Easy Chicken Sour Cream Enchiladas Your Family will Love


I learned how to make these Chicken Sour Cream Enchiladas from one of my best friends, Alex, who actually taught me many of my cooking skills. Quite a few years ago, she taught me how to make these easy enchiladas. It was the first recipe i learned and realized that measurements didn’t have to be exact. You could just add ingredients until the filling looked and tasted how you wanted it to look and taste. This is where I gained confidence in the kitchen. I actually don’t even measure my ingredients for the is recipe, but i have included the approximate measurements of what I use on this post.

These Chicken Sour Cream Enchiladas and my favorite, more of a mild chicken and cheese comfort food. The sour cream and parsley balance each other and give it a nice fresh taste. I choose to use mild red sauce because my kids will not eat spicy stuff….however, if you like spicy, get the medium instead of the mild.


All you need to make these Chicken Sour Cream Enchiladas is shredded chicken (I used already cooked rotisserie chicken purchased at the grocery store), shredded cheese, onion, flour tortillas (corn will work), enchilada sauce, and parsley.

Start by preparing your ingredients, such as chopping the onion and parsley, and shredding the chicken. Next, preheat the oven to 350ºF.


First step. Heat a teaspoon of olive oil in a large frying pan over medium heat. Add the onions and cook until translucent, stirring all the while.


Step two. Add the chicken to the onions in the frying pan. stir until combined.


Step three. Pour about 1/3 to 1/2 cup of enchilada sauce over the chicken and onion mixture.


Just enough to coat the chicken.

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Step 4. Add sour cream and parsley.

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Stir until combined.

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Step 5. Once the sour cream and parsley are fully combined, turn off the heat. Now add the shredded cheese. I usually add 2 to 2-1/2 cups. Sometimes more. It just depends on how cheesy I want it. I like the mixture to be creamy and cheesy.

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Once the cheese is melted and combined with the chicken sour cream mixture, it looks like this. Taste it to see if it needs anything more. More sour cream? More cheese? More sauce? You can adjust it to how you like it best.

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Step 6. Now it is time to fill the tortillas and make the enchiladas. Pour just enough sauce in a baking dish to cover the bottom of the dish. (UPDATED: spray pan with non-stick cooking spray first)

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Step 7. Now take a tortilla and spoon some sauce on the tortilla.


Next, spoon on some of the chicken mixture.


Step 8. Roll up the tortilla and place it in the baking dish.


Repeat steps to make enough tortillas to fill your baking dish, or until the chicken mixture is all used up.


Step 9. Pour enchilada sauce over the completed enchiladas. spread it evenly over the top.


Step 10. Top with more shredded cheese and garnish with chopped parsley.


Now they are ready to place in the oven. Cover with foil and bake for 20-30 minutes. Remove the foil for the last 10 minutes of cooking. Since the chicken is precooked, you only need to bake them long enough for the sauce to start bubbling, tortilla edges are slightly crisp, and the cheese is melted.


This is how the enchiladas will look when they are finished.


Yummy!!! I just love these enchiladas. They are one of my favorite comfort foods, and also make great leftovers for weekday lunches. I hope your family enjoys them as much as our does.


3-4 cups cooked shredded chicken (i use cooked rotisserie chicken)
1 medium onion, chopped
1 teaspoon olive oil
1 cup sour cream
1/2 cup chopped parsley
1 large can enchilada sauce (La Victoria is my favorite)
3 cups shredded cheese (i use mexican blend)
10-16 flour tortillas

Preheat oven to 350ºF.

Step two. In a large pan over medium heat a teaspoon of olive oil. add the onions and cook until translucent. Stir often.

Step two. Combine chicken and onions in the frying pan. Stir until combined.

Step three. Pour 1/2 cup of enchilada sauce over the chicken and onion mixture – just enough to coat the chicken.

Step 4. Add sour cream and parsley. stir until combined.

Step 5. Once the sour cream and parsley are fully combined, turn off the heat. now add the shredded cheese. i usually add 2 to 2-1/2 cups. Sometimes more. It just depends on how cheesy you want it. I like the mixture to be creamy and cheesy.
Once the cheese is melted and combined with the chicken sour cream mixture.

Step 6. Pour just enough sauce in a baking dish to cover the bottom of the dish. (UPDATED: spray pan with non-stick cooking spray first)

Step 7. Fill the tortillas. spoon sauce onto a tortilla, and then some of the chicken mixture.

Step 8. Roll the tortilla and place in the baking dish. repeat until enough tortillas fill your baking dish – or until the chicken mixture is all used up.

Step 9. Pour enchilada sauce over the completed enchiladas and spread evenly over the top.

Step 10. top with shredded cheese and garnish with chopped parsley. covered with foil and bake for 20-30 minutes. remove the foil for the last 10 minutes of cooking. cook until sauce is bubbling, tortilla edges are slightly crisp, and the cheese to melted. enjoy!

serves 8-12

Check out this step by step video on how to make them!

You may also love this recipe for Easy Chicken Parmesan!!!!!


  1. PD in the Midwest says

    BRAVO on this Chicken Enchilada Recipe! My finicky family loved them, especially my husband! This will be added to our regular dinner options!

  2. Brenda Jones says

    Great recipe, I made it twice. My husband and granddaughters loves it.

  3. NJones says

    I was craving chicken enchilladas real bad and found this recipe. It was exactly what I had been looking for. Thank you for sharing, even though I didnt quite follow your recipe as you shared. I dont like onions as much so I didnt add as much and I also added come chili powder to add some spice to it. It turned out amazing. I never thought of mixing shredded chicken with onions, sour cream, and red enchillada sauce.

  4. Is this recipe Keto friendly??

  5. I made this tonight and my husband & I loved it. Had leftovers for lunch and had leftover chicken mixture. Going to freeze for another time. Thanks!

  6. Kerry Gough says

    I made these and added a can of fire roasted Rotel and a packet of taco seasoning. So so good and was a hit with my family of 5. Will definitely make again.

  7. Dena says

    I made these and my family loved them! I left out the parsley and added a packet of taco seasoning to the chicken mixture. I also used freshly grated mild cheddar cheese. Will definitely make this again. Thanks for sharing!

  8. Keri says

    So I had about half the chicken mixture leftover after making 10 enchiladas! Can this be frozen I wonder for a future meal?

  9. Robin Stamm says

    Nice starting recipe for me. I used most of the ingredients (I didn’t use the parsley), and added mild green chilies, about 2 tbsp. cumin, salt, 1/2 tbsp. chili powder, 2/3 c. diced tomatoes, and 1 c. shredded “Mexican” cheese”. I had a store-bought enchilada sauce, which wasn’t enough, so I mixed it with canned tomatoes. After baking for 40 minutes at 350°, I served the dish topped with 1/3 c. diced tomatoes, 1/4 c. diced onions, 2/3 c. chopped cilantro, 2 tbsp. diced black olives, sour cream, and salsa. I also used 10 corn tortillas. Rave reviews from hubby and son and, if I do say so myself, I haven’t had better enchiladas in any restaurant: not even in Southern California, where Mexican food is (IMO) exquisite.

    • smarin says

      Made these, yummy! Had leftover chicken from the previous night found this recipe. I too left out the parsley and used cilantro most often found in Mexican cuisine.

    • Lisa Meadows says

      Then you really didn’t use this recipe. You made up your own. Why do people do this? I don’t understand.

      • Kathryn Sewell says

        Lisa, she stated she was using the recipe listed as a starting recipe and added to it. What she did sounds delicious and I will likely be following her instructions because it sounds great. She didn’t have to share what she did, it was something nice to do. Why do people like you find something to complain about for no reason? I don’t understand.

  10. I made this! So good ❤️ I substituted cilantro instead of parsley and added a diced jalapeño with the onions! Awesome, thank you!

    • Kathy says

      That sounds awesome! I’m making it soon, and I was thinking about using cilantro also!

  11. Leslie says

    Made this for dinner tonight. It was a big hit. I think I might try with corn tortillas instead of the flour ones. Seemed to be a little too soft. Also added some chopped green chilies. Will definitely make again.

  12. This was a huge hit in my house. This dish will be a new thing in the Simpsons home! Thank you

    • Kathy L says

      Try using corn tortillas instead. They are a little harder to find (IMO) but are thicker than flour tortillas and hold up better in all that sauce.

  13. Tina Waters says

    My family, and guests, LOVED them! I topped them with sliced olives and chives, and served them over shredded lettuce. Sour cream was available in a separate bowl. The menu included Spanish rice and broiled fresh pineapple slices. Yum! I did add a little cilantro with the parsley to give it that real Mexican flavor hint, and… added some Campbell’s cheese soup ( not diluted) to the chicken mixture, plus the recipe’s call for the Mexican blend. I wanted them very cheesy and gooey! The chicken was Costco’s rotisserie chicken, finely shredded. The family is so glad to have a second pan of them for dinner tonight! Thank you!

  14. This is such a yummy recipe! Thanks for sharing.. I’m making this for supper tonight!

  15. L J Elliott says

    Can you freeze these…it’s just me and I love to freeze anything I can for lazy days !!

    • I am sure you could. The tortillas will probably get a little soggy, but they will still taste good. Or use corn tortilla that are a little more hearty.

    • I make two (2) pans cook one (1) for self and spouse enough for 2 meals, and smaller to freeze and give to my daughter with instructions and she cooks as she needs.

  16. Darlene says

    I made these this evening for dinner. My family loved it. We will be having these again. Thanks for sharing your recipe and detailed instructions.

  17. Joely says

    So delicious, and the best part- so easy!!! I think I will leave them in longer next time to crisp up more. 5 Star!!!

    • Cher says

      Would it be possible to fry the flour tortillas a lil bit, to prevent them from getting soggy?

  18. Kristine E Roody says

    I just made these. Pretty Darned Good!! I add some spinach in for a little more nutrition. I’ll make again for sure (and probably add more cheese) hahaha! I’m a cheese fanatic! This was a great New Years Day 2019 meal with a salad. Thank you!

  19. Sarah says

    Has anyone made these with green enchilada sauce?

  20. Kaye says

    Love them. I make them when i have left over rotisserie chicken. They’re easy to fill, simple ingredients. I use parsley or cilantro (whichever I have on hand) and love the flavor both ways.

  21. Curious if I make the meat up could
    I freeze a portion of it to split the batch into two meals? Thaw it out, make the tortillas and bake? Would
    That work?

  22. Vanessa Ortiz says

    This was so good! I’m 19 and recently starting cooking for my parents and my boyfriend. This recipe was quick, easy and delicious! They loved it and so did I! ❤️❤️❤️

  23. This recipe looks fantastic. I wonder if you can use corn tortillas instead?

  24. Carrie says

    I cooked at 350 and the torillas almost tasted doughy??? Did anyone else have this problem?

  25. sandy says

    long post, but i could not find amount of enchilada sauce. i bought the largest can at my store and needec to go back for more

  26. Naomi says

    This has been my go to enchilada dish since I found it, thank you! The sour cream in the mix is brilliant. I’ve also substituted with Greek yogurt and it is still amazing. I’ve thrown some garlic in and served this as a salsa verde version instead of with red sauce. Friends and family love it!

  27. We absolutely love these! I leave out the parsley, because the kids don”t like “the green stuff” LOL!! We have these about once a week and we all LOVE them! I slow cook 6-8 chicken breasts with rotel or taco seasoning, shred, and freeze the leftovers so I have it on hand in a pinch! I also serve these with a side of Spanish rice. Great recipe!!! Thank you for sharing!

  28. Nicole Kunz says

    I made these the other night using El Pato’s mild red enchilada sauce. The sauce that was precooked with the onion and chicken was terrific, but the remainder that I added to finish off the casserole still had a raw chili flavor which hadn’t cooked out after baking in oven. I was worried about add more baking time since there was sour cream in the mix. We hope that after it cools, and gets reheated, the raw tang will disappear or mellow. Does anyone have any suggestions on how to fix this? Or a different enchilada sauce to use?

    • Jacqueline Darden says

      When you pour the sauce into bottom of dish, place the flour tortilla on top of sauce. Do not put more sauce in mixture. Just roll and sauce will cover tortilla. Sprinkle cheese on top. For the corn tortillas, pour sauce in bottom of pan and flip tortilla to apply sauce e on both sides. There is no need to add sauce with mixture. Keep pouring just enough sauce to be sure to coat outside of flour tortilla and enough to coat corn tortilla on both side. Dont have to use all sauce. Otherwise will end up with doughy flour tortillas and/or mushy corn tortillas. Other than that great recipe.

  29. Queenb says

    I just popped this into the oven and cannot wait to dig in! I had a nibble of the filling and OMG it is delish!! Thank you for this super easy and yummy recipe! Two thumbs up!

    • Heather says

      Can i make this in the morning and not cook it then stick it in the fridge to cook at dinnertime?? Will it get too soggy?

      • Maybe just put the chicken mixture into the tortillas, but wait to put them in the pan and pour the sauce over.

  30. Carly says

    Newsletter pop-up keeps making the page scroll to the top every minute and it’s really hard to read the recipe

    • Amanda Manning says

      I hate rolling each enchilada individually, so I just layer my sauce, then lay 1 1/2 totillas out flat, chicken mixture, repeat. Then a layer of cheese on top of course. I guess I make it as an enchilada casserole. My husband said it’s the best meal I’ve ever made, lol ????

  31. Jennifer Reighter says

    This is such a yummy recipe!

  32. Eileen says

    I’ve made this recipe twice and its delicious. Easy to make and great warmed up for leftovers.

  33. Susie says

    This recipe sounds ideal for my Bridge Luncheon. Can you suggest a side dish and a dessert that might go well with the main course? Many thanks.

  34. Teresita says

    It seems like many angry people go on recipe blogs looking for a fight. I turns me off and hurts the blogger. Don’t pay attention to that kind of person. I too will use parsley.

  35. Linda Wager says

    This was so easy and tasted fabulous!!!!!! I shredded Colby Jack on top. This will be a regular dish for us.

  36. Maddy Graff says

    This is my husbands favorite meal! He requests it at least twice a month! So yummy, the sour cream makes all the difference. Thanks for a keeper!

  37. Diane Saik says

    Made this dish and it was wonderful. Will use this recipe again. Thank you for posting this one.

  38. Jeannie says

    I made this tonight and it was a big hit. I didn’t measure anything, I just used my own judgement. I just had a small can of enchilada sauce, so I improvised and used taco sauce and salsa to add to the chicken. I used sun-dried tomato tortillas instead. I also spread black refried beans on the tortillas before adding the chicken mixture. My husband loved it! Thanks for the great recipe.

  39. Mamaof4 says

    My tortillas came out doughy. Not sure why, followed the recipe to T. Bet it would be awesome if it came out right!

  40. Melanie Skelton says

    These are the BOMB!! I have made these several times for our church small group and I get asked for the recipe every time. I half the recipe for us at home and it is so quick and easy. Thanks so much for sharing!!

  41. Amber Herrick says

    These are SO amazing I have made them for various occasions and everyone has absolutely loved it! Thanks for the recipe!

  42. Judy says

    Cooking is done to satisfy your own tastes and those you are cooking for. Unless you are enrolled in an authentic Mexican cooking class and shooting for an A+, it would be stupid to add any ingredient you know won’t be liked. Why even bother cooking at all? Some recipes are perfect as is and some I use as a general guide. There’s no cooking police – make it how you want to, call it what you want, but most importantly just relax and enjoy it and the people around the table!

  43. Bonnie says

    Delicious! I added chopped green chiles and black olives. Also, instead of Mexican cheese I used half cheddar and half mozzerella.

  44. Can’t I print just the recipe??

  45. Sarah says

    Cheers from New Zealand. Will be making these for dinner tonight. Will bulk it up more by adding black beans. Thank you for the recipe.

  46. Naomi says

    I made this but added cream cheese to the mixture. It was awesome!

  47. Lauren says

    Wonder if this could be assembled and frozen to bake later??

  48. These are baking in the oven right now, and I’m stoked to eat them up!
    I’m sharing my “version” on my blog next week- and I can’t get away without giving you all the due credit for this great recipe!
    Thanks for this!
    Love the blog!

  49. Melissa says

    Is there any nutrition information on this great recipe I made tonight for dinner . I used green enchilada sauce instead. My husband loved it.

  50. Anna says

    HI! These are amazing! I’ve already made them once and loved them. Do you think I could make them a day ahead of time, or would the sauce make them soggy? I work until about 8pm so it would be helpful to have them ready to put in the oven for my husband! Thank you 🙂

  51. Amanda says

    Thanks for taking the time to do step by step pictures. We will try them this week!

  52. Samantha Moore says

    Love the recipe! We added chopped green chiles to the mix. The flour tortillas came out a little doughy so we will definitely try with white corn. The filling would be awesome in a 7 layer dip!

  53. Teresa says

    Yum yum yum!!! Delicious recipe I’ll be making many times again!

  54. This sounds so good but wondering how to half it and what I need to do to make it freezer ready. There’s only 2 of us and I’d like half chicken, half beef

  55. My family loved this. Will make again!

  56. Simone says

    I made these!! Yum! Easy recipe too! ????????

  57. jenniferf says

    This was a Pinterest win for me!! My family loved it! Will make it again I am sure. I couldn’t find Enchilada sauce so I used Taco sauce (which I googled as interchangeable) Tasted great. I even took a picture of it because it looked exactly like the picture in the post! LOL

  58. Audrey says


    Can I do the mixture today and put it in the refrigerator and do the rest of the recipe tomorrow?

    I’m cooking right now my own enchilada sauce! yummy.


  59. Bellareena says

    I made your wonderful recipe for Christmas week for ages 3-91 and everyone loved it! Your recipe is now a Christmas week tradition and I’ll make it many more times throughout the year. I appreciate the time you spent on very clear instructions. Thank you.

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  61. Ashley Dickman says

    I think you are confused. The pictures you posted is clearly cilantro NOT PARSLEY. Either way it tastes great though.

    • Ashley Dickman says

      I just realized that sounded a little rude and I didn’t intend for that! We loved this recipe and will make it again.

    • No, I used parsley. It’s Italian flat leaf parsley. But you can use either and it will still taste great!

  62. My tortillas broke apart. How do I keep this fro happening. 🙁

    • Gayle says

      unless you heat them a little, corn torillias will or can break up…I heat mine first by dipping in very warm sauce first….

    • Bonnie says

      I purchased a Rick Bayless tortilla steamer/warmer some time ago and always steam the tortillas first; just enough to make them pliable. Perfect everytime.

  63. Lynn Thomas says

    We count carbs and sugar how much does this recipe contain.

    • Kristen says

      Lynn, go to myfitnesspal.com and you can enter all the ingredients into a recipe book, choose how many servings it makes, and it will calculate it for you.

  64. Shaye says

    I love cilantro lol Just wanted to mention I am so happy I don’t have whatever in my saliva to make it taste soapy I feel horrible for those that do. Trying this recipe tonight. I am excited haven’t had this dish in a long time and the other chicken enchilada recipe I have well it is a process … totally worth it but just not enough time. This looks quick and easy and just right to balance with 2 -11 yr olds 1- 4 yr old and 2 – 1/2 yr olds running around

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  66. Diana says

    Loves these. I really like how you just put estimates of how much you actually use! I hate getting out my measuring cups! I like to measure to taste, and it was super easy with this recipe. Thank you, so delicious!

  67. First time cook says

    is the chicken already cooked when you add it to the pan with union and the sauce

  68. Alex says

    This is heavenly!

  69. Amanda says

    If I need to cook the chicken first how do you recommend cooking it if I’m using chicken breasts?

  70. denise t. says

    i always wanted to make homemade enchiladas,but never could find the right recipe..but i think i found it now….im gonna try this soon ….thank you sooo much.

  71. Patty Wedge says

    My family loved these Sour Cream Chicken Enchiladas. I used 1/2 cup of Sour Cream instead of 1 cup and I used Fresh Cilantro instead of Parsley. Those were the only changes I made and they were yummy! Thank you for a delicious recipe.

  72. Notsurprised says

    I made this recipe tonight and we loved it. I used a little less cheese and used 3% lower fat cheese and it was still cheesy and creamy. I think you could use either parsley or cilantro; I used parsley flakes because I didn’t have any fresh and it turned out fine. Delicious!

  73. Made this for my large family when my parents and father-in-law were here. We are all from Arizona, and we know good enchiladas! I made some with corn tortillas and some with flour, and we loved them both equally. We love cilantro, so I used that. Seriously, this is a wonderful recipe, and so easy when you use the rotisserie chicken! THANK YOU!!! *****5-star deliciousness for sure!

  74. Ecoria13 says

    Flour or corn tortiallas which is better?

  75. Ecoria13 says

    If I’m going to use corn tortialla do I have to warm them first? I’m wondering which is better flour or corn ?

    • Gayle says

      If using corn tortillias I do it a bit differently…I Put the sauce in a small pan and warm it and dip the tortillias in that first. It makes them more pliable to roll.

  76. Jill says

    What size tortilla shells did you use?

  77. Verna Matuu says

    My family loved it….

  78. Chelsea L says

    Maybe I should have added more sauce to the botton of the pan because my enchiladas stuck terribly. Rather disappointing because they tasted amazing. Will definitely try again! I used parsley and it was great! Maybe I’ll experiment with the cilantro next time.

  79. Victoria says

    I made this for the family for the first time 3 wks ago.
    This was so delicious that it will be on a recipes rotation for our family. Thank you for posting this recipe.

  80. Tasha says

    Juanita is right! It is NOT a preference. It is a cultural dish and therefore one may say that enchiladas are ALWAYS made with cilantro. Parsley DOES NOT belong in an enchilada and completely alters the taste. Therefore, if you choose to add parsley or what have you, you are NOT making an enchilada, but your own version of it. In this dish, it is not a mere garnishment, rather it contributes to the flavor of the dish. I guess if you prefer a more bland taste, than parsley away!!!!

    • Leslie Burchett says

      wow, what happened to just cooking and enjoying the taste of what you cook? A great chef will tell you, do what makes it taste good to you. There are no “rules”.

    • Then I would say that these are my own version of and Enchilada. I never claimed them to be authentic. I also don’t feel that they are bland tasting.

      • So sorry Jill, I have been reading the reviews because I am making them now. ???? Thankful you shared, did not change a thing. For the people who complained,
        folks, it is not a contest to who is right!!! Just some sweet person sharing her version of a great dinner! Chill folks, thanks, Jill! ????️

    • Juanita might be right to/for you, but personally I’d enjoy a nice Anthony, or Mario…..maybe even a Cary. With your VAST knowledge of…well, basically everything…(that is what you wanted the rest of us to take from this, right?). You do know Julia Child AND Anthony Bourdain have both passed on, so with you limitless knowledge, warm/caring way you have of communicating, you could probably get a show (carried by a dry network) where you teach all the. Great chefs, and maybe a few NON FAMOUS home cooks how to cook.
      Of course to enlighten everyone w with ally our skills and ability, it’d need to be a twice daily show. OR…..Disney or Lifetime might be a starting channel and just play your shows 24/7
      And, no doubt, when time ends….there will still be many many things left “untaught”.

      But…..if o may, since religion is a crutch for the current admiinistration,
      Let me say, if the above is true, and you still have things you want to teach and show others. Maybe you could prepare the “Marriage Supper of the Lamb!”

    • Patricia says

      In this cilantro vs. parsley debate, I personally like them both, but I plan on using parsley when I make this recipe tomorrow because THAT is what in the ingredients! You really cannot comment on how something turns out or tastes, if you do not follow the recipe as written. Some of the greatest chefs, notably Ina Garten (Barefoot Contessa), despises cilantro and never puts it in any of her Mexican style recipes. If SHE was making this dish, she would not use it. I have no doubt that this recipe will be full of flavor WITHOUT the cilantro!

  81. Rainbow says

    Ps -I love parsley in a lot of Mexican dishes. It tastes fresh and is less “soapy” to some people that have an issue with cilantro.

  82. Rainbow says

    I tried this without parsley, because I had none. They were so good! Tonight I’m adding parsley,but I’m going to puree it in a food processor and add to the sour cream. I prefer less leafs. I also added some cumin to the chicken, and black olives to the top. Very good, thank you so much for the recipe!

  83. Catherine says

    Great recipe!! How do you recommend reheating??

  84. Can you make it with BEEF?

  85. Barbara says

    This recipe is so easy, and the instructions are excellent. I have always have a problem making enchiladas that I like. I can see this recipe being easily adapted for all kinds of special eating restrictions.

    My deceased husband had diabetes. I was always adapting recipes for him. I would have used the following for this recipe: low-fat cheese, low-fat cottage cheese (whipped) instead of sour cream, and any other ingredients that would be lower in fat and carbs. I always had baked turkey in the freezer or ground deer meat.

    Like some others, I don’t like cilantro……each to their own taste.

  86. Katie says

    Thank you for this recipe. My husband said this is one of the best dishes I’ve ever made! I used corn tortillas and cilantro as substitutions. I’ve sent your link to friends already. I’m making it again tonight:) thank you!

  87. Bryn Gibson says

    I just made these for my boyfriend & his family tonight and they were such a huge hit! The filling was so simple yet savory and everyone kept going back for more!

    Thanks so much for this recipe 🙂

  88. Ruth says

    Re: Cilantro vs. parsley – Native Texan here and though many use cilantro, some of us HATE cilantro. It ruins a dish for me and also my 2 daughters. After taking a Gourmet cooking class once I found out why some people hate it (tastes like soap!) It’s in the saliva of some people what interacts with taste buds – so it’s not just our imagination. Thought you’d be interested in knowing why some like it and some HATE it.

    • Donna says

      Thanks for the info Ruth. Interesting

    • Tammy says

      Yes, Ruth! You’re exactly right. I think cilantro DEFINITELY tastes like soap. (Ugh). What’s more, if I get a big piece, when chewed, it often leaves a soapy, slick feeling in my mouth. Needless to say, I’m not a cilantro fan. Lol

  89. alice eash says

    Great recipe! Thanks.

  90. James says

    OMG!!!! My boys wanted to make a dinner for my fiancée for her birthday…. This was amazing!!! We put refined beans in the middle of the enchiladas, served with avocados, black beans and rice…. Simple put …. If you like Mexican food… This is the dish !!! Thank you !!

    PS use baking spray for the bottom

    • Those extras sound yummy! thanks for the suggestion, going to give that a try when I make these!

  91. Shelby says

    Just made this and it’s in the oven right now! I just wanted to say that you probably only need like 2-3 cups of chicken rather than 3-4 cups, unless you want an awkward amount of filling left over… not enough to make another batch, but enough to feel like you’ve wasted food /: They look and smell DELICIOUS though, thank you for the recipe! (:

    • Lacey says

      What didn’t make it in a tortilla I used as a dip with chips while we waited for the dish to cook. Just an idea ????

      • Kelly says

        I used my left over filling and made a small enchilada casserole! Cha Ching so good thank you!

  92. Dee Dee says

    Mine are in the oven now they were really easy to make can’t wait to see how they taste!!!
    But what’s not to love in m this recipe? ? ? ?

  93. Camille says

    These were easy and delicious! However, i would definitely reduce the sour cream to 1/2 a cup to 3/4 of a cup. 1 cup made them far too rich for me. Also, I would definitely recommend spraying the baking dish because my enchiladas really stuck on there and fell apart when I was trying to serve them!

  94. I’m obsessed with thus recipe. I also add cherry tomatoes, olives and chives on top. And I use BOTH cilantro AND parsley. Works perfectly together.

  95. Michelle says

    Do I need to use oil for the baking sheet before pouring the enchilada sauce?


  96. Stephanie says

    Does one rotisserie chicken give about 3-4 cups of meat?

  97. GSmart says

    Sooo good! Instead of parsley, I used cilantro. It was delicious!!! ?

  98. Jillian says

    Just made this recipe… so easy, inexpensive and SO freaking yummy!!! I did sub out cilantro for parsley and added some green chilies to the filling for a bit of heat. Love the sour cream idea, will definitely be making these again! Thanks for the great recipe! 🙂

  99. Karalee says

    made these for my husband and a couple friends last month…was a HUGE hit! Husband has requested them again for his birthday this week 🙂

  100. Can you make these ahead of time and just bake when your guest are ready to eat?

  101. what about corn tortillas, I like the corn , think they will hold up well enough?

  102. i think it means cilantro and not parsley

    • No, I use parsley.

      • Juanita says

        Enchiladas are ALWAYS made with CILANTRO, not parsley. The flavor profile will be completely changed to reflect an authentic enchilada dish.

        • You can make these with cilantro, but I make them with parsley. I love how these taste and so does everyone I’ve made them for. It’s just a personal preference.

          • D. W. says

            I, too, use parsley. Cilantro isn’t to my taste. Taste like a chemical, imho. Everyone enjoyed them at our Diablo de Muertos gathering.

          • Sandy says

            I don’t care for cilantro either.

        • Shelby says

          I made these tonight with green onions instead of parsley… Another great option! Great enchiladas! Thanks for the recipe.

        • Carol says

          I used the parsley and it is delish. There’s no rule that you have to use cilantro. You make a better cook, when you experiment with different spices and herbs. KUDOS for this recipe. My family is in love!!!!!

        • Shari says

          Juanita, you should leave ALWAYS out, because everyone uses the garnish of their choice and it isn’t ALWAYS cilantro…. parsley, green onions……. your preference as Jill says. Thanks for the recipe Jill.

        • Lori says

          Some people don’t tolerate the soapy taste of cilantro. I agree with parsley, but might use chives or green onions.

        • Jilly says

          I think it would be to someone’s preferred taste. Authentic or not. I myself use cilantro, but some do not like the taste of cilantro.

          • You either love or hate cilantro! Personally, I hate the taste. I use parsley fresh and dried whenever cilantro is called for. Cooking is a matter of personal preferences. B. Karr

        • Susan says

          I’m with you on using cilantro

        • Jessica says

          While I would prefer cilantro – there are no rules on what people must do to make enchiladas ALWAYS. Lmao!

        • Juanita, ALWAYS??

          Apparently this was the one time in your life, that you were wrong. Put it on the calendar. Will he looked back on with fond memories.

    • Emilee says

      The picture shows cilantro. Also known as Italian parsley. Way misleading, and totally throws off the flavor. Plus waaay too much added in the mixture. Disappointed 🙁

      • peta says

        cilantro is actually coriander NOT parsley at all completely different taste so thats why you have had a different experience for the taste. pictured is italian parsley and is not that different in taste or look to normal every day parsley.

      • whats pictured is Italian parsley and cilantro is actually coriander not parsley at all and completely different taste. henece why yours would have a completely different flavour.

        • Yes, it is Italian Parsley.

          • Actually, what’s pictured is called “broad leaf” it’s a seed that grows profusing in the yard, and even with a lawn service it doesn’t kill that particular weed. So, rather than spend all that time pulling and throwing it away., we decided to pull it, trim the leaves to look like various herbs and it served the purpose
            1- to make colorful filler for the dish.
            2-To make know it alls show their ignorance on here by arguing about what it is, and sorry…but a Rialto, it’s neither.
            Again. Broad leaf, trimmed to look. Like other herbs. It has NO (zero, none, notts) taste. And if not put in wTer abd cooled VERYsoon after “harvesting, it will wilt and has NO taste.
            Another reason ”chef” has “gardner” pull it early morning and immediately put it in water.

      • It’s ok Emilee,
        We’re disappointed in you and your rude, condescending comments as well.
        Hopefully, your disappointment will deter you from
        Coming back to this page.
        Would hate to be disappointed by a word or two, or how a product LOOKS
        Maybe you can use the free time you’ll find for something constructive.
        I assure you, you’re thoughts won’t be missed here…AT ALL.

    • DUH!!!!

      Maybe it meNs grass clippings, Bet. ????

  103. Julie says

    These sound delicious! Do they freeze well?

  104. Brittany says

    I can’t wait to make these! These look like the ones my aunt always made when I’d visit. I’ve been looking for a recipe like hers and I think I found it! I know my husband and the baby on the way will love these. I’m very greatfull that you put this up. Many thanks!!! 🙂

  105. Beverly N. says

    Yum! I so need to go to bed, but I always find the best looking recipes late at night. Pinning this!

  106. Made this recipe last nite. Cooked chicken instead of buying a chicken & shredded it. The only mistake I made was not using large tortillas. Tasted yummy & definitely will make again. Had many compliments.

  107. Audrey says

    Very very good!

    I made the enchiladas sauce: http://www.gonnawantseconds.com/2016/03/enchilada-sauce/

    Also, I just put 3/4 of sour cream, I started with 1/2, it wasn’t enough to my taste.

    Also I used parchment paper in the baking dish, to avoid sticking.

    Thank you, i will cook it again very soon.

  108. Audrey says

    why was a mistake the large tortillas?

  109. J Grant says

    Cilantro was brought on for Tex-Mex food. Each province of Mexico you’ll get a different recipe. However, when I lived in Arizona, Cilantro was not part of any kind of Mexican dish. And I ate what they called “autentico”, meaning the dishes were all Mexican recipes. I never tasted Cilantro until I came to Texas and ate the “stuff” they call Tex-Mex. Now, it’s just my opinion, but Tex-Mex is for the tourist trade. I never saw parsley either on any Mexican dish in Mexico in the “old” days. So – that should let you know it came in with the tourist food. Sorry…just my opinion.

  110. Randy says

    I didn’t notice anything in the name of the recipe saying it was “autentico!” Different things can be added or subtracted from any recipe to fit a persons tastes. I’ve been eating Mexican food for almost 60 years and never even heard of cilantro until maybe 15 years ago.
    “Sorry…just my opinion.” ????


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