Sour Cream Chicken Enchiladas

Sour Cream Chicken Enchiladas

This sour cream chicken enchilada recipe is so creamy and delicious. If you love Mexican food, then you're going to love this hearty Mexican classic chicken enchiladas recipe smothered in a sour cream sauce and baked to perfection. This easy recipe only requires an hour of your time and will certainly delight you with sweet and spicy flavors combined with melted sharp cheddar cheese.

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What you need:

Vegetable oil


Chicken breast

Green chiles


Chicken broth

Heavy cream

and more...


Sauté the minced jalapeno and chopped onion in a skillet over medium heat for a few minutes until softened.


Add the shredded chicken, ½ cup of chicken broth, heavy cream, and half the green chilies.


Mix the ingredients for 4 minutes until combined and hot, then remove the skillet from the heat and set aside.


In the other skillet, melt butter and add the flour. Whisking continuously for 1 minute until combined. Pour in the rest of the chicken broth bit by bit while frequently whisking until it gets to a thick consistency.


Stir in the remaining green chilis, add sour cream, garlic powder, and cumin.


Then remove the skillet from the heat and add in half of the cheese, salt, and pepper to taste.


Heat the flour tortillas in the microwave for 20 seconds to soften them. Then start assembling the sour cream chicken enchiladas by spreading half a cup of the chicken mixture evenly on each warm tortilla. Roll them tightly, and place each one seam side down in the prepared baking dish.


Pour the sour cream cheese sauce over the rolled tortillas and top with the remaining shredded cheese. Place the baking dish in the preheated oven and bake it for 30 minutes until golden brown and bubbling.


Remove the chicken enchiladas with sour cream sauce from the oven, let them cool for 10 minutes, and garnish the enchiladas with avocado, chopped cilantro, or salsa.

Cooking Tips

Use a rotisserie chicken instead of baking and shredding chicken breasts to save yourself some time in the kitchen.


Make it gluten-free by using corn tortillas or flour tortillas that are free from gluten.


This recipe is absolutely delicious with a variety of sharp cheddar cheese and mild cheese. Try mixing Monterey, pepper jack, cheddar, and gouda for the cheese sauce and topping.


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