Chicken Chili Enchiladas Recipe
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Chicken Chili Enchiladas Recipe

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Cheesy enchiladas turn an everyday meal into a fiesta! Dorothy Pritchett of Wills Point, Texas, shares these hearty Southwestern roll-ups.
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. Bake: 20 min.
MAKES:2 servings
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TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. Bake: 20 min.
MAKES: 2 servings


  • 1 medium onion, thinly sliced
  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • 1 package (3 ounces) cream cheese, cubed
  • 2 tablespoons canned chopped green chilies
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • 4 flour tortillas (8 inches)
  • 2 tablespoons canola oil
  • 3/4 cup shredded cooked chicken
  • 1 tablespoon 2% milk
  • 1 cup (4 ounces) shredded Monterey Jack cheese
  • Chopped green onions and sliced ripe olives, optional

Nutritional Facts

2 enchiladas (prepared with reduced-fat butter and reduced-fat cream cheese) equals 877 calories, 52 g fat (23 g saturated fat), 145 mg cholesterol, 1261 mg sodium, 61 g carbohydrate, 2 g fiber, 44 g protein.


  1. In a small skillet, saute onion in butter until tender. Remove from the heat. Stir in the cream cheese, chilies and salt until blended.
  2. In another skillet, cook tortillas in oil over medium heat until warmed and lightly browned on both sides. Drain on paper towels. Spoon a fourth of cream cheese mixture down center of each tortilla. Sprinkle with chicken. Roll up and place seam side down in an 8-in. square baking dish coated with cooking spray.
  3. Bake, uncovered, at 350° for 15 minutes. Brush tops with milk; sprinkle with cheese. Bake 5-10 minutes longer or until cheese is melted. Sprinkle with green onions and olives if desired. Yield: 2 servings.
Originally published as Chili Chicken Enchiladas in Cooking for 2 Spring 2009, p37

Sweet White Wine

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

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Reviewed Aug. 10, 2011

"I loved this recipe. I used the same ingredients but increased everything for a larger serving. I skipped the milk and added more cheese on top. Excellent, I also did not put green onions on top."

Reviewed Aug. 8, 2011

"Made exactly as stated. Filling was dry, no seasoning and there was no sauce for the top of the enchiladas. If I did make again I would have to season the chicken and make a sauce for the top."

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