Cheesy Green Chicken Enchiladas – $5 Dinner Challenge

by Erin, The $5 Dinner Mom on August 23, 2010

Alrighty friends…I’m a little stressed!  It’s only Monday of Back to School Week and my tail is getting kicked already! (Mind you, school doesn’t start until Wednesday!)  Not only is it back to school with new routines, I’m hostessing a church event, AND I have to get my cookbook edits returned BY Thursday.

Needless to say, we’ll be lucky if we eat this week! Jesting.

I had every intention of sharing my Summer Garden Ratatouille recipe tonight, but in an effort to maintain my sanity and keep myself out of the asylum… I leave you with this recipe from Rebecca.


2 c. chopped cooked chicken – Great way to use up the shredded chicken from batch cooking!
1 (8 oz.) pkg. cream cheese, cubed
1/2 cup of canned diced tomatoes
1/2 tsp. ground cumin
1/4 tsp. garlic powder
1/4 tsp. onion powder
8 (6 in) flour tortillas
1 lg. can green enchilada sauce


Stir chicken, cream cheese, tomatoes, and seasonings in a saucepan over low heat until cream cheese is melted.

Spoon 1/3 c. chicken mixture down center of each tortilla; roll up. Place seam side down, in a lightly greased 12×8 baking dish.

Pour enchilada sauce over all, cover with foil. Bake at 350 for 20 min. or until heated through.

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Candi @ Family Stamping and FOOD! August 23, 2010 at 7:01 pm

Love, love, love this! Can’t wait to try it!


Kristia@FamilyBalanceSheet August 23, 2010 at 7:09 pm

Good luck with your crazy week.

Thanks for the carnival.


Angie August 23, 2010 at 7:41 pm

I just wanted to say that I make a very similar dish and it’s so good! I mix light sour cream and salsa verde to make the sauce and add to the shredded chicken for the filling. I like your idea of adding diced tomatoes–will have to give it a try!

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Robin August 23, 2010 at 8:38 pm

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Phoebe @ GettingFreedom August 23, 2010 at 8:40 pm

I also make a similar dish. We LOVE enchiladas of any form around here. We prefer a red enchilada sauce usually, and I’ve gotten to where I just make my own. Frugal and incredibly tasty!


Debbi Does Dinner Healthy August 23, 2010 at 8:52 pm

I love enchiladas and I made some similar! We still have 2 weeks until school!! Then it will be super busy!


Sarah, The Healthy Home Economist August 24, 2010 at 9:21 am

I’m sharing one of my most popular videoblogs today on how to make healthy cold breakfast cereal. A lot of folks eat breakfast cereal for dinner, so this qualifies as a dinner recipe, don’t you think?


Ginger August 25, 2010 at 10:42 am

I will definitely be giving this recipe a try SOON! It sounds SOOOOO good. Thanks for posting :)


FoodontheTable August 25, 2010 at 3:33 pm

Being from New Mexico, I love anything with green chili. This looks delicious!


Laura August 25, 2010 at 4:02 pm

We all love green chili enchiladas here! I also put some grated zucchini (with the moisture squeezed out) if I have it into the filling to add some “extra” green.


Jenn March 10, 2011 at 10:52 am

I’m making something similar for a family from church. Problem: directions say to use an 8×8 glass baking dish, but I plan on using aluminum disposable one to make clean up easy for them. (They have a newborn w/ medical issues.) How should I adjust the bake time on the recipe? It’s Erin’s cheesy enchilada recipe from her previous book.

Thanks to whomever can help!


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