Sour Cream Chicken Enchiladas

Sharon Colyer


My husband was served this dish by his nephew's wife. He loved the dish, so much that he got the recipe. He & I have been fixing it for years, ever since. We learned to like the chilies. Children might not want the chilies, so consider that. So, tweaked for us, including lower fat dairy.

Photo by friend & member Kim Biegacki.

★★★★★ 5 votes
40 Min
40 Min

Blue Ribbon Recipe

Notes from the Test Kitchen:
I worked quite a few years in a Mexican restaurant while living in San Antonio, Texas and one of my very favorite meals is enchiladas. So, I am always searching for new recipes to try and add to my list of keepers. There is nothing like a good enchilada with a homemade sauce and this one is fantastic. They heat up wonderful the next day as well.


cooking spray
3 c
chicken, already cooked & deboned
1 medium
onion, finely chopped
1 clove
garlic, minced
1 can(s)
(16 oz) tomatoes, diced
1 can(s)
(4 oz) green chilies
1/2 tsp
1 tsp
1 tsp
chili powder
2 1/2 c
monterey jack cheese, grated*
1/2 stick
butter or margarine
1 Tbsp
1 can(s)
(8 oz) tomato sauce
1/2 tsp
1/2 tsp
3/4 c
sour cream*
flour or corn tortillas
*use reduced fat jack cheese, if available at your grocery (not fat free)
* using low fat sour cream


1Preheat oven to 350°F. Use cooking spray on a 9 x 13 inch baking dish.
2Sprinkle cooked and deboned chicken with the salt. (This could be leftover cooked chicken, rotisserie chicken or chicken cooked, before starting this recipe.) Cut into strips.
3Melt butter in 12 inch saucepan, and saute onions and garlic. Add tomatoes, tomato sauce, spices, and green chilies, to mixture. Bring to boil, and simmer for 20 minutes.
4Dip each tortilla into sauce mixture, remove, and roll up with chicken and 2 Tablespoons of cheese. Place filled tortillas in prepared baking dish.
5Stir sour cream into remaining sauce, and pour over tortillas. Sprinkle with remaining cheese.
6Bake uncovered for 30 minutes. Remove from oven and let sit for about 10 minutes, before serving. Serves 6.

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Chicken, Tacos & Burritos
Main Ingredient: Chicken
Regional Style: Mexican