Chicken Enchiladas with Jalapeno Sauce Recipe

Posted on Feb 4 2013 - 9:34am by Susan Bewley

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Do you have certain recipes that you make when you are really busy and just don’t have time to spend hours in the kitchen? How about also having very little in the house? For the entire month of January I have been slammed with projects, some personal and others for some of my amazing clients. Rather than eat fast food every night, I depended on some of my quick and ultra yummy homemade recipes.  Even though things are starting to wind down, I have been frantically trying to get ready for our business trip to New Jersey next week. As part of the trip, I was trying to clean out the fridge, using up things that would expire soon and trying to avoid us eating out before our little trip. Luckily, I had the right ingredients to make one of our favorite fast recipes – my Chicken Enchiladas with Jalapeno Sauce Recipe.

What makes my Chicken Enchiladas with Jalapeno Sauce Recipe so amazing? Not only is it very easy to make, but very tasty! The hardest part is actually waiting for the chicken to cook. Since the recipe isn’t very spicy, it’s also great for kids. Once the chicken is cooked, I can prepare this entire recipe in less than 15 minutes, making the hardest part for it to come out of the oven! If you need a quick and easy go to meal when you have company or just don’t have time to cook, I highly recommend this Chicken Enchiladas recipe!

Chicken Enchiladas with Jalapeno Sauce Recipe

Chicken Enchiladas 1

Ingredients

  • 3 Chicken Breasts About 2 lbs
  • 1 Cup Shredded Cheddar Cheese
  • 1 1/2 Cup Shredded Mozzarella Cheese
  • 3 Tablespoons Salted Butter
  • 3 Tablespoons All Purpose Flour
  • 2 Cups Chicken Broth
  • 1 Cup Sour Cream
  • 1 Small Can Sliced Jalapenos (substitute green chiles for a milder flavor)
  • 6-8 medium sized Whole Wheat Tortillas

Instructions

  1. Preheat the oven to 425 degrees. On a grill (we use our George Foreman Grill) cook the chicken the breasts. They need be thoroughly cooked so keep on as long as needed. When finished, put on a plate to cool.
  2. When the chicken is cooled, start shredding it with a fork. When finished, put in a large bowl.
  3. Mix the shredded chicken with 1 cup of the shredded mozzarella cheese and all the shredded cheddar cheese.
  4. Start filled the tortilla shells with the chicken and cheese mixture. When full, wrap up and place it down in an oven shape baking dish seam down. Depending on the size of the shells, I can usually make 6 – 8 enchiladas.
  5. Once you are finished filling the tortillas shells, start melting the butter in a sauce pan. When completely finished, put in the flour. Very carefully mix together for 1 minute. The roux should look a bit yellow and pasty.
  6. When the roux is finished, pour in the chicken broth and start mixing until it’s smooth over medium heat. It should start thickening before long (about 2-3 minutes on my stove).
  7. Once the mixture is thick, pour in the sour cream and jalapeno. Mix well. The sauce will look a greenish white.
  8. Pour the sauce over the enchiladas. Once they are completely covered, sprinkle with the remaining mozzarella cheese.
  9. Bake in the oven for 20 minutes. Serve warm.

About 

Susan Bewley is a professional writer who has been writing content online & in print format for over 10 years. As well, she is an alumni of the University of Louisville with a Masters Degree in Special Education. When not working as an online business consultant or ghost writing, she can be found writing on Budget Earth, on her own novel, or working with various entities in the pet industry.

34 Comments so far. Feel free to join this conversation.

  1. lelaniedenso @ tosewwithlove February 4, 2013 at 10:10 am - Reply

    my mouth is watering just reading this post! I love enchiladas! 

  2. Nickida February 4, 2013 at 10:18 am - Reply

    That's a great idea to clean the fridge like that.  I have some stuff to use up or I will be tossing it.  I think I will have to find some recipes.  This looks super tasty.  I am going to give it a try I have been looking for a recipe that wasn't overly spicy.

  3. Kelly R February 4, 2013 at 10:23 am - Reply

    This sounds so yummy. Thank you for sharing the recipe.

  4. Angela Kinder February 4, 2013 at 10:34 am - Reply

    Those enchiladas look so delicious! I will probably substitute for green chilies since I can't have jalapenos but they look oh-so good!

    • Susan Bewley February 5, 2013 at 7:29 am - Reply

      The sauce is great with green chilis too. I have made it both ways. It mostly depends what is in the pantry 😉

  5. Dee Mauser February 4, 2013 at 1:51 pm - Reply

    I'm a sucker for new recipes. This sounds yummy. Thanks for sharing!

  6. jheylo February 4, 2013 at 2:18 pm - Reply

    we love enchiladas 😀 thanks for sharing the recipe susan 🙂

  7. Jennifer Williams February 4, 2013 at 3:01 pm - Reply

    I was going to make quesadillas tonight so I have everything here.  I think we are going to try this instead.

  8. Donna February 4, 2013 at 8:49 pm - Reply

    I love enchiladas! I've never tried them with a jalapeno sauce before, but it sounds delicious!

  9. Amandaa February 6, 2013 at 9:42 am - Reply

    We are huge chicken fans in this house. This sounds soo delicous! 

  10. Ashley S February 6, 2013 at 10:02 am - Reply

    Is it bad that I wanted to stab my screen with a fork. The picture of the cheese covered yummy goodness is just amazing! YUMMO!

  11. Debi@ The Spring Mount 6 Pack February 6, 2013 at 11:45 am - Reply

    This sounds really good. I have never made Enchiladas before, and the sauce sounds fantastic.

  12. Melody February 6, 2013 at 3:33 pm - Reply

    Enchiladas are one of our favorite foods!  I don't think that the kids could take the jalepeno sauce, so I'd have to make two batches…One for the adults and one for the kids!

    • Susan Bewley February 6, 2013 at 5:03 pm - Reply

      If you need to tone it down use green chilis. It gives a different flavor but is still super yummy! I interchange the two constantly depending on what I have in the pantry 🙂

  13. Amanda February 6, 2013 at 10:07 pm - Reply

    This sounds delicious! How spicy was it? I'm definitely not a spicy food person!

    • Susan Bewley February 7, 2013 at 8:22 am - Reply

      It’s a little spicy. If you don’t like spicy, go with a can of green chilis instead 🙂

  14. Stacey Roberson February 8, 2013 at 2:25 am - Reply

    We love chicken enchiladas. I like the addition of the jalapenos – we are big fans of spicy foods. Looks yummy!

  15. precious mae February 13, 2013 at 9:09 am - Reply

    looks ultimately delish to me! I would love to try to make this one. I hope it'll taste good.

    • Susan Bewley February 13, 2013 at 12:30 pm - Reply

      Everyone in my family loves it 🙂

  16. Sarah B February 13, 2013 at 9:09 pm - Reply

    I LOVE enchiladas.  I like that this recipe isn't spicy.  I'm so pinning this to one of my boards.

  17. Nicole Becker February 13, 2013 at 10:20 pm - Reply

    Yum!! This looks sooooo good!!!

  18. lisa February 16, 2013 at 5:10 pm - Reply

    That does look good. I find the best meals are when I just throw stuff together. Problem is, I can never remember how I MADE IT.

  19. Susan Alban March 12, 2013 at 3:39 pm - Reply

    Great recipe! I really like jalapenos!

  20. lisa March 24, 2013 at 1:55 pm - Reply

    I'd love to try it. O always like finding new recipes. Thanks.

    • Susan Bewley March 25, 2013 at 11:06 am - Reply

      I actually just made this on Saturday. it’s a VERY good recipe! My only recommendation is if you use lite sour cream, you may need to put some cornstarch or flour in the sauce to thicken it.

  21. Maria Iemma April 22, 2013 at 8:32 am - Reply

    We love Mexican food and jalapenos so this is a perfect recipe for us. Thanks.

  22. Ashleigh Swerdfeger May 5, 2013 at 10:27 pm - Reply

    I love enchiladas! Howver, I have always been nervous to try making my own~ This makes it seem so easy. Plus, I only need a couple substitutions to make it gluten free 🙂

    • Susan Bewley May 5, 2013 at 10:51 pm - Reply

      Yes – it is super super easy and very yummy!

  23. Liz Neal May 12, 2013 at 12:43 am - Reply

    I love Chicken Enchiladas and this recipe looks awesome and super easy.

  24. Kelly R. May 18, 2013 at 7:42 pm - Reply

    My family loves enchiladas, thanks for sharing this yummy sounding recipe. Can't wait to try it. 

  25. Deanna Middendorf (DG) May 22, 2013 at 12:40 am - Reply

    Wow!!  This sounds AMAZING!!  I've got it bookmarked!!  Thanks

  26. krystel June 8, 2013 at 10:38 pm - Reply

    wow that sounds great !!!!!!!!! let me put that in my favories with all my other recipes i might try

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