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calendar18 July 2017

Author: Claire Wong

Claire’s cheap chicken enchiladas

Claire’s cheap chicken enchiladas

Claire says, ‘The great thing about this recipe is that it’s much simpler than it looks! A tin of soup works as a great cheap substitute for enchilada sauce and no one will guess your secret ingredient!’

Preparation time: 10 mins
Cooking time: 50 mins
Serves: 6
Total cost: £5.66 (94p per serving)

500g chicken pieces (£3 – you can also save money by buying chicken thighs and chopping up the meat yourself)
1 tomato, chopped (12p / 69p for pack of six)
1 onion, chopped (16p)
6 tortilla wraps (68p / 90p for pack of eight)
1 tin of condensed cream of chicken soup (£1)
100g cheese (any kind that’s easy to grate) (70p / £1.40 for 200g mature white cheddar)
2 tsp chili powder (few pence / 85p for 50g)


  1. Heat the oven to 200 degrees (or 180 if you have a fan oven).
  2. Fry the chicken in a pan. When it starts to turn golden brown, add in the onion and cook for five mins. Remove the pan from the heat and leave to cool down.
  3. Pour the whole tin of soup over the chicken and onion. Mix in the chopped tomato and chili powder.
  4. Divide the mixture between the tortilla wraps. Roll up each one and place them side by side in a rectangular baking dish.
  5. Grate the cheese and sprinkle over the wraps.
  6. Bake in the oven for 30 mins or until the cheese is melted and the sauce is starting to bubble.

*Prices from Tesco, correct at time of publishing

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