Chicken Enchiladas

Published Date: June 1, 2022 | Last Updated: March 7, 2023
This is how I’ve been making enchiladas lately. We LOVE them. 😋 The sauce is the money maker. I mean, with all that butter and heavy cream you can’t go wrong!



This is how I’ve been making enchiladas lately. We LOVE them. 😋 The sauce is the money maker. I mean, with all that butter and heavy cream you can’t go wrong!








Chicken Enchiladas

Chicken enchiladas smothered with a creamy mouthwatering sauce. You will simply love these!
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Course: Main Dishes
Prep Time: 20 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 40 minutes
Servings: 10 -12


  • 4 cups of shredded chicken breast
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon chili powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon cumin
  • 2 tablespoons honey
  • 2 granulated lime packets or the juice of one lime
  • 8-10 soft taco size tortillas
  • 1.5 cups grated cheese
  • 4 tablespoons butter
  • 1/2 cup flour
  • 1 16 oz. jar salsa verde or use a large jar of enchilada sauce
  • 2 cups chicken broth
  • 1/2 cup heavy whipping cream


  • In a saucepan, melt butter over medium heat. Add flour and mix. Then add the salsa verde and whisk together until well combined. 
  • When it starts to thicken, add the two cups of chicken broth and continue to whisk over medium heat for a couple of minutes. 
  • Add the heavy cream and remove from heat. 
  • Season the shredded chicken with salt, chili powder, cumin, lime and honey. Mix together. 
  • Layer tortillas with chicken, then cheese. Roll them up. 
  • In a 9x13 inch baking pan, pour in half of the sauce. Set the rolled up enchiladas inside, then pour out and spread the other half of the sauce on the enchiladas. Sprinkle with the remaining cheese. 
  • Bake at 400° F for 15-20 minutes, uncovered. Serve immediately!

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Recipe Rating

  1. These have become a staple in my house. Perfect for get togethers. The lime and honey together and the sauce, make this dish. You will crave it and your friends and family will request this over and over!

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  2. 5 stars
    This recipe is the best ever!!! The sauce really makes the enchiladas… I substituted lemon for lime and it was heavenly… Thanks for sharing – super yum and a keeper!!!

  3. 5 stars
    this is such a good recipe. I made this for my daughter and family (4 boys) and they loved it. Also my husband who doesn’t usually like enchiladas loved them!! Thanks for sharing

  4. 5 stars
    I made this chicken enchilada recipe tonight. It was fast, easy, and delicious! It’s also very filling. We each only at one. Since it’s just my husband and I, I especially like that the recipe can be resized when you go to print it. The original recipe was for 10-12 servings, but I cut it down to 5 servings without having to do the math! Put away the leftovers and am wondering if I can freeze them.

  5. I’ve made these twice in the last month, they’re a hit! I have 2 picky kids and a surprisingly picky husband. Everyone loved them! Thank you!


Hi! I'm Amber

I'm obsessed with all things food and a mom to five. Baking bread and using my instant pot are my favorite things to do in the kitchen, and I can't wait to bring all that I have learned to you! Connect with me on Instagram because there's where I basically live these days.