chicken enchiladas

★★★★★ 2
a recipe by
Sena Wilson
Lake Jackson, TX

This is a family favorite recipe for chicken enchiladas. Prep time can be minimized if you purchase Deli baked chicken and packaged grated cheeses. I usually cook the chicken breasts and grate the cheeses but it depends on your time. They are filled with a creamy filling and you serve them with green or red salsa.

★★★★★ 2
serves 4 - 6
prep time 1 Hr 25 Min
cook time 20 Min
method Bake

Ingredients For chicken enchiladas

  • 4 c
    cooked and chopped chicken
  • 1 c
    onion, chopped
  • 4 stalk
    green onions, chopped
  • 3 c
    monterrey jack cheese, divided
  • 1/2 tsp
    cumin
  • 1 tsp
    crushed garlic
  • 3 - 4 oz
    green chiles, chopped
  • 2 Tbsp
    oil
  • salt and white/black pepper to taste
  • 12
    corn tortillas
  • 1/2 c
    chicken broth
  • WHITE SAUCE
  • 3 c
    milk
  • 3 Tbsp
    butter
  • 4 Tbsp
    all purpose flour
  • 1/2 tsp
    crushed garlic
  • 1/2 tsp
    salt
  • 1/8 tsp
    white pepper (or black)
  • dash
    onion powder
  • 1/2 c
    sour cream

How To Make chicken enchiladas

  • 1
    Saute onion, cumin, garlic, salt, white or black pepper and green chiles in oil. Stir in chicken and chicken broth; simmer until most of liquid is absorbed. Set chicken mixture aside.
  • 2
    In a saucepan, melt butter; whisk in flour and gradually add milk. Add garlic, salt, pepper, and onion powder. Cook until mixture thickens into a sauce. Whisk in a 1/2 cup of monterrey jack cheese. Add half of sauce to chicken mixture. Add the sour cream to the remainder of white sauce and set aside to keep warm.
  • 3
    Heat enough oil in a small skillet to cover the bottom of pan. Dip tortillas for a few seconds in oil to soften them. Lay aside on paper towels.
  • 4
    Spray large baking dish or baking sheet (with lip) with oil. Fill the center of each tortilla with chicken mixture; fold the sides tightly (not ends)over center and place with seams down in baking dish. Repeat this procedure until all 12 tortillas are filled.
  • 5
    Pour remaining sauce over the filled tortillas. Sprinkled with the remainder of the cheese. Top with the chopped green onions. Cook in a 350 degree oven for approximately 20 - 25 minutes until heated through and cheese is melted. Serve with green or red salsa and fried tortilla chips.
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