Lone Star Chicken Enchiladas Recipe
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Lone Star Chicken Enchiladas Recipe

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Start with deli-roasted chicken and this family-friendly casserole will be ready in no time. For a milder version, use Monterey Jack cheese in place of pepper Jack.—Avanell Hewitt, North Richland Hills, Texas
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 30 min. + freezing Bake: 35 min.
MAKES:6 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 30 min. + freezing Bake: 35 min.
MAKES: 6 servings


  • 3 cups shredded cooked chicken breast
  • 1 can (10 ounces) diced tomatoes with mild green chilies, drained
  • 3/4 cup salsa verde
  • 1 can (4 ounces) chopped green chilies
  • 1 can (2-1/4 ounces) sliced ripe olives, drained
  • 1 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 2-1/2 cups heavy whipping cream
  • 3/4 teaspoon salt
  • 12 corn tortillas (6 inches), warmed
  • 2 cups (8 ounces) shredded pepper Jack cheese

Nutritional Facts

2 enchiladas: 897 calories, 65g fat (37g saturated fat), 270mg cholesterol, 1437mg sodium, 36g carbohydrate (4g sugars, 4g fiber), 45g protein


  1. In a large bowl, combine the first six ingredients. In a shallow bowl, combine cream and salt.
  2. Dip both sides of each tortilla in cream mixture; top with 1/4 cup chicken mixture. Roll up and place seam side down in a greased 13-in. x 9-in. baking dish. Pour remaining cream mixture over top; sprinkle with cheese. Cover and freeze for up to 6 months.
  3. To use frozen casserole: Thaw in the refrigerator overnight. Remove from the refrigerator 30 minutes before baking. Cover and bake at 350° for 35-40 minutes or until heated through. Yield: 6 servings.
Originally published as Lone Star Chicken Enchiladas in Taste of Home October 2011, p59

Full-Bodied White Wine

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

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Reviewed Apr. 1, 2016

"I left out the salsa verde and the olives, just because I didn't have those on hand. Delicious! Will totally make again!"

Reviewed Sep. 16, 2015

"This recipe is definitely a keeper!! I have made/cooked it fresh and frozen...both are excellent. All my friends have asked for the recipe. We never have leftovers."

Reviewed Oct. 15, 2014

"WOW, WOW, WOW!!! Totally delicious. The kids went back for seconds!"

Reviewed Dec. 21, 2013

"Delicious! I did not change one thing except to halve the recipe. This will be my new go-to enchilada recipe."

Reviewed Nov. 7, 2013

"Love this recipe, but skip the cream and use cream of chicken soup instead....mucho reduction of calories"

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