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Gluten-free Dairy-free Enchiladas

These gluten-free dairy-free enchiladas take less than 30 minutes to prep and are an awesome fast go-to that the family will love. My kids devour this family-sized enchilada recipe! An easy delicious twist on the classic Mexican enchiladas, with a simple no-fuss homemade enchilada sauce.

Gluten-free Dairy-free Enchiladas

Course Main Course
Cuisine Mexican
Prep Time 30 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Servings 7 people
Author Autumn, @wholefoodfor7


  • 3 cups shredded chicken see notes
  • 1 cup dairy-free cheese we prefer So-Delicious
  • 1 bunch cilantro optional
  • 14 gluten-free corn or flour tortillas

Enchilada Sauce

  • 2 15oz can tomato sauce
  • 1 tablespoon chili powder
  • 2 teaspoon cumin
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1 teaspoon salt


  1. In a medium saucepan, combine well all of the enchilada sauce ingredients and bring to boil. Then turn down to medium low and simmer for 10 minutes

  2. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.

  3. Once enchilada sauce is done simmering, pour 3/4 cup enchilada sauce into shredded chicken and stir to combine.

  4. Cover the bottom of a 9x13 pan with enchilada sauce, about 3/4 cup

  5. If tortillas are cold (i.e. have been stored in the fridge) and not flexible, wrap in a wet paper towel and microwave for 30 seconds to heat. Skip this step if tortillas are room temperature.

  6. Spread a generous 1/4 cup of chicken/sauce mixture into each tortilla. Wrap and place seam side down into the 9x13 pan. Repeat with all 14 tortillas.

  7. Cover the top of the tortillas in the pan with the remaining enchilada sauce. Sprinkle with dairy-free cheese.

  8. Cook in oven for 25 minutes.

  9. Remove from oven and serve warm.

Recipe Notes

I like to make my shredded chicken by steaming 2 large chicken breasts in my instant pot (on the "Steam" setting) with 1/2 cup water for 10 minutes. When done and while still hot, I shred it by mixing it with my Kitchen Aid or hand mixer (covering with a kitchen towel to prevent a big mess!).


Delicious with my Spanish Cauliflower Rice as a side!


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