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Creamy Chicken Enchiladas

by Laura

Love chicken enchiladas? Love sour cream enchiladas? Well today’s recipe for Creamy Chicken Enchiladas is a hybrid of the two.

These enchiladas have a nice creamy filling on the inside, but are bathed in that traditional red enchiladas sauce. I loved the results and so did my family.

This makes 10 enchiladas and they are divided between two 9 x 13 inch baking dishes. This gives the enchiladas room to breath allowing space in between each enchiladas. This helps reduce the tortilla from getting too soft in the baking process.

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Creamy Chicken Enchiladas


  • 2 Tbsp butter
  • 1 onion chopped
  • 2 cups cooked chicken
  • 1 cup sour cream (I used light)
  • 1 (7 oz) can fire roasted green chilies
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 4 cups shredded cheese, divided (I used a combo of cheddar and monterey jack)
  • 10 large flour tortilla
  • 1 (28 oz) can red enchilada sauce (I used mild)
  • additional sour cream and chopped green onion, optional for garnish


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. In a skillet, melt butter and cook onion in the butter until softened.
  3. In a bowl, add the cooked onion, chicken, sour cream green chilies, salt, and 2 cups of the cheese, Stir until combined.
  4. Spray 2 9 x 13 pans with non-stick spray. Then add a spoonful or 2 of the enchilada sauce to the bottom of each pan and spread to coat.
  5. Spread a spoonful of the enchilada sauce over each tortilla then add 1/2 cup of filling and roll up. Place rolled enchiladas in the prepared pans – five in each pan.
  6. Pour the remaining sauce over the enchiladas and then sprinkle with the remaining cheese.
  7. Bake at 350 degrees for 20-30 minutes until hot and bubbly.
  8. Top with sour cream and green onion to serve, if desired. Serves 5.
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Recipe adapted from The Essential Mormon Cookbook.

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