Easy Chicken Enchilada Recipe with Creamy Green Chili Sauce

Easy Chicken Enchilada Recipe topped with a Creamy Green Chili Sauce that's made with Greek Yogurt, smoked paprika, and spicy green chilis! An easy weeknight meal that beats going out! | joyfulhealthyeats.com #recipes

An Easy Chicken Enchilada Recipe topped with a Creamy Green Chili Sauce that’s made with Greek Yogurt, smoked paprika, and spicy green chilis! An easy weeknight meal that beats going out! 

Can I tell you a secret!?

I love Mexican Food! Well, maybe its not that much of a secret.

I think it was fate that I moved down to Texas. I mean really, you don’t see good Mexican food in Wisconsin. Well, maybe El Fuentes downtown Milwaukee but thats about it.

 

Easy Chicken Enchilada Recipe topped with a Creamy Green Chili Sauce that's made with Greek Yogurt, smoked paprika, and spicy green chilis! An easy weeknight meal that beats going out! | joyfulhealthyeats.com #recipes

Since living in Texas I have come to know and love Tex-Mex. There’s nothing like it! They have truly mastered the art down here and believe me I get LOTS of experience tasting it.

Chips and salsa are a necessity, margaritas a must, but enchiladas well… those are my favorite!

Usually my enchilada of choice is Chicken Enchiladas Suizas which is a creamy green salsa verde sauce made with tomatillos, it is absolutely delicious and way better than red sauce!

Easy Chicken Enchilada Recipe topped with a Creamy Green Chili Sauce that's made with Greek Yogurt, smoked paprika, and spicy green chilis! An easy weeknight meal that beats going out! | joyfulhealthyeats.com #recipes

Today I am making something similar, its a creamy green sauce but its made with Green Chilis instead of tomatillos! The flavor from this sauce is amazing, a little bit of spice from the chilis, smokiness from the smoked paprika, depth of flavor from the chicken stock and a smooth creaminess from the greek yogurt.

The chicken enchilada mixture is plain and simple to let the sauce shine then rolled in whole wheat tortillas and topped with a small amount of cheese.

Easy Chicken Enchilada Recipe topped with a Creamy Green Chili Sauce that's made with Greek Yogurt, smoked paprika, and spicy green chilis! An easy weeknight meal that beats going out! | joyfulhealthyeats.com #recipes

If you are a Mexican food lover like me then you will fall in love with this Chicken Enchilada Recipe. They are easy to make which is always a plus and the flavor is incredible.

It will most definitely become a family favorite!

Enjoy!

Easy Chicken Enchilada Recipe topped with a Creamy Green Chili Sauce that's made with Greek Yogurt, smoked paprika, and spicy green chilis! An easy weeknight meal that beats going out! | joyfulhealthyeats.com #recipes

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Chicken Enchiladas with Creamy Green Chili Sauce

  • Author: Krista
  • Prep Time: 10 mins
  • Cook Time: 35 mins
  • Total Time: 45 mins
  • Yield: 8-10 enchiladas
  • Category: Chicken, Tex Mex, Easy Dinner Recipes

Ingredients

  • 1 lb. chicken
  • 1/2 teaspoon of smoked paprika
  • 1/2 cup of monterrey jack cheese
  • 8-10 whole wheat tortillas

Green Chili Sauce:

  • 1 tablespoons of grape seed oil
  • 1/2 cup of diced shallots
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1/4 teaspoon of smoked paprika
  • 1 tablespoon of arrowroot
  • 1 cup of low sodium chicken broth
  • 1 cup of plain green yogurt
  • salt & pepper
  • 7 oz. of diced green chili
  • 1/2 cup of monterrey jack cheese
  • toppings: avocado, diced tomato, cilantro, jalapano

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 350.
  2. Heat a medium saucepan to medium high heat, add in grape seed oil and shallots. Cook until shallots are slightly browned, about 4-5 minutes.
  3. Add in garlic, 1/4 teaspoon of smoked paprika, and arrowroot. Stir until arrowroot is combined and sticking to the shallots, about 1-2 minutes.
  4. Next whisk in chicken broth. Bring to a boil and then let simmer for 5 minutes.
  5. Whisk in greek yogurt, green chilis, and salt & pepper let simmer for another 2 minutes. Remove from heat.
  6. In a large bowl add cooked chicken, 1/2 cup of monterey jack cheese, and 1/2 teaspoon of smoked paprika. Toss to combine.
  7. Spray the bottom of a 13×9″ baking dish with PAM.
  8. Add 1/3 cup of chicken mixture to tortilla, roll it up and lay down (seam side down) in baking dish. Continue until all tortillas are used up.
  9. Cover enchiladas with creamy green chili sauce.
  10. Sprinkle 1/2 cup of monterey jack cheese on top.
  11. Bake in oven for 20 or until cheese is slightly browned.
  12. Serve! Garnish with diced tomatoes, avocados, cilantro, or jalapenos.

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34 Responses
    1. Well I’m jealous of the fact you have Oklahoma joes! (um have i told you that I actually order their sauce online now! hehe) And yes! Come visit!

  1. Cincinnati is not much different from Milwaukee then, we have one outstanding Mexican restaurant but that’s sort of it. I love Mexican food too, this is the kind of meal that truly makes me happy.

  2. Enchiladas are probably my top favourite meal (vegetarian, but I still make meat ones for my husband.) I always complain how long they take me but it is probably because I am making a vegetarian and meat-lover batch!

    1. haha.. yeah that might be why .. two kinds of enchiladas equals double the time. Have you tried making it like a lasagna instead of rolling them up in the tortillas? Its sooo much easier and has the same taste!

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