green chile chicken enchiladas

Creamy Green Chile Chicken Enchiladas

Creamy Green Chile Chicken Enchiladas with Cream Cheese, Sour Cream, and cilantro, topped with melting monterey jack and cheddar cheese is SO GOOD.

Course Dinner
Cuisine Mexican
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 35 minutes
Servings 10



  • 3 cups cooked, chopped chicken
  • 2 cans (4 oz) green chiles
  • 1 package (8 oz) cream cheese, softened and cubed
  • 1/2 cup chopped fresh cilantro
  • 1 tbsp fresh lime juice


  • 2 tbsp butter
  • 1/2 cup chopped onion
  • 2 tbsp flour
  • 1/3 cup chicken broth
  • 1/4 cup milk
  • 1/4 tsp fine sea salt
  • 1/4 tsp ground pepper
  • 1 cup medium salsa verde
  • 1/2 cup sour cream
  • 8 oz monterey jack and cheddar cheese shredded
  • 8 medium (soft taco size) flour or corn tortillas
  • 2 tbsp chopped fresh cilantro for garnish


  1. Preheat the oven to 375 degrees.  Lightly grease a 9x13 inch baking pan.


  1. In medium bowl, stir the softened cream cheese and green chiles together.  Mix well.  Add the shredded chicken, chopped cilantro and fresh lime juice.  Mix to combine.


  1. In large nonstick skillet, melt the butter over medium heat, add the chopped onion and cook.  Stir occasionally until the onion softens and starts to turn translucent.  This will take approx. 3 minutes.

  2. Sprinkle the flour over the onions and stir well.  Cook the onions and flour for 1 minute, stirring occasionally.

  3. Slowly stir in the chicken broth and milk.  As you stir and the flour/onion mixture cooks, the flour will become less lumpy and the mixture will become smooth.

  4. Cook over medium heat until the mixture is bubbling and has thickened a bit, about 2-3 minutes.  

  5. Remove the skillet from heat and stir in the enchilada sauce and sour cream.

  6. Spoon about a 1/4 cup of the sauce in a thin layer on the bottom of the baking dish. 

  7. Fill each tortilla with a 1/2 cup of the filling.  Top with a couple tablespoons of cheese for each enchilada.

  8. Roll the tortillas tightly and place seam side down in the greased baking dish.  Repeat until dish is full. (I made 8 enchiladas)

  9. Pour the delicious white sauce over the top of the enchiladas and spread evenly with a wooden spoon.  Top with the remaining cheese.  Bake for 20 minutes until the enchiladas are bubbling and lightly browned.  

  10. Sprinkle fresh chopped cilantro over the top of dish and serve immediately.  SO good.

Recipe Notes

Adapted from Mel's Kitchen Cafe