Looking for quick and easy dinner recipes for your family? These cream cheese chicken enchiladas never disappoint! They are so simple to make thanks to rotisserie chicken. A great last minute meal for busy weeknights and picky kids.Course: Main CourseCuisine: MexicanKeyword: cream cheese, easy dinner, enchiladas, family meal, flour tortillas, last minute, oven baked, picky eaters, quick, rotisserie chicken, simpleServings: 8 large enchiladasIngredients
- 8 flour tortillas (soft taco size)
- 3 cups shredded chicken (I use Rotisserie)
- 2 cups shredded monterey jack cheese (or pepper jack)
- 4 ounces softened cream cheese
- 2 tsp garlic powder
- 3 tbsp butter
- 3 tbsp flour
- 1 tbsp taco seasoning (NOT the whole packet)
- 1 (14.5oz) can of chicken broth (2 cups)
- 3/4 cup sour cream
- 1 (4oz) can of diced green chiles
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees and grease a 9×13 baking dish.
- In a medium size bowl, mix the chicken with the cream cheese, garlic powder and HALF of the shredded cheese (about 1 cup).
- Evenly stuff the mixture into your flour tortillas, and place them into your prepared pan.
- In a sauce pan over medium heat, melt the butter and then stir in the flour and taco seasoning. Add the chicken broth and whisk until smooth; allow the mixture to heat up for a few minutes until warm. Add 1/2 a cup of the shredded cheese and whisk until well incorporated.
- Stir in the sour cream and can of chiles; whisk for just a minute or until the sour cream is completely dissolved, but do not allow it to boil.
- Pour the sauce over the enchiladas and top with remaining cheese.
- Bake for 22-25 minutes and then switch the broiler on for a few minutes to brown the cheese.
- The adults in the family like to serve these with hot sauce! Refried beans and spanish rice are also delicious on the side.
- I’ve found that if your flour tortillas are folded like a burrito, they fit perfectly into a 9×13 baking dish with a few facing the other direction.
- Any kind of shredded chicken is fine for this recipe. If you don’t have access to a rotisserie, you can also bake or boil about 1.5lbs of chicken breasts.
- Feel free to use any shredded cheese that you’d like such as monterey jack, mozzarella, cheddar or a Mexican blend.
- If you like things spicy, try adding a little cayenne pepper or hot sauce to the sauce before pouring it over the enchiladas.