Creamy Spinach and Chicken Enchiladas

February 3, 2009

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We love Mexican food around our house and I was in search of a great way to use some of our garden veggies, and I thought spinach enchiladas, perfect.  For this recipe I used what I had on hand but it would be much better with corn tortillas not flour, but if you like flour more then by all means go ahead!  The boys really liked this recipe and I think its a good way to get your kiddos to eat their greens.  The  spinach went very well with the creamy cheesy sauce and chicken.  We will be making this again for sure!

Ingredients: 1 Cup chopped onion (I used green onion), 3 Cloves garlic, 2 cups cooked chicken (sticky chicken), 3 cups fresh spinach, 1/2 cup sour cream, 1/2 cup cream cheese, 1 can enchilada sauce, 1 1/2 cups shredded cheese, 12 tortillas

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Add 1 T olive oil to pan then add chopped garlic and onions for about 3 minutes

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Then add fresh spinach and cook till slightly wilted

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Then add cream cheese and sour cream

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And 1 cup of cheese, cook until melted then add chicken

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Spoon a spoonful of mixture on tortilla, roll and place in casserole, I poured any remaining chicken mixture on top

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Then spoon on sauce, and add remaining cheese

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Bake @ 350 for 20-25 minutes

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Enjoy!

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Creamy Spinach and Chicken Enchiladas

1 cup chopped onion (I used green onions)

3 cloves garlic

2 cups cooked chicken, chopped or shredded

3 cups fresh spinach

1 cup sour cream or cream cheese

1 can enchilada sauce

1 1/2 cups shredded cheese

12 tortillas-corn or flour

Add 1 T olive oil to pan, cook onions and garlic until softened then add spinach till slightly wilted. Add cream cheese, sour cream and 1 cup cheese cook until melted, then add shredded chicken and mix well.

Spoon chicken mixture into tortillas and roll up. Place in 9×13 pan. Top with sauce and cheese. Bake uncovered at 350 for about 25 minutes.

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Stacy February 3, 2009 at 7:34 am

Sounds yummy!

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Amy @ Finer Things February 3, 2009 at 8:23 am

I often find spinach on Manager’s Special at the grocery store. Now I know what to do with it! Yum! Thanks.

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Sherry February 3, 2009 at 8:45 am

Great looking recipe!! Definitely will have to give that a try.

Have a great Tuesday!
Sherry

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Robyn February 3, 2009 at 9:00 am

YUM! I love recipes!! Looks awesome! Thanks for sharing 🙂

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Lindy February 3, 2009 at 9:05 am

YUM! I will definitely be trying that one! That looks so incredibly delicious. Thank you!

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Kristen February 3, 2009 at 9:51 am

that looks amazing! I am adding this to my menu plan and shopping list, thanks for sharing!

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Brenda February 3, 2009 at 10:24 am

Looks great! I like anything with spinach and anything mexican, so this would be a good recipe for me.

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CompleteLee Blogger February 3, 2009 at 10:29 am

Mmmmmmm!

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limeandlemon February 3, 2009 at 11:17 am

looks really delicious .. nicely posted .. Laila .. http://limeandlemon.wordpress.com/

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Shani February 3, 2009 at 11:30 am

Looks delicious – thanks so much for sharing the recipe!

Have a wonderful week~
Shani

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Helene February 3, 2009 at 11:47 am

This looks so yummy! I wonder if I could get my kids to eat it. They usually won’t touch anything with spinach in it so I’d really have to hide it in there!! They loved the other enchiladas I made from your recipe list so I might be able to pull off these spinach ones!

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Tabitha (From Single to Married) February 3, 2009 at 12:01 pm

mmm… that seriously looks heavenly!!

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Faith - That's Just Freaking Lovely February 3, 2009 at 1:41 pm

Oh my, that sounds SO tasty! We LOVE spinach around here!

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Christy February 3, 2009 at 1:59 pm

What a great way to sneak that spinach in!

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Kirstin February 3, 2009 at 2:22 pm

this sounds yummy. I just made chicken enchiladas on saturday. I can’t remember if I posted the recipe or not. I think it’s in my archives. This would be good with a white sauce as well I bet.

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Kim @ForeverWherever February 3, 2009 at 3:14 pm

What a great post to bring to Tasty Tuesday! It made me hungry! Thanks for sharing!
-Kim

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Mary Ann February 3, 2009 at 4:29 pm

These look delicious! I’m bookmarking the recipe for when I have tortillas on hand.

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annkroeker February 3, 2009 at 4:41 pm

Thanks for taking the time to photograph each step. It’s reassuring for people who have never made a recipe before to feel that they’re on the right track to a successful (and delicious) conclusion.

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Lisa@blessedwithgrace February 3, 2009 at 4:46 pm

Well, since your cheesy chicken enchiladas are a new family favorite, at my house, I am sure this recipe will be a hit, as well!

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Heather S February 3, 2009 at 6:12 pm

Wow, I’m definitely going to have to try this. Always looking for a new twist on the enchilada recipe.

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SueSue February 3, 2009 at 7:41 pm

Have the enchiladas in the oven, will let you know what BB and AB think. Saw the recipe this morning and had to make them for supper. I used a roasted chicken from WalMart. Serving with spanish rice and a caesar salad. Please post more pictures of my great nephews, I really miss them. Aunt SueSue

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Kara-Noel February 3, 2009 at 7:49 pm

This looks great and I think it would be a hit with my husband and son!!

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Kari A. February 3, 2009 at 8:00 pm

Wonder if you could use frozen spinach?

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SueSue February 3, 2009 at 8:50 pm

They were so good and my guys loved them. Great recipe and very easy to make. Keep those recipes coming, makes my meal planning a lot easier. Aunt SueSue

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Alice February 4, 2009 at 1:52 am

This is lovely and creamy… my type of food. Tks for sharing.

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Jerri February 4, 2009 at 3:47 am

These look yummy!

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Cascia @ Healthy Moms February 4, 2009 at 6:59 am

That looks really good. My family loves Mexican too. I’m not a very good cook so the only Mexican that I can handle is tacos.

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Tina February 4, 2009 at 1:59 pm

Oh now I must go and make these! They look fabulous! We make chicken cheese ones the same way minus the spinach.

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Sweet Pea February 4, 2009 at 5:09 pm

Kari- Yes you can use frozen just be sure to get most of the water out.

Sue-Sue- glad the guys and you enjoyed them!

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Kristen February 5, 2009 at 10:01 am

Wanted to let you know – last night I was inspired by this post and recipe and decided to make some Spinach Enchiladas. I remembered most of what you used (I didn’t have it all, but had some substitutions), mixed them, and now have dinner in the fridge ready to be heated! It’s wonderful!

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Michelle February 6, 2009 at 12:20 pm

Yum! My mouth is watering :).

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spanglishmama February 9, 2009 at 3:47 am

dang girl those enchiladas look good! Ima have to try that recipe.
Tisha

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Heather S February 12, 2009 at 2:04 pm

Ok we made these last night. YUM!!!! I omited the chicken and used Green enchilada sauce instead of red but it was YUMMY!!! You can tweak this in so many different ways. Thanks for sharing and this is definitely in my keeper file!!!

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Tammy April 30, 2009 at 2:38 pm

Wow…these look seriously yummy!!

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Gina June 14, 2010 at 1:41 pm

I am going to cook this tonight! 🙂

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Tez July 8, 2011 at 10:21 pm

thanks so much for this! i made it and it was perfect! well, i didnt have the sauce on hand, so i compromised with a taco-sauceish mixture, which was great. But OH that creamy filling mmm. My husband saw what was on his plate and it went like this hubby: “whats that?” me: “creamy spinach encilladas”… hubby: “Oh no, oh im sorry but I cant stand enchilladas, i dont know if i can eat this” me: “okay well have a mouthful first and then decide” hubby: “oh… okay” *takes a miniscule mouthful with a look of dismay on his face…munch munch…”Hey these are nice…they arent enchilladas!” hahahaha. He ate it and we were so full we couldnt finish it…so he took the leftovers to work! thanks so much! will be putting this in my recipe file!

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