Sour Cream Chicken Enchiladas Recipe

Looking for the tastiest of Mexican or just short of time for dinner? Let’s wrap up sour cream chicken enchiladas and be the best chef ever!

Enchilada is a corn tortilla, rolled around a filling with savory sauce. Enchiladas are filled with all sorts of things imaginable that falls into the edible category. Since it originates in the Mexican cuisine, the traditional filler ingredients are also take inspiration from its native land and flavors: meat, beans, chili or even potatoes.

What’s Enchilada?

Although the word enchilada simply means “chili peppered”, the dish is so much more than just a bit of chili, sprinkled here and there. Or at least it is today, because back in the day the word only meant dipping tortillas into chili sauce and eating it as it is, without any filling just like we do it with tortilla chips and dips.

Nowadays, especially outside of Mexico, we do all sort of things with enchiladas that only leaves the remnant of the original dish under its original idea.

Although we should respect its name and at least decorate the dish with some chili, we may have been excused of not using hot spices with enchiladas at all. Most of the time though, the only thing remains from the enchiladas is the fact that they are soaked in some sort of sauce.

What’s not Enchilada?

Since the filling can vary as much from one household to another as Italian ragout can vary from one to another, we can’t be blamed for twisting the fillings as wild as far our imagination can run. Many of us like to go a step further and skip on the corn tortillas too, essentially opt for wraps, thus substitute everything that makes enchilada what it is.

Worry not though because flour tortillas are just as good for soaking them in sour cream under a cozy cheese topping (some would argue that even better).

How to Enchilada?

For many of us the best news is that enchiladas can be made quickly and easily, given that we buy all the ingredients ready to be assembled.

Rolling together a sour cream chicken enchilada in its basic form requires little more than a rotisserie chicken, ready-made tortilla, grated cheese, and sour cream. Fling them all together requires little to no effort and warm everything together takes no more time than for a 6 years old to make the table (sometimes even less given the speed of 6 years olds sometimes).

Opt for more intricate dinner preparation designs, sure requires more time and effort but with that comes added flavors and joy. Making sour cream chicken from scratch and use that as a filling or take things to the ultimate level and make our very own wraps / tortillas sheds on us an entirely different light around the dinner table.

Why Enchilada?

Sure, we don’t feel every Tuesday night the urge of getting the best cook of the night halo glow over our head and make everything from scratch but luckily with enchiladas we don’t have to.

Even if we frown at store bought tortillas -because they are made with ingredients that many of us wouldn’t touch with a ten feet pole- we can make enchiladas pretty quickly with fairly little effort if we plan ahead a bit.

Ingredients

Beginner

  • 21oz / 600g Chicken rotisseries (or any ready made chicken bits)
  • 3 pieces Green onion/scallion
  • 8 pieces Tortilla (Flour or corn)
  • 7 oz / 200ml Sour cream
  • 8 oz / 250g Grated cheese of choice (Gouda, Edam, Mozzarella…)

Advanced

Sour cream chicken

Makes 24 portion for Enchiladas (Check out how to make Sour Cream Chicken Recipe)

  • ½ cup / 150ml Oil
  • 2 medium Onion (sliced)
  • 1 teaspoon / 5g Salt
  • 1 Clove Garlic (crushed)
  • 1 teaspoon Black pepper (optional)
  • 4lb / 2kg Chicken meat
  • ½ cup Water
  • 7 oz / 200g Sour cream
Enchilada
  • 21 oz / 600g Sour cream chicken (Check out how to make Sour Cream Chicken Recipe)
  • 8 pieces Tortilla (Flour or corn)
  • 7 oz / 200ml Sour cream
  • 8 oz / 250g Grated cheese of choice (Gouda, Edam, Mozzarella…)

Overkill

Sour cream chicken

Makes 24 portion for Enchiladas (Check out how to make Sour Cream Chicken Recipe)

  • ½ cup / 150ml Oil
  • 2 medium / 300g Onion (sliced)
  • 1 teaspoon / 5g Salt
  • 1 Clove Garlic (crushed)
  • 1 teaspoon Black pepper (optional)
  • 4lb / 2kg Chicken meat
  • ½ cup Water
  • 7 oz / 200g Sour cream
Tortilla

Makes 8 portions for Enchiladas

  • 2 cups/ 240g Flour
  • ½ teaspoon Salt
  • ¾ cup / 180ml Water
  • 3 tablespoons / 45ml Olive oil
Enchilada
  • 21 oz / 600g Sour cream chicken (Check out how to make Sour Cream Chicken Recipe)
  • 8 pieces Tortilla (Flour or corn)
  • 7 oz / 200ml Sour cream
  • 8 oz / 250g Grated cheese of choice (Gouda, Edam, Mozzarella…)

How to make Sour cream enchiladas

Beginner

  1. Slice up any leftover chicken or just take out a handful from the already sliced chicken rotisseries bag.Chicken roasted pieces SunCakeMom
  2. Slice up the green onion, both white and green part, pour a tablespoon of oil into a skillet and on high heat stir fry for 3 – 5 minutes. This is an optional step it can be skipped entirely.Onion green scallion -gp- SunCakeMom
  3. Mix the green onion and chicken.Chicken enchilada recipe - SunCakeMom
  4. Fill some chicken onto the tortilla wrap. We can use both flour and corn tortillas.Chicken enchilada recipe - SunCakeMom
  5. Roll it up.Chicken enchilada recipe - SunCakeMom
  6. Place them into an oven proof dish.Chicken enchilada recipe - SunCakeMom
  7. Spread sour cream on top. then add cheese of choice. Heat everything together.Chicken enchilada recipe - SunCakeMom
  8. Put them onto the middle rack of the oven and broil it at max temperature until golden brown spots start to appear on the cheese, 15 – 25 min.Chicken enchilada recipe - SunCakeMom

Enjoy!

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Advanced

Sour cream chicken

(Check out how to make Sour cream chicken)

  1. Sauté the onions until a glassy / translucent look for about 3-5 minutes. Add garlic and optional black pepper and saute until the garlic gets fragrant.Onion-sliced-translucent-glassy-garlic-black-pepper-gp-SunCakeMom
  2. Mix in the meat and sauté until at least one side of the meat gets some golden brown color.Onion-sliced-chicken-water-gp-SunCakeMom
  3. Add water, bring it to boil then reduce the heat and simmer for about 20 minutes. Mix in the sour cream. Take the lid off then increase the heat to medium and cook away about half of the added water to get a somewhat thick onion enriched sauce. Sour-cream-chicken-recipe-Process-2-SunCakeMom
  4. Fill some chicken onto the tortilla wrap. We can use both, flour and corn tortillas.Chicken enchilada recipe - SunCakeMom
  5. Roll it up.Chicken enchilada recipe - SunCakeMom
  6. Place them into an oven proof dish.Chicken enchilada recipe - SunCakeMom
  7. Spread sour cream on top. then add cheese of choice. Heat everything together.Chicken enchilada recipe - SunCakeMom
  8. Put them onto the middle rack of the oven and broil it at max temperature until golden brown spots start to appear on the cheese, 15 – 25 min.Chicken enchilada recipe - SunCakeMom

Enjoy!Sour-cream-chicken-enchilada-recipe-SunCakeMom-1-SunCakeMom

Overkill

Sour cream chicken

(Check out how to make Sour cream chicken)

  1. Sauté the onions until a glassy / translucent look for about 3-5 minutes. Add garlic and optional black pepper and saute until the garlic gets fragrant.Onion-sliced-translucent-glassy-garlic-black-pepper-gp-SunCakeMom
  2. Mix in the meat and sauté until at least one side of the meat gets some golden brown color.Onion-sliced-chicken-water-gp-SunCakeMom
  3. Add water, bring it to boil then reduce the heat and simmer for about 20 minutes. Mix in the sour cream. Take the lid off then increase the heat to medium and cook away about half of the added water to get a somewhat thick onion enriched sauce. Sour-cream-chicken-recipe-Process-2-SunCakeMom
Tortilla
  1. Knead flour, water, salt and olive oil until it comes together.Flour tortilla recipe - SunCakeMom
  2. Divide the dough into eight. Roll them into balls.Flour tortilla recipe - SunCakeMom
  3. Flatten the balls out into 4″ / 10cm discs.Flour tortilla recipe - SunCakeMom
  4. Place each side onto a medium to high heat cast iron skillet until golden brown spots start to appear, for about a minute. They may puff up and that’s a good thing.Flour tortilla recipe - SunCakeMom
  5. Fill some chicken onto the tortilla wrap. We can use both, flour and corn tortillas.Chicken enchilada recipe - SunCakeMom
  6. Roll them up then place them into an oven proof dish. Spread sour cream on top then add cheese of choice. Heat everything together.Chicken enchilada recipe - SunCakeMom
  7. Put tray onto the middle rack of the oven and broil it at max temperature until golden brown spots start to appear on the cheese, 15 – 25 min.Chicken enchilada recipe - SunCakeMom

Enjoy!Sour-cream-chicken-enchilada-recipe-SunCakeMom-1-SunCakeMom

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Sour Cream Chicken Enchiladas Recipe

Looking for the tastiest of Mexican or just short of time for dinner? Let's wrap up sour cream chicken enchiladas and be the best chef ever!
Course Main Course, Meal
Cuisine Mexican, Sugar free recipe
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Servings 8
Calories 274kcal
Author SunCakeMom

Ingredients

Beginner
  • 21 oz Chicken rotisseries or any ready made chicken bits
  • 3 piece Green onion/scallion
  • 8 pieces Tortilla Flour or corn
  • 7 oz Sour cream
  • 8 oz Grated cheese of choice Gouda, Edam, Mozzarella...
Advanced
  • Sour cream chicken Makes 24 portions for Enchilada
  • Check out how to make Sour Cream Chicken Recipe
  • ½ cup Oil
  • 2 medium Onion sliced
  • 1 teaspoon Salt
  • 1 Clove Garlic crushed
  • 1 teaspoon Black pepper optional
  • 4 lb Chicken meat
  • ½ cup Water
  • 7 oz Sour cream
  • Enchilada
  • 21 oz Sour cream chicken Check out how to make Sour Cream Chicken Recipe
  • 8 pieces Tortilla Flour or corn
  • 7 oz Sour cream
  • 8 oz Grated cheese of choice Gouda, Edam, Mozzarella...
Overkill
  • Sour cream chicken Makes 24 portions for Enchilada
  • ½ cup Oil
  • 2 medium Onion sliced
  • 1 teaspoon Salt
  • 1 Clove Garlic crushed
  • 1 teaspoon Black pepper optional
  • 4 lb Chicken meat
  • ½ cup Water
  • 7 oz Sour cream
  • Tortilla Makes 8 portions for Enchiladas
  • Makes 8 portions for Enchiladas
  • 2 cups Flour
  • ½ teaspoon Salt
  • ¾ cup Water
  • 3 tablespoons Olive oil
  • Enchilada
  • 21 oz Sour cream chicken Check out how to make Sour Cream Chicken Recipe
  • 8 pieces Tortilla Flour or corn
  • 7 oz Sour cream
  • 8 oz Grated cheese of choice Gouda, Edam, Mozzarella...

Instructions

Beginner

  • Slice up any leftover chicken or just take out a handful from the already sliced chicken rotisseries bag.
    Chicken roasted pieces SunCakeMom
  • Slice up the green onion, both white and green part, pour a tablespoon of oil into a skillet and on high heat stir fry for 3 - 5 minutes. This is an optional step it can be skipped entirely.
    Onion green scallion -gp- SunCakeMom
  • Mix the green onion and chicken.
    Chicken enchilada recipe - SunCakeMom
  • Fill some chicken onto the tortilla wrap. We can use both flour and corn tortillas.
    Chicken enchilada recipe - SunCakeMom
  • Roll it up.
    Chicken enchilada recipe - SunCakeMom
  • Place them into an oven proof dish.
    Chicken enchilada recipe - SunCakeMom
  • Spread sour cream on top. then add cheese of choice. Heat everything together.
    Chicken enchilada recipe - SunCakeMom
  • Put them onto the middle rack of the oven and broil it at max temperature until golden brown spots start to appear on the cheese, 15 - 25 min.
    Chicken enchilada recipe - SunCakeMom

Advanced

  • Sour cream chicken
  • Sauté the onions until a glassy / translucent look for about 3-5 minutes. Add garlic and optional black pepper and saute until the garlic gets fragrant.
    Onion-sliced-translucent-glassy-garlic-black-pepper-gp-SunCakeMom
  • Mix in the meat and sauté until at least one side of the meat gets some golden brown color.
    Sour-cream-chicken-recipe-Process-3-SunCakeMom
  • Add water, bring it to boil then reduce the heat and simmer for about 20 minutes. Mix in the sour cream. Take the lid off then increase the heat to medium and cook away about half of the added water to get a somewhat thick onion enriched sauce.
    Sour-cream-chicken-recipe-Process-2-SunCakeMom
  • Fill some chicken onto the tortilla wrap. We can use both, flour and corn tortillas.
    Chicken enchilada recipe - SunCakeMom
  • Roll it up.
    Chicken enchilada recipe - SunCakeMom
  • Place them into an oven proof dish.
    Chicken enchilada recipe - SunCakeMom
  • Spread sour cream on top. then add cheese of choice. Heat everything together.
    Chicken enchilada recipe - SunCakeMom
  • Put them onto the middle rack of the oven and broil it at max temperature until golden brown spots start to appear on the cheese, 15 - 25 min.
    Chicken enchilada recipe - SunCakeMom

Overkill

  • Sour cream chicken
  • Sauté the onions until a glassy / translucent look for about 3-5 minutes. Add garlic and optional black pepper and saute until the garlic gets fragrant.
    Onion-sliced-translucent-glassy-garlic-black-pepper-gp-SunCakeMom
  • Mix in the meat and sauté until at least one side of the meat gets some golden brown color.
    Sour-cream-chicken-recipe-Process-3-SunCakeMom
  • Add water, bring it to boil then reduce the heat and simmer for about 20 minutes. Mix in the sour cream. Take the lid off then increase the heat to medium and cook away about half of the added water to get a somewhat thick onion enriched sauce.
    Sour-cream-chicken-recipe-Process-2-SunCakeMom
  • Tortilla
  • Knead flour, water, salt and olive oil until it comes together.
    Flour tortilla recipe - SunCakeMom
  • Divide the dough into eight. Roll them into balls.
    Flour tortilla recipe - SunCakeMom
  • Flatten the balls out into 4" / 10cm discs.
    Flour tortilla recipe - SunCakeMom
  • Place each side onto a medium to high heat cast iron skillet until golden brown spots start to appear, for about a minute. They may puff up and that's a good thing.
    Flour tortilla recipe - SunCakeMom
  • Fill some chicken onto the tortilla wrap. We can use both, flour and corn tortillas.
    Chicken enchilada recipe - SunCakeMom
  • Roll them up then place them into an oven proof dish. Spread sour cream on top then add cheese of choice. Heat everything together.
    Chicken enchilada recipe - SunCakeMom
  • Put tray onto the middle rack of the oven and broil it at max temperature until golden brown spots start to appear on the cheese, 15 - 25 min.
    Chicken enchilada recipe - SunCakeMom

Notes

Enjoy!

Nutrition (per serving)

Calories: 274kcal (14%) | Carbohydrates: 2g (1%) | Protein: 27g (54%) | Fat: 17g (26%) | Saturated Fat: 8g (50%) | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 3g | Cholesterol: 107mg (36%) | Sodium: 463mg (20%) | Potassium: 70mg (2%) | Fiber: 1g (4%) | Sugar: 1g (1%) | Vitamin A: 391IU (8%) | Vitamin C: 1mg (1%) | Calcium: 175mg (18%) | Iron: 1mg (6%)

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