Cream Cheese Chicken Enchiladas Recipe

Cream Cheese Chicken Enchiladas Recipe

How To Make Cream Cheese Chicken Enchiladas

These chicken enchiladas are packed with tomatoes, green chiles, and cilantro. It’s cooked in green enchilada sauce topped with cheddar.

Preparation: 20 minutes
Cooking: 30 minutes
Total: 50 minutes



  • 3chicken breasts,skinless, boneless
  • 8ozcream cheese,(2 packages) softened
  • 4clovesgarlic,crushed
  • 1tbspground cumin
  • 2tspsalt
  • 1tspground black pepper
  • 15ozpetite diced tomatoes,(1 can), drained
  • 8green onions,chopped
  • 7ozgreen chiles,(1 can), diced
  • ½cupfresh cilantro,chopped
  • ¼cuplime juice
  • 2cupscheddar cheese,shredded, divided
  • 10large flour tortillas
  • 15ozgreen enchilada sauce,(1 can)


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Grease a baking dish.

  2. Bring a saucepan of lightly salted water to a boil. Cook the chicken breasts in boiling water for 7 to 10 minutes until no longer pink in the center and the juices run clear. An instant-read thermometer inserted into the center should read at least 165 degrees F. Remove chicken to a cutting board to cool.

  3. Beat cream cheese, garlic, cumin, salt, and pepper together in a bowl. Stir tomatoes, green onion, green chiles, cilantro, and lime juice into the cream cheese mixture. Add 1 cup cheddar cheese and fold to integrate.

  4. Shred cooled chicken with a pair of forks into strands; stir into the cream cheese mixture. Spoon about ½ cup of the chicken mixture into the center of each tortilla and fold the tortilla around the filling.

  5. Arrange into the prepared baking dish. Top tortillas with remaining cheddar cheese and green enchilada sauce.

  6. Bake in the preheated oven for about 20 minutes until hot and the cheese is melted.


  • Calories: 498.35kcal
  • Fat: 26.49g
  • Saturated Fat: 11.66g
  • Trans Fat: 0.37g
  • Monounsaturated Fat: 8.61g
  • Polyunsaturated Fat: 3.15g
  • Carbohydrates: 40.58g
  • Fiber: 3.80g
  • Sugar: 7.78g
  • Protein: 25.39g
  • Cholesterol: 85.28mg
  • Sodium: 1162.80mg
  • Calcium: 342.41mg
  • Potassium: 459.32mg
  • Iron: 3.92mg
  • Vitamin A: 194.44µg
  • Vitamin C: 59.04mg
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