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Jalapeno Chicken Enchiladas Recipe

Jalapeno Chicken Enchiladas Recipe

These creamy enchiladas are likely to be as popular at your house as they are at mine. I have many requests for this recipe. For weddings, I place the recipe in a nice casserole dish to give as a gift. —Kaylin DeVries, Magna, Utah
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. + freezing Bake: 40 min. YIELD:10 servings


  • 2 cans (15 ounces each) tomato sauce, divided
  • 4 cans (10-3/4 ounces each) condensed cream of chicken soup, undiluted
  • 4 cups (32 ounces) sour cream
  • 4 jalapeno peppers, seeded and chopped
  • 1 teaspoon onion salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 4 cups cubed cooked chicken
  • 3 cups (12 ounces) shredded cheddar cheese, divided
  • 20 flour tortillas (8 inches), warmed


  • 1. In each of two greased 13-in. x 9-in. baking dishes, spread 1/2 cup of tomato sauce; set aside. In a large bowl, combine the soup, sour cream, jalapenos, onion salt and pepper. Stir in chicken and 2 cups cheese.
  • 2. Spread about 1/2 cup chicken mixture down the center of each tortilla. Roll up and place seam side down in prepared dishes. Top with remaining tomato sauce; sprinkle with the remaining cheese.
  • 3. Cover and bake one casserole at 350° for 35-45 minutes or until edges are bubbly. Cover and freeze remaining casserole for up to 1 month.
  • 4. To use frozen casserole: Thaw in the refrigerator overnight. Bake, covered, at 350° for 40-45 minutes or until edges are bubbly. Yield: 2 casseroles (5 servings each).
Editor's Note: Wear disposable gloves when cutting hot peppers; the oils can burn skin. Avoid touching your face.

Nutritional Facts

2 each: 751 calories, 38g fat (21g saturated fat), 152mg cholesterol, 1405mg sodium, 59g carbohydrate (4g sugars, 1g fiber), 37g protein.

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Lollybert User ID: 6732176 135026
Reviewed Aug. 14, 2012

"This was the first recipe I tried form the TOH freezer cookbook. DELISH! I made a single batch and didn't have sour cream so I used 2 cups of Mayo instead. Definitely a new family favorite and will double it next time and freeze."

Helem User ID: 3356086 135025
Reviewed Jul. 6, 2012

"I used green chilis and sweet red pepper in place of thejalapenos.

I also used diced onion.

clanguein User ID: 4256642 35495
Reviewed Mar. 3, 2012

"These are yummy. It also freezes well."

shecooksalot User ID: 5888460 85510
Reviewed Oct. 25, 2011

"Very creamy and good! I made these for my husbands birthday and instead of freezing a batch, I made both and it was more than enough for a crowd! I didn't put the jalapenos in because my kids won't eat them, but it does need something. I will try the salsa verde that the other poster mentioned next time."

sherryrae User ID: 534358 102733
Reviewed Aug. 11, 2011

"This is so great! We have made it several times since it was first published. Sometimes, when I'm in a hurry, I use salsa verde (the green kind) instead of the jalapenos. WONDERFUL!!!"

morethanmom User ID: 5830589 57652
Reviewed Feb. 17, 2011

"I have made this recipe many times and it is so incredibly delicious. The only thing I did differently was to make an enchilada sauce to pour over top instead of using tomato sauce."

bitchinthekitch User ID: 5589195 111200
Reviewed Nov. 10, 2010

"One of my favorite dishes to make! I somehow get four 9x13 dishes out of this just from this recipe and I put two in the freezer! It's great! Always a hit with the family!!"

maggieaw User ID: 4163584 112939
Reviewed Jul. 19, 2010

"This is an awesome recipe. I have been making this one for years. Depending on the peppers you add, you can adjust your preferred heat. We like the hotter the better@! Its so great to have one in the freezer for a another night- or drop in guests!"

drmcnight User ID: 4328239 57651
Reviewed Jul. 5, 2010

"easy wonderful dish- one of my favorites. I frequently cook chicken breast to freeze for casserole dishes, it makes this even faster!"

jrmcspadden User ID: 4503056 42729
Reviewed Dec. 15, 2009

"This was an awesome dish! When it first Came out of the oven it was almost runny, so I'd let it sit before you serve it. Great reheated. I didn't get much heat from The jalapeños so I may tweak this next time."

Amyjs74 User ID: 3070548 85508
Reviewed Dec. 10, 2009

"It's so simple and delicious!! I give the recipe to all of my friends. I make this about every other week as well! Very easy to make it "light" too... YUMMY!!!"

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