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Linda's enchiladas are kicked up a notch!


Recipe Summary

20 mins
55 mins
1 hr 15 mins
6 servings


Original recipe yields 6 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Instructions Checklist
  • Place chicken in a large skillet and pour in enough water to cover; add Parmesan cheese and 2 chopped cloves of garlic. Bring water to a boil and cook until chicken is no longer pink in the center, about 28 minutes. Remove skillet from heat, reserving 1/2 cup water mixture from the skillet. Transfer chicken to a work surface and shred using 2 forks.

  • Combine onion, green chile peppers, and 1 chopped clove of garlic in a pot; add cream cheese and 1 cup Mexican cheese blend. Cook and stir mixture over medium heat until cream cheese is melted, 3 to 4 minutes. Slowly pour the reserved 1/2 cup water mixture from chicken over cream cheese mixture, while continuously stirring until mixture is smooth. Remove pot from heat and stir shredded chicken into cream cheese sauce.

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

  • Heat oil in a skillet over medium-low heat. Place tortillas in the hot oil, working in batches, until warmed, about 30 seconds per side. Spoon 1 to 2 tablespoons cream cheese-chicken sauce down the center of each warmed tortilla; roll tortilla around filling.

  • Pour enough green enchilada sauce to cover the bottom of a 9x13-inch baking dish. Arrange filled tortillas in the enchilada sauce. Pour remaining enchilada sauce over filled tortillas.

  • Mix sour cream and milk together in a bowl until thin enough to pour. Pour sour cream mixture over filled tortillas; top with remaining Mexican cheese blend.

  • Bake in the preheated oven until heated through and cheese is melted and bubbling, 20 to 25 minutes.

Cook's Note:

Add a chopped jalapeno with the onion and can of green chiles for some extra heat. You can cut up some green onion, black olives, or tomatoes to sprinkle over the top before or after baking depending on if you want them soft or not.

You can use either red or green enchilada sauce. I like the green flavor better; it gives a good Mexican flavor without being spicy.

If using corn tortillas, heat in oil just to soften before rolling. If you're using flour tortillas no need to heat in oil.

Nutrition Facts

696 calories; protein 35.2g; carbohydrates 26g; fat 51.5g; cholesterol 171.5mg; sodium 815.2mg. Full Nutrition