White Chicken Enchiladas

Looking for a delicious and easy dinner recipe? Check out these White Chicken Enchiladas. They are made with a creamy white sauce instead of the traditional red sauce. They will become your go-to Chicken Enchiladas Recipe!

Course Dinner
Cuisine Mexican
Keyword White Chicken Enchiladas
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes
Servings 8
Calories 265 kcal
Author The Idea Room


  • 8-10 Small Flour Tortillas
  • 3 Cups Chicken Shredded
  • 3 Cups Monterey Jack Cheese Shredded-Divided
  • 3 Tablespoons Unsalted Butter
  • 3 Tablespoons Flour
  • 2 Cups Chicken Broth
  • 1 Cup Sour Cream
  • 1-4 Ounce Can Green Chiles Mild diced
  • 2-3 Tablespoons Green Onions sliced


  1. Spray a 9 X 13 inch baking dish with cooking spray and set aside. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. In a small bowl, combine chicken and 1 cup of Monterey Jack cheese. Fill tortillas with this mixture and roll each one up then place seam side down in prepared pan.
  3. Melt the butter in a skillet. Sprinkle flour over melted butter and whisk to combine. Cook for 1 minute to remove the flour taste. 

  4. Remove the skillet from heat and whisk in broth. Place back on heat and cook until the mixture has thickened and is bubbly. 

  5. Cool sauce for 3-5 minutes.

  6. Add sour cream and chilies and stir until sauce is smooth and sour cream is completely dissolved.
  7. Pour sauce over enchiladas and add remaining cheese over top. Bake in preheated oven for 20-25 minutes or until enchiladas are heated through and sauce is bubbly.
  8. Turn on the broiler and broil until top is nicely golden. Top with chopped green onions and serve.
Nutrition Facts
White Chicken Enchiladas
Amount Per Serving (1 g)
Calories 265 Calories from Fat 198
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 22g 34%
Saturated Fat 14g 70%
Cholesterol 63mg 21%
Sodium 480mg 20%
Potassium 121mg 3%
Total Carbohydrates 3g 1%
Sugars 1g
Protein 11g 22%
Vitamin A 13%
Vitamin C 7.1%
Calcium 35.4%
Iron 3.6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.