White Chicken Enchiladas | Peri's Place For Recipes

White Chicken Enchiladas
Prep Time
20 minutes
Oven Temp
Cook Time
20 minutes
3-4 people


  • 2 cups shredded cooked chicken
  • 2 cups shredded monterey jack cheese (divided)
  • 8 - 10 corn or flour tortillas (taco size)
  • 3 tbsp butter
  • 3 tbsp flour
  • 14 oz chicken stock
  • 1 cup sour cream
  • 1 - 2 small (4 oz) cans chopped green chilis
  • salt & pepper to taste
  • dash cumin (optional)


  1. Preheat oven to 425. Grease a 9 x 13 casserole.
  2. For the sauce, melt butter and then add the flour. Stir well and cook for approximately 1 minute. Add the chicken stock and bring to a gentle boil. The sauce should thicken at this point. When the sauce has thickened enough, take off the heat and add the green chilis. Allow to cool slightly and then add the sour cream. Salt & Pepper to taste.
  3. While the sauce is cooling (before adding sour cream) Combine the chicken & 1 cup shredded cheese. Add a pinch of salt & pepper. Divide between the tortillas, rolling each and placing seam side down in casserole dish.
  4. Pour sauce over enchiladas and sprinkle with remaining cheese. Bake in preheated oven 20 - 30 minutes. The sauce should be bubbly and the cheese browned slightly on top. Remove from oven and allow to cool.

Good to Know

Instead of sour cream you can also use greek yogurt, but make sure that your sauce is very cool before adding so that it does not separate or curdle.

Using either flour or corn tortillas (or a combination of the two) will make a different type of enchilada. Both are good.

Another good option is to add a can of green chilis along with the cheese & chicken filling. Any type of spice would be nice also.