I have been looking for a great restaurant-quality sour cream sauce enchilada recipe and was handed this one from a friend's grandma. It was exactly what I wanted and so simple to make! If you don't like really spicy foods, the optional items listed can be removed from the recipe and the dish is just as yummy!

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Ingredients

8
Original recipe yields 8 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified

Directions

  • Mix sour cream, cream of chicken soup, and cilantro in a saucepan over medium heat; cook, stirring occasionally, until heated through, 3 to 5 minutes. Remove from heat.

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  • Spray a large skillet with cooking spray; add tomatoes with green chile peppers, chicken, onion, and green chiles. Cook and stir mixture over medium heat until onion is transparent, 5 to 10 minutes.

  • Place tortillas on a microwave-safe plate; heat in the microwave until warm and flexible, about 10 seconds.

  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Spray an 8x11-inch baking dish with cooking spray.

  • Spoon 2 to 3 tablespoons chicken mixture down the center of each tortilla; sprinkle filling with about 1 tablespoon Colby-pepperjack cheese. Roll each tortilla around the filling and place seam side down into the prepared baking dish. Top tortillas with sour cream sauce; sprinkle remaining cheese over sour cream layer.

  • Bake in the preheated oven until sauce is bubbling and cheese is melted, 25 to 30 minutes.

Nutrition Facts

413 calories; 16.5 g total fat; 57 mg cholesterol; 1053 mg sodium. 43.8 g carbohydrates; 21.9 g protein; Full Nutrition

Reviews (21)

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Rating: 5 stars
01/01/2015
Easy and delicious! A few changes I made: 1 cup of chicken is not enough- I added closer to 2 1/2 cups. Also I added 1 tsp minced garlic and a few tablespoons of the sour cream mixture to the tomato mixture to help bind it. I added fresh cilantro on top after baking. Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
12/17/2016
I used more chicken (2 cooked breasts) and 2 cans of Rotel. Flavor was really good. However there was too much sour cream sauce. I love sour cream but it was a bit overwhelming. If I make it again I would not put less of the mixture on top. Read More
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24 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 11
  • 4 star values: 9
  • 3 star values: 4
  • 2 star values: 0
  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: 5 stars
01/01/2015
Easy and delicious! A few changes I made: 1 cup of chicken is not enough- I added closer to 2 1/2 cups. Also I added 1 tsp minced garlic and a few tablespoons of the sour cream mixture to the tomato mixture to help bind it. I added fresh cilantro on top after baking. Read More
(4)
Rating: 5 stars
01/01/2015
Easy and delicious! A few changes I made: 1 cup of chicken is not enough- I added closer to 2 1/2 cups. Also I added 1 tsp minced garlic and a few tablespoons of the sour cream mixture to the tomato mixture to help bind it. I added fresh cilantro on top after baking. Read More
(4)
Rating: 3 stars
12/17/2016
I used more chicken (2 cooked breasts) and 2 cans of Rotel. Flavor was really good. However there was too much sour cream sauce. I love sour cream but it was a bit overwhelming. If I make it again I would not put less of the mixture on top. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
05/10/2018
Yummy easy to make. For me in trying to eat a bit healthier this is a good "not from scratch but maybe better for us than fast food" recipe. You can make it even easier -use chunky salsa of your choice in place of these three ingredients - can of tomatoes can of green chilis and chopped cilantro. We used low sodium cream of chicken soup and reduced fat cheese. The recipe makes a lot of 'sauce'... next time I may double the number of tortillas to make more enchiladas up the amount of chicken & veggies in the filling... and maybe even add black beans if the family agrees. I think with those additions the ratio of sauce to enchilad will be more to our preference. We had a salad with ours but next time I think I'll just shred lettuce and dice some tomatoes and serve on top of the entree for some freshness. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
10/25/2015
Very yummy! Still like my traditional recipe more than the sour cream sauce but very good. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
07/23/2014
Great and easy to make. I used a more chicken than the recipe called for as I had to make more than 8 for a pot luck at work. Everyone loved them!! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
04/05/2017
Great Read More
Rating: 5 stars
09/19/2016
Made it essentially following recipe tweaks here and there. Very good!! Read More
Rating: 4 stars
08/27/2018
Very good wonderful change to the classic enchilada Read More
Rating: 4 stars
04/01/2016
It turned out delicious! Read More