Creamy Chicken Enchiladas!


Creamy chicken enchiladas – my favorite meal! Warm, gooey, and oh-so-delicious! A comforting dinner for chilly nights!

When the weather gets cooler, it’s the perfect time to turn on the oven and bake something delicious – and these more than fit the bill! Delicious, warm, and cheesy – it’s one of the most perfect family meals.

(And let’s be honest, I’ll turn on the oven in the heat of summer for these, too!)

Creamy chicken enchiladas - my favorite meal! Warm, gooey, and oh-so-delicious! A comforting dinner for chilly nights!
I’ll be honest, I’m a little apprehensive to find out the calories in these – but hey, it’s helping keep me warm right? Plus, I always eat a nice big salad with them.
Or, do as I do and pretend it’s your birthday and that for dinner, calories don’t count!
Creamy chicken enchiladas - my favorite meal! Warm, gooey, and oh-so-delicious! A comforting dinner for chilly nights!
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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 9×13 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!

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Creamy chicken enchiladas - my favorite meal! Warm, gooey, and oh-so-delicious! A comforting dinner for chilly nights!
Don’t these enchiladas look amazing! If you think this recipe looks delicious, you’ll like these too!

Post originally published October 12, 2010; republished with new images December 6, 2015. Below is an original photo from the original publish date.

Creamy chicken enchiladas - my favorite meal! Warm, gooey, and oh-so-delicious! A comforting dinner for chilly nights!

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Jamielyn Nye

Creative director and founder of I Heart Naptime. Jamielyn aspires to reach women, get their creative juices flowing, and to genuinely inspire. When she’s not creating, Jamielyn loves to chase her three little monkeys and snuggle up on the couch with her man.

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31 comments on “Creamy Chicken Enchiladas!”

  1. sounds so so soooo delicous! i will definitely be making them!

  2. House of Smith's Reply

    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!

  3. 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!

  4. I WILL be making those this week, thank you very much!! :)

  5. Braden and Whitney Reply

    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!

  6. 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!!!

  7. YUMWOW!
    I'll be cooking these soon!

  8. Wow those enchiladas look good if
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  9. my tummy is grumbling. those look amazing.

  10. 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!

  11. I love your recipe. Enchiladas are my "go-to" meal and your recipe is a-mazing. Can't wait to try it out.

    This is the first time I have been to your blog and it is sooo cute. Thanks for all the great ideas.


  12. That look very yummy I can't wait to make it and try it
    Thank you for sharing.

  13. Amy @ Chicy-Creations Reply

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

  14. Ann @ makethebestofthings Reply

    Oh yum! Have to try this and soon!

  15. 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!

  16. 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 @

  17. P.S. by the way I am now following!

  18. 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!


  19. 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!

  20. What’s “el pato”?

  21. 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?

  22. These were so good. Made them tonight and it was a wonderful meal. Thanks for the recipe.

  23. 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

    • I’m glad your family loves it, mine does too! It is such a simple but delicious meal! :)

      • 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.

      • 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.

  24. Hi. I would like to try this but I’ve never heard of pato sauce. What is that? Thanks

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