Go Back
White Chicken Enchiladas

White Chicken Enchiladas

Course Main Course
Cuisine American, Mexican Inspired
Keyword easy-chicken-enchiladas, sour-cream-chicken-enchiladas, white-chicken-enchiladas
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 35 minutes
Stand time 5 minutes
Total Time 55 minutes
Servings 8 servings
Calories 467kcal
Author Melissa Sperka


  • White sauce:
  • 3 Tbsp butter
  • 1 small onion finely diced
  • 3 Tbsp all purpose flour
  • 1 cup chicken broth `
  • 1 cup heavy cream or half and half
  • 1 8-oz sour cream
  • Filling:
  • 3 cups chopped rotisserie chicken
  • 1 4 oz can diced green chiles well drained
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • ½ teaspoon ground cumin
  • ½ teaspoon lemon pepper
  • 8 (8 inch) white corn tortillas
  • chopped cilantro, jalapeno, olives for garnishing optional
  • 2 ½ cups Monterey jack cheese divided


  • Preheat the oven to 350°F. Spray a 13 x 9-inch baking dish with cooking spray. Set aside.
  • To make the white sauce: In a medium-size saucepan, cook diced onion in butter for 2-3 minutes until softened. Add flour cooking over medium-high stirring constantly, just until absorbed about 1 minute.
  • Gradually add broth and half and half. Season with salt to taste. Bring to a boil, stirring constantly then immediately lower the heat. Allow to simmer and gently bubble for 5 minutes until thickened. Remove from the heat, add sour cream. Mix well.
  • To make the filling: In a medium-size mixing bowl, mix together chicken, salt, cumin, lemon pepper and green chilies. Add ½ cup white sauce and 1 cup cheese. Mix well.
  • Divide filling between tortillas, rolling jelly roll style. Arrange seam side down side by side in baking dish.
  • Pour white sauce evenly over the top and sprinkle with remaining 1 ½ cups shredded cheese.
  • Bake for 30-35 minutes until golden and bubbly. Rest for 5 minutes then serve garnished with cilantro., or any of your favorite taco toppings.  


Serving: 1serving | Calories: 467kcal | Carbohydrates: 28g | Protein: 30g | Fat: 27g | Saturated Fat: 15g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 6g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 101mg | Sodium: 924mg | Potassium: 268mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 2g | Vitamin A: 522IU | Vitamin C: 3mg | Calcium: 310mg | Iron: 1mg