Chicken Enchiladas are a favorite Tex-Mex one-dish meal for most families. They're an easy make-ahead meal that can be frozen for up to one month. Think about these enchiladas when time is tight.
3 cups chopped cooked chicken
2 cups (8 oz.) shredded pepper Jack cheese*
1/2 cup sour cream
1 (4.5-oz.) can chopped green chiles, drained
1/3 cup chopped fresh cilantro
8 (8-inch) soft taco-size flour tortillas
Vegetable cooking spray
1 (8-oz.) bottle green taco sauce
1 (8-oz.) container sour cream
Toppings: chopped tomatoes, chopped avocado, sliced green onions, sliced black olives, coarsely chopped fresh cilantro
How to Make It
Preheat oven to 350°. Stir together first 5 ingredients in a large bowl. Spoon about 1/2 cup chicken mixture down center of each tortilla; roll tortillas up.
Place rolled tortillas, seam sides down, in a lightly greased 13- x 9-inch baking dish. Lightly coat tops of tortillas with cooking spray.
Bake at 350° for 30 to 35 minutes or until golden brown.
Stir together taco sauce and 8-oz. container sour cream. Spoon over hot enchiladas, and sprinkle with desired toppings.
*Monterey Jack cheese may be substituted.
To Make Ahead: Prepare recipe as directed through Step Cover with aluminum foil, and chill overnight, or freeze up to 1 month. If frozen, thaw in refrigerator overnight. Let stand at room temperature 30 minutes. Proceed with recipe as directed in Steps 3 and
The best enchilada ever either in or out of restaurant. I couldn't find green taco sauce so I used green enchilada sauce. I also returned the dish to the oven for 15 minutes after topping the enchiladas with the sour cream sauce to warm it. The next time I make it I plan to decrease the sour cream by probably half. If it turns out any better, I will jump in it and swim.:))
Good, but but not great. I did alter the recipe's sauce; I didn't want the sour cream base sauce so I used green chile enchilada sauce (a family mbr. not a fan of sour cream). It was kinda of bland, maybe adding cumin to the chicken filling would help. Will make again with alterations.
hands down 5 stars. These were easy to make and SO good. I used a rotisserie chicken to save time on the cooked chicken step, but didn't change anything else. This could easily feed 4 adults with 2 enchiladas per person and maybe a side of beans and/or rice. Yum!! I'll be making this again for guests :)