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Want to know my New Years resolution?


Well you probably don’t care one bit. But I am going to tell you anyway!

Honestly, I have never made a New Years resolution. I think they are kind of silly. Well at least the unrealistic ones. I like to set goals, but goals that I know I can carry out. Realistic things like practicing food photography and improving the blog.

One thing I am set on doing more of this year is experimenting with cooking with different ethnic foods.


Mexican, Asian, Chinese, Middle Eastern, Italian, Greek, Indian, lot’s of different flavors!


These enchiladas are just the beginning. I am just testing the water with these guys. Easing the family into it (remember, I have some seriously picky eaters around here).

That is not to say they are not amazing though!


These beauties are not your traditional Mexican enchilada. See, we are not really a fan of the red enchiladas over here. They are just kind of ok in my opinion. Anyone else out there with me?

These beauties are stuffed with shredded grilled chicken tossed in a spicy chipotle sauce, baby kale is mixed in for some color, crunch and flavor. The final topping…….wait for it…..smoked gouda cheese!

Um, and then maybe just a little cheddar. You know, for good measure (you can never have too much cheese, right?). Perfect any night of the week. Just serve with some steamed rice and avocados, Ariba!


Smoked Gouda Enchiladas

Prep Time 35 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 50 minutes
Servings: 6 Servings
Calories Per Serving: 461 kcal

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  • 2 whole grilled chicken breasts shredded
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 small yellow onion diced small
  • 2 cloves Fresh garlic smashed, peeled and minced
  • 1 tablespoon minced chipotle peppers in adobo
  • 1 tablespoon adobo sauce
  • 1 ounces can diced green chiles 4, mild or hot
  • 1/2 cup all purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon cumin
  • 2 teaspoons chili powder
  • 4 cups low sodium chicken broth
  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper
  • 2 cups smoked gouda cheese shredded
  • 1 cup sharp cheddar cheese shredded
  • 8 flour tortillas I used whole wheat
  • Sour Cream
  • Hot Sauce


  • Lightly spray the bottom of a 9x13 baking dish and set aside and preheat your oven to 400 degrees.
  • In a large skillet over medium heat add the two tablespoons of olive oil.
  • Add diced onion and cook, stirring occasionally, until the onions are translucent and the peppers are soft, about 5 minutes.
  • Add in the minced garlic and cook for one minute.
  • Add in the flour, cumin and the tablespoon of diced chipotle peppers and green chilies, stir.
  • Whisk in the broth. Add in the tablespoon of adobo sauce and simmer over medium heat until the sauce has thickened. Season with 3/4 teaspoon kosher salt and 1/4 teaspoon black pepper, taste and adjust seasonings. Remove from heat.
  • In a large bowl add the shredded chicken, half of the enchilada sauce and 1 cup of the shredded smoked gouda and 1/2 cup of the shredded cheddar.
  • Measure and spread 1/4 of a cup of the remaining sauce in the bottom of the prepared pan.
  • Wrap the tortillas in a damp paper towel and microwave for one minute.
  • Spoon a little of the chicken mixture down the center of each tortilla, tuck and roll, placing it seem side down into the baking dish.
  • Pour and spread the remainder of the sauce over top of the enchiladas and top with the remainder of both cheeses.
  • Bake, uncovered, in your preheated 400 degree oven for 15 minutes or until the cheese has melted and bubbly.
  • If desired serve with hot sauce, sour cream or greek yogurt and sliced avocado.


Yum, Mexican with a twist!

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    1. Hey Stacy,
      Yes, I would recommend to freeze before baking. I hope you love the recipe, please let me know if you have any other questions! xTieghan

  1. Hi there! Going to make this recipe tonight!! Looks wonderful 🙂
    Could you please tell me how much baby kale I am supposed to use and when I should add it to the recipe?

    1. Hey Summer,
      So sorry, I’m not sure what you are referring to, but there is no kale in this recipe. I hope you love them!! xTieghan

  2. 5 stars
    Hi, Tieghan! Made these enchiladas and the whole family loved them. Just threw in a bunch of baby kale because recipe does not indicate how much. Thanks for all your great recipes! I make at least one every week.

  3. This was great for a prep meal for my family of 4. I didn’t have chicken but I roasted a cauliflower and used that as the filling instead and it was delicious! Prepped it and baked it 3 days later and it held up perfectly in the fridge! So happy I found this recipe;)

  4. I didn’t see where you add in the green chili peppers the chili powder or I didn’t see the kale in ingredients. ?

    1. HI! Recipe is all fixed. Please let me know if you have other questions. Hope you love this recipe! Thanks! 🙂

  5. I saw your recipe at the Back for Seconds Link Party! WOW! These enchiladas look amazing. I love gouda, so I will definitely be making these! Thanks for such a great idea!

  6. We absolutely love smoked gouda even my little one and her favorite food is an enchilada. Will need to make this for her. Thanks for sharing on Thursdays Treasures.

  7. Thank you for sharing this, I can’t wait to try it. It’s definately what’s for dinner tomorrow. I am having a link party right now and would love for you to link it. Your pictures are beautiful.
    New follower, all the different ways.
    Wanda Ann @

  8. Wow! These look fantastic, definitely pinning these to try soon, thanks for sharing! Stopping by from Stone Gable!

  9. Sadly, I am the only one in my house who enjoys smoked gouda cheese and that means the whole eat healthier in the new year thing would go right out the window because I’d eat them all 🙂 Of course this could be one of those recipes I use when we eat potluck style…I bet it’s a hit!

    1. It was a huge hit with my family and you can always swap out the gouda for cheddar cheese or pepper jack or a mixture!

  10. Gouda is one of my favorite cheese and we love chicken enchiladas. Pinning these to try soon! Stopping by from On the Menu Monday!

  11. Oh my word! These look fantastic! I had to check it out when I saw Smoked Gouda and then when I got to the recipe and it is combined with chipotle…YUM! I pinned this to try. Thanks so much for linking to the Weekend Potluck!

  12. Those look delicious. I have to admit that I have never even tried gouda before. 🙂 Visiting from TT&J Wrap Party.

  13. These look amazing…so delicious! Your photography skills are wonderful, really make me want to eat these right now. I`ve saved this to make soon, we love gouda…ok, we love cheese!
    Saw you sharing at Transformation Thursday
    Debbie 🙂

  14. You know, I have never thought to add gouda to my enchiladas but it sure sounds like a good idea. These look really good! Resolutions are not my thing, either:)

  15. I will definitely be making this after next week, as my husband and 8 year old are gouda lovers. How spicy is the dish, and is there a modification to make it less (or non) spicy? Thanks!

    1. Sure just remove the green chilies and add less chipotle pepper in adobo and omit the adobo sauce. Hope you enjoy them!