Tuesday, March 13, 2012

White Chicken Enchiladas


In honor of St. Patrick's Day this weekend, I am doing all things green this week.  These enchiladas aren't Irish, but they do have green chiles in the sauce.  I found this recipe on Pinterest, my favorite place for inspiration.

The original recipe is from Joyful Momma's Kitchen: it was all the rage on Pinterest a few weeks ago.  I finally got around to making it and it was incredible!  The sour cream sauce on these enchiladas was amazing!  We couldn't get enough of it!  I used full fat sour cream, I wasn't sure how low fat or fat free would work.  Give this a try if you are looking for a good enchilada recipe without cream of chicken soup.





White Chicken Enchiladas
slightly adapted from Joyful Momma's Kitchen
(Printable Recipe)

8 flour tortillas, soft taco size
2 cups cooked, shredded chicken (I used half of a rotisserie chicken)
2 cups shredded Monterey Jack cheese
3 Tbsp butter
3 Tbsp flour
2 cups chicken broth
1 cup sour cream
1 (4 oz) can diced green chilies

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.

Spray a 9x13 pan with cooking spray. Mix chicken and 1 cup cheese. Roll up in tortillas and place in pan seam side down.

In a small sauce pan over medium heat, melt butter.  Whisk in flour and cook 1 minute. Add broth and whisk until smooth. Allow sauce to thicken.  Remove from heat and stir in sour cream and chilies.

Pour sauce over enchiladas and top with remaining cheese. Bake 20-25 minutes and then broil for a few minutes to brown the cheese.


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39 comments:

  1. Making me drool so early in the morning!!!

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  2. I made these from pinterest too. I think maybe I was the only one on the planet who thought they were on the bland side. I was totally bummed because I really really wanted to like them.

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    1. Look for the white chicken enchiladas recipe from pioneer woman. I've made it about 4 times now and its a crowd favorite. My husband and kids ask me to make them alllll the time. Get a jalapeño queso cheese to add to it...there's more steps in that recipe but.....well worth it. I don't cook whole chicken and make my own broth. I use ckicken tenderloin and swanson broth.....

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    2. Look for the white chicken enchiladas recipe from pioneer woman. I've made it about 4 times now and its a crowd favorite. My husband and kids ask me to make them alllll the time. Get a jalapeño queso cheese to add to it...there's more steps in that recipe but.....well worth it. I don't cook whole chicken and make my own broth. I use ckicken tenderloin and swanson broth.....

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  3. WHITE CHICKEN ?!?

    I fines this post offenserative.

    Can I gits some DARK MEAT UP IN HEEEUH ???

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  4. Gotta try this one, it looks and sounds great...

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  5. I like your green week idea and this dish looks incredible - just as you described it.

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  6. I made them over the weekend too and thought they were amazing!! I only had light sour cream, light butter and canned chicken and still thought they came out fantastic. Next time I will definitely use some rotisserie chicken, but I didn't miss the extra fat from from the sour cream or butter.

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  7. I made these last night, and my husband thought they were great. I used light sour cream, and it worked fine. Plain yogurt might also be a good substitute if you don't have sour cream on hand. Definitely adding this to our dinner rotation!

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  8. Made these tonight for dinner - didn't have the green chilies, so I added some Franks Hot Sauce - Yummy!

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  9. I made these last night for dinner. The whole family loved them! Thanks for posting such wonderful recipes, you really help people like me stay motivated to cook at home more! :)

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  10. I discovered your blog thru ZipList. I came across this recipe and since then, my family has made it three times. We are in LOVE!

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  11. I like all kinds of enchiladas but prefer the white cream sauce varieties like yours, this looks really good.

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  12. I made these a couple of weeks ago and they were soooo good! I was worried my husband wouldn't like them since he is strictly a taco guy - but he loved them! Thanks for the awesome recipe!

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  13. Made these last night. My husband loved them!! He said he hoped we would be having them again. :)

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  14. I just made these for dinner tonight. Super easy. I added taco seasoning to the chicken in the pan and then cooked the sauce in the chicken pan to soak up some seasoning too. DELICIOUS. I pinned the recipe too :)

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  15. I made these last week and was a huge success!! I will say I did add something, I never follow recipe rules!! For serving, I added a small dipping bowl of taco sauce. I dipped my bites in the sauce, my husband just poured it over his and it really added an extra pop to the flavor. But I love how it was super easy, super delicious, and a just a bit different! Even my two year old ate it up!! Thanks again---so glad I found this site!!!

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  16. Made these tonight and they were so good...did add a little onion powder to the chicken but followed the recipe otherwise and it is super. Thanks.

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  17. I actually got this recipe from a little Mexican lady when we lived in Galveston Texas. Have made it for 30 years & still get raves on it!
    I use corn tortillas & dip them in small amt of grease in a skillet.
    delicious!!!!!!

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  18. I actually got this recipe from a little Mexican lady when we lived in Galveston Texas. Have made it for 30 years & still get raves on it!
    I use corn tortillas & dip them in small amt of grease in a skillet.
    delicious!!!!!!

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  19. I actually got this recipe from a little Mexican lady when we lived in Galveston Texas. Have made it for 30 years & still get raves on it!
    I use corn tortillas & dip them in small amt of grease in a skillet.
    delicious!!!!!!

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  20. I actually got this recipe from a little Mexican lady when we lived in Galveston Texas. Have made it for 30 years & still get raves on it!
    I use corn tortillas & dip them in small amt of grease in a skillet.
    delicious!!!!!!

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  21. I actually got this recipe from a little Mexican lady when we lived in Galveston Texas. Have made it for 30 years & still get raves on it!
    I use corn tortillas & dip them in small amt of grease in a skillet.
    delicious!!!!!!

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  22. Yum, yum! I make these, but I add corn and onions to the chicken. Sooooo, so, so yummy.

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  23. I made these tonight and they were very very bland. Huge disappointment!

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  24. This is one of my favorite meals to make...when i put the chicken and cheese in tortilla i also put some mild la Victoria's taco sauce to add flavor.

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  25. Amazing dish. Fantastic sour cream sauce. Loved it. Will be making this on a regular basis. Thanks for sharing

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  26. The only thing I did different was cook my chicken in the crock pot with Chipotle seasoning. So yummy!

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  27. Such a great recipe! Thanks for sharing! I posted it on my blog here: http://pachomp.com/2013/03/11/white-chicken-enchiladas/

    Again, thank you!

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  28. I make these! No flour or butter! Use 1small can light cream of chicken & 1 small can condensed cream of mushroom Campbell's Soup DO NOT ADD WATER (low sodium is okay too) Spray the 13x13 Pyrex with Light Cooking Spray covering bottom, sides & corners. I prefer Healthy Coconut Oil Spray or The Type that you spread onl! the Green Chiles & low fat colb, monterey jack, mexican or cheddar tiny shredded cheese. Top with diced tomatoes, green onions, avocados, cilantro, light sour cream & more cheese. (Toppings are Optional)

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  29. I made these tonight using leftover chicken from your Cool Ranch Chicken Tacos. Hubby and I both thought they were great! Recipe is a keeper!!

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    1. GREAT idea to use the Cool Ranch Chicken Taco meat! I will give that a try next time.

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  30. This looks wonderful; thanks for sharing. I also wanted to express my condolences for your loss. Our fur-babies are just that...our babies. My heart was so grieved for you.

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  31. My recipe also called for I can cream of chicken soup and chopped green onions...it's amazing ☆

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  32. These are great! I read a few reviews that said they were bland, so I added some salt and pepper to the sauce and they were really flavorful! I've made them twice in the last two weeks! Thanks for a great recipe! :)

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  33. I like flour tortillas way better but for enchiladas u have to use corn tortillas!!

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