Stouffer’s Chicken Enchiladas Review

Stouffer's Chicken Enchiladas

Here at Freezer Meal Frenzy, we’ve tried quite a few frozen enchiladas across a wide variety of brands, from Trader Joe’s to Evol, from Good Food Made Simple to Devour. It seems like every frozen food brand under the sun has its own take on the stuff. Even so, we were honestly a bit surprised to learn that Stouffer’s has their own version, the Chicken Enchiladas.

We couldn’t find a single-serving version of this dish (and we’re not sure one exists), so we picked up the family-sized package. One box contains four enchiladas. They all come in a single tray, so this is designed to be heated up all in one batch, though the “family size” implies this was intended to be split among multiple people rather than across multiple batches.

Stouffer's Chicken Enchiladas

There’s no way around it: this meal takes a very long time to cook. If you’re going to use the microwave, this has a 24-minute cook time. If you use the oven, that brings the cook time up to 75 minutes. Since the microwave version felt so excruciatingly long, we decided to just bite the bullet on this and heat this in the oven. This is a meal for when speed just isn’t essential.

We cooked up all four, but we portioned out two enchiladas, as shown below.

Stouffer's Chicken Enchiladas

There is a bed of rice in the tray, upon which the enchiladas rest. It’s a pretty tasty rice with a pretty noticeable squirt of lime juice mixed in. It has that tangy, citrusy lime taste, which makes it quite enjoyable to eat.

The enchiladas are filled with stringy chicken in a chicken broth mix, along with some corn and the occasional pinto bean. The chicken is pretty good, though we wish there were more of it — there’s not nearly as much as the image on the box would have you believe. It’s juicy and rich, and the stringy texture works quite well with this particular meal. We’re told there are green chiles and tomatoes mixed in as well, but we didn’t find any in our enchiladas. It’s quite possible they got buried in the mix, as there’s quite a lot going on here.

The shell is a corn masa tortilla. It’s not quite as authentic tasting as we’d like, but it’s halfway decent and it has a soft consistency that makes it melt into the rest of the ingredients. On top of the shell is a bit of sour cream, with a layer of cheddar cheese over the top of everything.

One serving is a single enchilada, though we found the two we made to be a pretty reasonable serving size — we were pretty stuffed after eating our two-enchilada meal. Obviously, the full pan is way too much food for a single person, so we don’t think it’s likely that someone will eat the whole thing at once. One enchilada contains 280 calories (70 from fat) and 740 mg of sodium. That means two enchiladas contains 520 calories (140 from fat) and 1,480 mg of sodium, while the entire box has 1,120 calories (280 from fat) and 2,960 mg of sodium. So again, this is clearly not designed to be a single meal for one person.

Stouffer’s Chicken Enchiladas don’t make for a quick meal, but they do make for a tasty one. We really enjoy these, and when we finished our two-enchilada serving, we were glad we’d be putting two more in the fridge to munch on the following day.

To learn more about the nutrition content or ingredients in these frozen enchiladas, check out our package scan below.

Stouffer's Chicken Enchiladas

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