White Chicken Enchiladas

  • These white chicken enchiladas are a decadent and delicious main dish treat


    It’s that time again! And this week white chicken enchiladas were chosen. It was very Paula Deen. The amount of cream, cheese, sour cream, and butter that was called for in this recipe was obscene. I felt like my ass was getting bigger and bigger as I ate it. Needless to say, even though this was probably terrible for me, it was still delicious! I have several tweaks to this recipe, as I’ll note below, and so do the other bloggers so be sure to check them out to make sure when you make this, you won’t make the same mistakes as us and you’ll get some time-saving/calorie-saving tips too!

    The lovely Tina from My Life as a Mrs. has the recipe on her blog today!

    My notes about this recipe:

    • I didn’t roast the peppers, I was in the middle of moving this weekend so I didn’t have the time to roast and peel them. I just diced them and cooked them with the onions.
    • I halved the recipe and it still made plenty.
    • I only used 1/4 cup of cream.
    • If I were to make this again, I’d omit the sour cream.
    • I used way too much cheese. I probably wouldn’t use nearly as much as I did for the topping next time.
    • The dish was flavorful but I feel that it could’ve had more flavor from spices rather than dumping a bunch of cream and sour cream together.

    Don’t forget to check out the other participants in PW Wednesday’s and their take on this recipe! After talking to them about it, I think we all modified this recipe a lot!

    Gina – Running to the Kitchen

    Megan – Country Cleaver

    Rachel – Baked by Rachel

    If you’ve missed the other installments, here’s a recap:

    Fried Chicken Tacos

    Mushroom Sliders with Fry Sauce

    Carnitas Pizza

    Breakfast Pizza

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  • Kathryn says:

    It definitely sounds like a lot of butter and cream! I’m not sure how I would feel about eating all that but they do look absolutely delicious.

  • Rachel @ Baked by Rachel says:

    lol she sure loves her dairy huh.

  • Rachel Cooks says:

    I love reading all of your posts and seeing what you each did differently.

  • Gina @ Running to the Kitchen says:

    Oh boy, yours look insanely creamy! haha I didn’t use the sour cream at all and just put a dollop of greek yogurt instead. I’m thinking that was a good decision. Not that these don’t look amazing, but I’m pretty sure I’d have a stomach ache after half of one! haha :)

  • Ali @ Gimme Some Oven says:

    Love your modifications! This looks sooooooo good!

  • Tina {My Life as a Mrs} says:

    LOVE that we both referenced Paula Deen hahaha But SERIOUSLY! Girl loves her some full fat… haha

  • Megan {Country Cleaver} says:

    I’m so glad that we all took our turns lightening these up in our own way. My jeans can’t handle all the fat!! PW is the Paula Deen of the country. Butter-lovah.

  • cassie says:

    Too much cheese? Is there such a thing? They look perfect to me. I’m a huge fan of enchiladas!!

  • Bev @ Bev Cooks says:

    FEED ME.

  • Erin @ Dinners, Dishes, and Desserts says:

    I love chicken enchiladas. These look wonderful. Will have to check out the recipe and the modifications. Not sure I have ever had cream with my enchiladas before :)

  • nicole @ I am a Honey Bee says:

    i would love this bc i LOVE sour cream but I bet I would like more heat in it to even out the flavors.

  • They look wicked good! I love any type of enchilada I can get my hands on.

  • Michelle says:

    I made enchiladas the other day and swapped greek yogurt for sour cream. They turned out pretty good, but sometimes the best enchiladas are just sauce, cheese, and tortillas. :)

  • amanda @ fake ginger says:

    Well they look awesome! I so need to try them.

  • Yudith @ Blissfully Delicious says:

    I don’t think that there is such thing such as “too much cheese” :)

  • Stephanie @ Eat. Drink. Love. says:

    They look great! I like your tips for cutting down the fat. Sounds like you can still make them creamy with using a lot less of the fattening stuff!

  • Ashley - BakerbyNature says:

    I have been dreaming about these since I saw Gina post them this morning! Your version looks just as decadent… a must!!!

  • Sarah from 20something cupcakes says:

    I think this might be the best photo for chicken enchiladas ever! Usually hard to get a good shot, yours looks perfect!

    • Julie says:

      Thank you! Btw, I checked out your blog and I have several coworkers that graduated from UM :)

  • Stephanie says:

    You know, I’ve never tried enchiladas before? Enchilada style burritos yes, but never enchiladas. Feel like I’m missing out, haha

  • Lauren @ Sweet Splendor says:

    Paula Deen will forever be my Achilles heel. She might give me a heart attack one day, but I can’t shake her! Nice post!

  • sally @ sally's baking addiction says:

    Julie! Even with the modifications to PW’s original recipe, I am still in love with this dish! It looks incredible. So much creamy goodness and so much CHEESE. More spices next time. This might sound gross, but I would top that with salsa lol. I love condiments!

    • Julie says:

      That doesn’t sound gross at all!! You know why? Cause Jason & I put salsa on this when we ate it!!!!! :) so good!

  • amy @ fearless homemaker says:

    oh wow, these sound cheesetastically delicious! i like your modifications, too – i would’ve done most of the same. will have to try these!

  • Carla @ Carlas Confections says:

    Oh man, I am definitely a fan of this PW Wednesdays! A little slow on the uptake, but I am loving it already! Everyone needs a little Ree in their lives ;). Your version of these enchiladas look amazing. Beautiful photos too!

  • Laurie {Simply Scratch} says:

    Looks so darn yummy Julie! Trade you… breakfast for dinner?

  • Chung-Ah | Damn Delicious says:

    I was a bit behind on my google reader so that’s why I’m getting to this now. I love that you pointed out how your ass was getting bigger as you were eating this. It looks incredibly creamy and cheesy, which is signs of the ultiamte comfort food. And I don’t mind if my ass gets bigger because it’ll be totally worth it when I inhale this.

  • Tracey says:

    Oh man do these ever look fantastic!! I love a good enchilada :) It sounds like Ree’s version is comfort food to the max, but I bet a lighter version would still be pretty delicious.

  • kita says:

    Droo. Ling.

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