Cream Cheese Chicken Enchiladas are a delicious and creamy twist on traditional enchiladas. Here’s a step-by-step recipe to guide you through the preparation process:


For the Filling:

  • 2 cups cooked and shredded chicken (rotisserie chicken works well)
  • 8 oz cream cheese, softened
  • 1 cup shredded cheddar cheese (or a blend of your favorite cheeses)
  • 1/2 cup sour cream
  • 1/4 cup chopped fresh cilantro
  • 1 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1 teaspoon chili powder
  • Salt and pepper to taste

For the Enchilada Assembly:

  • 8-10 flour tortillas (8-inch size)
  • 1 cup enchilada sauce (red or green, store-bought or homemade)
  • 1 cup shredded cheddar cheese (for topping)
  • Chopped green onions, chopped fresh cilantro, and sliced jalapeños for garnish (optional)


  • Preheat your oven to 375°F (190°C).
  • In a mixing bowl, combine the shredded chicken, softened cream cheese, 1 cup shredded cheddar cheese, sour cream, chopped cilantro, ground cumin, chili powder, salt, and pepper. Mix until well combined.
  • Warm the flour tortillas for a few seconds in the microwave or on a skillet to make them pliable.
  • Place a generous spoonful of the chicken and cream cheese mixture onto the center of each tortilla. Roll the tortilla tightly around the filling and place seam-side down in a greased baking dish.
  • Pour the enchilada sauce evenly over the rolled tortillas.

  • Sprinkle the remaining 1 cup of shredded cheddar cheese over the top of the enchiladas.
  • Cover the baking dish with aluminum foil and bake in the preheated oven for about 20 minutes.
  • Remove the foil and continue baking for an additional 10-15 minutes, or until the cheese is melted and bubbly, and the enchiladas are heated through.
  • Once done, remove from the oven and let the enchiladas rest for a few minutes before serving.
  • Garnish with chopped green onions, chopped cilantro, and sliced jalapeños, if desired.
  • Serve the Cream Cheese Chicken Enchiladas with additional sour cream, salsa, or guacamole on the side.

Enjoy your delicious and creamy Cream Cheese Chicken Enchiladas!

Note: Feel free to customize this recipe by adding ingredients like sautéed onions, bell peppers, or black beans to the filling. You can also adjust the amount of spices and seasonings to suit your taste preferences.






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