Three Cheese Chicken Enchiladas

"Amazing enchiladas! Corn tortillas stuffed with a mixture of tender chicken and three delectable cheeses. Our family's favorite and a frequently requested recipe!"
photo by Lavender Lynn photo by Lavender Lynn
photo by Lavender Lynn
Ready In:
1hr 5mins




  • Preheat oven to 350°F.
  • In a skillet heat vegetable oil over medium high heat. Fry each tortilla in oil for several seconds to soften tortillas. Drain on paper towels and set aside.
  • In a large bowl combine cream cheese, sour cream and spices. Stir in chicken, 2 Cups Monterey jack (reserve the additional 1/2 cup), cheddar cheese and green onions.
  • Pour enchilada sauce into a pie plate. Dip each tortilla in sauce. Fill with 1/3 cup of chicken filling and roll up. Place seam side down in a 13x9x2 pan. Repeat until all enchiladas are filled.
  • Pour remaining enchilada sauce on top of enchiladas.
  • Bake uncovered for 30 minutes. Sprinkle with remaining 1/2 cup of cheese and bake until melted.
  • Serve with desired garnishes and enjoy!

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  1. Catherine B.
    Our new favorite enchiladas! During COVID, we aren't visiting restaurants so I was happy to try this recipe. I added a bit of coriander & fresh cilantro to the chicken mix. DH says this is better than any of the restaurants!
  2. dfairban
    This is the best enchilada recipe ever, making good use of leftover chicken--both dark and white meat. It makes enough for leftovers which happen to freeze very well, for a future fast, tasty meal! I tend to sprinkle more cheese on top than the 1/2 cup but we love lots of cheese. I also put a good sprinkle of oregano in the cheese mixture, along with the cumin. I serve it with my Spanish rice, and topped with guacamole--heaven on a plate!
  3. Chicken Queen
    These are amazing!! I have made this recipe for a couple of years and am just now getting around to review them. I use green enchilada sauce but otherwise make the recipe exactly as written - I wouldn't change anything else!! My whole family loves them. Thank you for posting your recipe!!
  4. dogsandwoods
    Made this using tortilla #50820 and enchalada sauce #395141 and it came out fantastic! The only change that I would make would be to thank I'fortuna chef #1900559 for the zaar mail about how to use the mole sauce. This was amazing...and enough for six people. Thank you for posting!
  5. Queen of Harts
    Oh, yum! I wanted a recipe with cream cheese like my MIL makes, and this actually came out a bit better! : ) I bought chicken tenders, seasoned them with a chipotle seasoning mix and then grilled them in my grill pan. Then I used my kitchen shears to cut it up into the filling mixture. I used 6 corn tortillas and 6 flour tortillas and added a can of Rotel to the filling, which gave it just the right amount of kick. Thanks!


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