Cream Cheese Chicken Enchiladas


My family loves these shredded chicken enchiladas with a savory cream cheese filling and green enchilada sauce.

close up view of Cream Cheese Chicken Enchiladas garnished with green onions and black olives
Prep Time:
20 mins
Cook Time:
30 mins
Total Time:
50 mins
10 enchiladas


  • 3 skinless, boneless chicken breasts

  • 2 (8 ounce) packages cream cheese, softened

  • 4 cloves garlic, crushed

  • 1 tablespoon ground cumin

  • 2 teaspoons salt

  • 1 teaspoon ground black pepper

  • 1 (15 ounce) can petite diced tomatoes, drained

  • 8 green onions, chopped

  • 1 (7 ounce) can diced green chiles

  • ½ cup chopped fresh cilantro

  • ¼ cup lime juice

  • 2 cups shredded Cheddar cheese, divided

  • 10 large flour tortillas

  • 1 (15 ounce) can green enchilada sauce


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Grease a baking dish.

  2. Bring a saucepan of lightly salted water to a boil. Cook the chicken breasts in boiling water until no longer pink in the center and the juices run clear, 7 to 10 minutes. An instant-read thermometer inserted into the center should read at least 165 degrees F (74 degrees C). Remove chicken to a cutting board to cool.

  3. Beat cream cheese, garlic, cumin, salt, and pepper together in a bowl. Stir tomatoes, green onion, green chiles, cilantro, and lime juice into the cream cheese mixture. Add 1 cup Cheddar cheese and fold to integrate.

  4. Shred cooled chicken with a pair of forks into strands; stir into the cream cheese mixture. Spoon about 1/2 cup of the chicken mixture into the center of each tortilla and fold tortilla around the filling; arrange into the prepared baking dish. Top tortillas with remaining Cheddar cheese and green enchilada sauce.

  5. Bake in the preheated oven until hot and the cheese is melted, about 20 minutes.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

576 Calories
31g Fat
50g Carbs
24g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 10
Calories 576
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 31g 40%
Saturated Fat 17g 83%
Cholesterol 91mg 30%
Sodium 1672mg 73%
Total Carbohydrate 50g 18%
Dietary Fiber 4g 15%
Total Sugars 4g
Protein 24g
Vitamin C 25mg 124%
Calcium 351mg 27%
Iron 6mg 32%
Potassium 520mg 11%

* 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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