White Chicken Enchiladas

Simple white sauce chicken enchiladas loaded with cheese that just melt in your mouth. Great to make ahead and cook on those busy nights.

Updated 08/22/2021

A bite of white chicken enchiladas on a fork with two enchiladas on a plate with mexican rice on the side.

Why are my chicken enchiladas soggy?

Most enchiladas come out some what soggy being cooked in a sauce. However, if you lightly fry your tortillas before your fill them and roll them.

When baking enchiladas, covered or uncovered?

See recipe below. Most people will bake them covered with foil until heated completely through.

What is the white cheese on enchiladas?

Typically it’s queso fresco (a spongy white cheese). I’m not a big fan on spongy cheeses, so I go with a combo of cheddar cheeses.

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Two white chicken enchiladas on a plate with mexican rice on the side.
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White Chicken Enchiladas

Simple white sauce chicken enchiladas loaded with cheese that just melt in your mouth. Great to make ahead and cook on those busy nights.
Course Main, Main Dish
Cuisine Mexican, Tex-Mex
Keyword how to make white enchiladas, simple white sauce chicken enchiladas, white chicken enchilada casserole, white chicken enchiladas with white sauce, white sauce chicken enchiladas
Prep Time 30 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Cool 10 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 10 minutes
Servings 4 Servings
Calories 732kcal

Equipment

  • Sauce Pan
  • 9×13 Baking dish

Ingredients

  • 1/4 Cup Butter
  • 1/4 Cup Flour, All Purpose
  • 2 Cups Chicken Stock
  • 1/4 Cup Sour Cream
  • 1/4 Tsp Pepper
  • 1/4 Tsp Salt
  • 3 Cups Cooked Chicken Shredded, Chopped or Diced
  • 1 Small Onion
  • 2 Cups Shredded Cheese
  • 8 Flour Tortillas
  • Green Onions, Chopped Optional Topping

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 350°.
  • In a medium saucepan, melt the butter on medium/medium high heat. Stir/whisk in the flour. Once the butter and flour are mixed well, add the chicken stock. Stir until thickened and bubbly.
    White Chicken Enchiladas
  • Add sour cream, salt and pepper. Stir until combined. Remove from heat.
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  • In a separate bowl, toss the chicken and onion.
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  • Add 3/4 cup of the sauce mix. Stir well.
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  • Fill each tortilla with 1/3 cup of the chicken mix. Roll up. **If you have any chicken mixture left, add to the remaining sauce.
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  • Place the tortillas seam side down in a greased casserole dish.
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  • Pour the remaining sauce on top of the tortillas.
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  • Bake at 350° for 25-30 minutes, covered.
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  • Remove from oven and sprinkle cheese over entire dish.
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  • Let sit for 5-10 minutes to allow the cheese to melt and to cool. Serve. Top with green onions, if desired. Chow down!
    White Chicken Enchiladas

Notes

ITEMS/INGREDIENTS USED IN RECIPE – If you are interested in any of the items I may have used (or are similar to the items I used) in making this recipe, I have listed all or some of them above within the post.  NOTE:  These links are affiliate links of which I receive a small commission from the sale of certain item. This does not affect your price, it remains the same.

Nutrition

Calories: 732kcal | Carbohydrates: 44g | Protein: 48g | Fat: 39g | Saturated Fat: 20g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 4g | Monounsaturated Fat: 13g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 165mg | Sodium: 1272mg | Potassium: 560mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 6g | Vitamin A: 870IU | Vitamin C: 2mg | Calcium: 388mg | Iron: 4mg
Two white chicken enchiladas on a plate with mexican rice on the side.
A casserole dish with white chicken enchiladas fresh out of the oven.
Two white chicken enchiladas on a plate with mexican rice on the side.

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