Chicken Enchiladas

I absolutely LOVE this recipe…now that I think about it, it was the recipe I made when I had my first “dinner party” 9 years ago. I also made this dish a couple weekends ago when we had our dear friends over for “Mexican Night” and a game of Balderdash! Let me tell you…the leftovers are every bit as tasty. I paired these enchiladas up with refried beans, homemade salsa and chips, and corn cake. Muy delicioso!!!!! Enjoy! ~Janelle

Making the sauce: cream of chicken soup, sour cream, chopped green chiles, cumin, green onions 
Place in a large pot on the stove over medium and stir/heat and set aside. 

Boil chicken, let cool and cut into bit sized pieces.

Shredded jack and cheddar
Place tortillas on dish and heat in microwave for 1 min to soften (some people like to dip these in hot oil one at a time, but this is easier and saves some calories)

Place about a handful of chicken and cheese into the center of each tortilla

fold up the short sides and roll up

place open side down in a 9×13

pour sauce over top

sprinkle with remaining cheese

bake in a 350 oven for 30 mins, then broil top for appx 5 mins until lightly browned

Serve! This seriously is so good…

Our Friends Terry and Becky~ Thanks for joining us for dinner! Love you guys! 
Chicken Enchiladas
4 Chicken Breasts 
2 cans of cream of chicken soup
1 small can chopped green chiles
1 cup sour cream
1/2 cup chopped green onions
1 tsp cumin
1 package flour tortillas
1/2 lb cheddar cheese
1/4 lb monterey jack cheese
Boil chicken breast in water until cooked through, cool and dice. Combine next 5 ingredients, heat and set aside. Place tortillas on plate and microwave 1 min to soften. Fill middle of each tortilla with chicken and cheeses. Fold short ends in and roll up. Place open side down in a 9×13 pan. Pour heated mixture over all of tortillas and use rest of cheese to sprinkle on top. Bake at 350 for 30 mins then turn broiler on and broil until lightly browned (appx 5 mins). MMmmmm….

 

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  1. YUMMM!!

  2. These look yummy! I just had to let you know that I found your site about a week ago. So far, I have tried your french toast, mac n cheese, meatloaf, choc chip pie, and your grandmother's spaghetti sauce! I have been looking for some simple recipes that my family will eat. We have enjoyed them all!! Thank you!! I'm going to link to your blog in a post soon!

  3. Janelle Nehrenz says:

    Jennifer, wow! that is so great! thank you for letting me know that, it made my day! let me know when you link and I will tweet it. love, Janelle

  4. I'm here to say it was fabulous! Thank you my dear for sharing your amazing talents with us! Yum Yum! love ya :)

  5. Janelle Nehrenz says:

    Thanks Becky!!! I have a testimony! WOHOO!!! Here's to many more dinners together…:) Love you!

  6. Wow! I've been making this version for 6 years now. So yummy. My mother in law gave me the recipe although she taught me to dip them in oil first. I think I like your way better. Another easy way to make this is to layer your enchiladas like a lasagna. Put 6 tortillas in the bottom, put half of the mix on top, another layer of tortillas and the rest of the mix. Top with cheese and bake like normal. I get in a hurry and make it this way.

  7. Janelle Nehrenz says:

    Sarah, what a great idea! I love it!

  8. I make this all the time but alittle differnt. I put mozzarela cheese only and I put the mixture of everything on the bottom of the pan and then in the tortilla and then on top. So yummy! I am going to try your way next time :) I don't use the cumin or the green onions but I will try it for sure! Thanks!!!

  9. Janelle Nehrenz says:

    Hi Julie! That sounds great! The is the glorious thing about Mexican food…you can make it so many different ways and it still tastes great!

  10. Saved by Grace says:

    Ooooo…this sounds so good. I make my enchiladas like a casserole but this acutally looks easier. Are those flour tortillas? I usually use corn, didn't know you could use flour. MMMMMmmmm…will have to try them with whole wheat flour tort's. Thanks for sharing.

  11. K so I made this last night(yummo btw) only I substituted the chicken Breast with already done shredded can chicken I was in a hurry had to get to a Bible Study but needed a quick dinner to have ready for the family before I left and it was amazingly delish thanks for sharing ALL these yummo dishes my hubby is loving the new recipes so are the kids :) God Bless you

  12. Darlene Schacht says:

    I've always loved cheese and onion enchiladas, but didn't know how to make them. now I do!! I'll just omit the chicken, and voila!!! I have my own Mexican restaurant!!

    P.S. I'm sure the chicken is probably better than plain, but I'm so weird. Mike would want chicken in his for sure.

  13. Janelle Nehrenz says:

    Adrienne, yep..I made these with whole wheat flour torts! Cindy, what a great short cut! I love it! Thanks for sharing and so glad you liked the recipe! Darlene…I love cheese and onion enchiladas too! MMM!

  14. Christine says:

    That looks delish!

  15. MyJourneyBack says:

    Yuuuummmmmmmmeeeee similar to one my husband did in High School in home ec! Love your version have to try. I think I cam by here last Tuesday. I need to visit often! Thanks for sharing.
    Have a great Wednesday,
    Sherry

  16. I made these last night for dinner and it turned out amazing! I even loved it for leftovers the next day and that says something! :) Thanks again for posting all these yummy meals

  17. Janelle Nehrenz says:

    Thanks Kara! I always love hearing how all the meals turn out! You are so welcome!

  18. Jackie Koll says:

    I made these tonight and they were very good! Thanks for sharing the recipe :-)

  19. I have a similar recipe to this but I use heavy cream instead of 'cream of' soup. I mix a little salsa into my chicken mixture too!

  20. Janelle Nehrenz says:

    Sounds great Crystal!

  21. becca banana says:

    The broiling looks like it would do the trick… looks way more yummy than mine and I like to use a similar green sauce recipe. Thank you for these tempting recipes!!!

  22. Janelle Nehrenz says:

    You are welcome Becca :)

  23. I may sound like a dummy but do you add the water or milk to make the cream of soup portion? It seems kinda "thick" without some other liquid???

  24. Yum! This is the same chicken enchilada recipe I use and my mom uses too. It's always a huge hit! I'm making it tomorrow night but with left over turkey :)

    Blessings,
    Mel
    Please feel free to stop by: Trailing After God

  25. Just want to say thank you so very much for simple, quick, and tasty meals !! Was really at a point that I was tired of the same meals all the time… my family and I have loved trying all your recipes !! Thank you…

  26. Thank you so much for this recipe!! I had this dish when I was visiting some friends in America and have wanted to make it since. They used a tinned sauce though, and that’s not available in England, so this is perfect! Thanks!!!

  27. My 10yr old son loves these better than pizza!!!! His words, I promise! Amazing, these are amazing!! :)

  28. I tried these and my husband loved them!! Have you ever frozen them? I did a different enchilada recipe that I froze, and the tortillas were very soggy when I thawed and cooked them. I’d love to be able to freeze these (and avoid sogginess)! =)

    • Julie- I have never frozen these- but they sure do make yummy left overs! If I were to freeze, I would not bake and I would freeze the topping separately.

  29. You had a comment about not taking this meal to a nursing mother…just wondering why. Sounds delicious, although we’d call them burritos in Texas and leave enchiladas to the corn tortillas. Thanks!

    • Jenn- Because of the cumin or any other spices you may want to add is why I do not recommend this for nursing mothers. It will make one gassy baby, lol.

  30. Hi Janelle, I was just wondering if you would cook this first and then take it to someone? or would you set it all up and then have the person stick it in the oven when they are ready to eat it? I would like to make this to take to some friends. Thank you!

    • You can do either! I typically take over a warm meal…but if your schedule is better to drop something off in the morning- than that is a great idea! Just post it note the directions onto the foil!

  31. As a mom who has nursed for better part of the last four years, I can tell you that nothing in this meal would have made my babies gassy at all (they were more likely to have issues with dark green veggies).

    I see enchilada recipes all the time on blogs made with flour tortillas, ummm, yuck. Enchiladas are made with corn tortillas, burritos are made with flour tortillas and when you put a sauce over flour tortillas and bake them in the sauce they get a funky texture.

    That said, I make a version of this (it’s NOT enchiladas with that cream of chicken soup) with corn tortillas that we call chicken chili cheese and has been a hit in our family for generations…but it’s a casserole, not anything akin to real Mexican enchiladas (which I also make several versions of).

    • Thank you Kelli. Do you have a recipe blog? If so, please add it to your comment…
      Ladies, the reason I would not recommend this dish to a nursing mother is because of the cumin. Cumin is a spice has *can* cause gas in your little ones. http://www.livestrong.com/article/34344-foods-avoid-breastfeeding-gassy-newborns/.
      You may use corn or flour tortillas for this recipe- I am currently using corn tortillas {because of my gluten intolerance}. I have used flour tortillas for this recipe and I have gotten zero complaints- they were EXCELLENT! Esp if you broil for the last 2 mins. YUMMM!!!!!!! If it makes ya feel better call em “wet burritos”! Love to you, Janelle

    • She did not claim that this was an authentic recipe from Mexico, she just said it was yummy and it is. I made them tonight and my family loved them. The flour tortillas were great and did not have a “funky” texture. I would still consider these enchiladas, not a casserole. Doesn’t matter what you call them though, there was nothing “yuck” about them.

  32. jennifermlc says:

    Is this something that can be made in advance and then frozen? My husband and I are putting together some frozen meals before the new baby comes. We’re not quite sure how easy cooking will be with a 3 yo and a new born.

    • I just made this and I believe it would be a great dish to freeze. I actually thought about doing so but realized It would take up a good amount of freezer space ;) Which we don’t currently have. Good luck with the early prep. and God bless!

  33. Did this recipe make enough for 4 adults, or how many servings would you say? We have a family of 10, so I am wondering whether to double or triple it. ;) thanks!

  34. Made this tonight and my whole family loved it. Just a few things I noted that I will adjust for next time is… I bought the small flour tortillas, a package of 20, and could only fit 15 in my large 9X13 pan. I think next time I will try the larger tortillas and see how they fit in the pan. I also bought 2 full chicken breast (which is 4 single chicken breast) and choose to season them with the cumin and grill them. I could only fit 3 of them in the recipe though. Thank you for sharing your recipe!!!

  35. They were even better than I imagined. I only ended up using 1 can of cream of chicken soup because I forgot to get it at the store and 1 can was all we had, but there was plenty of sauce. I also used both cans of the green chiles (which turned out to be whole by the way, so I had to dice them myself). I did not try the freezer thing though, I was worried about them being soggy and I think they will be much better if I make them fresh. Also, I used this recipe for my chicken and it was so moist and delicious! http://www.mychocolatetherapy.com/2012/01/crockpot-chicken-tacos.html. I made one full 9×13 in pan and then filled up another small pyrex dish. They will be delish for lunch leftovers tomorrow! Thanks for the recipe!

  36. Hi Nelle! This is the second time I’ve made this recipe in two weeks! It is awesome! You have such a blessing of hospitality! One of my New Year’s Resolutions is to make 1 new recipe each week! Thanks for opening up your kitchen to me through your blog! I love you!

  37. Kelsey Lyons says:

    OMG! This recipe was SOOOO YUMMY! Thank You so much for sharing!

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