Creamy Green Chili Chicken Enchiladas


Immerse yourself in the rich and comforting flavors of Creamy Green Chili Chicken Enchiladas. This dish is a heavenly blend of tender chicken, spicy green chili, and creamy cheese, all rolled in soft tortillas and baked to perfection. It's a heartwarming meal that's sure to satisfy any craving for Mexican-inspired cuisine.

Creamy Green Chili Chicken Enchiladas

Preparation and Cooking Times

  • Preparation Time: 30 minutes
  • Cooking Time: 20 minutes
  • Total Time: 50 minutes

Servings and Serving Size

  • Serves: 6
  • Serving Size: 2 enchiladas

Nutritional Profile (per serving)

  • Calories: 450 kcal
  • Protein: 25g
  • Carbohydrates: 35g
  • Fat: 22g
  • Saturated Fat: 10g
  • Fiber: 3g
  • Sodium: 600mg


  • Cooked Chicken, shredded: 450g (1 lb / 16 oz)
  • Green Chili, chopped: 200g (7 oz / 0.44 lb)
  • Cream Cheese: 100g (3.5 oz / 0.22 lb)
  • Onion, finely chopped: 100g (3.5 oz / 0.22 lb)
  • Garlic, minced: 5g (0.18 oz / 0.01 lb)
  • Flour Tortillas: 12
  • Shredded Cheese (Mexican blend or cheddar): 200g (7 oz / 0.44 lb)
  • Chicken Broth: 250 ml (8.5 oz / 0.53 lb)
  • Sour Cream: 60 ml (2 oz / 0.125 lb)
  • Salt and Pepper: To taste
  • Fresh Cilantro, for garnish

Detailed Method of Preparation

  1. Preheat the oven: Preheat your oven to 180°C (350°F).
  2. Prepare the filling: In a bowl, mix together the shredded chicken, green chili, cream cheese, half of the shredded cheese, onion, garlic, salt, and pepper.
  3. Assemble the enchiladas: Spoon the filling into each tortilla, roll them up, and place seam side down in a baking dish.
  4. Make the sauce: In another bowl, whisk together the chicken broth and sour cream. Pour this over the enchiladas.
  5. Bake: Top with the remaining shredded cheese and bake for 20 minutes, or until the cheese is melted and bubbly.
  6. Garnish and serve: Sprinkle with fresh cilantro before serving.

Tips for Culinary Success

  • Use a rotisserie chicken for a quick and easy option.
  • Adjust the amount of green chili according to your heat preference.
  • For extra creaminess, add more sour cream or a splash of heavy cream to the sauce.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

Can I make these enchiladas vegetarian?

Yes, replace the chicken with beans or grilled vegetables.

Can I freeze these enchiladas?

Yes, they freeze well. Just thaw and reheat in the oven.

Can I use corn tortillas instead of flour?

Absolutely! Corn tortillas are a great gluten-free option.