Amazing White Chicken Enchiladas with Homemade Sour Cream White Sauce–No Soup. It is easy to make and off the charts delicious!

White Chicken Enchiladas with Homemade Sour Cream White Sauce in a casserole dish

Everyone in my family loves it!  I could serve it 7 days a week and there would be smiling faces all around the dinner table if I was serving it.

But these enchiladas are even better than regular Mexican food. Well, of course, Yes, they are indeed Mexican inspired food, but imagine the best, most delicious imaginable, super creamy and Cheesy to boot, Mexican food!!!!!

This recipe is a 10 star outta 10-star recipe. Everyone in my family loved, loved, loved it. It’s easy to put together and ridiculously yummy.  The sauce is thick and rich and not at all spicy. Cheesy Chicken Enchiladas in a creamy white sauce, what’s not to love?




Recipe Notes For White Chicken Enchiladas:

Rotisserie Chicken: I used a rotisserie chicken in this recipe. I love that the chicken has lots of flavors and the convenience factor is huge for me.

Tortillas: The recipe calls for using flour tortillas, but if you prefer, you can switch them with corn tortillas. I used fajita sized tortillas.

Green Chilies: I used mild green chilies because my hubby is a wimp when it comes to spice. I buy the canned Ortega chilies already chopped. Feel free to spice up your dish by adding spicy green chilies instead of the mild ones. If you like it really spicy I’d consider adding a second can.

Seasoning: I didn’t need to add any salt or pepper to this recipe. The chicken broth I used was very flavorful and had a lot of salt already in it. The chicken was also well seasoned and obviously, the cheese had a good amount of salt.


  • Honestly, they’re one of my all-time favorite Tex-Mex recipes. They’re better than any restaurant enchiladas (imho <3)
  • They’re easy enough for a weeknight meal.
  • The SAUCE! Love dat SAUCE!

White Chicken Enchiladas with Homemade Sour Cream White Sauce in a casserole dish

White Chicken Enchiladas with Homemade Sour Cream White Sauce in a casserole dish
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White Chicken Enchiladas With Sour Cream Sauce

Amazing White Chicken Enchiladas with Homemade Sour Cream White Sauce--No Soup. These are easy to make and off the charts delicious! Super Cheesy, Lots of Chicken and a Creamy Rich Sauce!

Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes
Servings 4 -6 servings
Calories 897 kcal
Author Kathleen


  • 8-10 Small Flour Tortillas
  • 3 Cups Chicken Shredded or Chopped
  • 3 Cups Monterey Jack Cheese Shredded-Divided
  • 3 Tablespoons Unsalted Butter
  • 3 Tablespoons Flour
  • 2 Cups Chicken Broth
  • 1 Cup Sour Cream
  • 1-4 Ounce Can Diced Green Chilies Mild
  • 2-3 Tablespoons Green Onions sliced


  1. Spray a 9 X 13 inch baking dish with cooking spray and set aside.  Preheat oven to 350 degrees.

  2. In a small bowl, combine chicken and 1 cup of Monterey Jack cheese. Fill tortillas with this mixture and roll each one up then place seam side down in prepared pan.

  3. Melt the butter in a skillet.  Sprinkle flour over melted butter and whisk to combine.  Cook for 1 minute to remove the flour taste. Remove the skillet from heat and whisk in broth. Place back on heat and cook until the mixture has thickened and is bubbly. Cool sauce for 3-5 minutes. (Don't skip this step- if the sauce is too hot and you add the sour cream it will curdle it-yuck!)  Add sour cream and chilies and stir until sauce is smooth and sour cream is completely dissolved.

  4. Pour sauce over enchiladas and add remaining cheese over top.  Bake in preheated oven for 20-25 minutes or until enchiladas are heated through and sauce is bubbly.  Turn on the broiler and broil until top is nicely golden. Top with chopped green onions and serve.

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Nutritional Information

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Nutrition Facts
White Chicken Enchiladas With Sour Cream Sauce
Amount Per Serving (1 /4 of the recipe)
Calories 897 Calories from Fat 567
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 63g 97%
Saturated Fat 33g 165%
Cholesterol 191mg 64%
Sodium 1472mg 61%
Potassium 495mg 14%
Total Carbohydrates 39g 13%
Dietary Fiber 1.5g 6%
Sugars 5.5g
Protein 45g 90%
Vitamin A 28%
Vitamin C 13%
Calcium 78%
Iron 22%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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