Cheese and Chicken Enchilada Recipes

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August 7, 2018

Cheese-Wrapped Chicken Enchilada on plate with sour cream & olivesThis is a take on chicken enchiladas that's great for cheese lovers, or those looking for a low carb dish. It knocks out the use of tortillas altogether and uses pan melted cheese that solidifies enough to use as a wrapper. The texture is absolutely dreamy, with little crispy edges of cheese. Fun and tasty!


Prep Time: 10 minutes

Cook Time: 15 minutes

Total Time: 25 minutes

Yield: 2 enchiladas


  • 4 ounces cooked chicken breast, shredded
  • 1 Tbsp diced green chiles
  • 1 cup shredded cheese
  • 4 Tbsp red enchilada sauce
  • 2 Tbsp sour cream
  • 1 Tbsp sliced black olives
  • 1 Tbsp chopped green onions


  1. Mix together the chicken and the chiles in a bowl. Set aside.
  2. mixing chicken and chilis
  3. Heat a non-stick pan over medium-high heat and place half the cheese on it in a neat pile to melt.
  4. melted cheese on pan
  5. Use the tip of a spatula to start pushing around the edges to form a "lip" on the cheese.
  6. making lip on melted cheese

  7. Place half the chicken and chiles on one end of the cheese.
  8. Chicken and chilis on melted cheese
  9. Use the spatula to roll the cheese over the chicken mixture, all the way to the other side.
  10. Wrapping Chicken Enchilada
  11. The cheese wrapper will auto-tuck the chicken. Lift it off the pan and transfer to a plate.
  12. Cheese-Wrapped Chicken Enchilada on pan
  13. Spoon on some enchilada sauce, then add sour cream, olives, and green onions.
  14. spooning sauce on Cheese-Wrapped Chicken

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August 24, 2011

I love this recipe, it doesn't have a lot of ingredients. It's quick and tasty!

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Diamond Post Medal for All Time! 5,887 Posts
March 19, 2012

I learned from a dear friend how to make these years ago. The combination of cheeses is great and I love most on the corn tortillas.

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Diamond Post Medal for All Time! 5,887 Posts
March 10, 2008

Mix chicken, 1/2 can undiluted soup, chilies, sour cream, and only 1/2 each of cheese. Roll a good portion in each tortilla and secure with a toothpick.


Place in 9x13 inch pan, sprayed with non-stick cooking spray.

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