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Creamy Chipotle Chicken Enchiladas

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Prior to getting married and having kids I used to travel a lot.  I’ve traveled to many countries in Central America, South America, and Europe.  And while my travels are not so exotic these days I like to bring home some of the fun of travel by making a lot of different recipes at home.  LA MORENA® is helping me to rediscover the great flavors of enchiladas by trying something a little different and I’m sharing my new Creamy Chipotle Chicken Enchiladas recipe with you!

chipotle chicken enchiladas on a tablecloth

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I found my LA MORENA® peppers at Giant Eagle.

International aisle at the grocery store jalapenos on the shelf

Creamy Chipotle Chicken Enchiladas Recipe


  • 1 (7 ounce) can LA MORENA® Chipotle Peppers in Adobo
  • 1 (7 ounc)e can LA MORENA® Pickled Jalapeños
  • 2 pounds of chicken breasts
  • 8 ounces of sour cream
  • 8 ounces of Monterey Jack cheese, shredded
  • 2 (10 ounce) cans of cream of chicken soup
  • taco-size tortillas
  • 1 (10 ounce) can fire roasted crushed tomatoes


Step 1- Take out the jalapeños from the can.  Slice off the tops with the stems and remove the seeds.  Dice up the jalapeños.  Then combine the jalapeños, chipotle peppers, and fire roasted tomatoes.  Use an immersion blender or food processor to combine them all together.  If you want a little less heat then don’t add in as many jalapeños.adobo peppers pickled peppers the sauceStep 2- Put the chicken breasts into a slow cooker and cover with some of the sauce.  Reserve the rest of the sauce for later.  Cook the chicken on low for about 6-8 hours.  Then remove the chicken and shred it.  I like to use my paddle attachment on my stand mixer to do the shredding for me.

the shredded chicken

Step 3- Combine the sour cream, cream of chicken, and 1/2 cup of Monterey Jack cheese and mix to combine.

cheese mixture

Step 4- Assemble your enchiladas.  First, lay down a tortilla.  Then spread on some of your sour cream/cream of chicken/ cheese mixture.  Top with some of your shredded chicken.  Then roll them up.  If you are making more mild enchiladas then go easy on how much of the mixture you spread on now as you’ll want to reserve some to top the enchiladas in the end (Step 6).

tortilla shell cheese mixture chicken mixture added tortilla rolled up pan filled with enchiladas rolled up

Step 5- Bake in the oven at 350 degrees for 25 minutes.

Step 6- Next take them out of the oven.  Now, there are 2 ways you can finish your enchiladas.  It all just depends on how spicy you want yours to be.  For spicier Chipotle Chicken Enchiladas top the enchiladas with the chipotle/tomato/jalapeño sauce that you reserved.  Then top with Monterey Jack cheese.

covered in sauce

For more mild enchiladas spread with the remaining cream cheese/cream of chicken/ cheese mixture top with Monterey Jack cheese.

covered in the cream mixture covered in cheese

Step 7- Put them back in the oven for 5 more minutes.  Than you’re done!  Dinner time!

the baked enchiladas the cheesy enchiladas

Look at the ooey gooey cheese and the chicken peeking out of the ends!

the baked enchiladas

Take your enchiladas outside and enjoy a great dinner al fresco.

enchiladas on the picnic table enchiladas on a plate closeup of the enchiladas

So, which way do you think you’d make the Chipotle Chicken Enchiladas?

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Mary Martha Mama