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EASY Creamy Chicken Enchiladas

easy creamy enchiladas

Introduction: Looking for a scrumptious and easy dinner recipe that will make your family come running to the dinner table? Look no further! My Cheesy Chicken Enchiladas are the perfect combination of tender chicken, gooey cheese, and flavorful spices, all wrapped in a warm tortilla. In this blog, we’ll walk you through the step-by-step directions to create this delicious dish. So put on your apron and let’s get cooking!



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easy creamy enchiladas

Easy Creamy Chicken Enchilada Recipe

Melissa Jo


  • 3 large chicken breasts
  • 1 chicken bouillon cube
  • 1 tbsp of butter
  • 1 tbsp of olive oil
  • 1 sweet onion chopped
  • 1 tbsp of taco seasoning
  • 7 oz. can of green chilies
  • 1-2 tbsp of diced pickled jalapeños
  • 1 tbsp of the brine from the jalapeño jar
  • 8 oz. of cream cheese
  • 8 oz. of Colby jack shredded cheese
  • 8 burrito size tortillas
  • 28 oz. can of enchilada sauce
  • 8 oz. of freshly shredded cheddar cheese


  • Start by boiling the chicken breasts in a large pot of water with one bouillon cube until they are cooked through, which usually takes about 10-15 minutes.
  • Once the chicken is cooked, remove it from the pot and use a hand mixer to shred it into small, bite-sized pieces. Set the shredded chicken aside for later.
  • In a skillet, melt the butter and olive oil over medium heat. Add the chopped onions, taco seasoning, green chilies, diced jalapeños, and the brine from the jalapeño jar. Sauté the mixture until the onions are golden and the flavors have melded together.
  • Lower the heat and add the cream cheese to the skillet. Stir it continuously until it is fully melted and incorporated with the other ingredients, creating a creamy pan sauce.
  • In a separate bowl, combine the shredded chicken, Colby jack cheese, and the pan sauce. Mix everything together until well combined, ensuring that the chicken is evenly coated with the sauce.
  • Preheat your oven to 375°F (190°C). Spray a 9×13-inch baking dish with cooking spray or use Pam.
  • Take the burrito-size tortillas and spoon a generous amount of the chicken mixture onto each one. Roll the tortillas tightly, ensuring the filling is well sealed.
  • Place the rolled enchiladas side by side in the prepared baking dish. Pour the enchilada sauce over the top, covering the enchiladas completely. Sprinkle the freshly shredded cheddar cheese over the sauce.
  • Cover the baking dish with foil and bake in the preheated oven for 20 minutes. Then, remove the foil and bake for an additional 20 minutes, or until the cheese is golden and bubbly.
  • Once baked, remove the enchiladas from the oven and let them cool for a few minutes. Serve them hot and garnish with your favorite toppings like chopped cilantro, sour cream, or diced tomatoes.


  • Experiment with different cheese combinations. Try using Monterey Jack, Pepper Jack, or even a blend of Mexican cheeses to give your enchiladas an extra kick.
  • If you prefer a spicier dish, add some crushed red pepper flakes or a dash of hot sauce to the pan sauce mixture.
  • Make the enchiladas ahead of time and refrigerate them until you’re ready to bake. This can be a great time-saving option for busy weeknights.
  • Serve the enchiladas with Mexican rice, refried beans, and a fresh salad for a complete and satisfying meal.
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