Preheat oven to 350°. Melt 2 Tbsp. butter in a large skillet over medium heat; add onion and bell pepper, and sauté 5 minutes or until tender.
Stir together onion mixture, chicken, 1 can diced green chiles, and 2 cups shredded cheese. Spoon a heaping 1/3 cupful chicken mixture on 1 end of each tortilla, and roll up. Arrange enchiladas, seam sides down, in a lightly greased 13- x 9-inch baking dish.
Bake at 350° for 10 minutes.
Meanwhile, melt remaining 3 Tbsp. butter in a heavy saucepan over low heat; whisk in flour until smooth. Cook, whisking constantly, 1 minute. Gradually whisk in chicken broth and milk; cook over medium heat, whisking constantly, 3 to 4 minutes or until thickened and bubbly. Remove from heat, and stir in remaining 2 cans green chiles.
Remove enchiladas from oven. Pour green chile mixture over enchiladas. Sprinkle with remaining 1 cup cheese.
Bake at 350° for 20 to 25 minutes or until bubbly. Serve with desired toppings.
I've made this dish many times, and it is always a big hit. It is one way to use up leftover roast chicken that makes it seems all new and delicious again. I usually add a little chili powder to the filling and a little ground cumin to the sauce just to increase the flavor. Husband always asks for this; coworkers snarf up any leftovers in short order. This is a regular dish here, served with chopped tomatoes, lettuce, avocado, sour cream and black olives.
Delicious green chicken chili encased in a tortilla topped with a cheesy sauce. These reheat well. I tried some using corn tortillas which disintegrated into the sauce so I don't recommend using them. I added salt and pepper, chili powder and cumin to both the chicken mixture and sauce mixture! Delish. Will make again!
My search for the best enchilada recipe is over! I omitted the green pepper and used a combination of monterey jack and cheddar cheese. Also added a scoop of whipped cream cheese in the chicken mixture to make them a bit creamier. Garnished with cilantro and served chipotle sour cream on the side.
Tasty and easy to put together. Next time I will add a green pepper as well as a full can of green chiles to the mix. and a full can to the sauce.. I doubled the chicken in the mix. I will also double the sauce next time.. This dish was a great hit with my whole family last night! I can't wait to make it again!