Kathy's Easy Cheesy Chicken Enchiladas

Fran Miller


Mom came home from my sister Kathy's house in Texas with this recipe around 1990. It became an immediate hit with the family.

NOTE: The prep time listed here assumes you already have cooked chicken. You do, right?

I'm posting the original recipe here, but you can "play" with these basic ingredients & make them your own. In fact, as always, I highly encourage playing with your food! =^..^=


★★★★★ 3 votes

Makes 10 enchiladas
20 Min
30 Min


  • 16 oz
    carton of sour cream
  • 1 can(s)
    condensed cream of chicken soup (10 3/4 oz. size)
  • 1 can(s)
    rotel tomatoes & chilies (10 oz. size)
  • 10
    small flour tortillas (but large ones work, too)
  • 2
    cooked chicken breasts, shredded (or some rotisserie chicken)
  • 8 oz
    monterey jack, pepper jack, or cheddar cheese
  • Also
    picante sauce or salsa, sliced black olives, sliced jalapenos, extra sour cream (all optional)

How to Make Kathy's Easy Cheesy Chicken Enchiladas


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Lightly mist a 13 x 9" baking dish with cooking spray.
  2. Divide the sour cream evenly into 2 bowls. In the larger one, add the can of condensed cream of chicken soup. Then place a colander over the bowl & drain the juice from the Rotel tomatoes & chilies right into the bowl...
  3. ...until you have this. Mix it up & set it aside for now.
  4. In the other bowl with sour cream, add the drained Rotel tomatoes & chilies. Mix it up & set it aside for now.
  5. Lay out the flour tortillas (Yes, I know I have large & small ones. It's all good!) and divide the shredded chicken among them. See TIP below in Step 6.
  6. Top the chicken on the tortillas with the sour cream/Rotel tomatoes & chilies mixture. TIP: It's easy to even up all the ingredients if all 10 tortillas are laying out.
  7. Roll up each enchilada & place in the prepared baking dish. I just wrap them up top & bottom, then right & left, then place them with the edges hidden in the dish.
  8. Pour the sour cream, condensed soup, and Rotel juice mixture over the folded enchiladas...
  9. ...and smooth evenly.
  10. Cover with cheese. Bake at 350 degrees F. for 25-30 minutes, or until the enchiladas are heated through...
  11. ...and the cheese is melted & bubbly. Like this!
  12. Serve with picante sauce and whatever other toppings you like. Buen provecho! =^..^=

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About Kathy's Easy Cheesy Chicken Enchiladas

Course/Dish: Chicken Tacos & Burritos
Main Ingredient: Chicken
Regional Style: Mexican
Other Tag: Quick & Easy

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