Creamy Chicken & Green Chili Enchiladas

These Creamy Chicken & Green Chili Enchiladas are a simple and delicious dinner idea.  And they can be on your table in under 1 hour!  Use a rotisserie chicken to speed things up!

Hello!  Thanks for popping in today…have I told you lately how much I appreciate you all?  I really do…I love that you take the time to come by and read, get a recipe, leave a nice comment…I’m lucky to have you here!  So I thought it would be nice to give you a really great recipe today…you won’t be disappointed with what I’ve whipped up for you!

For forever I have wanted to make Creamy Chicken & Green Chili Enchiladas.  Just the mere thought or mention of them makes my mouth water.  This dish had me at creamy.  Creaaaaaamy.

So before I get started, I wanted to mention my love of rotisserie chickens from the grocery store, since this recipe includes one.  Sometimes they’re cheaper to buy than chicken from the meat counter, not to mention the fact that they’re cooked to perfection and ready to go.  This means that you can speed up your dinner prep time too when you use a rotisserie chicken.  And 1 chicken can yield 3 meals…it’s true.  I’m going to do a post on it one of these days…I use 1 whole rotisserie chicken to stretch out into 3 different recipes.

Anyway, I’m off topic…what I really want to share with you today is this Creamy Chicken & Green Chili Enchilada recipe.  It’s SO good.  So so so so good.  Did I mention it’s creamy?

Creamy Chicken and Green Chili Enchiladas

This is a really quick and easy dinner to make, which means that you can have dinner on the table in about 1 hour.  Another great thing about this dish is that it is gluten free too!

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Creamy Chicken and Green Chili Enchiladas


  • Prep Time: 20 minutes
  • Cook Time: 30 minutes
  • Total Time: 50 minutes
  • Yield: 6 - 8 servings 1x

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These Creamy Chicken & Green Chili Enchiladas are a simple and delicious dinner idea.  And they can be on your table in under 1 hour!  Use a rotisserie chicken to speed things up!


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Ingredients

  • 2 cups shredded cooked chicken (basically 2 chicken breast halves of a rotisserie chicken)
  • 4 cups shredded Monterey Jack cheese
  • 10 small soft corn tortillas
  • 3 tablespoons butter
  • 3 tablespoons rice flour
  • 2 cups chicken broth
  • 1 cup sour cream
  • 24 oz cans of diced green chillies
  • fresh cilantro for garnish

Instructions

  1. Preheat your oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Grease a 9×13 baking dish. Set aside.
  3. Warm up your corn tortillas before you use them, or they will crumble when you try to roll them. To do this, wrap the stack of tortillas up in tin foil, and place them the 350 degree oven for 10 minutes.
  4. While the tortillas are warming up, in a bowl combine the shredded chicken and 1 1/2 cups of shredded cheese.
  5. Once the tortillas are warmed up, divide the chicken/cheese mixture between the 10 tortillas. Roll up each tortilla and place them folded side down in the greased baking dish. Set aside.
  6. In a saucepan, melt the butter over medium heat.
  7. Whisk in the flour and cook for about 1 minute.
  8. Then add the chicken broth and whisk, until the mixture is thick and bubbling.
  9. Remove the mixture from the heat, then stir in the chilis. Let the mixture cool for about 5 minutes, then stir in the sour cream. If you stir in the sour cream when the mixture is too hot, it will curdle.
  10. Once the sour cream has been stirred in, pour the sauce over the enchiladas.
  11. Sprinkle on the remaining 3 cups of shredded cheese.
  12. Bake for 25 minutes.
  13. After the 25 minute baking time, turn your oven on to broil and broil for about 3-4 minutes, to get the cheese browned and bubbling.
  14. Serve with fresh cilantro, and a green salad!

Recipe inspired by Raining Hot Coupons

 

Quick.  Easy.  Delicious.  Creamy.

Creamy Chicken and Green Chili Enchiladas

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31 Comments

  • Reply
    Thea
    February 19, 2014 at 1:54 PM

    i needed some inspiration for dinner tonight! Now I know what to make. This looks delicious!

    • Reply
      Jo-Anna
      February 21, 2014 at 8:46 AM

      I hope you do try it – this was a hit here! Have a great weekend Thea!

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    jennifurla
    February 19, 2014 at 2:14 PM

    OMG, can you please deliver this to my home!

    • Reply
      Jo-Anna
      February 21, 2014 at 8:46 AM

      Hahaha! I’d love to! 😉

  • Reply
    Tara
    February 19, 2014 at 11:26 PM

    These look DELICIOUS, Jo-Anna! I must make these!

    • Reply
      Jo-Anna
      February 21, 2014 at 8:47 AM

      Thanks Tara! It’s definitely a keeper recipe! 🙂

  • Reply
    Joy
    February 20, 2014 at 4:09 AM

    Yum! I believe I need to make these this weekend! Thank you for the inspiration!

    • Reply
      Jo-Anna
      February 21, 2014 at 8:47 AM

      You are so welcome! I hope you do make and enjoy them!

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    Inspire Me Heather
    February 20, 2014 at 4:42 AM

    Oh yeah, that looks GOOD! Thanks for the recipe!!

    • Reply
      Jo-Anna
      February 21, 2014 at 8:47 AM

      You are so welcome Heather!

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    Laurie@ Vin'yet Etc.
    February 20, 2014 at 2:06 PM

    You are killing me (in a good way) with these amazing recipes you keep posting! Awesome!

    • Reply
      Jo-Anna
      February 20, 2014 at 2:21 PM

      Hahaha! Thanks Laurie! 🙂

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    nicolette @ momnivore's dilemma
    February 20, 2014 at 8:47 PM

    Save the chicken bones for homemade stock…it’s the best. 🙂 You can even toss them in the freezer to hoard them for a big pot. I find it’s one of the best things I do in the winter for our immunity, and I add it to everything!

    I may just have to sat making myself gourmet meals and feeding the brood the regulars. They want the same ol’ every week, and I could eat something different every night! You had me at green chili.

    <3
    N

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      Jo-Anna
      February 21, 2014 at 8:49 AM

      I agree – homemade stock is the best – I can’t ever seem to throw out the bones! I hope you try this recipe – you can make it completely gluten free – YUM!

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    Tami
    February 21, 2014 at 10:35 AM

    Do you have to use RIce flour?? or will all purpose flour work?

    • Reply
      Jo-Anna
      February 21, 2014 at 11:26 AM

      Hi Tami! You can definitely use all purpose flour!

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    Apricot
    February 25, 2014 at 12:44 PM

    Hi. This looks amazing!! Thank you for sharing this recipe, I can’t wait to try it.
    Do you know how many ounces of cheese are needed to make four cups shredded? Thank you. 🙂

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    Lori McC
    February 26, 2014 at 11:48 AM

    I just need you to know that this was what I requested for my birthday dinner last night. It was to die for. It was a hit all around the table. I am currently devouring another piece for lunch. Thank you for the inspiration I was able to pass onto the hubs! Scrumptious !!!!!!!

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    Maureen (Moe)
    March 18, 2014 at 6:49 PM

    Can’t wait to enjoy this. In the oven right now. I will be blogging my review at moessojourn.blogspot.com
    I will be sure to provide the link right back to this blog! Thank you! ~Moe

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    Cassie
    April 2, 2014 at 7:01 PM

    I just made these and I am OBSESSED! I’ve been raving about them to all my friends 🙂 Thank you for sharing!

    • Reply
      Jo-Anna@APrettyLife
      April 4, 2014 at 12:54 PM

      LOVE to hear that!! Thank you for letting me know…it makes me so happy to know that my recipes get made, but even better when they’re loved!!

  • Reply
    Deb Fortin
    May 2, 2014 at 6:36 AM

    where do YOU get soft corn tortillas. I can only find flour ones or hard taco style ones. I tried making my own , big mistake Huge.
    help

    • Reply
      Jo-Anna@APrettyLife
      May 2, 2014 at 8:45 AM

      Hi Deb! I buy mine at Safeway and Save-On-Foods – they’re sometimes hard to find, but I usually get them in the Mexican food aisle.

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        Deb Fortin
        May 2, 2014 at 3:01 PM

        thanks, I think those may be western Canada stores and I’m in eastern ontario.
        but i”l keep my eyes open just in case

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    chrissy
    September 22, 2014 at 8:39 AM

    this looks AMAZZZZING! any subs for sour cream in this?

    • Reply
      Jo-Anna@APrettyLife
      September 23, 2014 at 4:47 PM

      Thank you Chrissy! You could use Greek Yogurt – but you might have to mix a little milk in with it so it’s not quite so thick. OR plain (unflavoured) yogurt would work too.

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    Carlee @cookingwithcarlee
    July 30, 2015 at 8:25 PM

    Yum! I have been really into making enchilada lately, but have yet to make a creamy version. This may be what makes me do it! This weekend, creamy chicken and green chili enchiladas!

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    Rose
    May 1, 2017 at 4:08 PM

    Can you use Greek yogurt instead of sour cream?

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    Shelly
    August 9, 2019 at 9:45 AM

    Wonderful recipe. My husband loved it. I am making it for a margarita party tomorrow. Do you still think it would be just as good if I made it today and baked it tomorrow?

    • Reply
      Jo-Anna Rooney
      August 9, 2019 at 10:05 AM

      Hi Shelly! I’m so glad you enjoyed this recipe! I would absolutely make it today and bake it tomorrow…it should turn out perfectly. The only thing I can think of that might happen is that it may be a little thicker after it has time to rest, but it should be just as delicious!

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