This was so tasty, we rushed to eat seconds before it ran out

 



Introduction:

Embrace the heartwarming delight of enchiladas, a cherished Mexican dish loved globally. Today's focus is on a particularly indulgent variant: cream cheese enchiladas. These creamy, savory treats are ideal for cozy weeknights and celebratory feasts alike.


A Memorable Culinary Experience

Recalling my first encounter with cream cheese enchiladas brings back the feeling of a crisp autumn evening and the warmth of friendship. The creamy filling, tender tortillas, and rich sauce created a soul-soothing, crave-worthy experience. Since then, these enchiladas have become a staple in my kitchen, consistently wowing diners. I'm excited to share this recipe with you — it's a guaranteed crowd-pleaser.


Recipe for Cream Cheese Enchiladas


Ingredients:


8 oz package of softened cream cheese

3 cups of shredded cooked chicken

2 cups of shredded Mexican cheese


3 tablespoons of unsalted butter


2 cups of chicken broth


4 oz can of diced green chiles


8 (6-inch) corn tortillas


3 tablespoons of all-purpose flour


1 tablespoon of lime juice


Optional: 1/2 teaspoon of chili powder


Salt and pepper to taste


Fresh cilantro for garnish


Optional toppings: diced tomatoes, sliced olives, jalape├▒os, green onions


Instructions:


Preheat your oven to 350°F (175°C) and grease a 9x13-inch casserole dish.


Combine half the cream cheese, chicken, 1 cup of cheese, lime juice, and chili powder (if using) in a bowl. Season as desired.


Fill each tortilla with 2-3 tablespoons of the mixture, roll them up, and place them seam side down in the dish.


In a saucepan, melt butter, then whisk in flour for 2-3 minutes. Add seasoning, chicken broth, green chiles, and the remaining cream cheese. Cook until the sauce thickens.


Pour the green chile sauce over the enchiladas, sprinkle with the remaining cheese.


Bake for 20-25 minutes. For a lightly browned top, broil briefly.


Let them rest before serving. Garnish with cilantro and additional toppings if desired.


Conclusion:


Treat yourself and your loved ones to these irresistible cream cheese enchiladas. Their rich flavors and comforting warmth are perfect for any occasion. Don't miss out on this culinary gem!


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