Chicken Enchilada Bubble Up

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Chicken Enchilada Bubble Up made with refrigerated biscuit dough, chicken breast, enchilada sauce, and veggies is a surprisingly light dish that is packed with flavor. Jump to Recipe keyboard_arrow_down

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This Chicken Enchilada Bubble Up dish couldn't be more delicious. You will never believe that it only has 235 calories and 5 Weight Watchers SmartPoints per serving. Packed with chicken, bell peppers, tomatoes, and cheese all smothered in enchilada sauce and baked with biscuits. Come on - you know you can't wait to try it.

Bubble ups are some of my favorite dishes to make and my family absolutely loves them. Lately I have been on a hunt to find enchilada sauce and that was the original inspiration for this recipe. But I was surprised at how difficult it was to find here in Canada. Luckily after consulting my good friend Google, I learned that in many stores here it is called taquera sauce. It tastes very similar and is much easier to find. 

Chicken Enchilada Bubble Up before being cooked in a casserole dish.

So back to the bubble up! All my bubble ups start with biscuit dough. I like to use the 7.5 oz. packages of small biscuits, which I then cut down into smaller pieces. This helps to ensure the dough cooks through completely. Then I cover the biscuit dough with a mixture of chicken, diced bell peppers, tomatoes, and enchilada sauce. I also add some extra chili powder, which is completely optional depending on the spice level of your enchilada sauce. Then the cheese! Because every good enchilada has cheese. Once this bakes in the oven, I like to top it with cilantro and diced avocado. You can add any toppings you like.

Fun Ways to Personalize Your Chicken Enchilada Bubble Up

  • Chicken is my go to protein for this dish but I imagine it would work with other proteins as well. You could try lean ground chicken or beef. You could also use black beans for a vegetarian option.
  • Since enchilada sauce can be hard to find in Canada, I used taquera sauce, which is the closest option I could easily find. If you are in the states, you could use red or green enchilada sauce. You could also use a taco sauce.
  • Toppings! Consider trying my favorites of cilantro and avocado. You could also add olives, jalapenos, onion, or queso fresco.

Weight Watchers Chicken Enchilada Bubble Up on a plate with a fork.

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The Recipe

Chicken Enchilada Bubble Up

TOTAL TIME: 1 Hours, 5 Min
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  • 7.5 oz package biscuit dough (see note)
  • 2 cups cooked shredded chicken breast (8 ounces)
  • 1 cup enchilada sauce
  • 1 U red pepper, diced
  • 1 U tomato, diced
  • 1 tsp chili powder
  • 1 cup reduced fat shredded cheese (I use a 3 cheese blend, any is fine)
  • 4 U green onions, chopped

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Preheat oven to 350F. Spray a 9x13 casserole dish with non stick spray. Cut your 10 small biscuits into 6 pieces each.


Pout 1/4 cup of the enchilada sauce in bottom of casserole dish. Layer half of the cut biscuits in dish on sauce.


In a bowl, mix the chicken with remaining 3/4 cup enchilada sauce, peppers, tomatoes, and chili powder.


Spoon half of your chicken mixture on top of your biscuits, spreading out evenly. Sprinkle 1/2 cup of cheese on top. Then repeat with remaining biscuits, chicken mixture, and cheese.


Top with diced green onion. Loosely cover with foil and bake for 35 minutes. Remove foil and bake another 15 minutes.


Top with fresh avocado and fresh cilantro (optional, but the nutritional info does include the avocado). Cut into 6 equal servings, each one weighing approx 6.5oz each. Store any leftovers in the fridge. Bubble up should freeze well.

Nutritional Facts
Serving Size: 6.5 oz.
Amount Per Serving
Calories 235
Calories from Fat 62
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 7g
Saturated Fat 3g
Monounsaturated Fat 1g
Polyunsaturated Fat 0g
Cholesterol 44mg
Sodium 890mg
Total Carbohydrate 22g
Dietary Fiber 2g
Sugars 6g
Protein 20g

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

The Nutritional Values provided are estimates only and may vary based on the preparation method.


I use Great Value, they are similar to pillsbury but pillsbury discontinued the 4 value pack of 7.5 oz tubes, with 10 small biscuits in each, if you can not find the small 7.5oz pack use a larger pack and weigh out the portion you need, I recommend cutting your biscuit pieces smaller as well
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Hi, my name is Kate from Drizzle Me Skinny. I just enjoy creating weight watcher friendly foods in the comfort of my kitchen, and that is what you will find in this website. I keep things pretty simple, a lot of my recipes are basic ingredients that most people have in their kitchen.  Learn More
Chicken enchilada casserole with biscuit dough, chicken, enchilada sauce, cheese, and veggies.
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November 3, 2018 - 09:38
Also wondering if I can make ahead...
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April 16, 2018 - 08:47
Can you prepare this ahead of time then put in oven when you get home?
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April 8, 2018 - 15:49
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This was delicious! The whole family loved it! Total comfort food without the guilt!
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