Grandma Kay's Chicken Enchiladas


A simple but tasty enchilada recipe. A family favorite.

Prep Time:
15 mins
Cook Time:
35 mins
Additional Time:
10 mins
Total Time:
1 hrs
12 servings


  • 8 skinless, boneless chicken breast halves

  • 1 (8 ounce) package shredded Colby-Monterey Jack cheese

  • ½ (4 ounce) can chopped green chile peppers, drained (Optional)

  • 24 flour tortillas

  • 2 (10.75 ounce) cans cream of chicken soup

  • 2 cups half and half

  • 1 cup chicken broth

  • 1 (8 ounce) package shredded Colby-Monterey Jack cheese, divided


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Grease an 11x15-inch baking dish.

  2. Place the chicken breasts in a saucepan with enough water to barely cover; bring to a boil over medium heat. Reduce heat to medium-low and simmer until the chicken is no longer pink in the center, about 15 minutes. Remove from the pan, drain, and shred with two forks. Place the shredded chicken into a bowl and mix with 8 ounces of Colby-Monterey Jack cheese and canned green chilies.

  3. Spoon about 3 tablespoons of chicken mixture in a line down the center of each tortilla and fold the tortilla in half, enclosing the filling. Starting at the filled side, roll the folded tortilla into a cylinder. Place the rolls into the prepared baking dish with the seam sides down.

  4. In a bowl, whisk together the soup, half-and-half, chicken broth, and about 1/3 of the 2nd package of shredded Colby-Monterey Jack cheese. Pour the sauce over the enchiladas, sprinkle remaining Colby-Monterey Jack cheese over the casserole, and let stand for 10 to 15 minutes.

  5. Bake in the preheated oven until bubbling and the cheese topping is melted and beginning to brown, about 25 minutes.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

642 Calories
28g Fat
61g Carbs
35g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 12
Calories 642
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 28g 36%
Saturated Fat 14g 72%
Cholesterol 96mg 32%
Sodium 1195mg 52%
Total Carbohydrate 61g 22%
Dietary Fiber 3g 12%
Total Sugars 1g
Protein 35g
Vitamin C 4mg 18%
Calcium 95mg 7%
Iron 4mg 24%
Potassium 313mg 7%

* 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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