Green Chile Chicken Enchiladas


Green Chile Chicken Enchiladas – Creamy, cheesy and full of flavor! This recipe is absolutely to-die-for…better than a Mexican restaurant! Perfect for Cinco de Mayo or any occasion!

green chile chicken enchiladas

Green Enchiladas

Creamy green chile chicken enchiladas…cheesy, full of flavor and super satisfying! Believe me when I say these are SO GOOD! This green enchilada recipe is an absolute favorite on our list and is requested by anyone who tries it. They even taste better than the green chili enchiladas that I order at my favorite Mexican restaurant. We make these green enchiladas at least once a month at our house…sometimes even 2 or 3 times because we love them so much!


green chile enchiladas

Green Enchilada Recipe

I updated an older recipe of mine to make the green enchiladas creamier and it worked perfectly! I love how this recipe turned out…the green chili enchiladas have the perfect combination of flavors! They do have a little kick to them, so make sure to omit the chili powder and cumin if you don’t like spicy foods. This green enchilada recipe is so simple and makes the perfect dish to serve at any occasion!

 Ways to Modify the Green Chile Chicken Enchiladas

  • Use leftover shredded pork or beef in place of chicken
  • Add black beans or corn
  • Mix in your favorite veggies, such as peppers or zucchini
  • Swap out the flour tortilla with whole wheat or gluten-free

 Looking for more Mexican meals? Try These:

Green Enchilada Recipe

Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Mexican
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 30 minutes
Total Time: 45 minutes
Servings: 6
Calories: 294 kcal
Author: Jamielyn

Green Chile Chicken Enchiladas - Creamy, cheesy and full of flavor! This recipe is absolutely to-die-for...better than a Mexican restaurant! Perfect for Cinco de Mayo or any occasion!



  • 8-10 flour or corn 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, add more if you do)
  • 1/4 tsp cumin
  • 1/2 tsp kosher salt
  • 1/4 tsp black pepper
  • 1 4.5 oz can diced green chiles (about 1/2 cup)
  • 4 oz cream cheese, softened (more if you'd like extra creamy)
  • 1 lime, juiced
  • 1 14 oz can green enchilada sauce
  • 1/2-1 cup shredded pepperjack cheese
  • cilantro (optional)


  1. Combine shredded chicken, cream cheese, garlic, chili powder, cumin, kosher salt, black pepper, lime and diced green chiles in a medium sized bowl. Stir until combined.

  2. Spoon 2-3 tbsps into each tortilla and roll it up. Place a little green enchilada sauce on the bottom of a 9×13 dish and then put the tortillas in.

  3. Pour the rest of the green enchilada sauce over the tortillas and top with shredded cheese. Cover with foil.

  4. Bake at 350°F for 15 minutes. Remove foil and bake for an additional 10-15 more minutes, until the cheese is nice and bubbly. Allow to cool and enjoy! Top with fresh cilantro if desired.

Recipe Notes

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Nutrition Facts
Green Enchilada Recipe
Amount Per Serving
Calories 294 Calories from Fat 135
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 15g 23%
Saturated Fat 6g 30%
Cholesterol 65mg 22%
Sodium 714mg 30%
Potassium 215mg 6%
Total Carbohydrates 22g 7%
Dietary Fiber 1g 4%
Sugars 2g
Protein 17g 34%
Vitamin A 7.5%
Vitamin C 4.1%
Calcium 14%
Iron 10%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
green enchilada recipe

Original photo 2012

The BEST creamy chicken green chile enchiladas! Everyone loves this recipe.
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Jamielyn Nye

of I Heart Naptime

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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99 comments on “Green Chile Chicken Enchiladas”

  1. 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. Hi JAMIELYN, Your recipe is so appealing I am feeling hungry……

  3. Great dinner idea!

  4. it’s only 8 am and i must have enchiladas soon now… it wrong to make enchiladas for breakfast? xo wink wink!

  5. Hmmm looks delicious!

  6. Oh my goodness! These look delish!

  7. Oh, yum!! These look DELISH!!

  8. so glad it’s taco Tuesday here (next week we’ll make these for sure – we also LOVE enchiladas)

  9. 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.

  10. We love Mexican! These look like a great new addition to my Mexican dishes! Thanks for sharing.

  11. This looks fabulous and freezable. I’d love if you could link up at Thursday Food Fest which is live now! Thanks, Sarah

  12. Enchiladas are one of my favorite foods of all time!!! So yummy!!!

  13. I made these tonight for dinner. It was awesome!! I found it on Pinterest. Thanks :)

  14. The flour tortillas don’t come out gummy? I’ve always used corn because the flour ones break down. Just wondering!

  15. This recipe sounds so delicious.
    Just pinned it.


  16. This looks good!

  17. Anxious to try this recipe – has anyone made them with corn tortillas instead of flour??

  18. These looks yummy! and not too complicated

  19. Made these yesterday for dinner, and they are oh so good. Very easy too!

  20. sounds soooooo good. tks for sharing!

  21. lookin forward to tryin this recipe real soon

  22. Yum! An ex co-worker of mine gave me a recipe like this! I bet these are scrumptious, as well.

  23. 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

  24. 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.

  25. Those look perfect for our family. Yum!

  26. Second time I am making these. My husband loves them. Thanks for the recipe.

  27. 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.

  28. 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!

  29. 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

  30. I made this for dinner tonight. Oh my goodness!! Best dinner ever. Thank you for sharing.

  31. Hi, I’m planning on cooking these tonight! I’m wondering if the chicken is already cooked? Thanks

  32. These look awesome, thanks!

  33. These sound and look delicious. I’m pinning them to my Recipes: Culinary Favorites Pinterest board. Thanks!

  34. 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 :-)

  35. 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!

  36. These were the BEST enchiladas I’ve ever had!

  37. Made this for supper tonight and it was very tasty. I used pheasant in place of chicken and the kids didn’t even know.

  38. 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!

  39. 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?

  40. On the receipe, do you use 4 ea. 8oz. packages of cream cheese or is it 4 to 8 oz of cream cheese?

  41. That looks so good!!

  42. I just made this last night. It was fabulous! My husband isn’t a big chicken fan, but he loved it. Thanks for sharing.

  43. Hi jamelyn  your recipes look fantastic

  44. 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.

  45. 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! 

  46. 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!

  47. Is it FOUR  8oz.Packages of cream cheese?  Or four to eight oz total?

  48. I Heart Naptime Reply

    Four to eight ounces, definitely not 32 ounces. :D

  49. Oh my word, that looks amazing!

  50. Wow from all the positive comments, this must a delicious recipe.  Want to make it tonight.  Is the green enchilada sauce very spicy?

    • I Heart Naptime Reply

      That’s hard to answer, because I don’t think so but I’m told I can handle spicy foods well. :)

      I will say it has great flavor and my kids love it! You can offer sour cream on the side and a fresh salad with a mild dressing, too, just in case you’re concerned about heat – everyone has a different preference.

  51. This looks really good. I was going to print out the recipe but your print card tries to print the video and w/ the video there it brings it to 2 pages. Could we get a fix b/c I would love to print from the site w/ the link on it so I remember where I found it, but I don’t like having electronics in the kitchen.

  52. Just made these with corn tortillas and pork. Look amazing! Also, made extras and will freeze a batch. Hoping they will freeze will.

  53. We’re on low sodium diet and watching processed foods.  Any recipe for homemade enchilada sauce vs canned?  The canned sauce helps make this sound so easy!   If it’s a hit this weekend I’m sure my bachelor sons will want me to share the recipe as printed. Thanks

  54. Hi what brand enchilada sauce did you use?

  55. I have made these several times and they are down right delicious. The only thing I do different is use two cans of the sauce. We like a lot of sauce.

  56. Suzanne French Reply

    This is fabulous! So easy to make. Delicious. You will not be disappointed.

    The only thing I changed – added a bit more enchilada sauce to the top. I will definitely be making this again!

  57. What is the calorie and nutrition value for this recipe?

    • Hi Stephanie! I’m not sure on the exact nutritional information, but I typed it into a recipe calorie counter and it looks like each enchilada is between 250-300 calories.

  58. I LOVE green chile so this recipe is right up my alley. Totally pinning for this weekend’s festivities!

  59. i always love the bite that green chiles bring to a dish! 

  60. These look fantastic and would be a great dinner idea for Cinco de Mayo!

  61. Do you think this recipe would work for breakfast with scrambled eggs subbed for the chicken?

  62. Jacque Hastert Reply

    Just in time for this weekend!

  63. I wish I had a big plate of these enchiladas right now! So yummy!

  64. These are my favorite kind of enchiladas 

  65. My kind of dinner! This will quickly become a family favorite!

  66. Brittany Cichanski Reply

    This is one of our family favorites. I am making it tonight in fact. I use rotisserie chicken and serve it with a side of refried beans. LOVE!

  67. This is my go to recipe for enchiladas. These are so yummmmmmm… Thank you!

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