February 21st, 2011

White Chicken Enchiladas with Green Chile Sour Cream Sauce

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My whole family gets excited when these White Chicken Enchiladas with Green Chile Sour Cream Sauce are on the menu! This is probably one of our all-time favorite enchilada recipes.

I love that these enchiladas are so quick and easy to put together, especially with leftover chicken or a rotisserie chicken from the grocery store.

White Chicken Enchiladas with Green Chile Sour Cream Sauce

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. I

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!

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.

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White Chicken Enchiladas with Green Chile Sour Cream Sauce

White Chicken Enchiladas with Green Chile Sour Cream Sauce

Chicken, green chilies and cheese, rolled in floured tortillas and smothered in a creamy homemade sauce.


  • 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


  1. Preheat oven to 425 degrees. Spray a 9x13 inch baking dish with cooking spray; set aside.
  2. Mix the chicken together with 1 cup of the cheese.
  3. Distribute the chicken and cheese mixture evenly among the tortillas. Roll up and place seam side down in the prepared pan.
  4. In a large saucepan, melt the butter. Add the flour; cook and stir for 1 minute.
  5. Add the chicken broth, whisking until smooth. Continue cooking over medium heat until sauce is thick and bubbly.
  6. Stir in the sour cream and diced green chiles. Season with salt and pepper, to taste.
  7. Pour the sauce in an even layer over the enchiladas. Sprinkle with remaining cheese.
  8. Bake for 20 to 25 minutes or until golden and bubbly.
  9. Sprinkle with cilantro just before serving.

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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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  Who Dished It Up First : Adapted from Cassie Craves.



  1. Yum! These look soo good!! I’m putting these on our next menu for sure!!~

    • I put the chicken with the green chiles in the crockpot …serve with the chipoltse stye rice and make burritos..like chipoltes…

  2. These sound excellent! LOVE chicken enchiladas, thanks!

  3. I’m really craving some mexican food and enchiladas are a favorite. These look amazing!

  4. Those look delicious!!

  5. Your enchiladas look delish! I’m a huge Mexican food fan. Great pic too!

  6. I don’t care for enchiladas with red sauce, but this looks fantastic and sounds perfect if you need dinner done fairly quick!

  7. Those enchiladas look really great. My family would love these.

  8. Mmmmm…these enchiladas are looking so good and yummy ! I cant wait to try this wonderful dish…great job !

  9. Well shoot….I just got back from Wally World….guess I’ll have to go back to get the ingredients for this dish as it sounds divine!!! =)

  10. wow! these look amazing…i can only imagine how wonderful they must taste. thank you for sharing with tuesday night supper club!

  11. These look insanely delicious! I can’t wait to make them!

  12. mmmm! can’t wait to try this. except, i’m going to try it with corn tortillas 😉

  13. I seriously LOVE these enchiladas! I’ve made them a million times! Thank you for the great recipe!

  14. A friend of mine brought this to my family after our son was born – I was so pleasantly surprised when I asked her for the recipe and she sent me here :). She added black beans to the filling – it was one of the first times my kids have eaten a) Mexican food and b) black beans without complaining! I can’t wait to makenthis for dinner tonight!

  15. This recipe is AMAZING! Thanks!

  16. These enchiladas were ah-mazing!

  17. I featured the white chicken enchilada recipe on my blog tonight!!! http://www.bstreetboutique.com. I cooked it today and it was absolutely delicious 🙂 Thank you!!!

  18. These look incredibly easy to make and absolutely delicious! I will be giving them a try asap!

  19. Hi this is Nicole from Colie’s Kitchen I just discovered your blog and wanted to drop by and say hi. I am now a new follower. I would love to have you stop by Colie’s Kitchen if you get a chance. http://www.colieskitchen.com

  20. Yes. I’m drooling.

  21. These look AMAZING!

  22. Made these last night after seeing them on FoodGawker. Easy and YUMMY! Thanks!

  23. My mother would die if I made this for her.

  24. I just made these tonight and they are delicious! Tastes like it came out of a restaurant.

    I think I’m in love!

  25. Such an awesome, simple recipe! Im making them again today because they were such a big hit last week! I used pepper jack today to spice it up a little. So delicious! Thanks for sharing!

  26. I’m writing a homemaking blog for my daughter and published your recipe (with credit and link back) on her blog.


    If there is anything you’d like changed, or if you’re not comfortable with my using your work, please feel free to contact me and I’ll take it down.


  27. I made these for dinner tonight, and they were delicious!

    I just made a couple small changes to the recipe. I added a couple dollops of sour cream to the chicken mixture, as well as some cilantro/ coriander. I cannot find canned green chilis here in Australia, so I diced a fresh one. Also, after about 10 minutes, I covered the pan with foil, to keep the cheese from burning on top.

  28. I “pinned” these today. Thanks so much; my old recipe was too “saucy” — this looks great

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  30. I’ve made these a hundred times and they’re always a hit! I posted about it on my blog and pinned. Your recipes rock!!! Wifey With A Knifey

  31. This recipe was found on Pinterest, so my new co-reviewer, Marci, just posted her yummy review right here: http://pineatreview.com/2012/03/05/white-chicken-enchiladas-with-green-chile-sour-cream-sauce/. (We were sure to give you credit and links throughout.) Thanks for making dinner delicious! –Denise

  32. These looks so good. Thank you for suggesting fresh cilantro, fresh herbs make food taste so good!


  33. Just letting you know that we make this recipe all the time and it’s one of our faves!! Thank you so much!

  34. I am going to try this for dinner tonight! I cannot wait to post results! It looks delicious!!

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  36. Where have you been? I’ve looked for this recipe since I had them in a Mexican Restaurant in San Jose. Absolutely the best! Thanks. I’ve got them ready for the oven now!

  37. I made these last night for the wife and kid. They loved them! I dropped the chiles and the garnish but they were still delicious. This ones going in the “awesome recipe” pile. Thank you!

  38. In the oven now!! They look fantastic; we are all excited to taste them!

  39. These look really good. I’m curious whether or not they are mild enough for young children?

  40. I made these last night. I replaced the sour cream with Greek yogurt and added garlic powder, onion powder and salt to the sauce. Delish! I shared the recipe (link to this page) with my Facebook group, Tired of the Same Ol’ Same Ol’ Dinners.

  41. What garnish would you recomend if your not into cilantro…cheers! 😉

  42. Made these for dinner tonight and I could fall asleep………..very ho=hum. Someone asked if they are mild enough for kids??? They are sooooooooo mild…there’s almost no taste at all. Don’t know what I did wrong…I followed the recipe exactly. Has anyone else added stuff to spiff these up? They look so good, but a big disapointment to us.

  43. I wondered if anyone has tried to make the sauce ahead of time, and if it kept well?

  44. These are amazing! One of my new favorite recipes.

  45. Nutritional values would sure be appreciated

  46. Looking for the calorie count. Please advise.
    Thank you

  47. We love this recipe. I do add some rotel and black beans to the chicken mixture and it delicious every time!!

  48. Can this be a freezer meal? Suggestions on what you would do??

    • It’s a great freezer meal. Just make it up to the point where you would bake it, and stick it in the freezer. I prefer to thaw it before baking, but I think you could bake from frozen, it would just take a little longer.

  49. Elsa Blaine says:

    Made this dish many times and just love it! Big time comfort food meal. The key is to simmer the sauce until nice and thick… but not too thick. 🙂

  50. Anna-Marie Mars says:

    Making this for the second time. Absolutely outstanding

  51. Thanks for making this so EZ for me! I’ll definitely be making, darlin!

  52. Diane Bauer says:

    I’m not finding the recipe for White Chicken Enchiladas with Green Chile Sour Cream Sauce–the link seems to be broken. Sounds like a fabulous recipe!
    I’m glad I found your site!

  53. These were excellent. I just added more green chilies and a little green pepper hot sauce. Thanks for sharing.

  54. Made exactly as written, except seasoned the chicken with taco seasoning before cooking. These are absolutely delicious, thank you SO much for sharing!!! I foresee this as a monthly meal 😉

  55. Made exactly as written, except seasoned the chicken with taco seasoning before cooking. These are absolutely delicious, thank you SO much for sharing!!! I foresee this as a monthly meal 😉

  56. Yummy! As a mom of two littles that works full time I really appreciate how quickly this went together. Delicious, even our 4 year old asked for seconds. I served it with sliced avocado and green onion.

    Thanks for a great recipe!

  57. Brie Bohlinger says:

    I made this tonigjt for dinner. It is great! Love it! I added more chilies, since I only had a 7oz can. I also added onion to the chicken mix and I didn’t have just Monterey Jack cheese. U used a cheddar jack Mexican shredded mix. I also used whole wheat tortillas:). I will be putting this recipe in my repitore!


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