Chicken Enchiladas with Sour Cream Sauce


When we were in California, my parents took us to a Mexican restaurant for dinner called Papacitos. They had chicken enchiladas with a sour cream sauce that we all loved. So I browsed through a couple of sites looking for a similar recipe and found this one. It looked pretty spot on except for a few things, which I changed and made into a lower calorie and more flavorful version. I hope you’ll give this recipe a try, because it’s a good one! 
(they were gone so fast I didn’t even get to take my own picture of them)

Chicken Enchiladas with Sour Cream Sauce Recipe

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Course: Main Dishes
Cuisine: Mexican
Prep Time: 10 mins
Cook Time: 30 mins
Total Time: 40 mins
Servings: 8 enchiladas
Calories: 305kcal
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  • 8-10 flour tortillas - OR corn if you prefer
  • 2 cup cooked chicken - shredded
  • 1 1/2 cup shredded pepper jack cheese
  • 1/4 cup habenero cheese
  • 1 tbsp butter
  • 3 tbsp flour
  • 2 cup chicken broth
  • 1 cup light sour cream
  • 1 (4 oz) can diced green chiles
  • 1/2 tsp garlic powder
  • 1/4 tsp coriander
  • 1/4 tsp cumin
  • 1/4 tsp chili powder
  • 1/4 tsp paprika
  • 1/4 tsp cayenne pepper
  • fresh cilantro - for garnish


  • Preheat oven to 400 degrees.
  • In a saucepan, melt butter. Stir in four and cook for one minute. Add chicken broth and, whisking until smooth. Cook over medium heat until thick and bubbly.
  • Stir in sour cream and 1/2 of the green chiles and 1/2 of the cheese blend. Set aside.
  • In a small mixing bowl, combine shredded chicken, remaining chiles, cheese and spices.
  • Place an equal amount of chicken mixture into each tortilla along with a spoonful of sour cream sauce. Roll and place seam down into a lightly greased 9x13 pan. Continue until remaining ingredients are used.
  • Pour remaining sauce over the top of the enchiladas. Bake for 25-30 minutes, or until sauce bubbles and begins to brown. Remove from oven and garnish with cilantro.


Serving: 8g | Calories: 305kcal | Carbohydrates: 20g | Protein: 19g | Fat: 16g | Saturated Fat: 8g | Cholesterol: 62mg | Sodium: 618mg | Potassium: 251mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 2g | Vitamin A: 423IU | Vitamin C: 4mg | Calcium: 256mg | Iron: 2mg