Sunday, November 7, 2010

Enchiladas De Pollo (Cream Cheese and Chicken Enchiladas)

Looking for a reason to party? Southern style? This is a twist on a classic latin dish.

This baked enchilada dish has graced my table many times over the years. It's a perfect crowd pleasing dish.  The filling can be prepared in advance, and the enchiladas can be put together a couple of hours before baking. It's easy, delicious and always gets rave reviews.


Enchiladas De Pollo (Cream Cheese and Chicken Enchiladas)
Makes 20-24 enchiladas
Recipe from Paula Deen

Ingredients:
4 large chicken breasts, roasted or boiled, skin and bones removed, meat shredded
One 8-ounce package cream cheese, at room temperature
One 10.75-ounce can condensed cream of chicken soup
Two 4-ounce cans diced green chilies, with juice
6 green onions, chopped, including green tops
20-24 four tortillas (7-inch diameter)
Two 10-ounce cans enchilada sauce
2 cups (1/2 pound) grated Monterey Jack cheese
4 cups (1 pound) grated sharp cheddar cheese
Sour cream, for garnish
Shredded lettuce, for garnish
Diced tomatoes, for garnish
Salsa, store-bought or homemade, for garnish

Directions:
1.  Preheat the oven to 250 Degrees F.  Spray two 13 by 9-inch casserole dishes with vegetable oil cooking spray.

2.  Combine the chicken, cream cheese, soup, chilies, and green onions.  Spoon 2 tablespoons of this mixture onto each tortilla and roll up.

3.  Pour a very small amount of the enchilada sauce on the bottom of each casserole dish and tilt the dish so that the sauce covers the bottom.  Place the enchiladas side by side on top of the sauce.  When all of the enchiladas have been rolled and placed in the dishes, take the remaining enchilada sauce and pour it over the top of the enchiladas.  Combine the Monterey Jack and Cheddar cheeses and sprinkle evenly over the casseroles.

4.  Cover the dishes with foil and bake for 30 minutes.  Uncover and bake for 10 more minutes.  To serve, cut between the enchiladas and serve from the dish.  Have bowls of sour cream, shredded lettuce, diced tomatoes, and salsa, for garnish.

Enjoy!




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56 comments:

TKW said...

So that's what the cheesy goodness was all about! Sounds like a crowd pleaser!

Pam said...

It looks great and is my kind of food! Love all that cheese and Paula too.

My Carolina Kitchen said...

Wow, this is impressive with cheese and chicken.

I don't cook for a lot of people very often, but when I do, I'm always stymied on what to serve. This would fit the bill perfectly, so I'm bookmarking this. Thanks.
Sam

scrambledhenfruit said...

I love meals you can put together ahead of time- this one looks fabulous!

Jen_from_NJ said...

All of that melted cheese looks so good!

My Little Space said...

Wow, cream cheese on this! What a superb add.
Kristy

Diana's Cocina said...

These Enchiladas De Pollo sound divine. I have never used the cream of chicken in my recipe. I'm sure it adds a delicious richness to the dish. Well done.

Cathy said...

Yum, I love the addition of cream cheese. I wasn't surprised when I saw it is a Paula Deen recipe. This make ahead dish will be perfect over the holidays.

Design Wine and Dine said...

MY mouth is watering! I could dive right into that pan and eat my way up from the bottom! LOOKS SOOOOO GOOD!

Ana Powell said...

Really delicious and welcoming dish ♥

Merut said...

These look awesome (and I love, love, love cream cheese)! I will be saving this for later and will definitely be making it.

Big Dude said...

They look cheesy delicious.

Sasha said...

I adore enchiladas! What's better than a warm, cheesy, meaty, carb-y dish prepared in a casserole...

Raina said...

We all love enchiladas in my home. I will definitely try these. They sound cheesy and delicious. I love that they can be made ahead and that the recipe makes a lot:)

Chris said...

This enchilada dish looks "to die for" as they say around here. So creamy and cheesy and it wouldn't last two seconds at our house!

farmlady said...

This looks good enough to eat!!!
You should go into food photography. That photo of the enchiladas is beautiful. Not even a burnt smudge of sauce around the edges.
The cream cheese is a wonderful addition. This is a recipe that's worth a try.

Catherine said...

Velva this recipe has left me almost drooling!! :)
It looks delicious and sounds incredible!
I know my kids would flip over this!
Cheers~

Beth said...

Looks delicious!

teresa said...

i LOVE enchiladas with cream cheese, it sounds marvelous!

Lea Ann said...

mmmmm. I love dishes like this. I've got a similar recipe, but it doesn't have cream cheese. Just lots of Monterey Jack.

Carolyn said...

Oh my, those look incredible. I've never thought to make enchiladas with cream cheese, but I certainly will from now on!

Julie said...

I love enchiladas, especially those with lots of cheese! Can't wait to give these a try!

Dishesdone said...

Looks fantastic, so cheesy and saucy, I love it!

Chef E said...

Darn you, yes I said Darn you! Now I want this and we are having vegetables and potatoes for dinner...darn darn darn you!

Chow and Chatter said...

yum tasty comfort food

T.W. Barritt at Culinary Types said...

Yum! One cheese is good, but three cheese makes a party!

Eliana said...

Whoa - this has delicious written all over it! I could not be trusted around these because there is nothing better than a good enchilada for this chica.

Julie said...

*thud* That's the sound of me passing out from the deliciousness!

Mags @ the Other Side of 50 said...

Great recipe for a group. Can't wait to make this when I have the whole hungry gang here around the holidays!

kitchen flavours said...

Looks deliciously cheezy! Would really, really, love some of this!

3 hungry tummies said...

Looks beautiful as always. How have you been?

Fresh Local and Best said...

I love enchiladas! This version is brimming in wonderful cheese, it looks so good!

Kim said...

Oh yes! Cream cheese makes for the very best enchiladas. They look absolutely wonderful Velva.

From the Kitchen said...

Yes ma'am--this looks and sounds delicious! And I have the same baking dish. I'm hungry for Mexican after watching "Check Please" about dining in Chicago last evening. One of the restaurants was Mexican and I honestly wanted to stick something like your dish in the oven at 10 p.m.!

Best,
Bonnie

redkathy said...

Oh I have to try this! Love enchiladas but never used cream cheese!

The Japanese Redneck said...

Those have YUM written all over them.

LaDivaCucina said...

Dang, those look good and a great idea for a crowd, Velva! Leave it to Paula Deen to come up with cream cheese enchiladas, right? I love eating heavier Mexican dishes with loads of shredded iceberg lettuce, it really freshens and lightens it all up! Dee lish!

Juliana said...

Velva, your chicken enchilada looks so yummie, love it with lots and lots of cheese. Very tasty meal :-)

Claudia said...

If you say "cheese," I come running. And that melty cheese-chicken enchilada takes my breath away.

We Are Not Martha said...

Wow, this looks absolutely amazing! I love that there's cream cheese involved :)

Sues

Hungry Dog said...

Sounds great for the cool weather we are having right now. I love enchiladas...and just this weekend was looking for a recipe! Somehow I missed yours. Thanks for posting!

smalltownoven said...

Definitely looks like a huge crowd pleaser! I don't know anyone who can turn down all that cheese!

mr. pineapple man said...

loving the blog!!

Marguerite said...

Love enchiladas and these look divine! My family would love these! Yumm!

Quay Po Cooks said...

Enchiladas is definitely a crowd pleaser... yours looks lip smacking!

Lynda said...

We love enchiladas and these look wonderful...another great recipe from you-and Paula.

Angie's Recipes said...

I love enchiladas! Yours looks so cheesy and perfect.

UrMomCooks said...

I agree - a crowd pleaser! This looks wonderful! I need to make a batch soon!

Ocean Breezes and Country Sneezes said...

This looks delicious! Something new for the dinner menu! Thank you!

Miss Meat and Potatoes said...

I adore that you said 'looking for a reason to party?' How did you know?? And with a recipe like this you can enjoy the party too - love it!

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

Awesome! I can just taste them! ♥

Sommer J said...

oh YUM! May have to try this very very soon!

pigpigscorner said...

The layer of melted cheese topping is a killer!

A Canadian Foodie said...

Rich, delicious yummy in a casserole dish! YUM. Perfect for potlucks and girlfriend lunches. If I can't find enchilada sauce - is it similar to salsa?
:)
Valerie

Debbi Does Dinner Healthy said...

This so looks like a Paula Deen recipe! Gosh it looks good! Love enchiladas, thanks!

Val said...

Oh my. This looks divine. Great blog. I wanted to comment on every post...

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