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Chili Chicken Enchiladas Recipe

Chili Chicken Enchiladas Recipe

Rich and saucy, this south-of-the-border entree from Alicia Johnson of Hillsboro, Oregon makes a hearty meal. "Whenever I take dinner to friends who are ill, these enchiladas seem to make them feel better," says Alicia.
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. Bake: 25 min. YIELD:4 servings


  • 1/4 cup chopped onion
  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • 1 cup chicken broth
  • 1 can (4 ounces) chopped green chilies
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground coriander
  • 1/8 teaspoon pepper
  • 1 cup (4 ounces) shredded Monterey Jack cheese, divided
  • 1/2 cup sour cream
  • 2 cups chopped cooked chicken
  • 4 flour tortillas (8 inches)
  • Sliced ripe olives, chopped tomatoes and green onions, optional


  • 1. In a small saucepan, saute onion in butter until tender. Add garlic; cook 1 minute longer. Combine flour and broth until smooth; gradually add to pan.
  • 2. Stir in the chilies, coriander and pepper. Bring to a boil; cook and stir for 2 minutes or until thickened. Remove from the heat; stir in 1/2 cup cheese and sour cream until cheese is melted.
  • 3. Combine chicken and 3/4 cup sauce. Place about 1/2 cup chicken mixture down the center of each tortilla. Roll up and place seam side down in a greased 11-in. x 7-in. baking dish. Pour remaining sauce over enchiladas.
  • 4. Bake, uncovered, at 350° for 20 minutes. Sprinkle with remaining cheese. Bake 5-10 minutes longer or until cheese is melted. Garnish with olives, tomatoes and green onions if desired. Yield: 4 enchiladas.

Nutritional Facts

1 each: 501 calories, 25g fat (12g saturated fat), 116mg cholesterol, 849mg sodium, 33g carbohydrate (2g sugars, 1g fiber), 34g protein

Reviews for Chili Chicken Enchiladas

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Reviewed Sep. 19, 2014

"I thought this was just okay. The sauce tastes exactly like the sour cream sauce from On The Border. I know that most people love it, but I guess it's just not for me."

Reviewed Jul. 19, 2014

"Very good...I doubled all the ingredients and substituted cumin for the coriander."

Reviewed May. 1, 2013

"This was yummy!!! I even forgot to get coriander at the store and made it without it. Can't wait to see what kind of flavor it adds! Yummy! I got a roisterer chicken at the store for the chopped cooked chicken."

Reviewed Feb. 21, 2013

"Delicious! I double the recipe for a 9X 13 pan."

Reviewed Jan. 18, 2013

"I added some chopped jalapenos as we like dishes a bit spicy. I really thought it was easy though and will certainly make it again."

Reviewed Feb. 2, 2012

"This recipe is easy, filling, delicious and one I'll always hang onto!"

Reviewed Oct. 22, 2011

"This is my absolute favorite Enchilada recipe!!! Love it!"

Reviewed Sep. 29, 2011

"Great enchiladas! Good for us, as they only make four which is plenty for just two of us. I boiled one large bone-in chicken breast half, and it yielded just enought meat for the recipe, so they're economical too. Easy to put this recipe!"

Reviewed Jan. 18, 2011

"Delicious and easy to make. Prep time took a little longer than the stated 20 minutes, but definitely worth it."

Reviewed Jun. 7, 2010

"I added a shake of red pepper. Used swiss cheese (that was all I had). Everyone loved this recipe. Will make more and put in the freezer for a busy day!"

Reviewed Jan. 24, 2010

"These are so yummy. They are also very easy to prepare. Didn't have to change one thing in the recipe. I make a double batch every time. AWESOME!"

Reviewed Dec. 30, 2009

"very good, but I'll cook them for twenty five minutes next time. They seemed a little cold in the middle!"

Reviewed Nov. 8, 2009

"Very good. We have made this serveral times!"

Reviewed Oct. 1, 2009


Reviewed Aug. 6, 2009

"Very Good, easy to make and with most items on hand. I used cream cheese instead of sour cream, I also added some peppers out of my garden as well as the tomatoes. I also added a 1/2 of can of the Red Enchilada Sauce."

Reviewed Mar. 3, 2009

"This recipe has become one of my favorites since the first time I made it! Its rich, and very authentic, and not difficult to make. Everyone who I've made them for loves them! I make them at least once a month and they never disappoint."

Reviewed May. 21, 2008

"We've made these enchiladas a dozen times since the recipe appeared in the magazine last summer - authentic taste, but different from the usual versions one sees out there. Happily, no prepared sauces or soup mixes in this one, and the taste reflects that. Thanks for sharing Alicia!"

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Wine Pairings

Sweet White Wine

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