Sour Cream Enchiladas

         I made these for the first time on a lazy weekend. I had thought it was going to take longer than it did. So that is the good news, this dish does not take that long to make. You get all the yummy cheese flavor along with chicken and green chilis. My kids loved this until they saw green. I swear kids automatically think of vegetables when they see green. Well except when it comes to cash. Luckily, the green they saw in this dinner was the lettuce it was sitting on. I did not expect that to be eaten.

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            Being tricky though, I did slip in some chopped spinach and mixed it with the chicken and the cheese. They somehow did not see that green. They wolfed down these Sour Cream chicken Enchiladas so fast it was unbelievable. Surprisingly, they have asked for it again.

Well, understandable, who does not like anything Mexican? I could eat it every single day. Food is hard for me, I love so many foods and I cannot eat them all when I want to. That would be why I try to make the recipes easier and healthier when I share them with you all.

I, myself, do not use any toppings. I will place the enchiladas on a bed of lettuce, mainly because I find it pretty. Many people do like to add shredded lettuce, diced tomatoes, or any other choice of toppings available.

           

Frequently Asked Questions:

            Can I use leftover chicken?

Yes, that would be the best type. I have been known to stop at the market on my way home and pick up a rotisserie chicken. If you are not using leftover chicken or rotisserie, you can boil the chicken breasts until done, or roast your chicken until it is cooked thoroughly.

            Can I use Corn Tortillas?

Yes, corn tortillas can be used in this recipe. They would need to be warmed up before you attempt to roll them. Flour tortillas are also fine to use. Enchiladas are most often made using corn tortillas.

           What can I serve with this dish?

This dish is hearty and filling all by itself. However, I suggest making a batch of Mexican rice to go along with this delightful taste.

What do you need to make Sour Cream Enchiladas

            2 cups shredded chicken

            1 can diced green chilis

            1 cup sour cream

            Salt and pepper to taste, optional

            2 cups Monteray Jack Cheese, shredded

           10 corn tortillas, (you can use flour tortillas if you prefer)

How to make Sour Cream Enchiladas

FIRST STEP:

Preheat your oven to 400*

Mix the chicken, salt and pepper, and the sour cream in a mixing bowl

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SECOND STEP:

Place a good spoonful into the center of each tortilla and then roll up for the enchilada.

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Place each seam side down in a 9×13 baking pan

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THIRD STEP:

When all the tortillas have been rolled and are in the pan, sprinkle them with the green chilis

Sprinkle the Monterey Jack shredded cheese over the tops of the enchiladas

FOURTH STEP:

Bake for 15 minutes

Garnish with chopped green onions

Serve hot and with a scoop of Mexican Rice

YUM!

Enjoy!

YAY!

Sour Cream Enchiladas

Sour Cream Enchiladas

Yield: 6
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 30 minutes

Ingredients

  • 2 cups shredded chicken
  • 1 can diced green chilis
  • 1 cup sour cream
  • Salt and pepper to taste, optional
  • 2 cups Monteray Jack Cheese, shredded
  • 10 corn tortillas, (you can use flour tortillas if you prefer)

Instructions

FIRST STEP:

Preheat your oven to 400*

Mix the chicken, salt and pepper, and the sour cream in a mixing bowl

SECOND STEP:

Place a good spoonful into the center of each tortilla and then roll up for the enchilada.

Place each seam side down in a 9x13 baking pan

THIRD STEP:

When all the tortillas have been rolled and are in the pan, sprinkle them with the green chilis

Sprinkle the Monterey Jack shredded cheese over the tops of the enchiladas

FOURTH STEP:

Bake for 15 minutes

Garnish with chopped green onions

Serve hot and with a scoop of Mexican Rice

Enjoy!

Nutrition Information:
Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 80Total Fat: 22gSaturated Fat: 12gTrans Fat: 10gCholesterol: 80mgSodium: 28mgCarbohydrates: 120gSugar: 24gProtein: 12g