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Green Chile Chicken Enchiladas

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These creamy Green Chile Chicken Enchiladas are the perfect weeknight dinner. They are a perfect mix of green chile sauce, chicken, and gooey cheeses that everyone loves to eat!


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Are you ready for the easiest, best tasting, comes together so quickly green chile chicken enchiladas? This recipe is probably the recipe I make the most in my own house. And everyone loves it.

Using a homemade green chile sauce is a great way to give a bold flavor that has simple ingredients that taste amazing.

Adding black beans to the enchilada filling gives you a clean protein and stretches your budget when the price of chicken keeps rising.

And even though it is covered in perfect cheeses, the chicken enchiladas with greek yogurt gives you a healthier twist and a bonus tangy kick compared to other creamy green enchiladas.

But the part that takes it from regular white chicken enchiladas and turns it into one of my favorite enchilada recipes is putting your favorite mexican blend garnishes on top. It takes it from a regular home cook casserole to a perfect dish. And it is so beautiful too!

Whether you need a healthy weeknight meal, or one you can prepare in advance, these creamy green chicken enchiladas are the perfect dinner for your daily life.


All ingredients for Chicken Enchiladas laid out on counter


What Ingredients Are in Green Chile Chicken Enchiladas?

  • Green Burrito Sauce: a base made of green chiles makes the best enchiladas.
  • Greek Yogurt: a creamy and healthy addition that makes the sauce perfect
  • Shredded Chicken: I like to use rotisserie chicken from the grocery store, but you can use any leftover chicken
  • Cheddar and Monterey Jack Cheese: the perfect cheese blend for Mexican food
  • Black Beans: adds heartiness and texture to the filling of your creamy green chili chicken enchiladas.
  • Flour Tortillas: choose soft taco-sized for rolling the enchiladas; if you prefer corn tortillas you can use those too.
  • Olive Oil Spray: used to stop the enchiladas from sticking to the bottom of the pan.
  • Your Favorite Garnishes: try Cotija Cheese, Avocado, fresh cilantro, Toasted Pumpkin Seeds, green onions, or chives

Pro Tips: If you just made the green enchilada sauce, let it cool before mixing with Greek yogurt. 


Green Chile Enchilada Sauce and Greek yogurt mixed together in a bowl


How Do You Make Green Chile Enchiladas?

  1. Whisk cooled homemade green chile enchilada sauce with Greek yogurt.
  2. Mix chicken, cheese, beans, and yogurt sauce.
  3. Spread enchilada sauce in the baking dish.
  4. Roll chicken mixture into tortillas and place in a baking dish.
  5. Pour remaining sauce over enchiladas.
  6. Bake covered.
  7. Uncoveradd cheese, bake until golden.

Pro Tip: Be sure to spray the baking dish before making your green chile chicken enchilada casserole. Even if you are using a foil pan, give it a spray so all the goodness can come out of the pan.


chicken, cheese, black beans and green chile yogurt sauce in a bowl, unmixed.


What to Serve with Green Chile Chicken Enchiladas:

You can serve so many different things with creamy green enchiladas. I like classic Mexican side dishes or even a simple garden salad. But here are a few family favorite suggestions:


enchilada filling in a tortilla, ready to be rolled and added to casserole dish


Can You Make Green Chile Chicken Enchiladas Ahead of Time?

Yes you can make chicken enchiladas with green chile sauce ahead of time! I like to assemble the enchiladas, cover with a lid or just plastic wrap, and refrigerate. 

It can sit in the fridge for 3 days without baking, and when you are ready, just cook your creamy green chile enchiladas and serve!

How to Store Leftover Green Chile Chicken Enchiladas:

Store leftover green chile enchiladas in the refrigerator in an airtight container. You can leave them in the baking pan or portion them into individual servings to eat through the week.


enchiladas rolled and placed in casserole dish with sauce poured over the top


Can You Freeze Green Chile Chicken Enchiladas?

Yes, you can freeze green chile chicken enchiladas! You can freeze them before or after baking. 

Let them cool, wrap with plastic wrap and then foil or a freezer safe lid. When you are ready to bake your green chile chicken enchilada recipe, either let it thaw overnight and bake as directed or put it straight in the oven frozen and increase the baking time to cook until heated through.


Shredded cheese sprinkled on top of enchiladas


Are Green Chile Chicken Enchiladas Healthy?

Green chile chicken enchiladas are a lot healthier than traditional enchiladas. This recipe uses greek yogurt instead of sour cream which gives you less calories and more protein to help you feel full while eating less. 

It also has lean proteins like chicken and black beans. Using the homemade enchilada sauce gives you a lot of vegetables mixed into your creamy chicken enchiladas too.

While these are healthy, always eat a healthy portion of this green enchilada recipe to keep it part of a balanced diet.


Baked Green Chile Enchiladas in pan.


Can I Use Store-Bought Green Chile Sauce? 

While I think the flavor of this Salsa Verde Recipe is better than anything you can buy at the store, you can use a store-bought green chile sauce to make this casserole dish. Choose your favorite salsa verde or green chilies sauce to use in this recipe.

Can Dogs Eat Green Chile Chicken Enchiladas?

No, do not let your dogs eat these green chile chicken enchiladas. Green chilis are dangerous for dogs. 

And the garlic or onion powder that is in the sauce is also dangerous. Give your pup plain unseasoned chicken instead of these green chili chicken enchiladas.


Two enchiladas on plate with toppings of cheese, avocados and cilantro


Additional Chicken Recipes You’ll Love…

These green chile chicken enchiladas are an easy recipe the whole family will enjoy. For easy meal prep, make them the night before to enjoy dinner the next day!


Two enchiladas on plate with toppings of cheese, avocados and cilantro

Creamy Green Chile Enchiladas

Yield: 12
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 30 minutes
Total Time: 45 minutes

Spice up your dinner routine with Green Chile Chicken Enchiladas! Bursting with flavor and customizable toppings, it's a tasty weeknight dish!


  1. Make your green chile sauce.
  2. Preheat oven to 350* F.
  3. Whisk together cooled green chile enchilada sauce with Greek yogurt.
  4. Mix together shredded chicken, 2 cups of the cheese, b1ack beans and a cup of the green chile yogurt mixture.
  5. Spray baking dish with olive oil spray.
  6. Add a little enchilada sauce to the bottom of the baking dish.
  7. Add chicken mixture to each tortilla, roll.
  8. Pour remainder of green chile yogurt mixture over the top of the enchiladas.
  9. Cover with foil and cook for 20 minutes.
  10. Uncover, top with the reminder of the cheese and cook another 10 minutes.
  11. Top with crumbled cotija cheese, chopped cilantro and avocado slices.
Nutrition Information:
Yield: 12 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 459Total Fat: 21gSaturated Fat: 8gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 10gCholesterol: 68mgSodium: 505mgCarbohydrates: 39gFiber: 7gSugar: 4gProtein: 29g

Originally Posted: June 23, 2017

Photos & Text Updated: February 19, 2024



Saturday 22nd of January 2022

I am cooking them now, and they should be delicious. I did use home made green sauce and I preferred the sauce before the sour cream but that is just personnel taste.

Thanks so much!

Nancy Prucha

Monday 20th of April 2020

These enchiladas were so good. I loved the green chili sauce. No more canned for me.


Thursday 26th of October 2017

Oh how delicious! I love a good green sauce and it sounds perfect on these enchiladas. My mom replaces cream with greek yogurt all the time and it always comes out great. I haven't tried it yet as I'm a sucker for cream, but I will...someday. What fun to see how a dairy farm operates!


Saturday 14th of October 2017

I love the idea of replacing the cream with Greek yogurt! I saved the recipe for later, and will give it a try. Thanks, Michelle!


Monday 26th of June 2017

Loving this recipe Michelle! But also, what a fun trip! My husband grew up on a dairy farm for the first part of his life and I love to learn more about it from others as well.

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