PW Wednesday’s: 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


Posted on May 30, 2012

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  1. 05/30/2012 at 7:41 am

    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.

  2. 05/30/2012 at 8:09 am

    lol she sure loves her dairy huh.

  3. 05/30/2012 at 8:11 am

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

  4. 05/30/2012 at 8:33 am

    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 :)

  5. 05/30/2012 at 8:55 am

    Love your modifications! This looks sooooooo good!

  6. 05/30/2012 at 9:02 am

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

  7. 05/30/2012 at 9:18 am

    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.

  8. 05/30/2012 at 10:07 am

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

  9. 05/30/2012 at 10:47 am

    FEED ME.

  10. 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 :)

  11. 05/30/2012 at 1:57 pm

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

  12. 05/30/2012 at 4:41 pm

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

  13. 05/30/2012 at 7:14 pm

    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. :)

  14. 05/30/2012 at 7:35 pm

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

  15. 05/30/2012 at 9:33 pm

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

  16. 05/30/2012 at 10:53 pm

    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!

  17. 05/30/2012 at 11:02 pm

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

  18. 05/31/2012 at 11:01 am

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

    • 05/31/2012 at 11:15 am

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

  19. 05/31/2012 at 11:17 am

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

  20. 05/31/2012 at 12:02 pm

    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!

  21. 05/31/2012 at 12:14 pm

    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!

    • 05/31/2012 at 12:21 pm

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

  22. 05/31/2012 at 1:43 pm

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

  23. 05/31/2012 at 6:22 pm

    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!

  24. 05/31/2012 at 8:49 pm

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

  25. 06/01/2012 at 1:50 pm

    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.

  26. 06/03/2012 at 5:19 pm

    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.

  27. 06/05/2012 at 10:18 pm

    Droo. Ling.

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