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So you probably wouldn’t want to make these every night-but they sure are good!! You deserve them, they are so yummy!
Creamy Chicken Enchiladas !

Creamy Chicken Enchiladas!


  • 1/4 cup salted butter
  • 1/2 cup onion
  • 1 4oz can diced chile
  • 1 8oz package cream cheese
  • 1 cup Mexican style shredded cheese
  • 1/4 cup salsa fresh is best
  • 4 large chicken breast
  • 1 8oz can of el pato
  • 1/2 cup whipping cream
  • 8 flour tortillas


  1. Place 4 pieces of chicken in a crock pot on high with your favorite spices and 1/8 cup water. Cook for 5 hours. Then remove chicken from pot and shred. You could also use a rotisserie chicken.
  2. In a frying pan melt butter and saute the onions and green chilies. Over medium heat mix in cream cheese, 1/2 cup Mexican style shredded cheese and salsa. Once the cheese is melted, mix in the shredded chicken.
  3. Place about 3 Tb. of the chicken filling in a flour tortilla. Then roll it up like an enchilada and place in a 9x13 pan.
  4. Mix together El Pato Sauce and heavy whipping cream. Then pour the sauce over the enchiladas. Cover with remaining shredded cheese and place foil over pan. Bake at 350 for 20 min. Then bake 10 more minutes uncovered. Take it out when it's nice and bubbly!

These enchiladas probably have a lot of calories, but just pretend it’s your birthday and enjoy them…that’s what I did anyway!!  ;)
Jamielyn Nye is the owner and managing editor of I Heart Nap Time. She aspires to reach women, get their creative juices flowing, and to genuinely inspire. Her unique projects have been featured on many popular websites, including: BHG, Martha Stewart, Fox, ABC, People, Parents and more. When she’s not creating . . . Jamielyn loves to chase her two little monkeys and snuggle up on the couch with her man.

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29 Responses to “Creamy Chicken Enchiladas!”

  1. House of Smith's

    Okay… so LITERALLY I just had to take a hard swallow because I was salivating over this picture.
    Just needed to comment and tell you that. ha!

  2. Mindy

    ohmygosh YUM. I love that you used flour tortillas. I am not a big fan of corn tortillas unless they are crispy, like on a taco or tostada. I am definitely trying this recipe and I'll report back. Thanks for sharing!

  3. Braden and Whitney

    Yumm! This inspired me to make enchiladas for dinner tonight! I especially love the 'footnote', "These enchiladas probably have a lot of calories, but just pretend it's your birthday and enjoy them!"

    I SOOO pretended it was my birthday! :) Thanks for sharing!

  4. jamie allen

    This recipe looks so great! I have a question though, is the "cream," (that you say to mix with the El Pato sauce,) sour cream, heavy whipping cream or cream cheese?
    I plan on making this TO-NIGHT!! Yum!!!

  5. Pile o' Craft

    These look so good! I literally just discovered that such a thing as creamy white sauce enchiladas exist in this world, and I can't wait to try this recipe out. Cream cheese? Genius!

  6. Amy @ Chicy-Creations

    Yum Yum! I made chicken enchiladas last night, but they weren't creamy! Got to try this recipe next time.

  7. Country Gal

    My friend brings a similar dish to church potlucks and family loves it! Now I don't have to wait to enjoy it – I can make it myself! Thanks for sharing!

  8. Nichole Carter

    I have leftover chicken from a slow cooker chicken taco recipe that I was thinking could be turned into enchiladas thanks for the idea! Found you at Tasty Tuesday, would love if you could stop by at some point.

    Nichole @

  9. Kendall

    i have every intention of making this for my boyfriend on sat for our 3 year anniversary. :) but i have a question:

    do you think it would be okay to make it ahead of time and freeze it? or make it earlier in the day and let it chill in the refrigerator before baking it?

    i’m trying to use my time as efficiently as i can!


  10. Rochelle

    Made these for dinner last night and they were delicious! My 3 children (5, 3.5, 2) devoured them and for them that’s a miracle! My husband wants me to make them all the time. I think we will! Who cares if they aren’t the healthiest, they are delicious and my children are eating them! They’ll finally get some meat in them!

    • Jamielyn

      Hi Kelly! It’s a hot sauce (not too hot though) found near the enchilada sauce. You could also substitue any red enchilada sauce. :)

  11. Grace

    This looks delicious, and I would love to try it. One of the ingredients listed is Mexican cream cheese. I have never seen this in my grocery store. Is there a brand name I should look for?

  12. tish

    i love this recipe! i made this 3 times already. My family loves it. I cooked for a family of 6 so I doubled this recipe. I will be cooking this again not only for my family but inviting a friend over to try it. yum yum

      • Tish

        my family and i are still loving this. I am making it tonight but I just want to ask if you could add flour tortilla’s to the ingredient list. Every time i view this & shop for what I need, I forget the tortilla’s. Thanks again for sharing.

        • Jamielyn

          Yes I will definitely do that! I’m sorry it was missing, thank you for letting me know! :) I’m glad your family loves the recipe.