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Green Enchilada Recipe

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!
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time30 mins
Total Time45 mins
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Mexican
Servings: 6
Calories: 294
Author: Jamielyn Nye


  • 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)


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



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Calories: 294kcal | Carbohydrates: 22g | Protein: 17g | Fat: 15g | Saturated Fat: 6g | Cholesterol: 65mg | Sodium: 714mg | Potassium: 215mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 2g | Vitamin A: 375IU | Vitamin C: 3.4mg | Calcium: 140mg | Iron: 1.8mg