My whole family gets excited when these white chicken enchiladas are on the menu! This is probably one of our all-time favorite enchilada recipes.
And I love that they are so quick and easy to put together, especially with leftover chicken or a rotisserie chicken from the grocery store. Even better, they have a homemade sauce–no canned soups here!
Not that I have anything against canned soup, but when it’s this easy to cook without it, why bother? I do resort to my good friend, the supermarket rotisserie chicken though. It’s such a time saver in recipes like this!
This is one of those recipes I use on busy days, because I can make it ahead of time and then pop it in the oven at dinner time.
In fact, I actually think these enchiladas taste a little better when I prepare them in advance. This is a recipe I’m always comfortable serving to company, because it’s always a hit!
- 8 soft taco size flour tortillas
- 2 cups shredded Monterrey jack cheese, divided
- 2 cups shredded cooked chicken
- 3 tablespoons butter
- 3 tablespoons flour
- 2 cups chicken broth
- 1 cup sour cream
- 1 (4 oz) can diced green chiles
- Salt and pepper, to taste
- Chopped, fresh cilantro for garnish
- Preheat oven to 425 degrees. Spray a 9x13 inch baking dish with cooking spray; set aside.
- Mix the chicken together with 1 cup of the cheese.
- Distribute the chicken and cheese mixture evenly among the tortillas. Roll up and place seam side down in the prepared pan.
- In a large saucepan, melt the butter. Add the flour; cook and stir for 1 minute.
- Add the chicken broth, whisking until smooth. Continue cooking over medium heat until sauce is thick and bubbly.
- Stir in the sour cream and diced green chiles. Season with salt and pepper, to taste.
- Pour the sauce in an even layer over the enchiladas. Sprinkle with remaining cheese.
- Bake for 20 to 25 minutes or until golden and bubbly.
- Sprinkle with cilantro just before serving.
If you like more green chili flavor, feel free to throw in an extra can of diced chilis. If you have any leftovers (although that rarely happens around here), these are great the next day too. If you’re not a fan of cilantro, chopped green onion also makes a good garnish.
This is one of those family favorites that I’ve been making for years, and will be making for years to come. I hope you love these enchiladas as much as we do!
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