White Chicken Enchilada Skillet

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This white chicken enchilada skillet turns the traditional dish into a one-pan, stove-top meal! And even better, it’s ready in 20 minutes.

Mexican food is one of my favorite things ever.  Mexican Dinner Ideas has 25 of my favorite Mexican recipes all in one place.  So you know that I am a fan.  And one of my favorite things is enchiladas.  Chicken Enchiladas are one of the most requested meals around here.

But sometimes you don’t have the time to make enchiladas. All the filling, rolling, and baking takes time.  That is where one pan meals come in. They make dinner time super fast and easy.  Especially when you are getting a craving for white chicken enchiladas.

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This skillet chicken recipe is ready in about 20 minutes.  So you can have dinner ready in no time.  Salsa Verde chicken skillet is another Mexican skillet chicken recipe that my family loves.

My son is always happy when we have skillet dinners.  They are often pasta based, so this one totally threw him! Anything creamy and cheesy is always a win for him.  Not sure what skillet dinner he will request next time, because he practically licked his plate clean with this enchilada skillet.

White Chicken Enchilada Ingredients

  • Butter
  • Flour
  • Chicken Broth
  • Chili Powder
  • Cumin
  • Salt & Pepper
  • Diced Green Chilies
  • Chicken
  • Monterey Jack Cheese
  • Corn Tortillas
  • Sour Cream
A plate of white chicken enchilada skillet

How To Make White Chicken Enchilada Skillet

  1. In a large skillet melt butter over medium high heat. Stir in flour, and cook for 2-3 minutes until golden brown.
  2. Slowly whisk in chicken stock until it is nice and smooth and there are not any clumps.
  3. Add in all the seasonings and the can of green chilies. Simmer for a few minutes until it starts to thicken.
  4. Add cut up chicken pieces, stirring to coat with sauce. Let it cook for 8-10 minutes until the chicken is just cooked through.
  5. Add in some of the Monterey jack cheese, diced tortillas and sour cream, and stir until well blended.
  6. Top with the last bit of cheese, cover and heat until the cheese is melted.

This skillet meal is ready in 20 minutes, so you can make it any night of the week! Top with diced avocado and cilantro for a delicious dinner everyone will love.  We can’t have Mexican at our house without homemade guacamole, so add a few tortilla chips for some crunch and we are all happy!

A plate of food of white chicken enchilada skillet

And if you want to go all out and make actual White Chicken Enchiladas, they are definitely worth the effort if you have more than 20 minutes on a busy night!

What To Serve With White Chicken Enchilada Skillet

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4.45 from 9 votes

White Chicken Enchilada Skillet

By Erin
This white chicken enchilada skillet turns the traditional dish into a one-pan, stove-top meal! And even better, it’s ready in 20 minutes.
Prep: 5 minutes
Cook: 15 minutes
Total: 20 minutes
Servings: 5

Ingredients 

  • 3 tablespoons Butter
  • 3 tablespoons All-Purpose Flour
  • 2 cups Chicken Stock
  • 1/2 teaspoon Chili Powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon Ground Cumin
  • 1/2 teaspoon Salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon Black Pepper
  • 1 4 ounce can Diced Green Chiles
  • 1 pound Boneless Skinless Chicken Breast, Cut into 1 inch cubes
  • 1 1/2 cups Shredded Monterey Jack Cheese
  • 10 Corn Tortillas, Diced
  • 1 cup Sour Cream

Toppings (Optional)

  • Diced Avocado
  • Cilantro

Instructions 

  • In a large skillet melt butter over medium high heat. Stir in flour, and cook for 2-3 minutes until golden brown.
  • Slowly whisk in chicken stock.
  • Season with chili powder, cumin, salt, pepper, and green chiles.
  • Heat for 2-3 minutes to a low simmer.
  • Add chicken breasts, stirring to coat with sauce.
  • Cook for 8-10 minutes until the chicken is just cooked through.
  • Add 1 cup Monterey jack cheese, diced tortillas and sour cream.
  • Stir until well blended.
  • Top with the last 1/2 cup of cheese, cover and heat until the cheese is melted.
  • Serve immediately with diced avocado and cilantro, for optional garnish.

Nutrition

Serving: 1g | Calories: 596kcal | Carbohydrates: 33g | Protein: 44g | Fat: 32g | Saturated Fat: 17g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 12g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 156mg | Sodium: 720mg | Fiber: 4g | Sugar: 5g

Nutrition information is automatically calculated, so should only be used as an approximation.

Additional Info

Author: Erin
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 20 minutes
Course: Dinner Recipes
Cuisine: American
Servings: 5
Calories: 596
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30 Comments

  1. I have a feeling that my family would love this! Adding this to the weekly dinner rotation soon. 🙂

  2. For sure – enchiladas are one of my fave restaurant dishes, and yes, a little bit of a hassle to make at home. This skillet dish is a great alternative with all the great flavors! Love it!

  3. Hai Erin
    Thanks for sharing the recipe!

    Mexican food are one of my fov too
    It always full of flavor and spicy

    And yes, boys are always like something creamy and cheese
    Same here

    One skilled chicken indeed help us busy moms in the kitchen!
    Definetely will tried it at home