How to Make Chicken Enchiladas in White Sauce

by Reyna Perez

This is a different tasting enchilada. The green chile is definitely prominent. On the spicy meter. I'd give it a 1 out of 10. It's very mild.


  • 3 ½ Pounds Chicken
  • 3 4 oz cans of green chiles
  • 2 Cups Reserved chicken broth
  • 2 Tablespoons Chicken bouillon
  • 1 Tablespoon Olive oil
  • 1 Onion
  • 1 Jalapeño
  • 1 Teaspoon Paprika
  • ½ Cups Heavy whipping cream
  • 2 Tablespoons Butter
  • 2 Tablespoons Flour
  • 1 Cup Sour Cream
  • 2 ½ Cups Monterey Jack cheese, grated
  • Salt & Pepper to taste
  • Corn tortillas
  • Instructions

    Step 1

    After you rinse the chicken. Place it in a lg pot and add water just enough to cover it.

    Step 2

    Add 2 Tbs of Boullion & 1 can of green chilies to the chicken. Turn on stove & cook until chicken falls off the bone.

    Step 3

    It should take the chicken approx 30 min to cook. We can't move to the next steps until its ready. **Insert Jeopardy music**

    Step 4

    Ok. After the chicken is cooked. Remove it from the broth & place it in a bowl to cool. After its cooled enough. Shred it and set it aside.

    Step 5

    Chop the whole onion and the jalapeño.

    Step 6

    In lg skillet. Add 1 Tbs olive oil, over medium heat.

    Step 7

    After oil is hot. Add the onion & jalapeño. Sauté for a few minutes.

    Step 8

    Add the shredded chicken, 1 can of chiles & 1/2 tsp paprika. Stir together.

    Step 9

    Add 1/2 cup chicken broth. Stir.

    Step 10

    Add 1/2 cup heavy cream. Stir.

    Step 11

    Mix it up good. Allow it to bubble a little. Then put a lid on it. Remove it from the heat.

    Step 12

    In a separate skillet. Melt 2 Tbs butter.

    Step 13

    Wait Til it's completely melted.

    Step 14

    Add 2 Tbs flour. Mix.

    Step 15

    It will look like this. Cook it for about a minute.

    Step 16

    Add 1 1/2 cups chicken broth Whisk together.

    Step 17

    Let it cook for a few minutes.

    Step 18

    Add 1 can of chiles. Stir it up.

    Step 19

    Add 1 cup sour cream.

    Step 20

    Stir it up.

    Step 21

    Til it looks like this. Let it cook for a few minutes.

    Step 22

    Add 1 1/2 cups grated cheese. Stir slowly.

    Step 23

    Let it melt in.

    Step 24

    Add 1/2 teaspoon Paprika. 1/2 tsp pepper. & 1/2 tsp salt.

    Step 25

    Set the mixture aside. We need to soften the tortillas. Get a plate or something you can put them in. I like to cook them over an open flame. You can soften them in the microwave?

    Step 26

    I cook them like this.

    Step 27

    Then I stack them. I used 14 tortillas.

    Step 28

    After you have the tortillas ready. Get your baking dish. Also get a small plate or cutting board where you can prepare them.

    Step 29

    Place one tortilla flat. Add one spoonful of the chicken mixture.

    Step 30

    Add cheese.

    Step 31

    Start at one end and start rolling it up.

    Step 32

    This is the "seam" of the tortilla.

    Step 33

    Place them in the baking dish. Seam side down. Pour the cheese mixture all over the top. Bake for 30 min @ 350*.

    Step 34