Chicken Enchiladas With Sour Cream White Sauce Recipe | Kid Friendly Things To Do

Sharing is caring!

What is it about sour cream this week?  In honor of apparently, “sour cream week”, I’m rolling out a Chicken Enchilada with Sour Cream Cheese Sauce Recipe. You are going to love it…

chicken enchiladas with sour cream cheese sauce

When we go out to a Mexican Restaurant, my absolute favorite food to get…besides the chips and salsa, is the Chicken Enchiladas with Sour Cream Sauce. I’ve always wanted to make them at home. Finally,  the stars aligned. I had all of the ingredients, just the right recipe, and a soccer free night…a miracle in itself.

Here’s a quick Video to get you started with this yummy Chicken Enchilada Recipe.

Sour Cream Sauce White Chicken Enchiladas

If you clicked over from Pinterest, (thank you) the images might look a little different. You are in the right place. These are updated pictures. The old images are at the bottom of the post. 


Sour Cream Chicken Enchiladas Casserole

You won’t find any Cream of Chicken Soup in this enchilada. The sauce is made from scratch…

Best chicken enchiladas with sour cream sauce

and poured over chicken stuffed tortilla rolls.


Chicken Enchiladas with sour cream sauce

The reward of making the “easy” from scratch sauce is pretty amazing.

Chicken Enchiladas with White Sour Cream Sauce

Just look at that sauce.


Chicken Enchiladas in Sauce

If you like Mexican Food like this recipe, then you might like these similar recipes:

Chicken Burrito Grande

Smothered Chicken Burrito with cream sauce

Creamy Chicken Enchiladas with Tomatoes and  Sour Cream Sauce 

Tips for Add-Ins to this Enchilada Recipe:

  • Try ground beef or shredded roast beef
  • Add black beans
  • Try rotisserie chicken 
  • Add cubed roma tomatoes to the sauce or on top of the enchiladas
  • Cilantro always pairs well with any Mexican recipe

Here are my Top Amazon Picks for this Chicken Enchilada with Sour Cream Sauce Recipe…

(affiliate links) 



Finally, here’s the  Chicken Enchiladas With Sour Cream Sauce Recipe 



Chicken Enchiladas With Sour Cream White Sauce

Delicious and Easy Chicken Enchiladas with sour cream sauce. 

  • Author: Melissa
  • Prep Time: 15
  • Cook Time: 20
  • Total Time: 35 minutes
  • Yield: 5 servings 1x


  • 4 cups of cooked chicken breast – shredded or cubed
  • 1 tablespoon chili powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic salt
  • 1 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1012 flour tortillas (10 inches)


  • 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • 1&1/2 cups chicken broth
  • 1&1/2 cups (12 ounces) reduced-fat sour cream
  • 2 cups (8 ounces) shredded Mexican cheese blend
  • optional – Chopped tomatoes, avocado, green onion, and jalapeno


  1. In a large bowl, combine the chicken, chili powder, garlic salt and cumin. Place 1/3 cup chicken mixture down the center of each tortilla. Roll up and place seam side down in two 13-in. x 9-in. baking dishes coated with cooking spray
  2. In a medium saucepan, whisk the flour and broth until smooth
  3. Bring it to a boil, and cook for about 2 minutes
  4. Remove from heat, and let it cool off for a few minutes
  5. Stir in the sour cream and 1 cup of the cheese – stir until cheese is melted
  6. Pour the sauce over the enchiladas
  7. Sprinkle the rest of the cheese on top
  8. Bake, at 350Β° for 15-20 minutes or until its bubbling
  9. Top with your choice of toppings – optional ideas above


Great toppings for these enchiladas are:

  • avocado slices 
  • diced tomatoes 
  • chives 

Suggested Sides:

  • Spanish rice
  • Cilantro rice
  • refried beans
  • black beans 
  • sour cream 
  • tomato salsa
  • guacamole 

Sour Cream Sauce dripping from Chicken Enchiladas recipe


the best chicken enchiladas with sour cream sauce recipe

~Melissa –



Sharing is caring!

Related Posts


  1. Brandy Testerman

    Great dish family loved it! Thanks it was very simple to make and didn’t take a lot of time.

    • I am so happy your family loved it! The simple dishes are the best, aren’t they? Thank you for coming back to comment. I really appreciate it. πŸ™‚

  2. We loved this it definitely went into the recipe book to make again. Thanks

  3. Could you use Greek Yogurt instead of Sour Cream? All I have here right now. Thanks!

    • You know what? You might be onto something! I’m always up for avoiding a trip to the grocery store, especially for one ingredient. I found a great article for you to check out on substituting Greek Yogurt for Sour Cream. It sounds like it’s a wonderful substitute in place of sour cream. It’s a bit tangier than sour cream, but a whole lot less fattening. Here’s the link for you to look at. Pay special attention to the comment section. If you end up using yogurt, please come on back and let us know how it turned out. πŸ™‚

      • Great!! Thanks so much for attaching that helpful link! πŸ™‚

      • Judy Hosmanek

        Loved your link regarding subbing Greek yogurt for sour cram. It included other subs like using yogurt for buttermilk, etc. Thanx

    • Kathy Cordry

      I just made these and they were very easy to make and very yummy!

  4. Stephanie

    So simple but sooooo yummy!!!!!

  5. Michele

    This is almost exactly how I make mine. Only thing I do different is Monterey Jack cheese. These are my husbands favorite meal!

    • Monterey Jack melts so nice and smooth. That would be a great cheese to go with. Any Mexican meal is my favorite. I love them all! πŸ™‚

  6. Can you freeze this dish?

  7. I have never made enchiladas. It alway thought it was too tricky.

    You make it seem easy. I will give it a go!

  8. I’m just curious… would it be ok to use dark meat instead of breast?

  9. Sherri

    I have yet to try your recipe but I will soon.
    I just wanted to compliment you on the wonderful, respectful responses you have continually made to each and every one of the people that have given you their own personal opinions!

    • What a great way to start my Monday morning! You just brought tears to my eyes. Thank you so much for saying that.

  10. I made these Sour Chream Enchiladas last night. My husband and I loved them. I will definitely make these again.

  11. I’m going to make this tonight I will let you know how the family likes it. Thank you so much

  12. Craig G. Etter

    As a native of San Antonio, Texas, who has been consuming Mexican food since 1950, and a retired restaurateur of 34 years who owned two Mexican restaurants, was the partner in a third, as well as the kitchen manager in two others I will tell you that if you use chili powder and flour tortillas in Enchiladas de Pollo con Salsa Crema you’re not making enchiladas, you’re making wet burritos.

    • Otterblue

      Well Mr. Sassypants, how would YOU make enchiladas de pollo con salsa crema? If you know so much, why are you on other people’s websites looking for recipes? So instead of flaunting your “experience” you can either be helpful, or quietly move on. Your post was neither kind nor helpful, merely a boastful put-down that makes you look arrogant. Why don’t you use your “expertise” to help and build up others instead of trolling? (And not everyone LIKES corn tortillas)

  13. NICOLE

    whats the serving size?

    • You should be able to fit about 10-12 (10 inch.) flour tortillas in the pan. I think that you could get on average- about 5 servings from that – more or less depending on how many enchiladas you and your family can each eat in a serving.

  14. Stephanie Cooper

    Good morning,
    Can’t wait to try this recipe! Thank you for sharing. Quick question – do you think this would turn out alright if I assembled everything in the morning and waited to bake them at dinner time? Thanks! 😊

    • Hi Stephanie!

      You can prepare everything in the morning and assemble the enchiladas. Hold off on pouring the sauce and adding the final touch – cheese. The tortillas are porous and might soak up the sauce while they sit. Just cover the enchiladas and the sauce in a separate container. Store in the refrigerator. Before baking, add the sauce and cheese. Because the dish will be cold, you might want to add another 5-10 minutes of baking time for warming the enchiladas through.

  15. Best Enchiladas ever! Even my picky eater asks for these

    • Wow! Picky Eater Approved – That is the best compliment I could ever receive! Thank you for coming back to comment. πŸ™‚

  16. Best recipe ever! It’s a favorite

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.

Managed by WebWorksLeela