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Creamy Jalapeno Queso Chicken Enchiladas

I feel very fortunate that for me, cooking is my comfort zone. I feel so comfortable in the kitchen and really enjoy throwing this and that into a pan and seeing what happens. Fortunately, I can only remember twice in my entire life that dinner has been inedible. If you know us personally ask Ryan about the pork stew disaster and salt tacos 🙂

Creamy Jalapeno Queso Chicken Enchiladas

While I’m fortunate to love cooking, there are some things that terrify me. I am a control freak so going into a new situation is often so frightening to me. Tomorrow I head to Haven Conference in Atlanta, a blogging conference, and I have no idea what to expect and that is so hard.  I am always so envious of people who can go with the flow and just breeze into new situations!


Creamy Jalapeno Queso Chicken Enchiladas

I am so excited to discover an entire new world of the blogging industry but I am so out of my comfort zone. In order to stay distracted from my nerves, I have been trying to stay busy in the kitchen with new recipes. Giant Eagle is one of my favorite stores to just browse the aisles because they always have amazing products and I always find inspiration there. I picked up LA MORENA® Sliced and Whole Jalapeño Peppers last time I was browsing the Hispanic aisle at Giant Eagle and knew I could come up with a delicious new to me Mexican recipe with them! I have seen this brand in the store before, but this was my first time purchasing them and I am so glad I did! These Creamy Jalapeño Queso Chicken Enchiladas were the outcome of my pepper buying and this dish has amazing Mexican-inspired flavors, but are still so easy for a weeknight.

Creamy Jalapeno Queso Chicken Enchiladas

Next time your in the Mexican aisle, skip past the canned salsas and sauces and head over to the authentic cans of chiles and peppers. You can make amazingly easy and flavorful Mexican sauces on your own! LA MORENA® is a great, authentic brand and is the perfect base for authentic Mexican recipes made at home. No reason to be intimidated by Mexican cooking at home!

Creamy Jalapeno Queso Chicken Enchiladas

This company has been producing amazing product for 35 years so they know what they are doing when in it comes to great ingredients! I used both their sliced jalapeños and whole jalapeños in this recipe. I love how their peppers come pickled with tons of other delicious veggies in the can. The carrots add amazing flavor!

Creamy Jalapeno Queso Chicken Enchiladas

I have been super busy with getting ready for my daughter’s birthday and planning my trip to Haven, and have been taking short cuts on meals lately. I picked up two cans of  LA MORENA®  this week and it helped me slow down and rediscover some delicious flavors this week. I used to make traditional red enchiladas all the time but haven’t in so long. The LA MORENA® jalapeños pushed me to try a completely new recipe and I am so glad I did! These Creamy Jalapeño Queso Chicken Enchiladas are flavor packed and so unique and are just as good as the white enchiladas you can order in your favorite Mexican restaurant.

Creamy Jalapeno Queso Chicken Enchiladas

These enchiladas are unique and have a delicious creamy chicken and green chile-jalapeño filling and are topped with a slightly spicy white sauce reminiscent of the delicious queso you can order with your chips at a restaurant! Although the recipe calls for jalapeños, I wouldn’t call these spicy, just flavor-filled and they are definitely family friendly! Perfect for summer nights and al fresco eating!

Creamy Jalapeno Queso Chicken Enchiladas
5 from 3 votes

Creamy Jalapeño Queso Chicken Enchiladas


  • 2 cooked chicken breasts shredded. I used rotisserie chicken
  • 10 medium sized flour tortillas
  • 5 whole LA MORENA® jalapenos
  • 1 cup of shredded monteray jack cheese
  • 6 oz. of canned green chiles
  • juice of 1 lime
  • 1/2 cup sour cream divided
  • 2 oz. cream cheese
  • For the sauce:
  • 2 oz. room temperature cream cheese divided
  • 2 tbsp. butter
  • 2 tbsp. flour
  • 1 cup milk
  • 1 cup monteray jack cheese shredded
  • 10 sliced LA MORENA® jalapenos
  • salt and pepper to taste


  1. Preheat oven to 425 degrees.
  2. In a mixing bowl, add your shredded chicken, half the sour cream, 2 oz of the cream cheese. Mix well to combine. Add the lime juice, stir, then set aside.
  3. In the bowl of a food processor, add the whole jalapenos, green chiles, and the remaining sour cream. Pulse for 5-10 seconds, until chopped but still chunky. Add mixture to the bowl of chicken and stir well.
  4. Lay out your tortillas. Spoon two heaping tbsp. of the chicken mixture in the center of each tortilla and then top with monterary jack cheese. Roll up each tortilla and place seam side down in a baking dish.
  5. Put into oven for 10 minutes, or until edges are golden brown.
  6. While cooking, make your sauce. Melt butter in a small sauce pan, over low heat. Once melted, whisk in the flour. Let cook for 1 minute. Add the milk and increase the heat to medium.
  7. Once milk boils, reduce heat to a simmer and let thicken, 1-2 minutes. Sauce should coat the back of a wooden spoon. Add the cream cheese and stir until melted. Add the monteray jack cheese and stir until melted. Add the sliced jalapenos. Taste and add salt and pepper if desired.
  8. When the 10 minutes is up, remove enchiladas from the oven. Top with the sauce. Return to the oven for another 10 minutes, or until sauce is bubbling.
  9. Serve immediately.

Creamy Jalapeno Queso Chicken Enchiladas

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41 thoughts on “Creamy Jalapeño Queso Chicken Enchiladas

  1. Ummm you didn’t finish the recipe? What about the sliced jalapeños? And the remaining cream cheese? You didn’t say anything in the recipe about the topping?

    1. OMG! I don’t know what happened! Either I was losing my mind or I didn’t hit save after I typed the recipe! Thank you so much for letting me know, it is all fixed now!!

  2. We always make Mexican food on Tuesdays (Taco Tuesdays). Sometimes the kids need a a break from tacos, so I like to add new things into the mix.

    1. My daughter loves taco Tuesdays and gets super mad when I forget to make them !

  3. this sounds amazing! I would totally do this for a night when I wanted fancy but simple! I love the mexican food aisle and have lots of these ingredients already!

    1. This is definitely a step up from your basic enchilada recipe but still simple!

  4. this looks cool and i know my brother would totally love this. i am such a mexican food addict. the sad part is that i can’t eat dairy so a lot of the recipes are hard to remake.

    1. Oh no! That would be hard without dairy! You could definitely try making these with a red sauce to leave out the dairy!

  5. I make a dish similar to this, but I’ve always used green chili’s and not necessarily jalapenos. I’ll have to switch it up next time for a bit of a spicier taste.

    1. It definitely adds a bit of spiciness and lots of flavor!

  6. Anything that has cheese and jalapeno is a hit with my two teen boys and I’m sure they’re going to love this recipe if I make it for them! It’s not that difficult to make either! Thanks for sharing it with us!

  7. Ooh these look to die for! I love enchiladas and these look absolutely amazing! I can’t wait to try them

  8. I LOVE Mexican food. Enchiladas are delicious so this is a must make in my house! Especially with the jalapeños for my hubby and I!

  9. I have never tried making enchiladas in the oven. The way my mom made them was frying the tortilla in a pan then dipped it in the sauce, then put the chicken in them and rolled them up. So whenever I make them, I just do the same as her. Ill definitely try in the oven, it will save my fingers from being burnt and not as much oil.

    Thanks for the recipe!!

  10. I used to make enchiladas a lot, but it has been so long. This recipe looks perfect. I am going to have to pull out my baking dish soon.

  11. Enchiladas are a fave of ours for dinner but I’ve never actually made them. We use Morena products all the time, definitely look forward to making this recipe!

  12. These sound so amazing. I have not had a great enchilada in a long time but these sound like my taste buds would go crazy.

  13. Mmmm it has been far too long since I have had enchiladas. I think I’ll have to whip up this recipe somoe time this weekend! Thanks for the idea!

  14. I’ll definitely make this tom for my friend who’s visiting me out of town tomorrow!!!

  15. Is it 4oz of cream cheese total? It says to put 2 Oz in the chicken and then the “remaining” in the sauce.

    1. Yes! You can see that there is 2 oz cream cheese listed in the filling and also in the sauce parts of the recipe!I hope you like them!

  16. 5 stars
    So yummy! This is such a good meal to make ahead and eat later. We doubled the recipe because we have a big family. I have had it for leftovers the past two days. It was even better the second day. What is the calorie and serving size? I’m trying to log it in my calorie tracker.

  17. 5 stars
    Just a note to say how much my family loves this recipe! I make it without the sauce on top – a little extra shredded cheese instead. I make ahead and leave in fridge. My kids will grab one and go!

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