Okay, so I really wanted to put up a recipe for gluten free chicken enchiladas. I grew up loving the chicken enchiladas that my mom made, but they are definitely not gluten-free or really all that healthy because of the cream of chicken soup. Canned chicken soup is not gluten-free and full of tons of other ingredients.
I used to love the stuff, until I stopped eating it and started making sauces from scratch, that I realized how disgusting canned soup is. I mean, I’m not even sure I would eat it if it would keep me from dying, which I highly doubt that situation would even come up since it barely has nutritional value.
I often make a simple white sauce for things like these, but I wanted to make it even easier and creamier for you, so you don’t even have to make a complicated sauce. I also love how there are white beans in these, so there is something inside the tortillas besides just chicken and sauce.
They are great for a simple dinner and provide a great leftover meal. Combine this wonderful dish with your favorite kind of rice. I think this is a perfect recipe for everyone – who doesn’t like a simple, affordable, delicious dinner? It works well for a big crowd or a night on your own. It works for the young and old. It works well as a college student meal or a family dinner.
These gluten free chicken enchiladas are hearty, super flavorful, and are topped with an easy, homemade sauce. Do you like chicken enchiladas with gluten-free flour tortillas or corn tortillas? Please comment below and let me know which you use.
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These enchiladas are hearty, super flavorful, and are topped with an easy, gluten free sauce.
- 8 oz Cream Cheese (softened)
- 8 oz can Green Chiles (chopped)
- 15 oz can White Beans drained (canned Northern Beans)
- 1 Small Yellow Onion (chopped)
- ½ Tbl Olive Oil
- 2 Large Chicken Breasts (cooked and shredded)
- 14 oz Green Enchilada Sauce (gluten-free)
- ¼ tsp Garlic Powder
- 2/3 Cup Sour Cream
- ¼ tsp Real Salt
- 8-10 Gluten-free tortillas (corn or gluten-free flour tortillas)
- 12 oz Monterey Jack or Colby Jack cheese (shredded)
- Place the olive oil and chopped onion in a saucepan. Saute on medium/high heat until onion is soft and translucent, about 4-5 minutes.
- While the onion is cooking, place the cream cheese in the base of a stand mixer and beat with a paddle until smooth. Add the green chilies and beans and mix in until beans are slightly smashed.
- Add 2/3 of the onion to the cream cheese mixture. Set saucepan with remaining onion aside.
- Mix the onion and the shredded chicken into the cream cheese mixture.
- Place the saucepan with reserved onion back on medium/high heat. Add the enchilada sauce, garlic powder, sour cream, and salt to the saucepan and bring to a boil, whisking together until smooth. Remove from heat.
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
- Pour 1/3 of the creamy enchilada sauce into a 9×13 baking dish and spread to cover.
- Heat the tortillas for a minute in a frying pan or in the oven so they are soft and pliable and don’t break when folding.
- Divide the cream cheese/chicken filling between 8-10 tortillas. Sprinkle a bit of shredded cheese on top of the filling in each tortilla.
- Roll up the tortillas into enchiladas and place side by side in prepared dish.
- Top the enchiladas with the remaining sauce, spreading the sauce across the tops of the enchiladas. Sprinkle remaining shredded cheese over the top.
- Bake for 35-40 minutes, or until cheese is melted and sauce is bubbling.
- Calories: 492
- Sugar: 6
- Sodium: 1008
- Fat: 29
- Saturated Fat: 16
- Carbohydrates: 33
- Fiber: 6
- Protein: 24
- Cholesterol: 99