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Lone Star Chicken Enchiladas Recipe

Lone Star Chicken Enchiladas Recipe

Start with deli-roasted chicken and this family-friendly casserole will be ready in no time. For a milder version, use Monterey Jack cheese in place of pepper Jack.—Avanell Hewitt, North Richland Hills, Texas
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 30 min. + freezing Bake: 35 min. YIELD:6 servings


  • 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.

Nutritional Facts

2 enchiladas: 897 calories, 65g fat (37g saturated fat), 270mg cholesterol, 1437mg sodium, 36g carbohydrate (4g sugars, 4g fiber), 45g protein.

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doreensanzone User ID: 1270959 268608
Reviewed Jun. 27, 2017

"Personally I wasn't crazy about the corn tortillas. Next time I'd try flour tortillas. The filling was flavorful. Simple to prepare."

angela32 User ID: 3084463 246418
Reviewed Apr. 1, 2016

"I left out the salsa verde and the olives, just because I didn't have those on hand. Delicious! Will totally make again!"

Casdorph User ID: 5891244 233024
Reviewed Sep. 16, 2015

"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."

panabear User ID: 1705303 196138
Reviewed Oct. 15, 2014

"WOW, WOW, WOW!!! Totally delicious. The kids went back for seconds!"

Janmarie1964 User ID: 3187650 197065
Reviewed Dec. 21, 2013

"Delicious! I did not change one thing except to halve the recipe. This will be my new go-to enchilada recipe."

pflournoy User ID: 7389524 114922
Reviewed Nov. 7, 2013

"Love this recipe, but skip the cream and use cream of chicken soup instead....mucho reduction of calories"

jeanclark User ID: 3843492 197058
Reviewed Nov. 7, 2013

"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"

bridgettevh User ID: 3319826 119929
Reviewed Feb. 26, 2012

"I made it with fat free half and half. It was excellent."

aug2295 User ID: 4631582 213003
Reviewed Jan. 22, 2012

"This was okay, but not amazing. I used half and half instead of cream to bring down the calories."

darowan07 User ID: 3714352 119928
Reviewed Jan. 18, 2012

"excellent and refreshing twist on creamy enchiladas. Ive made them several times now, this recipe is part of our meal rotation"

ljm1028 User ID: 302031 181075
Reviewed Jan. 8, 2012

"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."

diznyac User ID: 6178937 183606
Reviewed Dec. 20, 2011

"These were absolutely delicious - and they froze well. They were just as good after reheating - this is a new family favorite!"

TCD1 User ID: 6008964 181073
Reviewed Dec. 16, 2011

"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."

julmomma User ID: 6284261 181072
Reviewed Dec. 5, 2011

"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."

rodpauley User ID: 4736000 198224
Reviewed Dec. 1, 2011

"I loved this...but broiled it for some nice color."

anselr User ID: 2011539 213002
Reviewed Nov. 10, 2011

"We loved it. Tastes like something we would have ordered from a Mexican restaurant!"

MusicalMegan User ID: 4142280 119927
Reviewed Nov. 1, 2011

"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"

Kgirl21 User ID: 5309106 196137
Reviewed Nov. 1, 2011

"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!"

watsonl1 User ID: 3481416 196136
Reviewed Oct. 25, 2011

"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."

liachance User ID: 3253041 197040
Reviewed Oct. 18, 2011

"Kiddos loved it. I made it mild and without olives."

cheezhed68 User ID: 1083106 136703
Reviewed Oct. 11, 2011

"These are great! Wonderful flavor!"

sugarbean08 User ID: 2881938 193772
Reviewed Oct. 5, 2011

"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!"

baron5 User ID: 6207451 183605
Reviewed Oct. 4, 2011

"These are so tasty! Better than restaurant quality-will definitely make again!"

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