Cream Cheese Chicken Enchiladas: A Flavor-Packed Family Favorite!

Elevate your dinner game with these mouthwatering Cream Cheese Chicken Enchiladas that are sure to become a family favorite!  These enchiladas are a delightful fusion of creamy cheese, tender chicken, and zesty flavors, creating a satisfying dish that will leave everyone asking for seconds. Let’s dive into the recipe and bring a burst of flavor to your dinner table!


  • 8-10 flour tortillas
  • 1 package (8 ounces) cream cheese, room temperature, divided [1/2 and 1/2]
  • 1-2 (4-ounce) cans of green peppers
  • 3 cups cooked grated chicken
  • 2 cups Mexican cheese, grated, divided [1 cup; 1 cup]
  • 2 cups low-sodium chicken broth
  • 3 tablespoons of unsalted butter
  • 3 tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • 1 teaspoon cumin
  • 1/2 teaspoon chili powder
  • Kosher salt and freshly ground pepper to taste
  • Fresh coriander, garnish, optional

How To Make Cream Cheese Chicken Enchiladas:

  1. Preparation:
    • Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F and grease a 9 x 13 inch baking dish with a little nonstick spray.
  2. Filling Creation:
    • In a mixing bowl, combine half of the cream cheese, chicken, 1 cup of cheese, lemon juice, cumin, and chili powder. Season with salt and pepper to taste.
  3. Assembling Enchiladas:
    • Take a tortilla, fill it with 2-3 tablespoons of the chicken mixture, then place it seam side down in the baking dish. Repeat with the remaining tortillas and filling.
  4. Green Chili Sauce:
    • In a saucepan over medium heat, melt the butter. Stir in the flour and cook for 2-3 minutes until golden brown.
    • Season with salt and pepper, then gradually whisk in the chicken and green pepper broth. Add the remaining half of the cream cheese and cook for 5-7 minutes, or until it’s firm.
  5. Enchilada Magic:
    • Remove from heat and pour the green chili sauce over the enchiladas. Sprinkle the remaining cheese on top.
  6. Baking Bliss:
    • Place the baking dish in the oven and bake for 23-26 minutes.
    • Optional: Broil for 3-5 minutes until lightly browned.
  7. Rest and Garnish:
    • Take it out of the oven and let it rest for 10-12 minutes.
    • Garnish with fresh coriander if desired.

Conclusion: Get ready for a flavor explosion that will have everyone asking for seconds! These Cream Cheese Chicken Enchiladas are a perfect balance of creamy, cheesy, and zesty goodness. Whether served for a family dinner or a gathering with friends, these enchiladas are bound to be a hit. Enjoy the burst of flavors and the satisfaction of a homemade, heartwarming meal!

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