White Chicken Enchiladas

White Chicken Enchiladas

This recipe from Joyful Momma’s Kitchen is a delicious, cheap and fun recipe for college students. It requires more chopping and cooking time than some recipes, but it also makes for easy leftovers for nights when students are short on time.

Here is the recipe, courtesy of the Joyful Momma’s Kitchen site:

Chicken enchiladas with green chili sour cream sauce
10 soft taco shells
2 cups cooked, shredded chicken
2 cups shredded Monterey Jack cheese
3 Tbsp. butter
3 Tbsp. flour
2 cups chicken broth
1 cup sour cream
1 (4 oz) can diced green chillies

1.  Preheat oven to 350 degrees.  Grease a 9×13 pan
2. Mix chicken and 1 cup cheese.  Roll up in tortillas and place in pan.
3. In a sauce pan, melt butter, stir in flour and cook 1 minute.  Add broth and whisk until smooth.  Heat over medium heat until thick and bubbly.
4. Stir in sour cream and chilies.  Do not bring to boil, you don’t want curdled sour cream.
5. Pour over enchiladas and top with remaining cheese.
6. Bake 22 min and then under high broil for 3 min to brown the cheese.

I recently tried this recipe on my own, and I highly recommend it.

White Chicken Enchiladas

I chose to alter the recipe by using Greek Yogurt instead of Sour Cream for the sauce, making it a healthier dinner option. I also altered the recipe by adding chopped and sauteed red peppers, onions and tomatoes in each enchilada. I made this recipe while I was home for Winter Break for myself and my parents. Together, the three of us were still unable to finish the dish. However, we saved the leftovers in Tupperware, and the Enchiladas still tasted great later that week.

This popular recipe had nearly 300 comments from fans, many making suggestions for possible additions to the recipe. Here are a few of the user comments:

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I highly recommend this recipe for busy college students. It contains cheap and easily obtainable ingredients. While it makes large servings, it is ideal for a group meal (have roommates chip in to make this recipe even cheaper), or ideal to save as leftovers!

Enjoy!

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