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Cheese and Chicken Enchiladas

This Southwestern favorite relies on the microwave to make fast work out of dinner. Easy and mild, they're perfect for the whole family. -Christine Taylor of Greenfield, Wisconsin
  • Total Time
    Prep/Total Time: 20 min.
  • Makes
    3 servings


  • 1/2 cup chopped onion
  • 1/2 teaspoon minced garlic
  • 1 package (9 ounces) frozen diced cooked chicken breast, thawed and chopped
  • 4 ounces cream cheese, cubed
  • 1 can (4 ounces) chopped green chilies
  • 1/4 cup chicken broth
  • 2 teaspoons chili powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 6 flour tortillas (8 inches), warmed
  • 4 ounces process cheese (Velveeta), cubed
  • 1/2 cup diced fresh tomato, divided
  • 2 tablespoons milk


  • In a large microwave-safe bowl, combine onion and garlic. Cover and microwave on high for 30-60 seconds or until onion is tender, stirring twice. Stir in the chicken, cream cheese, green chilies, broth, chili powder and cumin. Cover and microwave on high for 45-90 seconds or until cream cheese is melted, stirring twice.
  • Spoon about 1/3 cup down the center of each tortilla. Roll up and place seam side down in an ungreased microwave-safe 8-in. square dish.
  • In a microwave-safe bowl, combine the process cheese, 1/4 cup tomato and milk. Microwave, uncovered, on high for 30-60 seconds or until cheese is melted, stirring twice; drizzle over enchiladas. Top with remaining tomato. Microwave enchiladas, uncovered, on high for 45-90 seconds or until heated through.
Nutrition Facts
2 each: 676 calories, 32g fat (15g saturated fat), 124mg cholesterol, 1549mg sodium, 62g carbohydrate (6g sugars, 2g fiber), 38g protein.

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  • katlaydee3
    Dec 23, 2015

    I did not care for this at all. I think I prefer a more traditional enchilada.

  • margo_wheeler
    Jun 21, 2012

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  • RecipeEditors
    May 18, 2012

    Yes, the salad of corn and black olives that you see is a side dish pictured with the enchiladas. The recipe is called Confetti Corn Salad and can also be found on our website if you would like to check it out. Hope you enjoy!

  • sstetzel
    Apr 9, 2012

    MaineCooker I believe the olives & corn are part of a side dish on the plate but I've emailed the Test Kitchen for confirmation.

  • MaineCooker
    Apr 7, 2012

    Just discovered this reciepe... Sounds like something my family might like... but am a bit confused. The photo obviously shows corn and black olives among other ingredients, but neither of those are included in the list of ingredients ????Wrong photo or incomplete reciepe?Thanks for clarifying....

  • rickjen2196
    Jun 27, 2011

    Our whole family loved it!!!!

  • Aveena
    May 9, 2011

    This recipe is excellent!! I grilled my own chicken and tore it by hand instead of using the diced chicken. I also cooked up some rice and corn and added that to the inside of the enchilada. It was easy to prepare and the flavor was excellent! Creamy with a hint of spice. If you like spicey foods you may want to add more chili powder.

  • tkarinas
    Sep 30, 2009

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  • mommafive
    Nov 13, 2008

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  • FTroublebubbles
    Nov 1, 2008

    This recipe was quick, easy and my husband and I loved it!!