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Cheese and Chicken Enchiladas Recipe

Cheese and Chicken Enchiladas Recipe

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. YIELD: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


  • 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.

Nutritional Facts

2 enchiladas equals 676 calories, 32 g fat (15 g saturated fat), 124 mg cholesterol, 1,549 mg sodium, 62 g carbohydrate, 2 g fiber, 38 g protein.

Reviews for Cheese and Chicken Enchiladas

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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!!!!"

Reviewed May. 9, 2011

"This recipe is excellent!! I grilled my own chicken and tore it by hand instead of using the diced chicken. I also cooked up some rice and corn and added that to the inside of the enchilada. It was easy to prepare and the flavor was excellent! Creamy with a hint of spice. If you like spicey foods you may want to add more chili powder."

Reviewed Nov. 1, 2008

"This recipe was quick, easy and my husband and I loved it!!"

Reviewed Sep. 11, 2008

"Could you please post the recipe.. Thinking you in adnvace.. "

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Wine Pairings

Sweet White Wine

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