White Chicken Enchiladas

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White Chicken Enchiladas – super easy sour cream chicken enchiladas that are made with lots of creamy and tangy sour cream for a delicious white sauce. They are cheesy, full of flavor and great for dinner anytime!

Enchiladas might be one of my favorite dinners.  When I was growing up my mom made ground beef enchiladas with a red sauce quite often.  When I started dating my husband it was one of the first recipes she made for him, and he immediately fell in love.  It might be part of the reason we kept dating! 

White Chicken Enchiladas with a tangy sour cream sauce

 

Over the years I have experimented with different flavors of enchiladas – Pork Enchiladas, Sour Cream Enchiladas, and even Breakfast Enchiladas. These chicken enchiladas are topped with a creamy white sauce for a little bit of a twist, but they are still cheesy, delicious, and a must make for sure.

What You’ll Need

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  • Corn Tortillas
  • Shredded Chicken
  • Taco Seasoning – you can use store bought or make your own Taco Seasoning (this also cuts down on the sodium)
  • Cheddar Cheese
  • Green Chiles
  • Cream Cheese
  • Butter
  • Flour
  • Chicken Broth – you can use low or no sodium
  • Sour Cream

Corn Vs Flour Tortillas Enchiladas

This is a very controversial topic.  If you have visited my Facebook page and seen the video for my Sour Cream Enchiladas than you know people can get heated over this.  Mexican enchiladas are made with corn tortillas.  If you make them with flour people tell you that is a burrito not and enchilada.  Wet Burritos for example are made with flour tortillas.

I honestly prefer corn tortillas and think they taste better and have better texture.  I think flour tortillas are too heavy and dominate the flavor more than I would like.  But to me, you can do what you like.  If you want like flour tortillas than go for it, I am not going to call you out and tell you that you are wrong.  If you like corn tortillas than go for it!  

Chicken Enchiladas with a white sauce that is great for an easy dinner

How Do You Make White Chicken Enchiladas

  1. Start my mixing cooked shredded chicken with a little taco seasoning.  You can use rotisserie chicken for this, leftover chicken or just cook up a large chicken breast and shred it.  
  2. The filling is the shredded chicken, cream cheese, cheddar cheese, and a can of diced green chilies.  Mix all of this together until it is well combined.  
  3. Next you roll up the enchiladas.  Fill each tortilla with about 1/4 cup of the filling.  You don’t want to over fill them or they will tear.  Place them all seam side down in a baking dish.  
  4. Next up is the sauce. In saucepan over medium heat, melt the butter. Add flour and cook for a couple minutes, you want to stir constantly. Slowly whisk in chicken broth and bring to boil. Let it cook for a few minutes until it thickens slightly. You want to keep stirring so the sauce doesn’t burn. Then you remove the pan from the heat and stir in sour cream, chilies, salt and pepper.
  5. Pour the sauce over enchiladas and sprinkle with remaining cheese. Bake at 350 for 30-35 minutes until hot and bubbly.
  6. Let the enchiladas sit for a couple minutes before serving. This makes it so much easier to serve them!

White Chicken Enchiladas - super easy sour cream chicken enchiladas that are made with lots of creamy and tangy sour cream for a delicious white sauce. They are cheesy, full of flavor and great for dinner anytime!

How Do You Store Leftover Enchiladas

My husband loves to take the leftovers to work the next day. So I place 2 enchiladas in an airtight container and store them in the fridge.  That way he can just grab them and take them to work to reheat at lunch.  Depending on how many you have left you just want to store in an airtight container in the fridge.  They will last for 2-3 days. If you have a lot leftover, you can cover with foil and bake until they are warmed through.

Can You Freeze Chicken Enchiladas

Yes, these are great to freeze.  I often make a double batch when I am making this recipe so I can have one pan in the freezer for an easy dinner later.  After you pour the sauce over the enchiladas you want to cover them tightly with foil and place them in the freezer.  The thaw just place them in the fridge overnight and then bake according to the directions. Great to make for a friend or neighbor who needs dinner or have on hand for when life gets busy.

Enchiladas with a white sauce are the perfect dinner. You can make them ahead, you can freeze them, and the leftovers are delicious!

What to Serve With Chicken Enchiladas

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White Chicken Enchiladas - super easy sour cream chicken enchiladas that are made with lots of creamy and tangy sour cream for a delicious white sauce. They are cheesy, full of flavor and great for dinner anytime!
4.46 from 42 votes

White Chicken Enchiladas

By Erin
White Chicken Enchiladas – super easy sour cream chicken enchiladas that are made with lots of creamy and tangy sour cream for a delicious white sauce. They are cheesy, full of flavor and great for dinner anytime!
Prep: 20 minutes
Cook: 35 minutes
Total: 55 minutes
Servings: 6

Ingredients 

  • 12 corn tortillas, warmed in wet paper towel
  • 2 cups shredded chicken tossed with 2 Tablespoons taco seasoning
  • 2 cups cheddar cheese, divided
  • 4 oz can diced green chilies
  • 4 oz cream cheese

White Sauce

  • 3 Tablespoon butter
  • 3 Tablespoon flour
  • 2 cups chicken broth
  • 1 cup sour cream
  • 4 oz can diced green chilies
  • Salt and pepper to taste

Instructions 

  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Spray a 13×9 inch baking dish with non stick spray. Set aside.
  • Mix shredded chicken with 1 cup of the cheddar cheese, cream cheese and green chilies
  • Once that is all mixed together you will fill each tortilla with about 1/4 cup of the mixture and roll them up. Place them seam side down in baking dish.
  • In saucepan over medium heat, melt the butter. Add flour and cook for 2 minutes, you want to stir constantly. Slowly whisk in chicken broth and bring to boil. Let it cook for a few minutes until it thickens slightly, stirring constantly.
  • Remove the pan from the heat and stir in sour cream, chilies, salt and pepper.
  • Pour the sauce over enchiladas and sprinkle with remaining cheese.
  • Bake 30-35 minutes until hot and bubbly.
  • Let the enchiladas sit for a couple minutes before serving.

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Nutrition

Serving: 1g | Calories: 596kcal | Carbohydrates: 35g | Protein: 28g | Fat: 39g | Saturated Fat: 21g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 13g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 136mg | Sodium: 1014mg | Fiber: 4g | Sugar: 6g

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

Additional Info

Author: Erin
Prep Time: 20 minutes
Cook Time: 35 minutes
Total Time: 55 minutes
Course: Dinner Recipes
Cuisine: American
Servings: 6
Calories: 596
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