Cream Cheese Chicken Enchiladas

These cream cheese chicken enchiladas are one of our favorite Mexican inspired meals!

Is it too soon for another Mexican-ish recipe? Y’all seemed to love the Taco Pie, so I have high hopes that you’ll enjoy this recipe just as much. I sure did.

I am a huge fan of the cheese enchiladas from our local Mexican restaurant and believe me, I have tried my best to recreate them at home. I just can’t ever get them right, though. The cheese, the sauce, the consistency of it all just never seems to work out the way I imagine it too.

I still haven’t mastered that recipe, but I don’t really care anymore. Now I have these cream cheese enchiladas and they are, dare I say it, even better. They are so creamy with just the perfect amount of spice and the most genius addition I can think of: corn. Yep, corn. In an enchilada.

The corn just gives these this perfect little unexpected sweet crunch. I love it. I bet you will too.

These cream cheese chicken enchiladas come from my friend Deborah at Taste and Tell. She makes some delicious food and these enchiladas don’t disappoint!

I hope you’ll give these a try and let me know what you think!

You should try my chicken enchilada casserole too! It’s so good!

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4.23 from 9 votes

Cream Cheese Chicken Enchiladas

Prep Time
10 mins
Cook Time
20 mins
Total Time
30 mins
 
Servings: 8 servings
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Mexican
Keyword: easy dinner recipes, kid-friendly recipes, weeknight dinner recipes
Calories: 691 kcal

These cream cheese chicken enchiladas are one of our favorite Mexican inspired meals!

Ingredients

  • 5 ounces cream cheese softened
  • 1/4 cup light sour cream
  • 10 ounces enchilada sauce canned is just fine
  • 1 cup shredded cheddar cheese divided
  • 1 cup shredded Monterey jack cheese divided
  • 2 cups cooked shredded chicken
  • 1 cup frozen corn kernels thawed (canned corn works just fine, but drain it first)
  • 4 ounces diced green chiles I used the tiny can you get by the taco sauce
  • 1/2 teaspoon chili powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon cumin
  • Salt and pepper
  • 4 scallions thinly sliced
  • 8 8- inch flour tortillas

Instructions

  1. Preheat the oven to 325 degrees. Spray a 9x13 dish with cooking spray.
  2. In the bowl of your mixer cream together the cream cheese, sour cream, and 1/2 of the enchilada sauce. Stir in 1/2 cup of each type of cheese.
  3. In a second bowl toss together the chicken, corn, cumin, chili powder, salt and pepper, green chiles, and half of the scallions. Add the chicken mixture to the cheese mixture and combine well.
  4. Spread about half of the remaining enchilada sauce in the bottom of the baking dish.
  5. Spoon the filling into each tortilla, roll the tortilla up, and place in the baking dish with the seam down. Pour the remaining enchilada sauce over the top of the filled tortillas and sprinkle with the remaining cheese. Bake for 20-25 minutes or until hot and bubbly. Sprinkle with the remaining scallions and serve.
Nutrition Facts
Cream Cheese Chicken Enchiladas
Amount Per Serving
Calories 691 Calories from Fat 243
% Daily Value*
Fat 27g42%
Saturated Fat 12g75%
Cholesterol 76mg25%
Sodium 1595mg69%
Potassium 445mg13%
Carbohydrates 81g27%
Fiber 4g17%
Sugar 10g11%
Protein 28g56%
Vitamin A 925IU19%
Vitamin C 4.2mg5%
Calcium 396mg40%
Iron 5.6mg31%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

Nutrition Disclaimer: All information presented on this site is intended for informational purposes only. I am not a certified nutritionist and any nutritional information shared on bunsinmyoven.com should only be used as a general guideline.

Recipe slightly adapted from Taste and Tell