Green chile enchiladas

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    Enchiladas are on the menu ATLEAST once a month at our house. We love them! Green chile enchiladas are one of our favorites. I took one of my old recipes and turned it “creamy” to create the perfect enchiladas. I love how they turned out! These have the perfect combination of flavors and taste absolutely delicious!  They do have a little kick to them, so if you don’t like things spicy make sure to take out the chili powder and cumin.

    Green chile enchiladas

    Ingredients:

    • 8-10 large flour tortillas
    • 2-3 cups shredded cooked chicken (about 4 chicken breasts)
    • 1 clove minced garlic
    • 1/4 tsp chili powder (omit if you don't like things too spicy)
    • 1/4 tsp cumin
    • 1/2 tsp kosher salt
    • 1/4 tsp black pepper
    • 1/2 cup diced green chili (4.5 oz can)
    • 4-8 oz cream cheese softened
    • 1 juiced lime
    • 1 14 oz can green chile enchilada sauce (I used Macayo's)
    • 1/2-1 cup shredded pepperjack cheese
    • cilantro (optional)

    Directions:

    1. Combine shredded chicken, cream cheese, garlic, chili powder, cumin, kosher salt, black pepper, lime and green chili in a medium sized bowl. Stir until combined.
    2. Spoon 2-3 TB into each tortilla and roll it up. Place a little enchilada sauce on the bottom of a 9x13 dish and then put the tortillas in.
    3. Pour the rest of the enchilada sauce over the tortiallas and top with shredded cheese. Cover with foil.
    4. Bake at 350 for 15 minutes. Remove foil and bake for 10-15 more minutes, until the cheese is nice and bubbly. Allow to cool and enjoy! Top with fresh cilantro.

    You can top them with cilantro when they come out of the oven.

    Enjoy!

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    Comments

    1. Wag Doll posted on July 31, 2012 at 2:50 am (#
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      Ooh yum yum, this looks so good I can smell the aroma through the screen! Thanks for sharing, I will be making this x

    2. kara posted on July 31, 2012 at 4:12 am (#
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      Great dinner idea!

      • Jess posted on June 7, 2014 at 10:23 pm (#
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        Made these tonight and they were absolutely delicious! Definitely a keeper. Thanks!

        • Jamielyn posted on July 2, 2014 at 4:04 pm (#
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          I’m glad you liked them Jess! They are definitely a favorite in our home! :)

    3. northern cottage posted on July 31, 2012 at 6:06 am (#
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      it’s only 8 am and i must have enchiladas soon now…..is it wrong to make enchiladas for breakfast? xo wink wink!

    4. Marie posted on July 31, 2012 at 6:10 am (#
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      Hmmm looks delicious!

    5. Priyanka posted on July 31, 2012 at 6:20 am (#
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      Hi JAMIELYN, Your recipe is so appealing I am feeling hungry……

    6. Madeline posted on July 31, 2012 at 8:50 am (#
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      yum!

    7. Britney {Jesse's Girl} posted on July 31, 2012 at 11:52 am (#
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      Oh my goodness! These look delish!

    8. Kristyn posted on July 31, 2012 at 3:46 pm (#
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      Oh, yum!! These look DELISH!!

    9. Heather@French Press posted on July 31, 2012 at 5:42 pm (#
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      so glad it’s taco Tuesday here (next week we’ll make these for sure – we also LOVE enchiladas)

    10. Ashton @ Something Swanky posted on July 31, 2012 at 7:13 pm (#
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      Can I just say, I’ve tried to make green chile enchiladas 3 times now (without a recipe mind you– that would take too much work to find ;) and I’ve bombed every time! So happy you posted this! I’ve pinned it and I won’t be too lazy to look it up there next time I’m making enchiladas :) Which will be tomorrow night.

    11. Bethany / Sweet Georgia Sweet posted on July 31, 2012 at 8:08 pm (#
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      We love Mexican! These look like a great new addition to my Mexican dishes! Thanks for sharing.

    12. Sarah Carletti posted on August 1, 2012 at 6:06 am (#
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      This looks fabulous and freezable. I’d love if you could link up at Thursday Food Fest which is live now! Thanks, Sarah

    13. Kassi @ Truly Lovely posted on August 1, 2012 at 4:43 pm (#
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      Enchiladas are one of my favorite foods of all time!!! So yummy!!!

    14. Jodi B. posted on August 2, 2012 at 5:53 pm (#
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      I made these tonight for dinner. It was awesome!! I found it on Pinterest. Thanks :)

    15. Katie posted on August 9, 2012 at 11:10 am (#
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      The flour tortillas don’t come out gummy? I’ve always used corn because the flour ones break down. Just wondering!

    16. maria posted on September 3, 2012 at 7:25 am (#
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      This recipe sounds so delicious.
      Just pinned it.

      Maria

      • Jamielyn posted on September 3, 2012 at 10:07 pm (#
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        Thanks Maria! We love this recipe. Thanks for pinning. :)

    17. Jim Bob posted on September 3, 2012 at 5:37 pm (#
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      This looks good!

      • Jamielyn posted on September 3, 2012 at 10:02 pm (#
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        Thanks Jim! They are super yummy! Give them a try. :)

    18. Amy posted on September 9, 2012 at 3:59 pm (#
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      Anxious to try this recipe – has anyone made them with corn tortillas instead of flour??

      • Jamielyn posted on September 18, 2012 at 1:33 am (#
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        I haven’t, but I think they would taste great! You’ll have to let me know how they turn out for you.

    19. Bridget Smith posted on September 25, 2012 at 2:10 pm (#
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      These looks yummy! and not too complicated

    20. Mona posted on October 7, 2012 at 6:15 pm (#
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      Made these yesterday for dinner, and they are oh so good. Very easy too!

    21. Susan posted on October 9, 2012 at 4:43 pm (#
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      sounds soooooo good. tks for sharing!

    22. camey posted on October 13, 2012 at 7:35 pm (#
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      lookin forward to tryin this recipe real soon

    23. Amanda posted on October 16, 2012 at 6:00 pm (#
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      Yum! An ex co-worker of mine gave me a recipe like this! I bet these are scrumptious, as well.

    24. Alycia Halla posted on November 14, 2012 at 4:00 pm (#
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      Ok, all jokes aside…these were awesome! They are in the oven now and I couldn’t wait…by far these are the best ingress I’ve ever made, possibly even eaten.Thank you so much

    25. Alycia Halla posted on November 14, 2012 at 4:19 pm (#
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      Not ingress, enchiladas! (sorry auto correct).

      Also, you answer someones question about floor tortillas. Mine were not soggy, but I would think tomorrow they would be. Awesome flavor so corn tortillas would work too, maybe white corn?. Hope that helps.

    26. Melissa K. posted on December 30, 2012 at 10:59 pm (#
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      Those look perfect for our family. Yum!

    27. Pamela posted on January 3, 2013 at 6:38 pm (#
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      Second time I am making these. My husband loves them. Thanks for the recipe.

    28. Jasmine posted on January 15, 2013 at 9:19 pm (#
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      Made these for dinner tonight with some spanish rice and they were so good! They looked just like the picture too which never happens. Everyone loved them and we’ve got some hard to please eaters in this house. Thanks for the recipe- this is my new go to for enchiladas.

      • Jamielyn posted on January 15, 2013 at 11:20 pm (#
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        So glad you enjoyed them! They are one of our faves too! :)

    29. Danielle posted on February 12, 2013 at 11:47 am (#
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      Made these tonight with a few variations… I added some sauteed mushrooms and onion.. And I did half with chicken, half with beans as I’m vegetarian. They were delish! Next time I’d adding a bit more cheese though ;) Thanks for the easy recipe!

      • Jamielyn posted on February 12, 2013 at 2:23 pm (#
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        Glad you enjoyed them! Your version sounds delicious!

    30. Ashley posted on February 27, 2013 at 12:14 am (#
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      Holy smokes…….we just made these last night for company. You know how you should never try a new recipe while company’s over?!?! Totally not true for these. So GOOD Jamielyn! These are now on the “favorite” list! :) -Ashley

      • Jamielyn posted on February 27, 2013 at 11:23 am (#
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        Yay! So glad you liked them! They are one of our favorites too! I better put them on the menu next week… it’s been awhile! ;)

    31. Christina posted on March 17, 2013 at 6:27 pm (#
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      I made this for dinner tonight. Oh my goodness!! Best dinner ever. Thank you for sharing.

      • Jamielyn posted on March 17, 2013 at 7:48 pm (#
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        So glad you enjoyed it! We love that recipe. Have a great week!

    32. Von E posted on April 5, 2013 at 11:14 am (#
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      Hi, I’m planning on cooking these tonight! I’m wondering if the chicken is already cooked? Thanks

      • Jamielyn posted on April 8, 2013 at 3:03 pm (#
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        Hi Von. Yes the chicken is already cooked. Hope they turned out okay.

    33. Melissa posted on May 23, 2013 at 12:43 pm (#
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      These look awesome, thanks!

    34. Culinary Favorites From A to Z posted on October 17, 2013 at 3:11 pm (#
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      These sound and look delicious. I’m pinning them to my Recipes: Culinary Favorites Pinterest board. Thanks!

      • Jamielyn posted on October 18, 2013 at 2:58 pm (#
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        I love these enchiladas, hope you enjoy! :)

    35. Jackie posted on January 30, 2014 at 1:09 pm (#
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      I made your chicken enchiladas last night. The only thing wrong was that I didn’t have enough left overs!! Lol they were amazing! Thanks for the recipe on Pinterest :-)

      • Jamielyn posted on January 30, 2014 at 8:36 pm (#
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        Hahah i’m glad you liked them Jackie! Thanks for stopping by and leaving a comment! Xo

    36. Marie posted on February 4, 2014 at 11:15 pm (#
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      Love these! I was thinking of taking them to a frozen meal swap next week. Has anyone tried freezing them? If so, did they turn out ok and what temp and for how long did you bake them? Great recipe, thank you!

    37. Linda posted on February 21, 2014 at 12:01 pm (#
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      These were the BEST enchiladas I’ve ever had!

    38. Tina posted on March 11, 2014 at 12:14 am (#
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      Made this for supper tonight and it was very tasty. I used pheasant in place of chicken and the kids didn’t even know.

      • Jamielyn posted on March 14, 2014 at 5:59 pm (#
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        I’m glad you enjoyed it…my family loves this recipe! Thanks for stopping by Tina! :)

    39. Lolly Jane posted on June 16, 2014 at 10:55 am (#
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      Made this for Father’s Day dinner and 2 pans were GONE in a flash. SOOO good, Jamielyn, I see why your kids love it so much!! Great recipe!

    40. Vanesa posted on June 23, 2014 at 1:22 pm (#
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      I do have a quick question before I try making these tonight. The recipe ask for one minced clove of garlic and ask just to be mixed in the chicken mixture, do I just mix the garlic raw?

      • Jamielyn posted on July 10, 2014 at 1:39 pm (#
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        Hi Vanesa! Yes, you just mix the garlic in raw! :)

    41. Ryansdad posted on July 13, 2014 at 3:25 am (#
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      On the receipe, do you use 4 ea. 8oz. packages of cream cheese or is it 4 to 8 oz of cream cheese?

      • Jamielyn posted on July 22, 2014 at 10:24 pm (#
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        Hi! It’s 4 to 8 oz of cream cheese. :)

    42. timothy posted on July 19, 2014 at 2:14 pm (#
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      That looks so good!!

    43. Kay posted on July 27, 2014 at 1:02 pm (#
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      I just made this last night. It was fabulous! My husband isn’t a big chicken fan, but he loved it. Thanks for sharing.

      • Jamielyn posted on August 11, 2014 at 5:27 pm (#
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        I’m glad you and your husband enjoyed this recipe! Our family sure loves it! :)

    44. Komalkaur posted on August 13, 2014 at 5:17 am (#
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      Hi jamelyn  your recipes look fantastic

    45. Linda Robinson posted on August 24, 2014 at 6:16 am (#
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      looking at recipe and was surprise to see you use 4- 8oz. cream cheese, so you are saying 8oz per chicken breast? Just asking sounds like a lot of cream cheese. I love cream cheese ( but), is this correct or a booboo.

      • Jamielyn posted on September 11, 2014 at 12:44 am (#
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        Hi Linda! It is 4-8 oz of cream cheese for the whole recipe (4 chicken breasts). :)

    46. Carolyn posted on September 28, 2014 at 12:52 pm (#
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      We make these alot! We also add diced boiled potatoes to satisfy my meat and potatoes loving son & grandkidd! We always double the recipe to insure leftovers! 

      • Jamielyn posted on September 30, 2014 at 6:48 pm (#
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        I’m glad your family likes this recipe Carolyn! Thanks for your comment, I love hearing substitutions people make! :)

    47. Pat posted on October 15, 2014 at 3:40 pm (#
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      Making your green chili enchiladas  tonight!  Is that four 8 oz packages of cream cheese?  Or just four to eight ounces total?
      Would appreciate a quick reply!

      • Jamielyn posted on October 16, 2014 at 12:55 am (#
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        4 to 8 ounces! :)

    48. Pat posted on October 15, 2014 at 3:43 pm (#
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      Is it FOUR  8oz.Packages of cream cheese?  Or four to eight oz total?
      FOR THE GREEN CHILI ENCHILADAS.

      • Jamielyn posted on October 16, 2014 at 12:55 am (#
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        4 to 8 ounces total! :)

    49. Courtney posted on March 7, 2016 at 7:11 pm (#
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      Quick question…am I reading this right, 4 blocks of cream cheese that are 8 oz each?

      • I Heart Naptime posted on March 8, 2016 at 7:39 am (#
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        Four to eight ounces, total, of cream cheese. :)

    50. Pat posted on June 1, 2016 at 5:25 pm (#
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      how much cream cheese,,,4oz to 8oz, or 4-8oz pkgs,.,.,((32 oz)

      • I Heart Naptime posted on June 1, 2016 at 5:48 pm (#
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        Four to eight ounces, definitely not 32 ounces. :D