Barbequing lots of goodies at the Murrieta Farmer’s Market on Sundays Patti made sure we had lots of chicken so we’d have leftovers for some Smoky Chicken Enchiladas. Of course, if we sold out, as we often do, it would still be a win-win. But, we wanted smoked chicken for these awesome chicken enchiladas. The smokiness of the chicken plus lots of fresh veggies from the Market made a rich and delicious combination. We served it with Ken’s garlicky guacamole. And our Pacific Living Pizza Oven proved once again it’s not just for pizza!


Smoky Chicken Enchiladas

Prep Time: 15 minutes

Cook Time: 60 minutes at 350 degrees (177c)

Grill: Pacific Living Pizza Oven

Pellets: Lumberjack Mesquite


Ingredients: Smoky Chicken Enchiladas

6 cups shredded smoked chicken; we used both white and dark meat

  • 2 cups fresh cilantro, chopped
  • 1 ½ cups shallots or green onions, chopped
  • 6 mini sweet peppers, chopped
  • 1 cup Pico de Gallo salsa
  • 1 10oz. can diced tomatoes with green chilies, drained
  • 1 Tablespoon chipotle powder
  • 1 teaspoon Country Bob’s Seasoning Salt
  • 3 cups sharp cheddar cheese, shredded
  • 1 28oz. can red enchilada sauce
  • 2 cups Mexican blend shredded cheese
  • 5 burrito size tortillas, we prefer flour


In Large Bowl Combine Ingredients


Directions: Smoky Chicken Enchiladas

In large baking pan add 1 cup enchilada sauce.
In large bowl combine all ingredients, except remaining enchilada sauce and Mexican blend cheese. On each tortilla, place 1 ½ – 2 cups chicken mixture down center. Roll up and place seam side down on baking dish. Pour remaining enchilada sauce, then Mexican cheese blend evenly over tortillas.


Into Our Pacific Living Pizza Oven. Notice the Pizza Paddle/Peel


Cooking Directions: Pacific Living Pizza Oven

Preheat the Pacific Living Pizza Oven to 350 degrees (177c) about 15 minutes. We put our Smoky Chicken Enchiladas on the racks and not the pizza stone. The stone is hotter than the racks so keep this in mind depending on what you are baking or roasting. We used mesquite pellets in the smoker box for that “Kiss of Smoke” flavor. Awesome!

This was so simple and hassle free we were surprised and delighted about the ease of cooking on the Pacific Living Pizza Oven. Turn it on, set temp., put your enchiladas in the oven and shut the door. After happily enduring 60 minutes of these wonderful aromas it was time to eat. Too Easy! The enchiladas are ready when the cheese is melted with a temp around 180 degrees (83c)


Checking the Temp with Our Maverick Ready Check


Let’s eat!


About our Recipes

We do our recipes on our patio where we have a lineup of grills, including Louisiana, Green Mountain, Royall, Memphis, Traeger pellet grills, Char Griller side box smoker, Saber, Charmglow, Char-Broil, The Big Easy, Pacific Living Pizza Oven, Lodge Sportsman’s, Brinkman and Weber. I call it our “Wall of Grill”. Our grilling styles are healthy and low fat and will fit pelletheads, gas, natural wood and even charcoal purists. Almost any of our recipes can be done on any kind of good BBQ.

The important thing to keep in mind is TIME & TEMPERATURE. You can even do some of them in the oven or crock pot, but, then you lose all the flavors you get from cooking outdoors. But sometimes it does rain.

Remember that a recipe is simply an outline; it is not written in stone. Don’t be afraid to make changes to suit your taste.

Take it and run with it….

Our Thanks To:

Country Bob’s All Purpose Sauce


Maverick Industries, Inc.



F.Dick Professional Knives and Tools.




A storage container & dispenser for wood pellets


Lumberjack Wood Pellets

Jerry Brown



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