This easy, creamy chicken enchilada recipe uses premade green salsa for a quick enchilada sauce. Not in a verde mood? Use tomato salsa instead.

Robin Bashinsky
Source: EatingWell Magazine, January/February 2019


Recipe Summary

20 mins
45 mins


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Instructions Checklist
  • Preheat oven to 425 degrees F.

  • Whisk flour and 1/2 cup broth in a small bowl. Combine the remaining 1/2 cup broth, salsa and cumin in a medium saucepan. Bring to a boil and whisk in the flour mixture. Cook over medium heat, stirring occasionally, until reduced to about 2 1/2 cups, 6 to 8 minutes. Stir in 1/4 cup cilantro.

  • Spread 1/2 cup of the salsa mixture in a 9-by-13-inch ovenproof baking dish. Combine chicken, beans, cream cheese and 1/2 cup of the salsa mixture in a large bowl. Spoon 1/4 cup of the chicken mixture onto the center of each tortilla and roll it up into a cigar shape. Arrange, seam-side down, in a single layer over the salsa mixture in the baking dish. Top the enchiladas with the remaining salsa mixture.

  • Bake until bubbling, about 15 minutes.

  • Remove from oven; increase oven temperature to broil. Sprinkle the enchiladas with cheese. Broil 8 inches from the heat source until the cheese is melted, 2 to 3 minutes. Top with tomato and the remaining 1/4 cup cilantro and serve with sour cream.

Nutrition Facts

387 calories; protein 33.1g 66% DV; carbohydrates 35.6g 12% DV; dietary fiber 7g 28% DV; sugars 5.9g; fat 11.9g 18% DV; saturated fat 5.3g 27% DV; cholesterol 84.2mg 28% DV; vitamin a iu 679.5IU 14% DV; vitamin c 12.4mg 21% DV; folate 31.1mcg 8% DV; calcium 151.9mg 15% DV; iron 2.6mg 14% DV; magnesium 71.6mg 26% DV; potassium 638.7mg 18% DV; sodium 716.1mg 29% DV.

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Rating: 5 stars
Saw this in the magazine and was thrilled to use my home canned Salsa Verde. Hubby doesnt usually like enchiladas but he thought these looked good enough to try. I will definitely make these again because he ate the leftovers too! Read More
Rating: 4 stars
Bought a salsa that was a little to hot for me. Lol Read More