Tangy White Chicken Enchiladas

Tangy White Chicken Enchiladas

When you find a perfect recipe you just have to share it! This is one of those crowd-favorites, one that will be requested constantly, in rotation in your household, friends will ask you for the recipe, etc. You just know when you make the “one”. Tangy White Chicken Enchiladas are perfectly seasoned tender shredded chicken, layers of melty gooey Monterey jack cheese, bundled up in flour tortillas and smothered in a rich and tangy sour cream-lime sauce. These are so good you will be burning your mouth trying to take another bite before they cool off. 

Tangy White Chicken Enchiladas

WHAT I LOVE ABOUT THIS RECIPE

These tangy white chicken enchiladas are a perfect balance of everything we all love!

  • Smothered in a scratch-made rich homemade sauce with a kick of tangy lime
  • You can whip these up in less than 30 minutes
  • Crowd pleaser! Everyone will adore these –Some people don’t like red sauce enchiladas, some people don’t like verde enchiladas – but everyone loves white creamy enchiladas.
  • Easy to pair – serve with a variety of sides like a southwest salad, black/pinto/refried beans, rice, chips and salsa, and of course it goes great with margs!

Tangy White Chicken Enchiladas

WHAT ARE WHITE CHICKEN ENCHILADAS?

In one word, HEAVEN! White enchiladas are in a class of their own.  The sauce is loaded with green chilis, sour cream, lime juice and is smothered over the top of the rolled tortillas. These enchiladas are layered with cheese, from the handful of cheese stuffed inside each enchilada, to the extra cheese piled on top of the sauce. These are baked until deliciously bubbly and golden brown on top. The green onion gives it a fresh, crisp light oniony kick to each bite. Tangy white chicken enchiladas will be your next family favorite recipe and everyone will be fighting over who gets the leftovers. 

Tangy White Chicken Enchiladas

HOW TO MAKE TANGY WHITE CHICKEN ENCHILADAS:

  1. Start by seasoning your chicken – with just some sea salt, pepper, and adobo seasoning. If you don’t have adobo on-hand, you can use a good sprinkle of paprika, cumin, garlic powder, onion powder, and chili powder. 
  2. Roll your enchiladas – place a good sized scoop (about 1/4 cup) of chicken into the center of each tortilla, top with a sprinkling of cheese (about 2 tablespoons) and roll them up and place them into your baking dish.
  3. Smother in sauce – whip up the 5 minute sauce with just a few ingredients: butter, flour, chicken stock/broth, green chilis, sour cream, and fresh lime juice. Pour over the pan of rolled tortillas and smooth out to evenly cover.
  4. Bake and broil – at 350 degrees, bake these enchiladas for 25 minutes. Turn the oven to broil and leave them in the oven for another ~2 minutes or until the cheese on top starts to bubble up and lightly brown.

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THE TOOLS I USED:

9X13 Baking Dish

Parchment Paper

La Tortilla Factory Flour Tortillas (they freeze well!)

The BEST Tortilla Chips Ever Made:

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Tangy White Chicken Enchiladas

Creamy enchiladas with a kick of tangy lime, stuffed full of perfectly seasoned chicken and tons of gooey Monterey jack cheese. You will be fighting over who gets the last serving.
Prep Time15 minutes
Cook Time27 minutes
Total Time42 minutes
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American, Mexican
Servings: 4 servings
Calories: 844kcal
Author: Mallory Austin

Ingredients

  • 2.5 cups shredded cooked chicken (rotisserie is easy)
  • 2 teaspoons adobo seasoning
  • 8-10 flour tortillas taco sized not burrito
  • 2.5 cups shredded Monterey Jack cheese or mozzarella
  • 4 tablespoons salted butter
  • 3 tablespoons flour
  • 2 cups chicken stock
  • 1 cup sour cream
  • 1 lime, juiced (plus wedges for serving)
  • 1 4 ounce can diced green chilis
  • salt & pepper
  • 3 green onions sliced (green and white parts)

Instructions

Prep + Roll Enchiladas

  • Preheat oven to 350F degrees. Grease a baking dish with butter or nonstick cooking spray.
  • In a medium-sized bowl or zip top bag, add shredded chicken and season with salt, pepper and Adobo seasoning and mix to evenly coat. Add the shredded cheese in a separate bowl or zip top bag.
  • Put about 1/4 cup of chicken onto each tortilla, top chicken with 3 tablespoons of shredded cheese. Roll the tortilla up and place seam-side down into the prepared baking dish. Nestle each one side by side. Cover the baking dish with a dish towel while you prepare the sauce.

Make Sauce + Bake

  • In a sauce pan, melt butter over medium low heat. Whisk in flour and let cook and thicken while continuing to whisk, being sure not to let it burn. Add chicken stock slowly while whisking until smooth. Remove from heat.
  • Stir in the can of green chilis, lime juice, and sour cream until smooth. Pour over the enchiladas making sure to evenly spread it to cover all areas. Top with remaining shredded cheese.
  • Bake for about 25 minutes. Set the over to broil, then broil for 2 minutes to get the top of the cheese toasty and bubbly.
  • Remove from oven, top with diced green onions and serve with wedges of lime. I like to let me enchiladas set for 20 minutes before serving so they are easier to cut.
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