These White Chicken Enchiladas are my absolute favorite enchilada recipe. They are creamy, cheesy and lip smacking delicious!

PREP TIME15 minutes

COOK TIME20 minutes

TOTAL TIME35 minutes

 

Ingredients

  • 8 oz. package light cream cheese, room temperature
  • 2 (12.5 oz. ) can white chicken breast, drained ( I love Kirkland brand) or 10 oz. cooked, skinless, boneless, shredded chicken breasts
  • 1 ( 4 oz.) can roasted, peeled green chiles
  • 2 ( 10 oz.) cans green enchilada sauce ( I use Old El Paso Enchilada sauce)
  • 12 white corn tortillas or 1 point Ole Extreme Wellness tortillas
  • 1/2 cup light shredded cheese ( I use Trader Joe’s 3 lite Mexican blend)
  • 3 green onions, diced for garnish (optional)
  • 2 Tbsp canned jalapeños, diced for garnish ( optional)

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. In a large mixing bowl combine, drained chicken, cream cheese and green chiles. Stir until well combined.
  3. Spray a 13 x 9 baking dishwith non stick cooking spray.
  4. Top each tortilla with 1/4 cup of chicken mixture. Roll up and place seam down in prepared baking dish.
  5. Repeat for all 12 tortillas.
  6. Pour enchilada sauce evenly over enchiladas. Sprinkle cheese evenly over the top of sauce.
  7. Sprinkle diced green onions and jalapeños over the top of the cheese, if desired.
  8. Bake for 20 minutes or until bubbly.

Makes 12 enchiladas

4-6 PersonalPoints™ per enchilada*

*This number shows the PersonalPoints™ range. The points will vary based on your individualized plan.

 

Introduction: Embark on a culinary journey with our exquisite Creamy White Chicken Enchiladas. This recipe is a harmonious blend of succulent chicken, velvety white sauce, and zesty flavors, creating a dish that is not only visually appealing but also a symphony of taste sensations. Elevate your cooking skills as we guide you through the meticulous steps of crafting this indulgent Mexican-inspired masterpiece.

Ingredients:

  1. 2 cups cooked shredded chicken
  2. 8 large flour tortillas
  3. 2 cups Monterey Jack cheese, shredded
  4. 1 cup white onion, finely chopped
  5. 2 cloves garlic, minced
  6. 1/4 cup unsalted butter
  7. 1/4 cup all-purpose flour
  8. 2 cups chicken broth
  9. 1 cup sour cream
  10. 1 can (4 ounces) diced green chilies
  11. 1 teaspoon ground cumin
  12. 1/2 teaspoon dried oregano
  13. Salt and pepper to taste
  14. Fresh cilantro, chopped (for garnish)
  15. Sliced jalapeños (optional, for extra heat)

Instructions:

Paragraph 1: To begin this culinary adventure, preheat your oven to 350°F (175°C) and prepare a baking dish by lightly greasing it. Set aside.

Paragraph 2: In a large mixing bowl, combine the shredded chicken and 1 cup of shredded Monterey Jack cheese. This savory mixture will be the heart of your Creamy White Chicken Enchiladas.

Paragraph 3: Next, warm the flour tortillas in a dry skillet or microwave for a few seconds. This step ensures they are pliable for easy rolling.

Paragraph 4: Evenly distribute the chicken and cheese mixture among the tortillas, rolling them tightly and placing them seam-side down in the prepared baking dish.

Paragraph 5: In a saucepan over medium heat, sauté the chopped white onion and minced garlic in butter until softened and aromatic.

Paragraph 6: Sprinkle the flour over the sautéed onions and garlic, stirring continuously to create a roux. Cook for 1-2 minutes, allowing the mixture to thicken.

Paragraph 7: Gradually whisk in the chicken broth, ensuring a smooth consistency. Continue stirring until the mixture thickens, forming a luscious white sauce.

Paragraph 8: Reduce the heat to low, and stir in the sour cream, diced green chilies, ground cumin, dried oregano, salt, and pepper. Let the flavors meld for a few minutes, creating a rich and velvety sauce.

Paragraph 9: Pour the creamy white sauce over the arranged enchiladas in the baking dish, making sure each one is generously coated.

Paragraph 10: Sprinkle the remaining shredded Monterey Jack cheese over the top, creating a golden and gooey cheese crust during baking.

Paragraph 11: Cover the baking dish with aluminum foil and bake in the preheated oven for 25-30 minutes or until the enchiladas are heated through, and the cheese is melted and bubbly.

Nutritional Information:

Paragraph 12: Indulge in the satisfaction of a well-balanced meal. These Creamy White Chicken Enchiladas provide a good source of protein from the chicken, essential nutrients from the vegetables, and a moderate amount of dairy, contributing to a wholesome dining experience.

Smart WW Points:

Paragraph 13: For those mindful of their SmartPoints, each serving of our Creamy White Chicken Enchiladas is designed with your wellness goals in mind. We’ve carefully calculated the SmartPoints to ensure a delightful yet point-friendly dining experience.

Serving Suggestions:

Paragraph 14: Enhance your dining experience by serving these enchiladas with a side of Spanish rice, black beans, and a crisp green salad. The balance of textures and flavors will elevate your meal to a true gastronomic delight.

Leftover Ideas:

Paragraph 15: Should you find yourself with leftovers, fear not! These enchiladas can be easily reheated for a quick and satisfying meal. Alternatively, freeze individual portions for future enjoyment.

Garnish and Presentation:

Paragraph 16: Before serving, sprinkle the Creamy White Chicken Enchiladas with freshly chopped cilantro for a burst of freshness and color. For those seeking an extra kick, add sliced jalapeños as a garnish.

Culinary Tips:

Paragraph 17: Achieve optimal results by ensuring your tortillas are warmed before assembly. This step prevents cracking and tearing, ensuring a smooth and seamless rolling process.

Authenticity Note:

Paragraph 18: While our Creamy White Chicken Enchiladas may deviate slightly from traditional recipes, the fusion of flavors and textures creates a unique and delightful dish. Embrace the culinary adventure and savor every bite.

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Conclusion:

Paragraph 20: In concluding this culinary masterpiece, our Creamy White Chicken Enchiladas stand as a testament to the art of balanced and indulgent cooking. Delight in the richness of flavors, revel in the velvety texture, and savor the joy of creating a dish that seamlessly blends culinary expertise with the pleasure of good food. Bon appétit!

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