absolutely love the combination of sweet and spicy/savory, and the mango chunks on the top pulled the whole dish together. Thank you for continuing to allow me to wow my family in the kitchen. ๐Ÿ™‚

    • Jen says

      Thank you so much for making my day Melissa, I’m honored you’re loving my recipes! I am so glad you choose to comment on this recipe because it is an oldie but goodie that definitely gets overlooked by readers, so I especially love hearing that it was a hit! Thank you for making my recipes!

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