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New Mexico Green Chili Sour Cream Enchiladas

I am so incredibly into sour cream enchiladas that I could scream! If they are made right, that is. Making these right means no canned soup in any way shape or form. And using any type of fresh seasoning is a plus--enter The Spice House New Mexican Green Chile Powder. I have combined a few recipes to come up with this one and it was definitely made complete with my new and wonderful Spice House addition. This is a simple recipe and it is a total keeper for a great Mexican dinner. I don't do sides with this very often because I use a fantastic flour tortilla that is not cooked per se. I use Guerrero brand Ready to Cook Flour Tortillas. If you can get them, I strongly recommend adding them into a staple of your cooking. Not to mention New Mexican Green Chile Powder. I did use a small can of chopped green chiles because it isn't Hatch Chile time right now. But with the addition of the Green Chile Powder, you may not need to. It just depends on your spicy level.

Featured Ingredients

Green New Mexican chile is a wonderful addition for sauces, salsas, a great variety of marinades, burritos, tamales, flautas, or tostadas. Size Options
$7.99 Glass jar, 1/2 cup (wt. 2.0 oz)

New Mexico Green Chili Sour Cream Enchiladas Recipe

  • 6 6"-7" flour tortillas
  • 2 cups or so shredded chicken
  • 1 small onion, chopped
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons New Mexican Green Chili Powder
  • 2 cups Mexican shredded cheese blend, divided
  • 1/4 cup butter
  • 1/4 cup flour
  • 1 12-ounce can chopped green chiles, drained
  • 1 cup sour cream
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Preparation Instructions

Set your oven to 350°F degrees. Spray your pan with cooking spray. In a bowl add shredded chicken, onion, 1 teaspoon of the New Mexico Green Chili Powder and one cup of cheese into a bowl. Mix together. Assemble your enchiladas, remembering to put them seam-side down in your pan. Set aside.

In a medium sauce pan melt butter. Stir in flour, cook only until just bubbly. Gradually add broth and allow it to come just to a simmer. Remove from heat and add 1/2 cup of cheese, chiles and 1/2 teaspoon of New Mexico Green Chili Powder. Mix together. Add sour cream.

Pour over your enchiladas. Top with remaining 1/2 cup of cheese. Cook about 25-30 minutes or until all bubbly and fantastic.

Helpful Hints

I boiled 5 boneless, skinless chicken thighs for this recipe. I love the moistness of thighs, but if you want to use a half of a pre-cooked rotisserie chicken from your grocery store, then do it. You can also use breast portions if that is what you like. NO rules on the chicken!


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Kyle A

Ingredient list is a bit off. The 12 oz can of chicken broth was omitted and it should read a small can of diced green chilies, not a 12 oz can. Making this tonight so I will post an update!!

Marie Rourks

In the directions it called for broth, but there was no broth or the amount in the ingredients list.


Thanks for the comments! I was in the middle of making this before I noticed the missing broth direction. Luckily I had some broth on hand. It was tasty but not overly exciting. Onions still remained crunchy, which was surprising.

Janet Schwieterman

These are delicious! However... New Mexican enchiladas are traditionally baked and served flat & stacked, which is how I made ours. Yummy!!

Brenda Johnson

I can guess but broth is not listed. . .hum


Why would you make enchiladas with flour torts? Never saw authentic enchiladas made with flour torts. In New Mexico we always use green chilis & I have not seen the powder at the market. Recipe does sound good. We would die before using canned chilis. Yikes!


Awful, find someone who knows how to make them