Save on Pinterest

Easy Enchiladas

What I love most about this recipe, besides that it’s ridiculously easy, is I can adjust it to use whatever leftovers or fillings I have on hand. It’s always a winner with my family. —P Richards, Jupiter, Florida
  • Total Time
    Prep: 20 min. Bake: 30 min.
  • Makes
    8 servings


  • 1 medium onion, chopped
  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • 4 cups shredded cooked chicken
  • 1 can (4 ounces) chopped green chilies
  • 2 cans (10 ounces each ) green enchilada sauce
  • 1-1/2 cups half-and-half cream, divided
  • 12 corn tortillas (6 inches), warmed
  • 2 cups shredded Monterey Jack cheese
  • Shredded lettuce and chopped tomatoes, optional


  • In a large skillet, saute onion in butter until tender. Stir in chicken and green chilies; heat through.
  • In a small skillet over medium heat, combine one can enchilada sauce and 1/2 cup cream; heat through. Remove from the heat. Dip tortillas, one at a time, into warm sauce; place on a small plate. Place about 1/3 cup chicken mixture down the center of tortilla; sprinkle with 1 tablespoon cheese. Roll up and place seam side down in a greased 13-in. x 9-in. baking dish. Repeat with the remaining tortillas, sauce and filling. Combine remaining enchilada sauce and cream with remaining sauce mixture; pour over enchiladas. Cover and bake at 350° for 30-35 minutes or until heated through. Sprinkle with remaining cheese. Bake 5 minutes longer or until cheese is melted.

Recommended Video


Click stars to rate
Average Rating:
  • antiem1947
    Sep 19, 2013

    Didn't think we would enjoy it but I was surprised they were yum-o and very simple to make... Enjoy!!!

  • shecooksalot
    May 1, 2013

    I didn't think that I would like these because they seemed too simple, but they were very delicious and the whole family declared it a keeper! I like it because it is such an uncomplicated recipe. I will be making this again!!!

  • rrdeleon92
    Apr 19, 2011

    I loved these. I have been searching for a good chicken enchilada recipe for a long time. I didn't think there was enough of the salsa and sour cream mixture though. Next time I will make a little more so the enchiladas aren't as dry and they have a little more flavor.

  • annegirl1919
    Mar 22, 2011


  • u006264
    Mar 17, 2011

    Excellent taste and easy to make. Will also now try it with hamber,

  • jtedhpackerfan
    Dec 28, 2010

    family favorite - I make this all the time!

  • Mommaof3DempseyGirls
    Oct 15, 2010

    This recipe is really good. The first time I made it, my husband had a hard time with it because the filling was too rich for him, and he's the type who can pack it away and loves just about anything. So the next time I made it, I reduced the cream cheese by half, and then added 2 tbsp cottage cheese and 2-3 tbsp sour cream to the cream cheese and chicken mixture. Also, for the chicken, I just used my leftover slow-cooker whole chicken meat from the night before. I then used the enchilada sauce recipe from the Tacoritos recipe from Taste of Home, and those enchiladas were the BOMB!! I don't think I will ever make a different recipe when I want chicken enchiladas.

  • aug2295
    Sep 26, 2010

    These were delicious! I loved the cream cheese instead of the usual cream of chicken soup. Definitely will make again and again.

  • November Betsy
    Sep 2, 2010

    These are wonderful. They're a new family favorite. We've even played with the recipie a little, substituting green enchilada sauce for the salsa, and adding some reduced fat refried beans before we roll them up. Delicious!

  • keverwann
    May 19, 2010

    This is sweeter than the recipe I normally use to make enchiladas; not better, just different. Used 12 corn tortillas that I softened by frying in oil instead of the flour tortillas. We would have preferred less sour cream and salsa mixture; it was a little strong. Only used about 1 1/4 cups of cheese. Added some leftover spinach into the chicken mixture, which added nice color. Served with refried beans and a salad.