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.

Source: Better Homes and Gardens


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  • 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.

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  • 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.

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  • 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

538 calories; 30 g total fat; 13 g saturated fat; 3 g polyunsaturated fat; 10 g monounsaturated fat; 100 mg cholesterol; 635 mg sodium. 424 mg potassium; 38 g carbohydrates; 3 g fiber; 6 g sugar; 29 g protein; 0 RE vitamin a; 972 IU vitamin a; 7 mg vitamin c; 0 mg thiamin; 1 mg riboflavin; 7 mg niacin equivalents; 0 mg vitamin b6; 32 mcg folate; 1 mcg vitamin b12; 343 mg calcium; 3 mg iron;

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There's an error in the directions. It instructs to cover with foil, yet bake *uncovered*. The print cookbook has the correct directions. FYI the print cookbook (newest version) calls for 1 tsp of cumin where the online version calls for 1/4 tsp.
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