I am so excited to share this latest bubble up creation with you all! This chicken enchilada bubble up was AMAZING… and doesn’t it just look so pretty πŸ™‚ I love bubble up’s and I’m pretty sure all of you do too, they are simple and become family favorites! When I decided to create this enchilada dish I went out on a hunt for enchilada sauce and soon learned it is not as easy to find out here in Ontario, maybe if I had tried a specialty store but time was against me for that.. So I quickly turned to my friend Google and searched if “taquera sauce” which is what I found in my local grocery stores was similar to enchilada sauce and yes indeed it was.. The recipe calls for enchilada sauce and if you can find it near you great, but if not then use the taquera sauce. My good friend Dawn ( @life.as.dawn on instagram) and fellow weight watchers Canadian ambassador got a head start on this one and made it for her family last week, they all loved it!! Serves 6 at only 5 freestyle smart points per serving


Chicken enchilada bubble up

5-6PP, 5SP blue & purple, 6SP green
5 from 2 votes
Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 50 mins
Total Time 1 hr 5 mins
Course Main meals
Servings 6


  • 7.5 oz package of biscuit dough I use great value (bought in the U.S) 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..
  • 2 cups cooked shredded chicken 8 ounces
  • 1 cup enchilada sauce
  • 1 diced red pepper
  • 1 diced tomato
  • 1 tsp chili powder
  • 1 cup reduced fat shredded cheese I use a 3 cheese blend, any is fine.
  • Green onion
  • Diced avocado optional
  • Diced fresh cilantro optional


  • Preheat oven to 350F, spray a 9x13 casserole dish with some non stick spray.
  • Cut your 10 small biscuits into 6 pieces each.
  • Use just 1/4 cup of your enchilada sauce and place in bottom of casserole dish just enough to cover it.
  • Place 1/2 of your cut biscuits in dish on sauce.
  • In a bowl mix your chicken with remaining 3/4 cup of enchilada sauce, diced peppers, diced tomato and chili powder.
  • Spoon half of your chicken mixture on top of your biscuits, spreading out evenly.
  • Sprinkle 1/2 cup of cheese, then repeat layer, remaining biscuits, remaining chicken mixture and remaining 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, store any leftovers in the fridge, bubble up should freeze well.


Personal Points- 5-6 depending on your 0PP foodsΒ 
SP freestyle- (blue & purple) 5 using WW recipe builder
Smart points- (green) 6 using WW recipe builder
Points Plus- 6 using PP calculator
Nutritional info per serving .. Calories 224...Fat 9.2g...Sat fat 3.5g...Carbs 20.4g...Fiber 2.1g...Sugars 0.8g...Protein 16.9g using My Fitness Pal





    • Drizzle Reply

      Thanks, so glad you enjoy them.. I used about 1/2 an avocado

  1. Did you include avocado in the points value or do we need to add points for the avocado. Did you use green or red enchilada sauce?

    • The images show a red enchilada sauce and the avocado is listed as optional, so i’m guessing that means you’d need to add the points.

      • Drizzle Reply

        HI David, as stated in recipe directions (number 9) the nutri info does include the avocado, and the sauce was the only sauce I could find here in Canada, my guess is enchilada sauce will be the exact same in nutri info as the one I used

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  3. I MADE IT THIS PAST WEEKEND AND SEPARATED INTO TUPPERWARE FOR MY LUNCH THIS WEEK! I can’t wait for lunch time. This dish is SOOOOO amazing! Keep the bubble-ups coming!

    • Drizzle Reply

      Hi Alison, yay so glad you loved it.. I too loved this one πŸ™‚ hope you enjoy lunch time!!

  4. When you freeze it, do you freeze it baked? Or before baking? How would you thaw it?

    • Drizzle Reply

      Hi Jess, I have not froze it but I think it will freeze ok, definitely after baking it, and likely thaw it out on counter then heat in oven, microwave might make it too soggy

  5. David Behnen Reply

    My wife recently got back into WW and wanted to try a freestyle meal and this was the first one we picked. It turned out amazing! I made the slight change of instead of using a fresh tomato, i used half a can of the Rotel tomatoes with the diced chiles in it since we love the flavor and heat from those, and it was great! Can’t wait to try other recipes on here.

    • Drizzle Reply

      Hi David, so glad you and your wife enjoyed it and I hope you continue to enjoy more recipes πŸ™‚

  6. Do you think I could use the 2-ingredient dough in this recipe instead of store-bought biscuits? I’m worried the 2-ingredient dough might be too dense….?

    • Drizzle Reply

      It is on my to do list to try the 2 ingredient dough in a bubble up, I too have the same concerns, I’ll post it when I try it πŸ™‚

  7. I was thinking of doing this for a super bowl party – I want to be able to take part in the party what do you think or do you have another dish that would work well

    • Drizzle Reply

      Hi Ana, sure I think it would be a great addition, I have lots of appetizers too you might want to look at , or maybe a chili?

  8. Hi Ana, I made this dish following your recipe, but used the 2-ingredient dough instead of store bought biscuit dough. It was a little dense, but yummy. I made my own enchilada sauce because I didn’t have any handy. My whole family loved this dish. The 2-ingredient dough (1/2 cup ea. Self rising flour and 1/2 cup plain non fat greek yogurt) is 6 points. There are six servings in total (therefore the dough adds 1 point per serving). Question-how would this substitution effect that SmartPoints of this recipe per serving?

    • Drizzle Reply

      Hi, just so you know it’s Kate (not Ana) πŸ™‚ I’m glad you all enjoyed it and happy to hear the 2 ID worked well.. so the biscuit pack has 17Sp for the whole roll, your dough would be 5 or 6 depending what brand of flour you used.. so you’d be knocking off approx 10-12 points, my guess is it would go down 2 points per serving but best to do the proper recipe building in the WW app

  9. Sorry – edit – I’m using freestyle points, therefore my question is how the substation effects the freestyle SPper serving?

  10. I couldnt get this down to 5 pts due to the only biscuits I could find was the Pilsbury large ones and only used 6. This made it 6 pts for me. Next time I am going to try the 2 ingredient dough to make it a lot less.

    • Drizzle Reply

      Hi Rebecca, yes I have seen some trying the bubble ups with that, my advice would be to pre bake it first, the biscuits I buy are a small 10 pack, there is 17SP in the whole package

  11. Made this a few days ago using the 2 ingredient dough. I think I added too much dough/not enough sauce. The flavors were nice (could have been spicier), but…all that dough was unpleasant. Would maybe try again with 1/2 as much as I used and maybe increase the enchilada sauce and add in something to make it spicier. I’m sure it was user error…but…well, does anyone want 5/6’s of a pan of this? It’s still in my fridge. πŸ™‚

    • Drizzle Reply

      Hi Joanne, sorry the dough did not work out, personally I am not sure I want to attempt the bubble ups with the 2I dough I just don’t think I am going to like how it bakes, I’ll stick with the biscuits πŸ˜‰

  12. I failed on this some how the dough on the bottom is still raw but I was so hungry I ate it and picked out the dough! It was good anyways. haha

    • Drizzle Reply

      Oh no, I’m sorry πŸ™ I think it might just come down to some ovens vary on cooking times/temps, maybe try pre baking the dough

  13. Shari M Ratner Reply

    My dough came out undercooked and still doughy. Not sure where I went wrong.

    • Drizzle Reply

      Did you use the right size biscuits? 7.5oz small package of 10.. if so then perhaps maybe your oven just needs extra time, you can try pre-baking the dough a little

  14. I just made this and had to cheat on my second day of WW because it was SO GOOD I couldn’t have just one serving. Oh my god. I added jalapeΓ±os to mine.

    • Drizzle Reply

      Hi Emily, so glad you enjoyed it and hey there are by far worse things you could cheat on than this dish so I’d say that is a win, because you filled up on this your less likely to snack on higher point foods later πŸ™‚

    • Drizzle Reply

      Hi, first line under instructions says 9×13 dish πŸ™‚

  15. If you leave the avocado out how much does it change the freestyle points per serving? I’m fairly new and still trying to get the hang of all this! Thanks.

    • Drizzle Reply

      Hi AJ, 1/2 an avocado is 5 points, so you could probably safely save a point without using it

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  20. Food Basics in the Ottawa area carries both the red and the green enchilada sauce.

    • Drizzle Reply

      Thanks Joan πŸ™‚ I will try our food basics here

  21. I used salsa verde instead of red enchilada sauce and made half the pan with black beans and the other half with chicken. Delicious!!

    • Drizzle Reply

      Hi, I have never attempted a bubble up in the crock pot, I am not sure the biscuits will cook the same, sorry I can’t give a better answer than that πŸ™ if you try it please let me know

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  23. My husband gives this a solid 9 out of 10. Me too! It was so goodπŸ˜‹

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  27. Chicken Enchilada Bubble Up… Delicious! We don’t care for reduced fat cheese in this house, so I used regular fat sharp cheddar instead. I also used more chicken than this calls for, and added some extra spicy salsa, adjusting the points as necessary when I put the recipe into my tracker. I’m not really much of a cook, and don’t often try new recipes. I’m glad I tried this one. My husband & I thoroughly enjoyed it. Thank you, Ms Drizzle!

    • Drizzle Reply

      Hi Rita, I am so glad both you and your husband enjoyed it πŸ™‚

  28. Holy Amazing!!! I used diced tomatoes with green chilies instead of a regular tomatoes. Oh the flavor was amazing, my husband loved it! I love your recipes.

  29. Just tried this tonight and it was so yummy!! Thank you so much for your talent in creating low point recipes that are hearty and delicious!

    • Drizzle Reply

      Hi Erin, I’m so glad you enjoyed it .. thanks for your kind words πŸ™‚

  30. My kids are vegetarian so I made the recipe with a cup of black beans and a cup of corn instead of chicken and it was fantastic! They loved and gobbled it up! THANKS!

    • Drizzle Reply

      Hi Erin, that sounds great, so glad you made it work for your family and thanks for sharing for others who might be looking for a vegetarian dish πŸ™‚

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