Tuesday, December 21, 2010

Creamy Chicken Enchiladas

  • 1 lb boneless skinless chicken breasts, cubed
  • 2 cans cream of chicken soup
  • 1 pkg (8oz) cream cheese
  • 1 medium onion, chopped
  • 1 Tbsp ground cumin
  • 1 tsp chili powder
  • 1 can (40z) chopped green chilis, optional
  • 2 C salsa
  • 8 flour tortillas
  • Cheese

Cook onion and chicken in a large skillet until chicken is fully cooked. Add cream cheese, stirring until melted. Add 1 can of soup, spices and chilis, stir to mix well.

Place about 1/4 to 1/3 cup of chicken mixture down center of each tortilla, roll and place seam-side down in a greased 9x13 baking dish. Combine salsa and 1 can of soup in a bowl and pour over enchiladas. Bake at 350 for 25-30 minutes until heated through. Top with cheese and bake 5 minutes more.

I created this recipe the other night when I couldn't decide what I wanted to make, didn't want the same old thing, and was feeling too lazy to go in search of a new recipe. I know traditional enchiladas are made with corn tortillas, and you could do that if you want, but this was really tasty! I like to use whole wheat or multigrain tortillas. It's kinda a combination of a couple different enchilada recipes I have. I thought there was a little too much sauce for my taste, but my hubby loved them as is. This recipe is easily adapted to your tastes. Add more chili powder, use a different kind of tortilla, use ground beef, and some rice or beans to make them stretch farther... You get the idea. I'll definitely be making these again!


  1. These sound great. Think I will make them tonight. I'm going to prep dinner now and then just bake it later. What would you do to get less sauce? Like what would u cut back on? It does seem like a lot of sauce, but then I do like a lot of sauce. Anyway just curious to what you might cut back on next time.

  2. You could use only 1 cup of salsa, or freeze half of the sauce for next time, or double the enchiladas to make 2 pans, put half the sauce on each then freeze one pan. Let me know what you think! :)