Creamy Chicken, Spinach & Mushroom Enchiladas

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One of my favorite recipes growing up was something my Dad used to make: asparagus enchiladas. To change things up a bit, I added cream cheese to Dad’s sauce, replaced the asparagus with spinach, and tucked some chicken and mushrooms in there too. I think I’ve made Dad’s recipe even better in creating: Creamy Chicken, Spinach & Mushroom Enchiladas.

Check out my video below, where I’ll show you how to make my new recipe.

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Creamy Chicken, Spinach & Mushroom Enchiladas

½ cup butter
½ cup all-purpose flour
3 cups chicken broth
8 ounces sour cream
4 ounces cream cheese
½ cup green taco sauce

12 (8-inch) flour tortillas
4 cups cooked, shredded chicken (about 2 large breasts)
10-ounce package frozen chopped spinach, thawed & squeezed dry
8 ounces sliced mushrooms
1 large shallot, finely chopped (about ¾ cup)
1 pound (16 ounces) grated Monterey Jack Cheese

1. Preheat oven to 425 degrees F. Spray two 9×9 pyrex dishes (or 1 large) with nonstick spray.

2. Prepare sauce: In a medium saucepan, melt butter over medium heat. Whisk in flour and cook, stirring 1 minute. Gradually add broth and cook, stirring until thick (5 minutes). Whisk in cream cheese until melted. Stir in sour cream and taco sauce. Let cool.

3. Assemble enchiladas: Lay out tortilla on work surface. Spread 2 Tablespoons Jack cheese down the middle, then ¼ cup chicken, a sprinkle of chopped shallots, a Tablespoon of spinach and a few mushroom slices. Spoon 2 Tablespoons of the sauce on top of the mixture. Roll and place seam-down, 6 enchiladas in each dish. Spoon remaining sauce over rolled enchiladas, then sprinkle with remaining Jack cheese.

4. Bake 25 to 30 minutes, or until lightly browned and bubbly.

Serves 6

*It’s perfectly okay to use light sour cream and low fat cream cheese in this recipe. You’ll still get the same, creamy result.
*This recipe freezes well. Divide the enchiladas into 2 pans, prepare through step 3, cover and freeze. Let thaw in refrigerator overnight and then bake, as directed.

19 Responses to “Creamy Chicken, Spinach & Mushroom Enchiladas”

  1. postedApr 13, 2010 6:41 AM

    At last! A beautiful enchilada recipe that doesn’t used canned soup! Bookmarked to make!

  2. postedApr 13, 2010 7:02 AM
    RecipeGirl's Mom

    Loved the vidio! You look beautiful. And your Enchilada recipe is a must-try-soon for company.

  3. postedApr 13, 2010 7:04 AM

    good luck on the contest! Wouldn’t it be fun to meet in Savannah!

  4. postedApr 13, 2010 7:25 AM

    Really a great job with the video. I enjoyed watching it and watching you make the enchiladas. They look delish!

  5. postedApr 13, 2010 8:46 AM

    Wow! That looks fantastic!

  6. postedApr 13, 2010 10:18 AM

    Yumm looks creamy and delish!! Can’t wait to try it!

  7. postedApr 13, 2010 10:48 AM

    Love the video! What a nice personal touch!
    You are very comfortable on camera!

  8. postedApr 13, 2010 12:04 PM

    Looks DELISH….can’t wait to try it!!!

  9. postedApr 14, 2010 5:21 AM
    pamela ponder

    looks awesome can’t wait to try it out thanks

  10. postedApr 14, 2010 10:12 AM

    Paula Deen uses quite a lot of butter in her recipes. I am not sure if I am able to use that much butter and still get good results. But I do love cream cheese. Never thought cream cheese could be put in enchilda. Gotta try next time.

  11. postedApr 14, 2010 10:11 AM

    Oh. my. gosh. These look fabulous! I am going to try to make them soon. My mouth is literally watering. AND! I know that I can get all of those ingredients in an organic version, so I can fix these for my whole family (17m old twins included!)!

  12. postedApr 14, 2010 10:21 AM

    Thanks for bringing this contest to our attention Laurie. Your enchiladas will show up on our menu soon.

  13. postedApr 15, 2010 4:19 AM

    Lori what a great video. Yes, the enchiladas look great, but I love seeing you in action! Thanks for sharing the contest with us……now my head is racing with recipe ideas. xo

  14. postedApr 23, 2010 12:21 PM

    have these baking in my oven right making a homemade enchilada easy and you can make them as light as you want to..thank you!

  15. postedApr 26, 2010 9:06 AM

    We love enchiladas here and these are some great ingredients.

  16. postedDec 12, 2011 9:28 AM

    Can you please tell me what is green taco sauce?

    • December 12th, 2011 @ 9:29 AM

      You’ll see it next to the red taco sauce at the grocery store. I believe it’s just made with green chilies/tomatoes instead of red.

  17. postedJan 28, 2013 6:14 PM
    Janel Brost

    Made these tonight… My boyfriend now has a new favorite food!

  18. postedJul 10, 2013 4:37 PM

    Love this idea…mine is baking right now. I substituted corn tortillas instead of flour. I also am lazy and have two small children, so instead of rolling the enchilada I did this recipe in layers as a casserole. I also added a can of green chilis to my sauteed onion and mushroom layer.

    Thanks for sharing this wonderful recipe!

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