Easy One Skillet Street Corn Chicken Enchilada Bake. Quick-cooking chicken, seasoned up with fajita seasoning and enchilada sauce. Then topped with creamy corn stuffed tortillas and cheese before oven baking. The most delicious smells, a bubbly sauce, creamy corn, and melty cheese are all tucked into this skillet meal. This dish is served street corn style with chili powder and salty crumbled Mexican cotija cheese. It’s a delicious twist on the combination of baked enchiladas and street corn that everyone will love!
Well, this dish is fun, it’s different! I really wasn’t exactly sure what to call it, but I can assure you it’s delicious!
A toss-up between enchiladas, fajitas, and my street corn dip (that I LOVE so much). There’s lots of flavor going on, but it takes less than an hour to make
This is my favorite kind of recipe. It was created mainly out of what I had on hand and what sounded delicious. I wanted to create a Mexican-inspired dinner made in one skillet that was, saucy, cheesy, and with plenty of peppers and corn. I took a little shortcut to keep things simple by using a fajita seasoning blend of spices and store-bought enchilada sauce.
It turned out so delicious and my family really loved it!
Here are the details
Just like fajitas, this recipe starts with chicken and lots of peppers. All pan-cooked in a skillet with a mix of seasonings. I use a homemade fajita seasoning mix that I love (directions in recipe notes). It takes only seconds to make so I highly recommend it!
Once the chicken, onions, and peppers are cooked. The sauce goes in and that layer is complete. I use enchilada sauce or salsa verde. Either is really great, but I usually prefer enchilada sauce.
Now, the creamy “street corn dip” layer. This is a mix of fresh corn, cream cheese, yogurt, seasonings, and Mexican cheese blend.
It’s all stuffed inside tortillas, then placed over the saucy chicken. So enchiladas on the bottom cheesy corn tortillas on top!
Finish this bake with cheese, then throw the whole pan in the oven.
Bake until the sauce is bubbling up around the skillet and the cheese is melted.
What ends up happening is that the tortillas and cheese get a nice crispy crunch around the edge of the skillet. While the corn tucked inside melts into a creamy, cheesy “dip”.
Everything together is delicious. Top with dollops of mayo, avocado, and lots of crumbled cotija cheese plus fresh cilantro.
Simple to throw together with a nice mix of texture and flavor. You get saucy, crispy, spicy, and sweet!
All the good stuff…hope you enjoy!
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One Skillet Street Corn Chicken Enchilada Bake
Calories Per Serving: 440 kcal
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- 2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
- 1 1/2 pounds boneless chicken breasts or thighs, sliced
- 2 tablespoons fajita seasoning
- 1 yellow onion, sliced
- 2 bell peppers, sliced
- kosher salt and black pepper
- 2 1/2 cups enchilada sauce or salsa verde
- 2 cups fresh corn
- 4 ounces cream cheese, room temp
- 1/4 cup plain greek yogurt
- 1 teaspoon chili powder
- 2 tablespoons chopped fresh chives
- 1 1/2 cups shredded Mexican cheese blend
- 6 tortillas, warmed
- 1/4 cup mayo
- avocado, cotija cheese, limes, cilantro, and Tajin for serving
- 1. Preheat the oven to 400°. 2. In a large oven-safe skillet, combine the olive oil, chicken, 1-2 tablespoons fajita seasoning, salt, and pepper. Toss to coat. Set the skillet over high heat. Cook until seared all over, minutes. Add the onion and peppers. Season with salt and pepper. Cook until fragrant, about 5 minutes. Remove from the heat and stir in the salsa verde or enchilada sauce. 3. In a bowl, combine the corn, cream cheese, yogurt, chili powder, chives, and salt. Stir in half the cheese. 4. Spoon the corn down the center of each tortilla, tuck, and roll. Place the tortillas seam side down over the chicken. Top with the remaining cheese. Bake for 15-20 minutes, until the cheese has melted. 4. Serve warm, drizzled with mayo, then sprinkle with Tajin or cayenne. Top with avocado, cilantro, and cotija cheese. Enjoy!
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Homemade Fajita Seasoning: mix 2 tablespoons chili powder, 1 tablespoon smoked paprika, 2 teaspoons garlic powder, 2 teaspoons onion powder, 2 teaspoons ground cumin, 2 teaspoons dried oregano, 1-2 teaspoons cayenne pepper, 1 teaspoon kosher salt and black pepper. Makes 1/2 cup.