The best Sour Cream Chicken Enchiladas are stuffed a delicious creamy filling, topped with buttery enchilada sauce, and baked with lots of cheese!
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Sour Cream Chicken Enchilada Recipe

The best Sour Cream Chicken Enchiladas are stuffed a delicious creamy filling, topped with buttery enchilada sauce, and baked with lots of cheese!
Course Main Course
Cuisine Mexican
Keyword chicken, enchiladas
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 50 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 5 minutes
Servings 4 servings
Calories 649kcal
Author Meggan Hill

Ingredients

  • 2 tablespoon butter melted
  • 2 tablespoon all-purpose flour
  • 1 (10 ounce) can red enchilada sauce
  • 1 cup chicken broth
  • Salt and freshly ground black pepper
  • 1 tablespoon vegetable oil
  • 1 medium onion diced
  • 1 (4 ounce) can green chilies drained
  • 1 1/2 cups cooked chicken shredded and divided
  • 1 cup sour cream
  • 8 (6-inch) corn tortillas
  • 2 cups (8 ounces) Monterey jack cheese shredded
  • Scallions sliced, for garnish

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees. In small saucepan over medium-high heat, melt butter until foaming. Add flour and cook 1 minute, stirring constantly.
  • Stir in enchilada sauce, chicken broth, 1/4 teaspoon salt, and 1/4 teaspoon pepper. Bring to boil; reduce heat and simmer uncovered until thickened, 10 to 15 minutes. Keep warm over low heat.
  • In medium saucepan or skillet, heat oil until shimmering. Add onions and green chiles. Heat until onions have softened, about 5 to 7 minutes.
  • Add chicken and sour cream. Stir until creamy, about 3 minutes. Keep warm over low heat.
  • On microwave safe plate, wrap corn tortillas in damp paper towels. Microwave 40 seconds.
  • Spread 1/2 cup enchilada sauce in bottom of 8 1/2-inch by 11-inch baking dish. Working with 1 tortilla at a time, add 1/4 cup of creamy chicken filling to a warmed tortilla. 
  • Roll tortilla around filling and place seam-side down in baking dish. Repeat with remaining tortillas.
  • Pour remaining enchilada sauce over rolled enchiladas and sprinkle with Monterey jack. Bake until cheese is hot and bubbly, about 25 to 30 minutes. Remove from oven and let stand 5 minutes. Garnish with scallions and serve.

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Nutrition

Calories: 649kcal