Chicken Enchiladas Verdes


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

Prep Time:
20 mins
Additional Time:
25 mins
Total Time:
45 mins
12 enchiladas


  • ¼ cup all-purpose flour

  • 1 cup unsalted chicken broth, divided

  • 2 cups tomatillo salsa

  • 1 teaspoon ground cumin

  • ½ cup chopped fresh cilantro, divided

  • 3 cups shredded cooked chicken breast

  • 1 (15 ounce) can no-salt-added black beans, rinsed

  • 3 ounces reduced-fat cream cheese

  • 12 (5 inch) corn tortillas

  • ½ cup shredded Mexican cheese blend

  • ½ cup chopped tomato

  • 6 tablespoons reduced-fat sour cream


  1. Preheat oven to 425 degrees F.

  2. 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.

  3. 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.

  4. Bake until bubbling, about 15 minutes.

  5. 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 (per serving)

387 Calories
12g Fat
36g Carbs
33g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 6
Serving Size 2 enchiladas
Calories 387
% Daily Value *
Total Carbohydrate 36g 13%
Dietary Fiber 7g 25%
Total Sugars 6g
Protein 33g 66%
Total Fat 12g 15%
Saturated Fat 5g 27%
Cholesterol 84mg 28%
Vitamin A 680IU 14%
Vitamin C 12mg 14%
Folate 31mcg 8%
Sodium 716mg 31%
Calcium 152mg 12%
Iron 3mg 14%
Magnesium 72mg 17%
Potassium 639mg 14%

Nutrition information is calculated by a registered dietitian using an ingredient database but should be considered an estimate.

* Daily Values (DVs) are the recommended amounts of nutrients to consume each day. Percent Daily Value (%DV) found on nutrition labels tells you how much a serving of a particular food or recipe contributes to each of those total recommended amounts. Per the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), the daily value is based on a standard 2,000 calorie diet. Depending on your calorie needs or if you have a health condition, you may need more or less of particular nutrients. (For example, it’s recommended that people following a heart-healthy diet eat less sodium on a daily basis compared to those following a standard diet.)

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a special diet for medical reasons, be sure to consult with your primary care provider or a registered dietitian to better understand your personal nutrition needs.

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