Creamy Chicken Enchiladas Recipe


This easy and flavorful main dish recipe comes together in a flash.

4 to 5 serves

If you're looking for an easy Mexican main dish recipe, try these creamy chicken enchiladas. Eight ingredients and a few minutes of prep time are all you need to get these enchiladas baking away in the oven.


  • 1 tablespoon butter or margarine

  • 1 medium onion, chopped

  • 1 (4.5-oz.) can chopped green chiles, drained

  • 1 (8-oz.) package cream cheese, cut up and softened

  • 3 ½ cups chopped cooked chicken breast

  • 8 (8-inch) flour tortillas

  • 2 (8-oz.) packages Monterey Jack cheese, shredded

  • 2 cups whipping cream


  1. Melt butter in a large skillet over medium heat; add onion, and sauté 5 minutes. Add green chiles; sauté 1 minute. Stir in cream cheese and chicken; cook, stirring constantly, until cream cheese melts.

  2. Spoon 2 to 3 tablespoons chicken mixture down center of each tortilla. Roll up tortillas, and place, seam side down, in a lightly greased 13- x 9-inch baking dish. Sprinkle with Monterey Jack cheese, and drizzle with whipping cream.

  3. Bake at 350°F for 45 minutes.

    Creamy Chicken Enchiladas
    Southern Living
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