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Easy Creamy Chicken Enchiladas Recipe

I adapted the recipe for these rich and creamy enchiladas from a cooking class I had a while back.
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. Bake: 20 min. YIELD:6 servings


  • 1 small onion, chopped
  • 1 small green pepper, chopped
  • 1 jalapeno pepper, seeded and chopped
  • 1 tablespoon vegetable oil
  • 5-1/2 cups cubed cooked chicken
  • 1/4 cup butter, cubed
  • 1/4 cup all-purpose flour
  • 3 cups chicken broth
  • 1 to 2 tablespoons ground cumin
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon white pepper
  • 1 cup (8 ounces) sour cream
  • 12 flour tortillas (8 inches)
  • 1-1/2 cups (12 ounces each) shredded Monterey Jack cheese


  • 1. In a large skillet, saute onion, green pepper and jalapeno in oil until onion in tender. Stir in chicken. Remove from the heat; set aside.
  • 2. For sauce, melt butter in a saucepan. Stir in flour until smooth. Add broth, cumin, garlic powder, salt and pepper. Bring to a boil; cook and stir for 2 minutes or until thickened and bubbly. Remove from the heat; stir in sour cream. Add 1 cup on the sauce to chicken mixture. Spoon 1/2 cup chicken mixture on each tortilla; roll up and place seam side down in a greased 13-in. x 9-in. baking dish. Pour remaining sauce over enchiladas.
  • 3. Bake, uncovered, at 350° for 15 minutes or until sauce is bubble. Sprinkle with cheese. Bake 5-10 minutes longer. Yield: 6 servings.
Editor's Note: Wear disposable gloves when cutting hot peppers; the oils can burn skin. Avoid touching your face.

Nutritional Facts

1 each: 850 calories, 41g fat (18g saturated fat), 186mg cholesterol, 1718mg sodium, 59g carbohydrate (3g sugars, 1g fiber), 56g protein.

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ekatiakarpova User ID: 6312133 102214
Reviewed Jan. 13, 2012

"Love it. I was looking for a very good recipe without a cream of chicken and I have found it! This is very tasty. I used very little jalapeno pepper. I used Colby Monterey Jack cheese. And I used Organic Better That Bouillon to make my own broth it is more healthy and not that expensive (for example 6.49 $ for 8 oz in Safeway but it lasts long time), you can use your own water from meats and mix the Bouillon in it that will make your recipe more tasty."

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Wine Pairings

Full-Bodied White Wine

Enjoy this recipe with a full-bodied white wine such as Chardonnay or Viognier.