White Chicken Enchiladas make a meal the whole family loves. This simple white chicken enchiladas recipe works great as a make-ahead meal, too!

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This stuff. Oh my goodness gracious, y’all. It is seriously heaven on a plate. Thankfully, it is fairly easy to whip together for a quick-fix supper that has a meal on the table that your family will surely devour. You all know how much I love chicken enchiladas that I’ve shared with you previously, even their enchilada casserole cousin is a favorite. But this creamy, cheesy, and oh so comforting white version of chicken enchiladas is beyond words.

You can make it as spicy as you like, but generally I’ve found that white chicken enchilada recipes are on the milder side. Or at least all that I’ve eaten have been. If you like yours a bit spicier, then by all means, I recommend adding in diced jalapenos with your green chilis in the sauce.

White Chicken Enchiladas Recipe from addapinch.com

For the chicken, I usually cook a large batch of chicken breasts and chicken thighs so that I have it on hand throughout the week to make supper a whole lot easier. I just cook it as normal, then allow it to cool and store it in an airtight container. Then, when I need it, I can just grab however much chicken I need to use in a recipe. However, you can also use a rotisserie chicken that you pick up from your grocer’s deli. Those things are lifesavers, too!

White Chicken Enchiladas Recipe from addapinch.com


Here’s my White Chicken Enchiladas Recipe. I hope you enjoy them as much as we do!

White Chicken Enchiladas Recipe

White Chicken Enchiladas make a meal the whole family loves. This simple white chicken enchiladas recipe works great as a make-ahead meal, too!
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Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time25 mins
Total Time35 mins
Servings: 8
Author: Robyn Stone | Add a Pinch


  • 8 8-inch tortillas
  • 3 skinless boneless chicken breasts or thighs shredded
  • 2 cups shredded Monterey Jack cheese
  • 3 tablespoons butter
  • 3 tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • 2 cups chicken stock or broth or chicken broth
  • 1 cup Greek yogurt or sour cream
  • 1 (4-ounce) can diced green chilies with liquid
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon white pepper or black pepper if you prefer


  • Preheat oven to 350º F. Spray a 9x13 baking dish with nonstick cooking spray and set aside.
  • Mix chicken and 1 cup cheese. Roll up in tortillas and place in pan.
  • Melt butter in a medium saucepan. Whisk in flour and cook until lightly browned, about 1 minute. Add broth and whisk until smooth. Heat over medium heat until thick and bubbly. Remove from heat and stir in yogurt or sour cream, and chilies, including the liquid, cumin, salt and pepper. Pour the sauce over enchiladas and top with remaining cheese.
  • Place in preheated oven and bake 25 minutes. Remove from oven and serve.
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  1. How thick does the sauce need to be ? I just made the white chicken enchiladas but I think my sauce is not thick enough.
    All of your recipes are great and they look so great .
    I loved your white birthday cake recipe.
    It was so delicious.

  2. This is a delicious recipe! Not only is it easy (I cheated and used a rotiserre chicken) but so tasty! It was a hit for my family of 5 (two of my kids are very picky eaters). I’ve made this recipe several times and passed it on to many already. The only change I have is to take my time browning the butter/flour-5 minutes. Thanks!!

    1. I’m so glad your whole family loved this chicken chili recipe, Tiffany! It’s great when you can prepare a meal that everyone will eat and loves, even the picky eaters in the family! I love how you used rotisserie chicken. That’s a smart shortcut! xo

  3. My family loved these enchiladas! I used canned chicken and homemade flour tortillas. Thanks for another homey and delicious recipe.

  4. Love love love these! Thanks for sharing such a delicious, comforting, and simple recipe! I’ve made this a few times, and like to add a shmear of cream cheese inside each enchilada for the nights when I’m feeling extra indulgent 🙂

  5. Hi! I love all your recipes and I get so many compliments all the time for my cooking but I am really just using your recipes! That is my only cooking trick lol! My son’s first birthday is this weekend and I was thinking about making these for the whole family. I need to make them a day ahead. Do I just follow your directions exact and refrigerate or do I need to do a step differently? Thanks!

    1. Hi Margaret,
      Happy birthday to your son! That first birthday is just so precious – well, they ALL are!!! I know you’ll just have such a wonderful day! I’m so glad you are enjoying the recipes and thank YOU so much for using them. That makes my day! For making these chicken enchiladas ahead, you are exactly right – just pre-assemble before adding the sauce and refrigerate. Then, remove them from the refrigerator and let them sit on the counter while your oven preheats as you make the sauce and then proceed with the instructions from there! I hope the day is just magical for you all!!!

  6. Hi Robyn!

    I’m a little late to the party, but all your recipes look awesome! I noticed you said it makes a great make ahead meal. Do you cook the enchiladas and then freeze or do you freeze prior to baking? Is it the same as the answer for making a day ahead except freezer? Thanks for all the recipes!


  7. Hey! These are sooo good! Can you freeze the filling alone or do you freeze these made? And if so, do I freeze them uncooked?

    1. Joyce, I would follow the steps through pouring the sauce over the enchiladas, cool, then wrap airtight and freeze up to 3 months. When you get ready to bake, let thaw in the refrigerator, top with cheese, and bake according to recipe instructions. Hope this helps.

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