Jalapeño Chicken Enchiladas


Ignite your senses with our Fiery Cream: Jalapeño Chicken Enchiladas! These enchiladas combine tender, shredded chicken with the spicy kick of jalapeños, all wrapped in soft tortillas and smothered in a creamy, savory sauce. Topped with melted cheese, this dish is a perfect blend of heat and comfort, making it an irresistible choice for spice lovers and enchilada enthusiasts alike.

Jalapeño Chicken Enchiladas

Preparation and Cooking Times

  • Prep time: 30 minutes
  • Cook time: 30 minutes
  • Total time: 1 hour

Servings and Serving Size

  • Serves: 6
  • Serving size: 2 enchiladas per person

Nutritional Profile (per serving)

  • Calories: 400 kcal
  • Protein: 25g
  • Carbohydrates: 30g
  • Fat: 20g
  • Sodium: 500mg
  • Fiber: 2g


  • Cooked chicken, shredded: 500g (1.1 lbs or 17.6 oz)
  • Corn tortillas: 12
  • Jalapeños, seeded and chopped: 2 medium
  • Cream cheese: 200g (7 oz)
  • Sour cream: 120ml (4 fl oz)
  • Chicken broth: 240ml (8 fl oz)
  • Garlic, minced: 10g (0.35 oz)
  • Onion, chopped: 1 medium (about 150g or 5.3 oz)
  • Shredded cheese (cheddar or Mexican blend): 200g (7 oz)
  • Olive oil: 15ml (1 tbsp)
  • Salt and pepper, to taste
  • Fresh cilantro, for garnish

Detailed Method of Preparation

  1. Cook Filling: In a pan, heat olive oil. Sauté onion, garlic, and jalapeños until softened. Add shredded chicken, salt, and pepper.
  2. Prepare Cream Sauce: In a saucepan, melt cream cheese with sour cream and chicken broth, stirring until smooth.
  3. Assemble Enchiladas: Preheat the oven to 375°F (190°C). Dip tortillas in the cream sauce, fill with chicken mixture, roll up, and place in a baking dish.
  4. Add Sauce and Cheese: Pour remaining cream sauce over the enchiladas and top with shredded cheese.
  5. Bake: Bake for 20-25 minutes until bubbly and golden.
  6. Garnish and Serve: Garnish with fresh cilantro and serve hot.

Tips for Culinary Success

  • Use rotisserie chicken for a quicker preparation.
  • For more heat, keep some of the jalapeño seeds.
  • Ensure the cream sauce is not too thick; it should easily coat the tortillas.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

Can I make these enchiladas in advance?

Yes, assemble them ahead of time and bake before serving.

How can I store leftovers?

Store in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 3 days.

Can I use flour tortillas instead of corn?

Yes, but corn tortillas are more traditional.

Is this dish gluten-free?

Yes, if you use gluten-free corn tortillas.