Chicken Enchiladas for Four Recipe
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Chicken Enchiladas for Four Recipe

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These chicken enchiladas put a little zip into any menu. The rolled tortillas are filled with a hearty mixture of cheese, chicken and green chilies and then topped with a creamy sauce and more cheese. I sometimes use leftover turkey instead of chicken. —Karen Bourne, Magrath, Alberta
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 30 min.
MAKES:4 servings
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TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 30 min.
MAKES: 4 servings


  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 1/4 cup all-purpose flour
  • 2-1/2 cups chicken broth
  • 1 teaspoon dried coriander
  • 1 can (4 ounces) chopped green chilies, divided
  • 2 cups cubed cooked chicken
  • 1 cup (4 ounces) shredded Monterey Jack cheese
  • 8 flour tortillas (8 inches), warmed
  • 1 cup (4 ounces) shredded cheddar cheese

Nutritional Facts

1 serving (2 each) equals 727 calories, 34 g fat (17 g saturated fat), 133 mg cholesterol, 1631 mg sodium, 60 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 44 g protein.


  1. Melt butter in a large saucepan. Stir in flour until smooth. Gradually add broth. Bring to a boil; cook and stir for 2 minutes or until thickened. Stir in coriander and half of the chilies. In a large bowl, combine the chicken, Monterey Jack cheese and remaining chilies.
  2. Spoon 1/3 cup chicken mixture onto each tortilla; roll up. Place seam side down in an ungreased 13-in. x 9-in. baking dish. Pour sauce over enchiladas. Sprinkle with cheddar cheese.
  3. Bake, uncovered, at 375° for 15-18 minutes or until heated through and cheese is melted. Yield: 4 servings.
Originally published as Chicken Enchiladas in Taste of Home August/September 2003, p16

Sweet White Wine

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

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Reviewed Apr. 27, 2016

"My husband just loved it. He could eat Mexican cuisine everyday. This was his favorite."

Reviewed Oct. 13, 2015

"Just thought it was OK, definitely no WOW factor. I really liked the ease of making them but the taste was somewhat off -- perhaps it was the coriander. However it did taste better the next day as leftovers. Not interested in making again."

Reviewed Sep. 1, 2015

"Tasty and simple to put together, and my family loved them! I doubled the recipe and used sixteen 10" tortillas. I also swapped out the canned Chilies and used fresh Jalapenos and Cayenne peppers from my garden. A keeper!"

Reviewed Sep. 1, 2015


Reviewed Jun. 29, 2015

"My grandkids loved this. The first time I made this, I rolled the tortillas as directed, Second time I layered the tortillas with rest of ingredients after cutting them in half. Used corn tortillas instead of flour. Will make again and again!"

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