Baked Chicken Enchiladas with Creamy Green Sauce


Savor the rich and comforting flavors of our Baked Chicken Enchiladas with Creamy Green Sauce. This delectable dish features tender chicken wrapped in soft tortillas, smothered in a lush, creamy green sauce. It's a perfect blend of hearty ingredients and zesty spices, ideal for a family dinner or a special occasion.

Baked Chicken Enchiladas with Creamy Green Sauce

Preparation and Cooking Times

  • Prep Time: 30 minutes
  • Cook Time: 20 minutes
  • Total Time: 50 minutes

Servings and Serving Size

  • Serves: 4-6
  • Serving Size: 2 enchiladas


  • Cooked chicken, shredded: 500 grams (1.1 pounds)
  • Flour tortillas: 8-12 (depending on size)
  • Grated cheese (such as Monterey Jack or Cheddar): 200 grams (7 ounces)
  • Olive oil: 15 ml (0.5 ounce)
  • For the Creamy Green Sauce:
  • Salsa verde: 250 ml (8.5 ounces)
  • Sour cream: 120 ml (4 ounces)
  • Garlic powder: 1 gram (0.03 ounces)
  • Ground cumin: 2 grams (0.07 ounces)
  • Salt and pepper: to taste

Detailed Method of Preparation

  1. Preheat your oven to 375°F (190°C).
  2. In a bowl, mix together the salsa verde, sour cream, garlic powder, cumin, salt, and pepper to create the creamy green sauce.
  3. In another bowl, combine the shredded chicken with half of the grated cheese.
  4. Lightly oil a baking dish.
  5. Spoon the chicken and cheese mixture onto each tortilla, roll up, and place seam side down in the dish.
  6. Pour the creamy green sauce over the enchiladas, making sure they are completely covered.
  7. Sprinkle the remaining cheese on top.
  8. Bake for 20 minutes or until the cheese is melted and bubbly.

Tips for Culinary Success

  • For extra flavor, add chopped onions or green chilies to the chicken mixture.
  • If you prefer a spicier sauce, add a diced jalapeño to the salsa verde mixture.
  • Serve with a side of rice and beans or a fresh salad.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

  • Can I make these enchiladas ahead of time? Yes, you can assemble them and keep them refrigerated. Just add a few minutes to the baking time.
  • Can I use corn tortillas instead of flour? Absolutely! Corn tortillas are a great gluten-free option.
  • What can I use instead of sour cream in the sauce? Greek yogurt is a great substitute for sour cream.