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#AD BBQ Mole Enchiladas

At least once a week I like to make dishes inspired by Latino flavors and ingredients.  We put on some Salsa or Latino pop music (which usually results in some dancing after dinner or while we are cooking) and I try to involve the kids in the cooking process as much as possible.  Sometimes I will make a family recipe, others I will use ingredients that remind me of my home, Guatemala.  But we have the most fun in the kitchen when we experiment making new recipes that blend flavors from different cultures because I believe that food is such an important part of our family life and I love recipes that reflect the bi-cultural and bilingual environment my children are being raised in.

BBQ Mole Enchiladas. Combining Latino and American flavors.

BBQ Mole Enchiladas. Combining Latino and American flavors.

We love Tyson and their products are a staple at our house but we had not tried the Honey BBQ Chicken Strips yet.  I had decided we would make some enchiladas, one of my family’s favorite foods. As I was at the grocery strolling through the Latino foods section I was inspired and decided to try to make an American version of mole sauce for the enchiladas.  My family loves mole and BBQ so I thought it would be really fun to combine those two flavors.  Mexican mole is made with a combination of mild chiles and chocolate and it’s always a fun meal when there is chocolate in your food! You can see my complete shopping trip on my Google+ album HERE.


Before making the enchiladas I wanted to try the Tyson Honey BBQ Chicken Strips. From the moment they started to heat up in the oven the whole house was filled with a sweet BBQ scent that opened up everyone’s appetite. Made with whole pieces chicken breast they where tender inside and bursting with flavor outside, my husband loved them and I had a hard time keeping him away from the kitchen while I was making the enchiladas with the kids.


4.9 from 8 reviews
BBQ Mole Enchiladas
Cuisine: Mexican, American
Prep time: 
Cook time: 
Total time: 
Serves: 4
  • 1 package of Tyson’s Honey BBQ Chicken Strips
  • 12 corn tortillas
  • Mexican cream or Crème fraîche:
  • Mexican queso fresco or crumbling cheese (can be substituted for feta cheese)
  • 2 avocados
  • chopped chives for garnish
  • For the BBQ Mole Sauce
  • 1 cup of chicken broth
  • ¼ cup apple cider vinegar
  • 1 cup of Mole (like La Costena or Doña María)
  • ¼ cup ketchup
  • ½ cup of your favorite BBQ sauce (I used Honey BBQ sauce)
  • 2 tbsp brown sugar
  • ½ teaspoon of cinnamon
  • salt to taste
  1. Heat the chicken broth in a saucepan at medium heat .
  2. Add apple cider, mole, ketchup, BBQ/ sauce, brown sugar and mix until smooth.
  3. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat to low and simmer until the sauce thickens, about 10 minutes.
  4. In the mean time heat the chicken strips, following the instructions on the package.
  5. While still hot cut the strips into small, bite size pieces.
  6. Warm up the tortillas and place the Tyson honey BBQ chicken pieces in the middle, wrapping the tortilla around them.
  7. Place warm enchiladas on a plate or serving dish and spoon the BBQ Mole sauce over them.
  8. Top with cream, crumpled cheese and avocado slices.
  9. Garnish by sprinkling of chopped chives.


Everyone loved the Mole BBQ enchiladas made with Tyson Honey BBQ Chicken Strips and we had as much fun eating them as we did coming up with the recipe and cooking them.   The combination of sweet and tangy flavors with the hint of chocolate and cinnamon in the sauce was perfectly paired with the Honey BBQ chicken filled tortillas.

Pour the warm sauce over the the chicken filed tortillas.

Pour the warm sauce over the the chicken filed tortillas.

I invite you to try out the Tyson Honey BBQ Chicken Strips, look for demos in your nearest Walmart to get some inspiration and start creating fun recipes to share with your family.

Top the enchiladas with some Mexican cream.

Top the enchiladas with some Mexican cream.

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BBQ Mole Enchiladas made with Tyson Honey BBQ Chicken Strips.

BBQ Mole Enchiladas made with Tyson Honey BBQ Chicken Strips.


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About the author

Paula Bendfeldt-Diaz

Paula moved from her native Guatemala to SW Florida with her husband and two children and together they are discovering what it means to live life between two languages.

Paula studied architecture who now makes a living as a freelance writer, traveler and amateur photographer. She started her writing & publishing career as the editor of Bebé y Mamá, the first parenting magazine in Guatemala. She is the founder of www.GrowingUpBilingual.com and www.365thingsswfl.com and writes articles in Spanish and English for both magazines and the web on travel, food and bicultural and bilingual parenting .

When she is not on a plane or road trip she likes to create recipes inspired in the flavors of her native Guatemala.

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  1. Adriana Martin (@AsBestRecipes)

    This dish sounds delicious thanks for sharing Paula hoping one day I get invited to try some of this BBQ enchiladas!
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    1. Paula Bendfeldt-Diaz

      Thanks Adriana, would love to have you over anytime!!
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  2. Dawn Kropp

    YUMM-O! They look delish, I’m going to try this recipe, I think that my hubby will love it 🙂
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  3. Diane @ Me, Him And The Cats

    I had never heard of Mole enchiladas before but this is the second time in two days! They sound delicious!
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  4. April Wray

    That looks delicious!! Thank You for sharing that!
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  5. Darci Bean

    I’m not a fan of mole sauce but these do look appetizing!!!
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  6. Kelly R

    This looks so good. Thank you for sharing the recipe…
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  7. Elisebet F

    Okay, I’m officially hungry right now, which is bad since I just ate! These look delicious, and I love the presentation.
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  8. Natalia

    Those look so good!! I’m starving now!!

  9. Cristina

    These enchiladas look soooo yummy!
    Wonderful idea to use Tyson’s Honey BBQ Chicken Strips. I love them!
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  10. Bohemian Babushka

    I’m w/Adriana and waiting for my invite! ; ) Se ve super yummy mujer. BB2U
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    1. Paula Bendfeldt-Diaz

      Come on over amiga.
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  11. Coolchillmom

    Wow. Speechless at such an amazing dish

  12. Maybelline @ Naturalmente Mamá

    This is the recipe you were telling me about! OMG! Looks delish! Thanks for the recipe!
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  13. Karian ~ consaboraKaFe

    That looks amazing. We all love Tyson’s chicken specially the kids.
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  14. Christy Maurer

    I’ve never tried mole sauce but I love Tyson! I’ll have to try this out. It doesn’t look too difficult 🙂
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  15. Myrah

    S p e e c h l e s s and HUNGRY! Wow.! Amazing images and recipe!
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    1. Paula Bendfeldt-Diaz

      Thanks Myrah, really appreciate it! Had so much fun making it too. 🙂
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  16. Alejandra Ramirez

    OMG! That looks sooo good! Nunca he probado el mole y creo que esto sería la receta perfecta para probarlo.
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  17. Ely Aguilera

    Jamas se me habria ocurrido usar el pollo Tyson BBQ para preparar enchiladas, se ven espectaculares.

  18. monica young

    que delicia, me encanta, la tengo que hacer pronto

  19. Lennie

    Wow! It looks great.
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  20. Uchi

    Que buenas fotos ! tentadoras 🙂
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    1. Paula Bendfeldt-Diaz

      Gracias Uchi!!
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  21. S. Yissele

    OMG! Se ven Buenísimas las Enchiladas! Muchas Gracias por la receta! Yummy!

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  23. Reesa L

    Oh those look delicious! Thank you!


    This looks so good! I love easy recipes….I’m gonna try this one 🙂

  25. Christy

    Wow, what a flavorful meal. I love using precooked items and making them my own by creating an incredible recipe like this one. I do believe I’m going to have to clone your recipe here. My family will love this. It combines so many of the flavors/food types they already love!
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    1. Paula Bendfeldt-Diaz

      Thanks Christy, you are welcome to clone it! 🙂 Hope you enjoy it as much as we did.
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  26. Maria Iemma

    I have never tried the mole sauce but this recipe has motivated me to try it. I love chocolate so it is possible that I will love it too. The pictures look very appetizing.

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