Whit's Chicken Enchiladas


Wonderful, cheesy chicken enchiladas that are easy to prepare. Everyone I have made these for loved them! These are great with a little salsa, guacamole and sour cream on top!

Prep Time:
30 mins
Cook Time:
30 mins
Total Time:
1 hrs
8 servings


  • 4 bone-in chicken breast halves

  • 2 tablespoons olive oil

  • 1 (4 ounce) can diced green chile peppers, drained

  • 1 jalapeno pepper, chopped

  • 1 clove garlic, minced

  • 1 (8 ounce) package cream cheese

  • 2 cups shredded Monterey Jack cheese, divided

  • ½ cup water

  • 8 (10 inch) flour tortillas

  • 1 cup heavy cream


  1. Place the chicken breast halves into a saucepan, and fill with enough water to cover. Bring to a boil, and cook until the chicken is cooked through, about 20 minutes. Remove from the water, and set aside to cool.

  2. Preheat the oven to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C). Remove the chicken meat from the breasts, and discard the skin and bones. Set aside.

  3. Heat the olive oil in a large skillet over medium heat. Add the green chilies, jalapeno and garlic. Cook and stir for a few minutes, until fragrant, then stir in the cream cheese and half of the Monterey Jack. As the cheese begins to melt, gradually stir in the water. Chop the chicken meat, and stir into the skillet. Remove from the heat.

  4. Spoon the chicken mixture into tortillas, and roll up. Place the rolls seam side down in a 9x13 inch baking dish. Sprinkle the remaining Monterey Jack cheese over the top, then pour cream over all.

  5. Bake for 30 minutes in the preheated oven, or until the enchiladas are golden brown on the top.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

707 Calories
44g Fat
39g Carbs
38g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 8
Calories 707
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 44g 56%
Saturated Fat 22g 109%
Cholesterol 160mg 53%
Sodium 909mg 40%
Total Carbohydrate 39g 14%
Dietary Fiber 2g 9%
Total Sugars 2g
Protein 38g
Vitamin C 11mg 53%
Calcium 355mg 27%
Iron 4mg 21%
Potassium 403mg 9%

* 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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