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Simple Creamy Chicken Enchiladas

This chicken enchilada recipe is one of the first dishes I created and cooked for my husband right after we got married. He was so impressed! We fix these creamy enchiladas for friends regularly. —Melissa Rogers, Tuscaloosa, Alabama
  • Total Time
    Prep: 30 min. Bake: 30 min.
  • Makes
    2 casseroles (5 servings each)

Ingredients

  • 2 cans (14-1/2 ounces each) diced tomatoes with mild green chiles, undrained
  • 2 cans (10-1/2 ounces each) condensed cream of chicken soup, undiluted
  • 1 can (10-3/4 ounces) condensed cheddar cheese soup, undiluted
  • 1/4 cup 2% milk
  • 1 tablespoon ground cumin
  • 1 tablespoon chili powder
  • 2 teaspoons garlic powder
  • 2 teaspoons dried oregano
  • 5 cups shredded rotisserie chicken
  • 1 package (8 ounces) cream cheese, cubed and softened
  • 20 flour tortillas (8 inches), warmed
  • 4 cups shredded Mexican cheese blend

Directions

  • Preheat oven to 350°. For sauce, mix the first 8 ingredients. For filling, in a large bowl, mix chicken and cream cheese until blended; stir in 3-1/2 cups sauce.
  • Spread 1/4 cup sauce into each of 2 greased 13x9-in. baking dishes. Place 1/3 cup filling down the center of each tortilla; roll up and place seam side down in baking dishes. Pour remaining sauce over tops; sprinkle with cheese.
  • Bake, uncovered, 30-35 minutes or until heated through and cheese is melted.
    Freeze option: Cover and freeze unbaked enchiladas up to 3 months. To use, partially thaw in refrigerator overnight. Remove from refrigerator 30 minutes before baking. Preheat oven to 350°. Cover enchiladas with greased foil; bake until heated through and a thermometer inserted in center reads 165°, about 45 minutes. Uncover; bake until cheese is melted, 5-10 minutes longer.
Test Kitchen Tips
  • To bring down the sodium content of this recipe, switch to no-salt-added diced tomatoes and reduced-sodium condensed soup.
  • Chili powder is a seasoning blend made primarily from dried chili peppers. Other ingredients commonly include garlic, onion, salt, oregano, cumin, coriander, cloves, cinnamon and even cocoa powder.
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  • Nutrition Facts
    2 enchiladas: 828 calories, 40g fat (17g saturated fat), 132mg cholesterol, 1738mg sodium, 72g carbohydrate (5g sugars, 7g fiber), 42g protein.