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Cream Cheese Chicken Enchiladas


These turned out really great. I only had one 8oz. package of cream cheese and that was plenty, honestly, I think packs would be too rich for our taste. I always use my pressure cooker for cooking the chicken when making enchiladas, so much easier and chicken turns out so moist and easily shreds. I put some of the cumin in with the chicken and used a bit less in the mixture. I did top with black olives, more green onions, and cilantro. These were full of flavor and my husband said to make these again.

This is really creamy and really good! I too only used one package of cream cheese, and I substituted jalapenos for the green chilies, but only because we like a little heat. I only used about half of the can of diced tomatoes, but that is just a personal preference as well. Very tasty…Mexican food is my “comfort food”, and this definitely fills the bill!

Delicious, but I tweaked it based on what I had in the house! Very forgiving recipe. You could alter it to be much hotter or very mild for little kids. I love that! I only used 8 oz. of Cream Cheese (all I had) and then added 1/2 cup of Non Fat Greek Yogurt. I forgot the Cilantro and green onions. Didn’t miss either. I used most of a Costco Chicken that I had pulled the white meat off the bird and shredded. I used Costco Shredded Jack and Cheddar Cheese, (all I had)! I made the filling mixture earlier in the day and refrigerated it until I was ready to assemble. It let the flavors come together.

You could absolutely make the whole thing in advance, drop to room temperature, and then bake for dinner! I’m really happy with the way it came out. DH ate two huge plates. I served it with Mexican Rice and a Fresh Corn, Red Onion and Tomato Salad with Goat Cheese and Garlic. Tons for left overs. This was really good. Thank you for a recipe that was totally different from what I usually make!

The cream cheese really overpowered the dish. I do think the cream cheese added something to the enchiladas, but it was too much. I will make again with only one block. I think it would taste much better.

I wish I had read the reviews first! I used the full amount of cream cheese and it was too much. I also feel like it could have used more chicken. Otherwise, the flavor was good and it was super easy to make! I didn’t use cilantro because I dislike the flavor. And I agree that the green onions could use a slight sauté beforehand. It was a bit abrasive to bite down on one.

I had some leftover chicken mixture so I added some sour cream and enchilada sauce and turned it into a yummy dip. I also made nachos with tortilla chips and shredded cheese on top baked in the oven.

Great recipe but didn’t give 5 stars because of a bit too rich for me. I think next time I make it I will follow others advise and use 1/2 the amount of cream cheese and add some sour cream. I will make again.

INGREDIENTS

  • 8-10 flour tortillas
  • 1 (8 oz.) package cream cheese, room temperature, divided [1/2 and 1/2]
  • 1-2 (4 oz.) cans green chiles

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