Cheese and Chicken Enchiladas Recipe
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Cheese and Chicken Enchiladas Recipe

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This Southwestern favorite relies on the microwave to make fast work out of dinner. Easy and mild, they're perfect for the whole family. -Christine Taylor of Greenfield, Wisconsin
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 20 min.
MAKES:3 servings
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TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 20 min.
MAKES: 3 servings


  • 1/2 cup chopped onion
  • 1/2 teaspoon minced garlic
  • 1 package (9 ounces) frozen diced cooked chicken breast, thawed and chopped
  • 4 ounces cream cheese, cubed
  • 1 can (4 ounces) chopped green chilies
  • 1/4 cup chicken broth
  • 2 teaspoons chili powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 6 flour tortillas (8 inches), warmed
  • 4 ounces process cheese (Velveeta), cubed
  • 1/2 cup diced fresh tomato, divided
  • 2 tablespoons milk

Nutritional Facts

2 enchiladas equals 676 calories, 32 g fat (15 g saturated fat), 124 mg cholesterol, 1549 mg sodium, 62 g carbohydrate, 2 g fiber, 38 g protein.


  1. In a large microwave-safe bowl, combine onion and garlic. Cover and microwave on high for 30-60 seconds or until onion is tender, stirring twice. Stir in the chicken, cream cheese, green chilies, broth, chili powder and cumin. Cover and microwave on high for 45-90 seconds or until cream cheese is melted, stirring twice.
  2. Spoon about 1/3 cup down the center of each tortilla. Roll up and place seam side down in an ungreased microwave-safe 8-in. square dish.
  3. In a microwave-safe bowl, combine the process cheese, 1/4 cup tomato and milk. Microwave, uncovered, on high for 30-60 seconds or until cheese is melted, stirring twice; drizzle over enchiladas. Top with remaining tomato. Microwave enchiladas, uncovered, on high for 45-90 seconds or until heated through. Yield: 3 servings.
Editor's Note: This recipe was tested in a 1,100-watt microwave.
Originally published as Cheese and Chicken Enchiladas in Simple & Delicious September/October 2008, p22

Sweet White Wine

Enjoy this recipe with a sweet white wine such as Moscato or a sweet Riesling.

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Reviewed Dec. 23, 2015

"I did not care for this at all. I think I prefer a more traditional enchilada."

Reviewed May. 18, 2012

"Yes, the salad of corn and black olives that you see is a side dish pictured with the enchiladas. The recipe is called Confetti Corn Salad and can also be found on our website if you would like to check it out. Hope you enjoy!"

Reviewed Apr. 9, 2012

"MaineCooker I believe the olives & corn are part of a side dish on the plate but I've emailed the Test Kitchen for confirmation."

Reviewed Apr. 7, 2012

"Just discovered this reciepe... Sounds like something my family might like... but am a bit confused. The photo obviously shows corn and black olives among other ingredients, but neither of those are included in the list of ingredients ????

Wrong photo or incomplete reciepe?
Thanks for clarifying...."

Reviewed Jun. 27, 2011

"Our whole family loved it!!!!"

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