CHICKEN ENCHILADAS IN WHITE SAUCE

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These Chicken Enchiladas in White Sauce are packed full of authentic Mexican flavors and are quick enough to make for a weeknight meal!

I love traditional enchiladas, but sometimes you just need a little change. This white sauce gives these enchiladas a decadent, rich flare that I just love! I liked the creamy sauce of these Chicken Enchiladas for a change over the traditional red sauce.

These Chicken Enchiladas

I’ll be honest: I’ve loved Mexican food since I first tried it. I adore spicy food! For a long time, the only Mexican food I made was tacos or taco salad. After I had children and started being at home more, I really started cooking more and experimenting in the kitchen. I had more time on my hands. It’s so much easier to stay home with little ones than load them up and go anywhere!

Besides, when I eat at home, I eat less, and I know exactly what’s in the food. We enjoy spending time together cooking, eating, and talking.

Chicken Enchiladas in White Sauce

You’re going to love this recipe. It’s delicious and super easy to make.

  1. Tortillas—I used flour tortillas. You can use corn if you like. Also, I found these good low-carb tortillas (and this brand is also good) that you may enjoy.
  2. Chicken – you can use rotisserie chicken to make this recipe even faster!
  3. Cream Cheese – I don’t recommend fat-free for this recipe, but low-fat is okay. I use this brand.
 Chicken Enchiladas

Can I freeze these enchiladas?

Yes. You can freeze the chile mixture separately from the filled tortillas for up to 4 weeks. Thaw in the refrigerator overnight. Prepare and bake as directed above after thawed.

 Chicken Enchiladas

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These Chicken Enchiladas

Chicken {in White Sauce} Enchiladas

These Chicken Enchiladas in White Sauce are packed full of authentic Mexican flavors and are quick enough to make for a weeknight meal!

Author: Paula
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Prep Time: 30 minutes
Cook Time: 55 minutes
Total Time: 1 hour 25 minutes
Servings: 8 servings
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Ingredients

  • 2 Tablespoons butter like this
  • 1 cup onions thinly sliced
  • 2 cups chicken cooked and chopped
  • ½ cup roasted red bell pepper diced, I use this brand
  • 6 -ounces cream cheese cubed
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • ¼ teaspoon pepper
  • 3 4.5-ounce cans diced green chiles
  • 2 garlic cloves minced
  • 2 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1 teaspoon ground cumin
  • ½ teaspoon sugar
  • 14.5 -ounce can chicken broth
  • 10 7-inch flour tortillas corn tortillas or low-carb can be used
  • 4 cups cheddar cheese shredded

Instructions

  • Melt butter in a large skillet over medium heat; add onions and cook 20 minutes or until caramelized. Reduce heat to low and add chopped chicken, roasted red bell pepper, cream cheese, salt and pepper. Stir until combined. Reduce heat to simmer.
  • Pulse diced green chiles, garlic, oregano, cumin, and sugar in a blender or food processor until combined. Pour this mixture into a saucepan. Add chicken broth and boil over high heat. Cook 5 minutes or until slightly thickened. Remove from heat. Spread 1/3 of this chile mixture evenly on the bottom of a lightly greased 13×9 inch baking dish.
  • Spoon cream cheese chicken mixture down the center of each tortilla; roll up and place, seam side down on chile mixture in casserole dish. Repeat with all tortillas and chicken mixture.
  • Top with remaining chile mixture; sprinkle with cheese.
  • Bake at 375 degrees 20 to 25 minutes or until bubbly and cheese is melted.
  • Allow to cool 5 minutes before serving.

Nutrition

Calories: 558kcal | Carbohydrates: 34g | Protein: 29g | Fat: 34g | Saturated Fat: 19g | Cholesterol: 114mg | Sodium: 1264mg | Potassium: 405mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 5g | Vitamin A: 1004IU | Vitamin C: 10mg | Calcium: 514mg | Iron: 3mg
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34 Comments

  1. 5 stars
    So, so good!! Have always wished for a delicious creamy chicken enchiladas recipe, and this is it!! Thank you. Served with fresh guacamole, retried black beans and Spanish rice. A keeper!

  2. Made the white chicken enchiladas having made an executive decision about the onions and they were well received. Great recipe.

  3. I am planning to make the Chicken in white sauce Enchiladas but I am not certain about the directions. The onions are prepared and added to the chicken, etc in step one. Then they reappear and are put in the blender for the sauce in step 2. Help! Where do they go? Thanks

    1. Hey Sue, I have corrected the recipe. Sorry about that. The onions go in step one with the chicken. They do not go in step 2.

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