White Chicken Enchiladas

White Chicken Enchiladas

A few weeks ago I was cleaning out my pantry and I found a old recipe that was just a bunch of chicken scratch. I really used to be terrible at writing my recipes down. I pretty much wrote the name of the recipe and the ingredients, so that every time I made something the process was a little different.

I still do this sometimes, but since I love writing and sharing my recipes with you all, I’ve had to get better! Writing recipes is a labor of love. I’m a pretty ‘fly-by-the-seat-of-my-pants’ type of cook. When I started eating more healthy, it was an all new concept to start measuring. I realized, “Whoa! portions really do matter!” Since then, I always have my handy dandy scale and measuring cups on hand, but I’m still one to throw random ingredients into an old recipe all the time. I have never once been able to follow a recipe exactly, including my own.

I’m getting off track. Sorry, I do that a lot. You should try having a conversation with me sometimes… that might be why Eric scratches his head in confusion so often when I’m telling him stories.

Okay, here it is- White Chicken Enchiladas! The old recipe (from way back when) was like a million calories per enchilada. So I went in and lightened it up and I honestly think it ADDED MORE delicious flavor! And that’s huge to me- I hate giving up flavor in any way shape or form, and I refuse to do it to lose weight.  

Oh yeah, 100% Farmer Approved. (Eric’s dad loved them too!) 

So here’s what happened in the kitchen…

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Gather up some ingredients! 

(Not pictured: one of the most important parts- the chicken! apparently I wasn’t thinking straight, forgot to take a picture of it!) 

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In a bowl add in the sour cream, cream of chicken, cilantro, garlic powder, salt & pepper, and cilantro.

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Stir it all up and set aside! 

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In a large skillet, lightly sprayed with cooking spray, add your onions and garlic and saute for a few minutes, until the onions look slightly transparent. 

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Add in those green chilies!

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Next up, the chicken…

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…and then some cilantro. Do y’all know how good cilantro is for you? Like insanely good. I always double up on the cilantro in recipes that call for it. If you love cilantro use more, if you’re not a huge fan use a little less- but don’t skip it! It really is perfect for this meal.

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Now for some spice, chili powder! (again, a bit more or less depending on your love of spiciness.)

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and some good old fashioned salt & pepper… 

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Now mix it all up in the pan, and cook for a few minutes longer…

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…add a couple tablespoons of the sour cream mixture into the pan with your chicken, and mix it up together.

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 Now grab your tortillas, divide up your chicken mixture into each one, and roll them up! 

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Take your baking dish and lightly spray it with some cooking spray. Then take a couple scoops of the sour cream/chicken soup mixture, and spread it on to the bottom of the dish.

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Place all your enchiladas in the dish… almost there! 

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Spread the rest of the sour cream mixture on top…

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Now for my favorite part: top with the cheese! (If you aren’t watching your weight- THE MORE THE MERRIER!) 

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and it’ll come out of the oven looking something like this… 

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And you can garnish it with some delicious toppings such as lettuce, more cilantro, salsa… I added some guacamole on mine too. So much yum!

 

I hope you guys enjoy this yumminess as much as we did!

Xo, Star 

White Chicken Enchiladas
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Prep Time
15 min
Cook Time
25 min
Prep Time
15 min
Cook Time
25 min
Ingredients
  1. 2 1/2 cups (or 12 oz) cooked shredded chicken
  2. 6 low carb tortillas (I use Mission brand)
  3. 1 small onion, chopped
  4. 1 tbs minced garlic
  5. 1 10 1/2 oz can 98% fat free cream of chicken soup
  6. 1 small can of diced chiles
  7. 3/4 cup nonfat sour cream
  8. 3/4 cup reduced fat shredded mild cheddar or colby jack
  9. about 1/2 cup fresh cilantro, more for garnishing
  10. 1/2 tbs chili powder
  11. 1 tbs garlic powder
  12. Salt & pepper, to taste
  13. cooking spray
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 325 degrees.
  2. In a small bowl, mix together cream of chicken soup, sour cream, garlic powder, salt & pepper, and about half of the cilantro. Set aside.
  3. In a lightly sprayed skillet on medium-high heat, add your chopped onions and garlic, and sautΓ© until your onions are slightly translucent (about 3 minutes). Add in your diced chilies, chicken, cilantro, chili powder, salt and pepper and cook for about five more minutes, stirring all together.
  4. Take a couple tablespoons of the sour cream mixture and add to the chicken. Stir and mix completely.
  5. Divide and scoop the chicken mixture evenly onto each tortilla.
  6. Roll the tortillas up and place seam side down in a lightly sprayed baking dish that has a tiny bit of the mixture spread on the bottom of dish.
  7. Top with shredded cheese and bake for 25 minutes.
Notes
  1. Servings Size: 1 Enchilada. 8 Smart Points. 4 Points Plus. 218 Calories. 6g fat. 6g carbs. 2.5g fiber. 1g sugar. 23g protein.
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54 Comments

  1. Jodie C Polster

    First – you left out an instruction in the recipe to pour the sour cream mixture over the tortillas. I assumed it but it should be in the recipe.

    Also – I refuse to used canned cream soup – fat free or no – so I mixed the ff sour cream with green verde salsa (much less calories!) and made a green sour cream sauce.

    Finally – you might also note whether the dish should be covered or not when it goes in the over. I covered and then uncovered at the last.

    Less pictures and more printed, straightforward instructions.

    • Hi Jodie! sorry about your confusion with the recipe. Also sorry you refuse to use canned soup! Feel free to do whatever you’d like to make it something you’d like to eat. I myself use canned soup here and there because I am a busy mama and I know there are others out there too! I like the creaminess of the soup WITH the sour cream! That’s why I have it in the recipe! Thanks SO much for your input every once and awhile I mess up a instruction because I am not perfect πŸ™‚ I leave mine uncovered also. Thanks for your lovely input!

    • Also, I like my photos, but thank you for your suggestion πŸ™‚

      • Yes keep your pictures! I like the step by step pictures πŸ™‚

      • I love your pics!! Makes it easier to visualize it all πŸ™‚ making this tonight – looking forward to it!

        • Thanks so much! I feel like it definitely helps others with the process. I’m much more of a visual person so I know it helps me when reading recipes! I hope you enjoyed!

  2. I cannot wait to try this recipe! I myself am a busy working Mama of two little ones and love reading your blog.
    Also, I love all of the pictures too πŸ™‚ They make it so easy to follow along with the recipe.

    • Thank you So much, Ashley!! I’m glad you like the photo progression of a recipe as it does take more time to do it, but I love it on other blogs, and find it is so much easier to get the recipe if you can see how t is done! πŸ™‚ I hope you enjoy them when you make them!!

  3. undercoverweightwatcher

    Star, you’re just the best. I just want to make sure you know that. THE BEST. Got i? πŸ™‚

  4. This looks so good! I can’t wait to try it. And your pictures are beautiful. I found your blog through Instagram, looking forward to more recipes from you πŸ™‚

    • Thank you!!! I hope you enjoy them. I’m excited to post more recipes! I’m on vacation now- but look for a recipe by next week!

  5. Betsy Maness

    Soooo excited to make this tonight for dinner! I will post later how it turned out!

  6. Betsy Maness

    This was AMAZING!!!!

  7. Betsy Maness

    Have you figured out the points value if you used corn tortillas? My husband loves the corn!!

  8. Hi there, I wanted to ask what size mission low carb tortillas you used, there is the soft taco size… then the fajita size ones, I have the fajita size ones which I would assume might change the smart points for the better for me since they are smaller. Thanks, I can’t wait to make these tonight!

  9. This recipe was fantastic!!! So filling and flavorful! Love all the picture too

  10. I made this for dinner tonight!!! It is delicious and I will definitely will be making it again!!I’m loving all of your recipes. Thanks

  11. Wow, fantastic weblog layout! How long have you ever been running a blog for? you made running a blog look easy. The overall look of your website is fantastic, as well as the content material!

  12. So I made these tonight….. Omg so delicious. My boyfriend loves them. He had 2 lol….I love the use of cream of chicken soup, the sauce was so good and creamy. Trying to figure out what else I can use cream of chicken soup for……. I only made 2 changes. I had some Greek yogurt that I needed to use so I replace the sour cream with it and I added a bell pepper just for more veggies. Can’t wait to make more of your recipes. Thanks

    • I’m so glad you liked them! Soon I’ll make one with a homemade cream sauce light on calories! It’s on my always growing list of recipes to put on the blog. sour cream/Greek yogurt works just fine, but you don’t get that extra creaminess that I personally love- so I’ll get one one here soon with a easier sauce from scratch πŸ™‚

  13. I made this a couple days ago and they’re delicious! I don’t like cream of chicken, so I used cream of onion (no 98% FF version!) and it changed my points to 5pp per enchilada. I got way confused and added the green chiles and chili powder to my sour cream mixture, but it turned out fine. I guess I don’t read very well. πŸ˜› At the end, I assumed I should pour the rest of the sour cream mixture on top of the enchiladas, but I think that is missing from the directions. Oh, and cilantro makes me gag, so I left it out. These were SOOO good and easy. I will be making again!!

    • I will double check the recipe tonight to make sure that it is clear. Every once and awhile I mess up writing a recipe so it may just be my fault! I’m so happy that you enjoyed the enchiladas. I wish they would make a lighter version of the cream of celery/onion soups! I would use those a lot more! I hope you have a great week!

  14. Star,
    I really really enjoyed this recipe. I am a new member and have only been on the plan for a week. I have made 3 of your recipes so far!!!! II found you on instagram and I cannot thank you enough for taking the time out of your busy life to post these recipes. It has helped me jumpstart this journey. All the best to you πŸ™‚

    • Tyra, I am SO thrilled to read this and hear these things. It means the world. I wish you lots of luck with your weight loss journey and I am so excited that my recipes are apart of it!

  15. This recipe was great!! I also did a crockpot of chicken breasts that I shredded prior to making this….so much flavor!! I’m very excited to try the rest of your recipes

  16. One meal I’ve missed since starting Weight Watchers is cheesy, gooey, yummy, sour cream enchiladas. YOU ROCK for creating this! I’ve actually got two of your recipes on this weeks menu.

    PS. I had no trouble following the instructions and love the pictures. πŸ™‚ Basic common sense people! And there’s no need to be rude.

    • I just can’t give up creamy cheesy gooey anything! I might lose weight a little slower, but I enjoy every minute of it! haha I am so glad you liked them, and I hope you like the other recipes you’ve chosen to make this week!

  17. Helpful information. Lucky me I discovered your web site
    accidentally, and I’m surprised why this accident did not took place earlier!
    I bookmarked it.

  18. I made this tonight and they are so good! I added more cilantro because I’m a cilantro nut. I can’t wait to try more of your others.

    • I am a cilantro nut too and it’s SO good for you! I am so happy you enjoyed! Can’t wait to see what you make next!

  19. This was so yum! The hubby and I lapped it up! The only thing I did different was to use cumin instead of the chili powder. Just a preference in our house. Thanks Star! Lovin’ your recipes!

  20. So glad I found your site! This is the second one of your recipes I have made in 2 days and my hubs has asked for more of each!!! So good. My 13 yr old said they don’t taste like ww I have been doing ww recipes for 3 yrs now and yours are for sure my favorite so far. The other one I made was the biscuit and gravy bake and we devoured it so fast I had to make another batch!! Thank you. Keep them coming. You rock!

    • What a compliment! Thank you SO much! I am thrilled that you and the family enjoyed these and the B&G Bake! I hope you love the next recipe you try!

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  22. This just might be my favorite recipe ever. My hubby loooooves them too!

  23. Thank you! We’ve studied nutrition for years.

  24. Star, I just made the white chicken enchiladas and I loved them. I prepared my chicken in the crock pot using your recipe and they were so easy to shred. I actually goofed by adding the chili powder to the soup mixture, but I think they still came out wonderful. They were every bit as good as a restaurant. This is the first recipe of yours I tried since I just came across your Instagram page this week. Tomorrow I am trying the biscuits and gravy. I could not find Jennie-O breakfast turkey sausage in my area, but I did find a package of Jimmy Dean breakfast turkey sausage crumbles. I hope they work as well. Also, I find your pictures very helpful. Thank you for such a flavorful dish that is lower in calories. I am trying to get back on the right track to lose weight and I can’t wait to try some of your other recipes.

    • Hi Judy! Thank you for such kind words. I am so happy to hear that you enjoyed the chicken enchiladas! They are definitely a favorite in this house too! The Jimmy Dean breakfast crumbles work just fine! I’ve used them from time to time and I know others have as well. They make an already easy dish even easier to prepare! I’m also so happy you enjoy the step-by-step photo process helpful. I find that it’s easier to explain through pictures than words as I myself am a very visual person! Good luck on getting back on track with eating healthier. You can do it! I hope you enjoy my other recipes just as much. Let me know what you make and how it turns out!
      Best, Star

  25. Can you tell me the size and smart point value of the tortillas your using? I cant get those in Canada so I am trying to compare so I can figure out how many more points mine are. Love your blog!!!

    • They are Mission Brand Carb Balance Medium Soft Taco Flour Tortillas. They are 4 Smart Points each! Thank you! I Hope you can find an alternative!

  26. Oh my goodness. I’ve tried making enchiladas before and it was a total FAIL – gonna try this this week, though. Here’s hoping! It sounds so yummy – and everyone’s comments are super encouraging! **chanting I can do this, I can do this…**

    • I am crossing my fingers for you! There are so many ways to make enchiladas! This is definitely an “easier” way, but still delish. I hope you enjoy! Let me know how it goes.

  27. Hi Star,
    I recently came across your website and just love your ideas and recipes! I used to use Mission brand tortillas/wraps, but I’ve discovered the brand Ole Extreme Wellness tortilla wraps and they are only 1 smart point/wrap. I’ve been able to purchase them at Super Walmart in my area. It’s really a points savings for any recipe! I can’t wait to try your enchilada recipe. Thank you for helping us all eat more healthy!!

  28. Made this last night and it was a huge hit. Thank you for sharing your recipes.

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