Green Sauce Enchiladas


These are the best chicken enchiladas you will ever have! I created this recipe one day by accident, and it's now a family favorite. Try it, you won't be disappointed!

Prep Time:
20 mins
Cook Time:
1 hrs
Total Time:
1 hrs 20 mins
8 servings


  • 1 tablespoon butter

  • 1 cup white rice

  • 1 (14.5 ounce) can chicken broth

  • 3 boneless chicken breast halves, boiled and cubed

  • 1 pound Monterey Jack cheese

  • 1 (11 ounce) can sweet corn, drained

  • 1 (24 ounce) jar green enchilada sauce

  • 24 (6 inch) corn tortillas


  1. In a large skillet, saute rice with butter or margarine. Add chicken broth and simmer over low heat for 15 to 20 minutes, or until rice is cooked and tender. Let cool.

  2. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).

  3. Cube 3/4 pound of the cheese; shred the remaining 1/4 pound cheese and set aside. Combine chicken, 3/4 pound cubed cheese, corn, cooled rice and 1/4 cup sauce in a large bowl. Mix together. Warm tortillas in the microwave for 2 minutes and spread another 1/4 cup sauce in the bottom of a 9x13 inch baking dish.

  4. Place a little of the chicken mixture on each tortilla and roll up. Place filled tortillas (as many as will fit) in the baking dish. Sprinkle with 1/4 pound shredded cheese and top with any remaining sauce, pouring evenly over all. (Freeze remaining tortillas for future green sauce enchiladas!)

  5. Bake at 350 degrees F (175 degrees C) for 30 minutes.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

647 Calories
29g Fat
64g Carbs
33g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 8
Calories 647
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 29g 38%
Saturated Fat 16g 80%
Cholesterol 101mg 34%
Sodium 500mg 22%
Total Carbohydrate 64g 23%
Dietary Fiber 7g 26%
Total Sugars 3g
Protein 33g
Vitamin C 9mg 46%
Calcium 527mg 41%
Iron 3mg 18%
Potassium 486mg 10%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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