Enchanted Sour Cream Chicken Enchiladas


A delicious New Mexican enchilada that we had every year for our Christmas Eve dinner. Serve 2 to 3 enchiladas on a plate and surround with lettuce and tomatoes. Top with your choice of guacamole or sour cream or both.

Prep Time:
15 mins
Cook Time:
15 mins
Total Time:
30 mins
1 9x13-inch baking dish


  • 2 cups cubed cooked chicken

  • 1 cup sour cream

  • teaspoon salt

  • 1 pinch ground black pepper

  • ½ cup vegetable oil for frying

  • 12 (5 inch) corn tortillas

  • 1 (4 ounce) can chopped green chilies, drained

  • 2 cups shredded Monterey Jack cheese


  1. Preheat an oven to 400 degrees F (200 degrees C). Grease a 9x13 inch baking dish. Combine the chicken, sour cream, salt, and pepper in a bowl; set aside.

  2. Heat the oil in a skillet over medium-high heat. Dip the corn tortillas into the hot oil one at a time until softened, about 10 seconds each. Spoon a heaping tablespoon of chicken mixture onto each tortilla, spread down the center and roll into a cylinder. Place seam side down into the prepared baking dish. When all tortillas are filled and rolled, sprinkle the green chiles over all and top with the shredded Monterey Jack cheese.

  3. Bake in the preheated oven until the cheese has melted and the enchiladas are hot, 12 to 15 minutes.

    close up on a plate of two sour cream chicken enchiladas
    Dotdash Meredith Food Studios

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

434 Calories
26g Fat
24g Carbs
26g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 6
Calories 434
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 26g 33%
Saturated Fat 14g 68%
Cholesterol 85mg 28%
Sodium 540mg 23%
Total Carbohydrate 24g 9%
Dietary Fiber 3g 12%
Total Sugars 1g
Protein 26g
Vitamin C 13mg 66%
Calcium 373mg 29%
Iron 2mg 8%
Potassium 295mg 6%

* 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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