Cream Cheese Chicken Enchiladas

Cream Cheese Chicken Enchiladas are a delicious and creamy variation of the classic Mexican dish. Here’s a simple recipe for you to try:


For the Enchiladas:

  • 2 cups cooked and shredded chicken (rotisserie chicken works well)
  • 8 large flour tortillas
  • 1 cup shredded Monterey Jack cheese
  • 1 cup shredded cheddar cheese
  • 4 oz cream cheese, softened
  • 1/4 cup sour cream
  • 1 can (4 oz) diced green chilies, drained
  • 2 green onions, thinly sliced
  • 1 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1/2 teaspoon chili powder
  • Salt and pepper to taste

For the Enchilada Sauce:

  • 2 tablespoons unsalted butter
  • 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • 2 cups chicken broth
  • 1 cup sour cream
  • 1 can (4 oz) diced green chilies, drained
  • Salt and pepper to taste


1. Preheat the Oven:

  • Preheat your oven to 375°F (190°C).

2. Prepare the Filling:

  • In a large mixing bowl, combine the shredded chicken, 1/2 cup Monterey Jack cheese, 1/2 cup cheddar cheese, cream cheese, sour cream, diced green chilies, green onions, ground cumin, chili powder, salt, and pepper. Mix well until the ingredients are evenly combined.

3. Make the Enchilada Sauce:

  • In a saucepan, melt the butter over medium heat. Stir in the flour to make a roux.
  • Gradually whisk in the chicken broth until smooth and thickened.
  • Reduce heat to low and add sour cream, diced green chilies, salt, and pepper. Stir until the sauce is well combined and heated through. Remove from heat.

4. Assemble the Enchiladas:

  • Spoon a generous portion of the chicken filling onto each flour tortilla. Roll them up and place them seam side down in a greased baking dish.

5. Pour the Sauce:

  • Pour the enchilada sauce over the rolled tortillas, making sure they are well covered.

6. Add Cheese:

  • Sprinkle the remaining Monterey Jack and cheddar cheese over the top.

7. Bake:

  • Bake in the preheated oven for about 20-25 minutes or until the cheese is melted and bubbly, and the enchiladas are heated through.

8. Serve:

  • Remove from the oven and let it cool for a few minutes before serving.

9. Garnish (Optional):

  • Garnish with additional green onions, chopped cilantro, or a dollop of sour cream before serving.

These Cream Cheese Chicken Enchiladas are creamy, flavorful, and sure to be a hit. Enjoy them as a comforting and satisfying meal!

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