Creamy Green Chile Chicken Enchiladas

This recipe comes from one of my favorite food blogs, Mel’s Kitchen Cafe. Thanks Mel!

Ingredients

  • 3 cups cooked, chopped chicken
  • 2 (4 oz.) cans of green chiles, lightly drained
  • 1 package (8 oz.) cream cheese, cubed
  • 1 can white or black beans, rinsed and drained (you can really use any type of bean you prefer
  • here)
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 1/2 cup chopped onion (about 1/2 medium onion)
  • 2 tablespoons flour
  • 1/3 cup chicken broth
  • ¼ cup milk
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • ¼ teaspoon pepper
  • 1 can (7 ounce) green chile enchilada sauce
  • ½ cup sour cream
  • 8 ounces (about 2 cups) Monterey jack cheese, shredded
  • 8 medium (soft taco size) flour tortillas
  • Handful of chopped fresh cilantro

Directions

1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees.

2. In a medium bowl, combine the softened cream cheese and green chiles. Mix well. Add the chicken

and black beans. Mix to combine. Set aside.

3. In a large nonstick skillet, melt the butter over medium heat. Add the onion and cook, stirring

occasionally, until the onion softens and starts to turn translucent, about 3-4 minutes. Sprinkle the

flour over the onions and stir well. Cook for 1 minute, stirring. Slowly whisk in the chicken broth and

milk. As you whisk and the mixture cooks, the flour will get less lumpy around the onions and the

mixture will become smooth. Cook over medium heat until the mixture is bubbling and has

thickened, about 4-5 minutes. Remove the skillet from the heat and stir in the enchilada sauce and

sour cream.

4. Lightly grease a 9X13-inch baking dish. Spread about 1/4 cup of the sauce on the bottom of the

dish. Fill each tortilla with about ½ cup of the chicken/cream cheese filling. Top with a small handful

of shredded cheese, a couple tablespoonfuls for each enchilada. Save at least 1/2 cup cheese for

the top of the enchiladas. Roll the tortillas up and place seam side down in the prepared baking

dish. Continue filling enchiladas until the dish is full (I can easily fit 8 enchiladas in one pan).

5. Pour the white sauce over the top of the enchiladas. Top with remaining cheese. Bake for 20-30

minutes until the enchiladas are bubbling, hot and lightly browned. Sprinkle fresh cilantro over the

top and serve.

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