Creamy Chicken Enchiladas with Sour Cream Sauce {The Best!}

Creamy Chicken Enchiladas with Sour Cream Sauce {The Best!}

These Baked Creamy Chicken Enchiladas with Sour Cream Sauce are the perfect balance of sour cream, cream cheese, and more cheese. The creamy sour cream sauce for these enchiladas tops chicken, tomato, and green chiles-filled tortillas making a flavor that is unbelievably delicious. Easy to make and a great family meal.

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Chicken Enchiladas With Sour Cream Sauce

chicken enchiladas with easy sour cream sauce

You’ve gotta love the sauce just blanketing these enchiladas.

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Can you cook Sour Cream on the Stove?

  • Cooking sour cream on the stove gives you better control over the temperature of the sour cream. If sour cream gets too hot, too fast, it can curdle. To avoid this, allow the sour cream to warm up to room temperature before cooking it and slowly increase the stove temperature, stirring sour cream as it cooks.

Chicken enchiladas with sour cream and cream cheese

Can You Freeze Chicken Enchiladas?

  • If you have leftover enchiladas then freezing them is a great solution. Let the enchiladas cool completely and place them in a disposable foil pan. Cover tightly with foil and freeze. To reheat, preheat the oven to 350 degrees and heat them for about 40 minutes or until they are completely heated through.

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Should I thaw my Enchiladas before baking?

  • It is not necessary to thaw enchiladas before baking them. You will need to increase the amount of time for baking. If you want to thaw them before reheating, then you can leave them in the refrigerator overnight.

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How Do You Make Chicken Enchiladas From Scratch?

  1. Pour some sauce into the bottom of the baking dish
  2. Fill flour tortillas with chicken mixture and roll them up
  3. Place the tortillas seam side down in the baking dish
  4. Pour the rest of the sauce over the enchiladas
  5. Bake for about 25 minutes or until heated through and cheese is melted

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Can you use flour tortillas for Enchiladas?

  • Although corn tortillas are the traditional wrap for enchiladas, flour tortillas are also used

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Here’s the recipe for you:


Creamy Chicken Enchiladas with Sour Cream Sauce {The Best!}

Creamy Chicken Enchiladas with a delicious sour cream sauce. 

  • Author: Melissa
  • Prep Time: 10
  • Cook Time: 25
  • Total Time: 35 minutes




  • 2 Tbsp. unsalted butter
  • 1 small chopped sweet onion
  • 1/2 cup chopped green bell pepper
  • 2 cups of chopped cooked chicken
  • 1 (10 oz.) can of Rotelle – diced tomatoes with green chili peppers (drained)


  • 3 Tbsp. unsalted butter
  • 1/4 cup of all-purpose flour
  • 1 tsp. ground coriander
  • 3/4 tsp. salt
  • 2&1/2 cups of chicken broth
  • 1 cup of sour cream
  • 1&1/2 cups of shredded cheese – Mexican blend


  • 12 (6 in.) tortillas


  • 1 tomato and 1 bell pepper chopped and mixed together to make a relish


  1. For the filling: In a large skillet, melt the 2 Tbsp. of butter and cook the onion and pepper until tender – about 5 minutes
  2. Using a medium-sized bowl, add the chicken, Rotelle, the cooked onion and pepper
  3. For Sauce: Add 3 Tbsp. of butter to the skillet
  4. Mix in the flour, coriander, and salt
  5. Add the chicken broth, mix well
  6. Cook on medium/high heat until the sauce thickens up – this should only take a few minutes
  7. Turn the heat off – let it cool a little bit before adding the sour cream and ONLY 1/2 cup of the shredded cheese
  8. Stir 1/2 cup of the sour cream sauce into the chicken mixture
  9. In a 9×13 baking dish – pour some of the sauce into the bottom and spread it out
  10. Take your tortillas, and scoop 1/4 cup of the chicken mixture into each one
  11. Roll them up nice and tight and place seam side down into the baking dish with sauce on the bottom
  12. Once you have them all filled and in the pan, add the rest of the sauce to the top of the enchiladas
  13. Spread the remaining cheese over the enchiladas
  14. Bake at 350 degrees for 25 minutes
  15. Optional Relish: Mix the tomato and bell pepper together to form a relish 


  • Serving Size: 6

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  1. Elaine Winner

    I haven’t fixed or cooked the enchiladas yet, but plan to soon. Can hardly wait to fix and eat them.

    1. Melissa

      I’m so glad you’re going to give them a try. Come back and let us know what you think of them. 🙂

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