Cream cheese chicken enchiladas

Cream cheese chicken enchiladas are a delicious and creamy twist on traditional enchiladas. Here’s a recipe for you to try:


  • 2 cups cooked shredded chicken (rotisserie chicken works well)
  • 8 oz cream cheese, softened
  • 1 cup sour cream
  • 1 can (4 oz) diced green chilies
  • 1 teaspoon chili powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • Salt and pepper, to taste
  • 2 cups shredded Monterey Jack or Mexican blend cheese, divided
  • 10-12 small flour tortillas
  • 1 can (10 oz) red enchilada sauce
  • Chopped fresh cilantro, for garnish (optional)
  • Sliced jalapeños, for garnish (optional)
  • Sliced avocado, for serving (optional)


  1. Preheat the Oven:
  • Preheat your oven to 350°F (175°C). Grease a 9×13-inch baking dish and set it aside.
  1. Prepare the Filling:
  • In a large mixing bowl, combine the shredded chicken, softened cream cheese, sour cream, diced green chilies, chili powder, cumin, garlic powder, salt, pepper, and 1 cup of shredded cheese. Mix everything together until well combined.
  1. Assemble the Enchiladas:
  • Spoon a generous amount of the chicken and cream cheese mixture onto each tortilla, then roll it up and place it seam-side down in the prepared baking dish. Repeat until all the tortillas are filled and rolled.
  1. Add Sauce and Cheese:
  • Pour the enchilada sauce evenly over the rolled tortillas in the baking dish. Sprinkle the remaining shredded cheese over the top.
  1. Bake:
  • Cover the baking dish with aluminum foil and bake in the preheated oven for about 25-30 minutes, or until the enchiladas are heated through and the cheese is melted and bubbly.
  1. Serve:
  • Remove the foil from the baking dish. Garnish the enchiladas with chopped cilantro and sliced jalapeños if desired. Serve hot with sliced avocado on the side.
  1. Enjoy!
  • Serve these creamy and flavorful cream cheese chicken enchiladas as a satisfying meal for lunch or dinner.

Feel free to adjust the seasonings according to your taste preferences, and you can also add additional ingredients such as black beans, corn, or diced onions to the filling for extra flavor and texture.

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