Lone Star Chicken Enchiladas Recipe
- 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
- 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.
2 enchiladas equals 897 calories, 65 g fat (37 g saturated fat), 270 mg cholesterol, 1,437 mg sodium, 36 g carbohydrate, 4 g fiber, 45 g protein.
Reviews for Lone Star Chicken Enchiladas
"I left out the salsa verde and the olives, just because I didn't have those on hand. Delicious! Will totally make again!"
"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."
"WOW, WOW, WOW!!! Totally delicious. The kids went back for seconds!"
"Delicious! I did not change one thing except to halve the recipe. This will be my new go-to enchilada recipe."
"Love this recipe, but skip the cream and use cream of chicken soup instead....mucho reduction of calories"
"I made it with( one can each) mild enchilada sauce, cream of mushroom soup and evaporated milk. Flour tortillas warmed monetary jack cheese and green chilies. Delicious"
"I made it with fat free half and half. It was excellent."
"This was okay, but not amazing. I used half and half instead of cream to bring down the calories."
"excellent and refreshing twist on creamy enchiladas. Ive made them several times now, this recipe is part of our meal rotation"
"Wonderful recipe! Calories are scarey but i adjust the other meals the day I serve it. I have made this twice, first for friends and then once for me. I plan to make this dish for my neighbors very soon. I also cheat with the rotisseire chicken to speed up prep time."
"These were absolutely delicious - and they froze well. They were just as good after reheating - this is a new family favorite!"
"I've never made enchiladas before, but this came out delicious. I did make a few changes to the recipe but only because I could not find the exact ingredients listed. The two things I did not change though was the cream and the cheese. I think next time I will use the half and half and instead of using two cups of cheese, only use one. When I re-heated it there was a lot of oil and this could only be from the cheese and the cream. But after all that, it was really awesome and I will definitely make it again. I can see myself playing around with the filling even more."
"Amazing, yummy! Can't wait to make them again. In an effort to do some calorie cutting, I mixed 1% milk with the cream, next time I will try lightening it again a little, but it was amazing, looking forward to making it again."
"I loved this...but broiled it for some nice color."
"We loved it. Tastes like something we would have ordered from a Mexican restaurant!"
"Crazy good, the calories scares me a little so I might try to use reduced fat cheese and maybe some half and half instead of whole cream next time....but honestly its soo good I would just adjust my breakfast and lunch so I could have it!!! :D"
"I have made this about two times now and I love it. I like to make a full batch and then freeze half of the filling. I used canned chicken the first time and that's probably why I didn't like it, but I think it's a great recipe!"
"A perfect family recipe. I modified it to cut out some of the spicy flavor - have a young daughter. I used petite diced tomatoes and monterey jack cheese. Also, I cheated and bought a rotissiere chicken at the grocery to shred and put in the enchiladas. This turned out wonderful. A keeper recipe."
"Kiddos loved it. I made it mild and without olives."
"These are great! Wonderful flavor!"
"Great flavor! I added some shredded Pepper Jack cheese to the chicken filling, and changed the sauce though. I used 1 cup of heavy cream and 1 cup of white queso cheese dip for dredging the tortillas. I then mixed 1/2c. cream and 1/2c. queso and 1/8c. salsa verde to pour over the top, and topped with more Pepper Jack. It was fabulous!"
"These are so tasty! Better than restaurant quality-will definitely make again!"
Full-Bodied White Wine
Enjoy this recipe with a full-bodied white wine such as Chardonnay or Viognier.