Creamy and Irresistible: White Chicken Enchiladas


Indulge in the rich and comforting flavors of White Chicken Enchiladas, a delightful twist on the classic Mexican dish. This recipe combines tender chicken, gooey cheese, and a creamy white sauce wrapped in soft tortillas. In this blog post, we will guide you through the step-by-step process of creating this mouthwatering dish, along with some helpful tips to ensure your enchiladas turn out perfectly delicious.


For the Enchiladas:
– 2 cups cooked chicken breast, shredded
– 8-10 small flour tortillas
– 2 cups shredded Monterey Jack cheese (or a combination of Monterey Jack and Cheddar)
– 1/2 cup diced green chilies (canned or fresh)

For the White Sauce:
– 3 tablespoons butter
– 3 tablespoons all-purpose flour
– 2 cups chicken broth
– 1 cup sour cream
– 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
– 1/2 teaspoon onion powder
– Salt and pepper to taste

For Topping:
– Chopped fresh cilantro
– Sliced black olives (optional)
– Diced tomatoes (optional)
– Sliced jalapeños (optional)

Step-by-Step Instructions:


1. Preparing the Chicken:
a. Start by cooking the chicken breast until fully cooked and tender. You can use boiled, baked, or grilled chicken for this recipe.
b. Once cooked, shred the chicken into small, bite-sized pieces using two forks. Set it aside.

2. Making the White Sauce:
a. In a saucepan, melt the butter over medium heat. Add the flour and whisk constantly for about 1 minute to create a roux.
b. Slowly pour in the chicken broth while whisking continuously to avoid any lumps.
c. Bring the mixture to a simmer, stirring occasionally, until it thickens to a creamy consistency.
d. Reduce the heat to low and stir in the sour cream, garlic powder, onion powder, salt, and pepper. Continue to cook for an additional 2-3 minutes until the sauce is smooth and well combined. Remove from heat.

3. Assembling the Enchiladas:
a. Preheat your oven to 375°F (190°C).
b. Take each flour tortilla and fill it with a portion of the shredded chicken, a sprinkle of diced green chilies, and a generous pinch of shredded cheese. Roll the tortilla tightly and place it seam-side down in a greased baking dish.
c. Repeat this process with the remaining tortillas, lining them up side by side in the baking dish.
d. Pour the prepared white sauce over the rolled tortillas, making sure to cover them evenly.
e. Sprinkle the remaining shredded cheese over the top of the enchiladas.

4. Baking and Serving:
a. Place the baking dish in the preheated oven and bake for 20-25 minutes or until the cheese is melted and bubbly, and the enchiladas are heated through.
b. Once baked, remove the enchiladas from the oven and let them cool for a few minutes.
c. Garnish with chopped cilantro, sliced black olives, diced tomatoes, and sliced jalapeños, if desired.
d. Serve the White Chicken Enchiladas warm and enjoy!


– To save time, you can use rotisserie chicken or leftover cooked chicken in this recipe.
– If you prefer a spicier version, consider adding some diced jalapeños to the filling or a dash of hot sauce to the white sauce.
– For extra flavor, you can add diced onions, minced garlic, or additional spices to the chicken filling.
– Don’t forget to warm the tortillas before filling them to make them more pliable and easier to roll.


White Chicken Enchiladas offer a comforting and flavorful experience that will satisfy your cravings for Mexican cuisine. The creamy white sauce, tender chicken, and melty cheese combine harmoniously in each bite. By following these step-by-step instructions and incorporating the suggested tips, you can create a truly delectable dish that will impress your family and friends. So, gather the ingredients, roll up those tortillas, and indulge in the irresistible goodness of White Chicken Enchiladas!

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