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Chicken Enchiladas with sour cream sauce and green onions on top

Sour Cream Chicken Enchiladas

  • Author: Megan
  • Prep Time: 30 minutes
  • Cook Time: 20 Minutes
  • Total Time: 50 minutes
  • Yield: 6 Servings 1x


These Sour Cream Chicken Enchiladas are creamy, tangy, and so good. They take a little longer to make, but are totally worth it! Serve with rice and refried beans to complete your dinner!


Units Scale


  • 2 cups shredded, cooked chicken (about 1-1.25 pounds)
  • 3 green onions sliced, light and dark parts separated
  • 1/2 cup shredded Monterey Jack cheese
  • 1 4oz can diced green chiles
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1 teaspoon chili powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon smoked paprika
  • 12 corn tortillas, taco size

Sour Cream Sauce 

  • 2 tablespoon butter
  • 2 tablespoon flour
  • 1 1/4 cups chicken broth
  • 1/2 cup sour cream
  • 3/4 cup shredded Monterey Jack cheese




  1. Preheat oven to 350F degrees. Spray a 9″x 13″ baking dish with nonstick cooking spray.
  2. In a medium bowl, mix together shredded chicken, light parts of green onions, 1/2 cup of Monterey Jack cheese, diced green chilies, salt, chili powder, and smoked paprika. 
  3. Warm up the tortillas*, so they are easier to work with. Place about 2 tablespoons of the chicken into each tortilla. Roll them up and place them, seam side down, into the baking dish.

Sour Cream Sauce 

  1. In a medium saucepan, melt butter over medium heat. 
  2. Whisk in flour and let it cook for 1-2 minutes, or until it turns light brown. Continue to whisk while it cooks so it doesn’t brown.
  3. Add in the chicken broth and whisk till the sauce is smooth. Cook for two more minutes or until the sauce thickens slightly. Remove from heat.
  4. Stir in sour cream and 3/4 cup of Monterey Jack cheese. Stir until the sauce is smooth. Salt to taste.
  5. Pour the sauce over the enchiladas. Bake for about 20-25 minutes, or until the sauce starts to bubble.
  6. Top with dark parts of green onions and serve immediately. 


To prevent your corn tortillas from ripping microwave them for 20 seconds, divide them in half, move the top half to the bottom, and microwaved them for another 20 seconds. They should be warm to the touch but not too hot to handle.


  • Serving Size: 2 Enchiladas
  • Calories: 363
  • Fat: 18g
  • Carbohydrates: 28g
  • Protein: 23g

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