White Chicken Enchiladas with Green Chile Sour Cream Sauce

White Chicken Enchiladas with Green Chile Sour Cream Sauce - These enchiladas have the easiest cream sauce you could ever make!

A super easy and simple enchilada recipe with a heavenly creamy white sauce that’s completely homemade!

White Chicken Enchiladas with Green Chile Sour Cream Sauce - These enchiladas have the easiest cream sauce you could ever make!

I’m always in the mood for enchiladas but I always feel a little bit guilty about not using a homemade enchilada sauce. I usually get the Trader Joe’s red enchilada sauce but I feel like I’m cheating! But now, I’ve finally found an enchilada recipe with a delicious creamy white sauce that is completely homemade.

White Chicken Enchiladas with Green Chile Sour Cream Sauce - These enchiladas have the easiest cream sauce you could ever make!

White Chicken Enchiladas with Green Chile Sour Cream Sauce - These enchiladas have the easiest cream sauce you could ever make!

White Chicken Enchiladas with Green Chile Sour Cream Sauce - These enchiladas have the easiest cream sauce you could ever make!

You first start by filling the tortillas with a bit of shredded chicken and Monterey Jack cheese. I use Trader’s Joe’s jalapeno Monterey Jack – my absolute favorite cheese in the world. Then you make the sauce by starting with a roux and then adding some chicken broth, sour cream, and green chiles. These simple ingredients create such a creamy sauce with just the right amount of spice from the chiles. Once the sauce is poured over the enchiladas, they are topped off with a little more jalapeno Monterey Jack and then they’re baked for about 20-25 minutes.

White Chicken Enchiladas with Green Chile Sour Cream Sauce - These enchiladas have the easiest cream sauce you could ever make!

It’s simple, quick, delicious, and completely homemade.

White Chicken Enchiladas with Green Chile Sour Cream Sauce

Prep Time 15 minutes

Cook Time 30 minutes

Total Time 45 minutes

Yield 4 servings

White Chicken Enchiladas with Green Chile Sour Cream Sauce

A super easy and simple enchilada recipe with a heavenly creamy white sauce that's completely homemade!

Ingredients

  • 12 (6-inch) flour tortillas, warmed
  • 3 tablespoons unsalted butter
  • 3 tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • 2 cups chicken broth
  • 1 cup sour cream
  • 1 (4-ounce) can diced green chiles
  • 2 cups shredded cooked chicken
  • 2 cups shredded Monterrey Jack cheese, divided
  • 2 tablespoons chopped fresh cilantro leaves

Instructions

  • Preheat the oven to 425 degrees F. Lightly oil a 9×13 baking dish or coat with nonstick spray.
  • Melt the butter in a large saucepan over medium heat. Whisk in flour until lightly browned, about 1 minute. Gradually whisk in chicken broth and cook, whisking constantly, until slightly thickened, about 1-2 minutes. Stir in sour cream and green chiles.
  • In a medium bowl, combine chicken and 1 cup Monterey Jack cheese.
  • To assemble the enchiladas, lay tortilla on a flat surface and spoon 1/4 cup of the chicken mixture in the center. Roll the tortilla and place seam side down onto prepared baking dish. Repeat with remaining tortillas and chicken mixture. Top with sour cream sauce and remaining Monterey Jack cheese.
  • Place into oven and bake until lightly golden and bubbly, about 20-25 minutes.
  • Serve immediately, garnished with cilantro, if desired.

Notes

Adapted from Let’s Dish

http://damndelicious.net/2012/01/31/white-chicken-enchiladas-with-green-chile-sour-cream/


Comments

  1. Kayla says

    I tried the enchilada recipe and it turned out so well. However I used two cans of green chilies instead of one because I felt it needed a bit of a kick. The southwest has to have a little more heat. Even with the extra can of chilies the enchiladas turned out amazing. So amazing that my grandmother even liked them. Definitely a recipe I will use again. :)

  2. katrina says

    These are the best, my family asks me to bake them ALL the time, and it was so easy to follow, thank you for sharing your recipes.

  3. Karen Sullivan says

    Excellent recipe! Best I’ve found on the ‘net. But as with any cook I added my own little tweaks… a touch of cumin, a tiny bit of chopped fresh jalapeno, and I used Mexican-style sour cream. I used the original recipe first time; it was great and the family loved it. Then the second time I made it, I included the additions for a company dinner. Everyone loved it! Very happy to have found this recipe! Keep up the good work and many thanks!

  4. says

    Just made these last night and they were delicious! My husband and I really enjoyed them. The only thing I did differently was added a teaspoon or so of cumin and chili powder to the chicken mixture to boost the flavor inside the enchiladas. The sauce was creamy and delicious, and all the toppings made this dish even more satisfying.
    I have made several recipes from your site, and you haven’t failed me yet, Damn Delicious! Keep up the good work and the delicious meals coming! (I will be featuring some of your recipes on my blog soon and linking back to them.)

  5. Theresa says

    Hi I have a question for you. Do you think this would be just a good put together the night before and then baked?

    • Chung-Ah says

      You can certainly give that a try but I worry about sogginess and the tortillas tearing apart even before baking.

    • kim says

      Theresa when I make beef Enchiladas with red sauce I normally make them in the morning or the night before and they are even better all the flavors have time to mend together and no sogginess, I’m sure it would be just as good with these as well since there so Yummy.

  6. Dorian says

    This recipe is amazing! My honey likes things hot, so I did add a bit of chopped Jalepeno to the sauce and a dash of cumin to the chicken and cheese mixture. So yummy! I also had the ingredients around to try an approximate copy of your topping; just mixed canned corn, (organic), canned black beans,(same), chopped lettuce, tomato, avocado, and crumpled some tortillia chips over the top, and wow! Every good thing for dinner in one dish. So happy to have found this blog!

  7. ShannonH says

    I really enjoy your blog and recipes. I made the one pot alfredo a few weeks ago. I loved it. Chicken enchilada’s tonight. The blog is beautiful to look at. I love coming here. I look forward to making more of your recipes!

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