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blue glass baking dish filled with white enchiladas
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Easy Creamy White Chicken Enchiladas

A family-friendly dinner recipe that's ready for the oven in about 30 minutes. Even picky eaters will gobble this up.
Prep Time30 mins
Cook Time25 mins
Total Time55 mins
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American, Mexican
Keyword: creamy enchiladas, green chile enchiladas
Servings: 6 people
Calories: 375kcal
Author: Katie Shaw


  • 13 x 9 baking dish
  • Aluminum foil
  • saucepan


  • 1 cup shredded cooked chicken (can use a store-bought rotisserie chicken)
  • 10 flour tortillas taco size
  • 2 cups shredded Monterey Jack cheese
  • 3 tablespoons butter
  • 3 tablespoons flour
  • 2 cups chicken broth
  • 1 cup sour cream
  • 1 can pinto beans
  • 4 ounces cream cheese
  • 7 ounce can diced green chiles
  • ¾ teaspoon salt
  • ½ teaspoon pepper


  • Prep the baking dish. Preheat the oven to 350F degrees. Spray 9"x 13" baking dish with nonstick cooking spray.
  • Make the filling. Mix together cooked, shredded chicken, beans, and cream cheese in a medium-sized saucepan. Heat on medium-low until cream cheese melts and the mixture is well combined. Place chicken mixture into each of the flour tortillas. Roll up and place them in the prepared baking dish.
  • Make the sauce. Melt the butter in a saucepan. Sprinkle the flour over melted butter and whisk to combine. Cook for 1-2 minutes until the flour is golden. Whisk in the broth, adding 1 cup at a time. Cook until the mixture has thickened, remove from heat, and let the sauce cool for 3-5 minutes. Stir in the sour cream and chilies until the sauce is smooth and sour cream is completely dissolved.
  • Add the sauce and bake. Pour the sauce over the rolled-up enchiladas and cover the dish with aluminum foil. Bake for about 20 minutes. Remove the foil, add the shredded Monterey Jack cheese on top and bake for 10 minutes more.


If you don't like beans, just leave them out and double the chicken.
You can use black or white beans if you prefer.


Calories: 375kcal | Carbohydrates: 32g | Protein: 11g | Fat: 23g | Saturated Fat: 12g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 2g | Monounsaturated Fat: 6g | Cholesterol: 59mg | Sodium: 1146mg | Potassium: 181mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 5g | Vitamin A: 634IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 238mg | Iron: 2mg