Sour Cream Chicken Enchiladas


Cheesy Sour Cream Chicken Enchiladas recipe that makes for an easy, delicious weeknight meal – especially for a Mexican food night!

The best Cheesy Sour Cream Chicken Enchiladas Recipe that are great for Mexican food night!

 In case you never noticed before, Mr. Wishes and I are major Mexican food junkies and I cook it up at least once per week for lunch or dinner.  These amazing enchiladas are the epitome of real comfort food and some of the best Mexican food I’ve made in my kitchen in a while…even your kids will love them!  The sour cream definitely enriches the sauce to a point where it’s simply irresistible.  You can even opt to use Greek yogurt to make this ten times healthier without altering the taste too much.  That’s probably not actually accurate, but you get the point.  Personally, I prefer to use the sour cream and “splurge” a little.

Cheesy Sour Cream Chicken Enchiladas recipe that makes for an easy, delicious weeknight meal - especially for a Mexican food night!

Oh, and if you like these, you’ll LOVE these awesome Honey Lime Chicken Enchiladas.  They are my are my hubby’s favorite meal of all time and be constantly begs me to make them!  I officially make them for every birthday of his alongside my homemade guacamole.  I told you that Mexican food was our favorite!  I served these enchiladas with chips and my fresh guacamole recipe. I get so many compliments on these enchiladas and it’s really for a good reason.  They are simple to throw together, loaded with cheese, and one of those recipes that’s great for all ages.  I highly doubt you will have any complaints at the dinner table for this one!  Everyone I know who has made these Sour Cream Chicken Enchiladas just raves about these bad boys.  I hope you give them a try soon as you will not be disappointed!  They are comfort food at it’s finest and totally worthy to serve to company.

Cheesy Sour Cream Chicken Enchiladas Recipe. Great for Mexican food night!

Have a great day, everyone!

Cheesy Sour Cream Chicken Enchiladas Recipe. Great for Mexican food night!

Sour Cream Chicken Enchiladas
  • 10 small soft flour tortillas (can also use corn tortillas, but I like flour)
  • 3 tablespoons flour
  • 2 cups chicken stock
  • 1 cup sour cream
  • 2½ cups shredded and cooked chicken (I like to use rotisserie chicken)
  • 2 cups Sharp Cheddar cheese, shredded
  • 1 cup Monterey Jack cheese, shredded
  • 3 tablespoons butter
  • 1 10 oz can of Rotel (mixture of tomatoes and diced green chilies)
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees
  2. Combine shredded chicken and 1 cup of cheddar cheese
  3. Fill tortillas with the mixture above and roll each one then place in a greased 9×13 pan
  4. Melt butter in a pan over medium heat
  5. Stir flour into butter and whisk for 1 minute over heat.
  6. Add broth and whisk together. Cook over heat until it’s thick and bubbles up.
  7. Take off heat for a few minutes and then add in sour cream and can of Rotel. (you don’t want it super hot when you add the sour cream or it will curdle!)
  8. Pour mixture over enchiladas and add remaining 2 cups of cheese to top.
  9. Bake in oven for 20-23 minutes then you will want to broil for 3 minutes to brown the cheese. Enjoy!

Recipe source:  adapted from

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49 Responses to “Sour Cream Chicken Enchiladas”

  1. March 19, 2014 at 4:43 AM #

    I love this idea! It´s like a tortilla lasagne 🙂 We love Mexican food too.. bring on the guacamole!!! Xx

    • March 19, 2014 at 8:27 AM #

      Yes!!! Thank you Johlene!

  2. March 19, 2014 at 7:08 AM #

    I could eat Mexican food every day! These look delicious!!

    • March 19, 2014 at 8:28 AM #

      Ditto!! Thanks Marie!!

  3. March 19, 2014 at 8:44 AM #

    Oooh, look at this cheesy goodness! Must. Eat. Now.

  4. March 19, 2014 at 9:24 AM #

    Holy yumminess – those look awesome!

    • March 19, 2014 at 3:21 PM #

      awww thanks, Cate!

  5. March 19, 2014 at 9:33 AM #

    I should totally try this with vegan sour cream and without the chicken. I love the idea of using sour cream IN the enchiladas and not just on them.

    • March 19, 2014 at 3:21 PM #

      Thank you so much, Hannah!

  6. March 19, 2014 at 9:54 AM #

    We love enchiladas and these look fantastic, ooey and gooey which makes them even better. Nice recipe and so simple. I’ll have to check out your hubbys favorite Honey Lime Enchiladas.

    I have the same Pampered Chef bowls, they’re great, aren’t they?

    • March 19, 2014 at 3:21 PM #

      Thank you, Vicki!! I love those pampered chef bowls.

  7. March 19, 2014 at 10:51 AM #

    These look like cheesy perfection!

  8. March 19, 2014 at 11:49 AM #

    I’m a Mexican food junkie, too, and these look so creamy and cheesy! YUM. 🙂

    • March 19, 2014 at 3:20 PM #

      Glad I’m not alone! haha!

  9. March 19, 2014 at 2:00 PM #

    We love Mexican food, too. Not every week, but often. Enchiladas are so tasty, aren’t they? Love this version of them! Such good stuff — thanks.

    • March 19, 2014 at 3:20 PM #

      Yes I love them! Thanks, John!!

  10. March 19, 2014 at 3:10 PM #

    I LOVE to make homemade enchiladas! These look fantastic Ashley!

  11. March 19, 2014 at 3:25 PM #

    Such a quick and easy, cheesy, yummy dish!

  12. March 19, 2014 at 4:28 PM #

    Oh gosh, we are huge mexican food junkies too! I make mexican something or other at least once a week too! These look purely awesome – I need to try adding sour cream to my enchiladas next time!

    • March 19, 2014 at 4:33 PM #

      Thanks – they are sooo good!!!!

  13. March 19, 2014 at 9:15 PM #

    Looks like a great dish!

  14. March 19, 2014 at 10:19 PM #

    Love a creamy enchilada. This looks so delicious.

    • March 19, 2014 at 10:40 PM #

      Thank you, Christie!

  15. March 20, 2014 at 7:09 AM #

    Our family loves tex mex too and this will be a nice addition to our monthly regular week night meals. Take care, BAM

    • March 20, 2014 at 2:19 PM #

      Thanks, Bam!! Take care!!

  16. March 20, 2014 at 7:47 AM #

    I love Mexican food too! These enchiladas look amazing Ashley!

    • March 20, 2014 at 2:19 PM #

      Thanks so much, Christin!!

  17. March 20, 2014 at 1:35 PM #

    I love Mexican food too! These enchiladas are gooey perfection!

  18. March 20, 2014 at 4:04 PM #

    These look great Ashley. I grew up on Mexican food in California and eat it quite a lot. Enchiladas are comfort food in our house

    • March 20, 2014 at 4:55 PM #

      California has the best Mexican food!!!

  19. March 21, 2014 at 3:34 PM #

    Enchiladas are very popular in our home and these look like they would be a delicious addition! 🙂 The hubby and I are big fans of Mexican food so I know he’ll love these.

  20. March 23, 2014 at 8:59 PM #

    chicken enchiladas are a great comfort food!

  21. March 25, 2014 at 2:44 PM #

    These look yummy! There isn’t a good Mexican restaurant nearby and I’ve been building my “better than take-out recipes.” This will definitely be included. Thanks!

  22. March 29, 2014 at 1:11 AM #

    Ashley, I could eat this meal several times a week and never tire of it! The ultimate in Tex-Mex comfort food, for sure. I love all that melty cheese in your photos. It’s calling my name! Thanks for sharing!

  23. April 7, 2014 at 12:14 PM #

    I found this on Pinterest and it looks amazing! Fairly easy to make, too, which is a big plus in my book!

  24. November 5, 2014 at 11:14 AM #

    I love your recipes please send me more!!!

    • November 5, 2014 at 11:31 AM #

      Thank you so much, Debbie!

  25. July 17, 2015 at 6:12 PM #

    I made this for my family tonight and everyone loved it! My boys, who are very picky, devoured it. So delicious! Great job, Ashley!

  26. Katy
    August 31, 2015 at 2:49 PM #

    My 5 and 3 year old gobbled these up! I omitted the can of rotel, which may have been why my husband thought these needed more flavor. Next time I will season my chicken and see if that helps. I ate these 2 days later and they were good, cold! Thanks

    • August 31, 2015 at 2:55 PM #

      Katy, I do think the Rotel makes a big difference!! I’m so glad you liked them!!


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