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serving of white chicken enchiladas

White Chicken Enchiladas

  • Author: Deborah Harroun
  • Prep Time: 20 mins
  • Cook Time: 25 mins
  • Total Time: 45 minutes
  • Yield: 4 servings 1x
  • Category: Main Dish
  • Method: Baked
  • Cuisine: Mexican


Rich and creamy, these White Chicken Enchiladas are easy chicken enchiladas that are covered in a simple sour cream and green chile sauce.



  • 8 (8-inch) flour tortillas
  • 2 cups shredded Monterey Jack cheese, divided
  • 2 cups cooked, shredded chicken
  • 3 tablespoons butter
  • 3 tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • 14 oz chicken broth
  • 1 cup sour cream
  • 1 7-ounce can diced green chiles
  • cilantro for garnish, optional


Preheat the oven to 425ºF. Spray a 9×13-inch baking dish with nonstick cooking spray.

Combine 1 cup of the cheese and the chicken. Place some of the mixture down the center of each tortilla and roll up, placing in the prepared dish, seam side down.

Melt the butter in a skillet over medium heat. Stir in the flour and cook for 1 minute.  Slowly whisk in the chicken broth. Cook the mixture until thickened. Stir in the sour cream and the green chiles.  Pour the mixture over the top of the enchiladas. Sprinkle the remaining cheese over the top.

Bake in the preheated oven for 20 to 25 minutes, or until the cheese is melted and bubbly.  Sprinkle with cilantro before serving, if desired.

Recipe Notes:

adapted from Cassie Craves

Nutrition information provided as an estimate only. Various brands and products can change the counts. Any nutritional information should be used as a general guide.


  • Serving Size: 2 enchiladas
  • Calories: 835
  • Sugar: 0 g
  • Sodium: 1038 mg
  • Fat: 45 g
  • Saturated Fat: 25 g
  • Unsaturated Fat: 8 g
  • Trans Fat: 0 g
  • Carbohydrates: 57 g
  • Fiber: 0 g
  • Protein: 47 g
  • Cholesterol: 157 mg

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