Chicken Enchiladas


This is one of the most popular recipes for chicken enchiladas in our files. The easy dinner recipe produces wonderfully creamy enchiladas, thanks thanks to cream cheese and sour cream, but there's pleny of heat and spice, too, thanks to chile peppers and cumin.

chicken enchiladas
Photo: Jason Donnelly
Prep Time:
30 mins
Bake Time:
40 mins
Total Time:
1 hrs 10 mins


  • ¼ cup slivered almonds

  • ¼ cup chopped onion

  • 2 tablespoon butter or margarine

  • 1 4 ounce can diced green chile peppers, drained

  • 1 3 ounce package cream cheese, softened

  • 1 tablespoon milk

  • ¼ teaspoon ground cumin

  • 2 cup chopped cooked chicken or turkey

  • 12 7 inch flour tortillas or 6-inch corn tortillas

  • 1 10.75 ounce can reduced-fat condensed cream of chicken or cream of mushroom soup

  • 1 8 ounce carton light dairy sour cream

  • 1 cup milk

  • ¾ cup shredded Monterey Jack or cheddar cheese (3 ounces)

  • 2 tablespoon slivered almonds


  1. In a medium skillet cook the 1/4 cup almonds and the onion in hot butter over medium heat until onion is tender and nuts are lightly toasted. Remove from heat. Stir in 1 tablespoon of the canned green chile peppers; reserve remaining peppers for sauce.

  2. In a medium bowl stir together cream cheese, the 1 tablespoon milk, and the cumin; add nut mixture and chicken. Stir until combined. Spoon about 3 tablespoons of the chicken mixture onto each tortilla near an edge; roll up. Place filled tortillas, seam side down, in a greased 3-quart rectangular baking dish. Set aside.

  3. For sauce, in a medium bowl combine the reserved chile peppers, the soup, sour cream, and the 1 cup milk. Pour evenly over the tortillas in the baking dish. Cover with foil. Bake, uncovered, in a 350 degree oven about 35 minutes or until heated through. Remove foil. Sprinkle enchiladas with cheese and the 2 tablespoons almonds. Return to oven; bake about 5 minutes more or until cheese melts. Makes 6 servings.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

538 Calories
30g Fat
38g Carbs
29g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 6
Calories 538
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 30g 38%
Saturated Fat 13g 65%
Cholesterol 100mg 33%
Sodium 635mg 28%
Total Carbohydrate 38g 14%
Total Sugars 6g
Protein 29g
Vitamin C 7.1mg 36%
Calcium 343.3mg 26%
Iron 3.1mg 17%
Potassium 424mg 9%
Folate, total 32.3mcg
Vitamin B-12 0.7mcg
Vitamin B-6 0.3mg

*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.

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