Makeover Chicken Cheese Enchiladas Recipe
Makeover Chicken Cheese Enchiladas Recipe photo by Taste of Home

Makeover Chicken Cheese Enchiladas Recipe

Read Reviews
4.5 13 18
Publisher Photo
This made-over recipe features all the cheesy, savory goodness of the original in a much lighter form. Now Diane Witmer's family in Spencer, Wisconsin can enjoy these enchiladas for dinner with all the taste, but none of the guilt!
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 25 min. Bake: 45 min.
MAKES:6 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 25 min. Bake: 45 min.
MAKES: 6 servings


  • 1-1/2 cups (12 ounces) reduced-fat sour cream
  • 1 can (10-3/4 ounces) reduced-fat reduced-sodium condensed cream of chicken soup, undiluted
  • 1 can (4 ounces) chopped green chilies
  • 1 can (2-1/4 ounces) sliced ripe olives, drained
  • 4 cups cubed cooked chicken breast
  • 1 cup (4 ounces) shredded reduced-fat Monterey Jack or Mexican cheese blend, divided
  • 1 cup (4 ounces) shredded reduced-fat cheddar cheese, divided
  • 12 fat-free flour tortillas (6 inches), warmed
  • 4 green onions, thinly sliced

Nutritional Facts

2 each: 508 calories, 18g fat (11g saturated fat), 123mg cholesterol, 1164mg sodium, 40g carbohydrate (6g sugars, 2g fiber), 46g protein


  1. In a large bowl, combine the sour cream, soup, chilies and olives. Set aside 1-1/2 cups for topping. Add the chicken, 1/2 cup Monterey Jack cheese and 1/2 cup cheddar cheese to remaining soup mixture.
  2. Spoon about 1/3 cup chicken mixture down the center of each tortilla; roll up tightly. Place seam side down in a 13-in. x 9-in. baking dish coated with cooking spray. Top with reserved soup mixture.
  3. Bake, uncovered, at 350° for 35 minutes. Sprinkle with remaining cheeses; top with onions. Bake 10-15 minutes longer or until cheese is melted. Yield: 6 servings.
Originally published as Makeover Chicken Cheese Enchiladas in Light & Tasty June/July 2007, p8

Sweet White Wine

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

Reviews for Makeover Chicken Cheese Enchiladas

5 Star
4 Star
3 Star
2 Star
1 Star
Please Log In or Join to add a rating and review.
Click stars to rate
Any changes to your rating or review will appear where you originally posted your review
Loading Image
Sort By :
Reviewed Jan. 21, 2013


Reviewed Feb. 6, 2012

"I did use half fat free sour cream and it worked fine. these were awesome even better the next day."

Reviewed Sep. 1, 2011

"To make even healthier I use whole wheat tortillas and substitute the sour cream with non-fat plain greek yogurt. These are extremely easy to make and taste delicious."

Reviewed Jan. 5, 2011

"Brown your chicken in either taco seasoning or enchilada seasoning, like Schilling"

Reviewed Oct. 17, 2010

"A serving is 2 enchiladas. Just have one and you're fine."

Loading Image