Sour Cream and Green Chile Chicken Enchiladas

Hatch chile season is in full-force right now all over! I love walking into my local Central Market and smelling the amazing, roasted chiles over the fire outside. The smell warms my heart and soul and I just want to cook with *all the hatch chiles*.  Enter: my Sour Cream and Green Chile Chicken Enchiladas!

Sour Cream and Green Chile Chicken Enchiladas

One hot tip with hatch chile season is to grab a bunch of the roasted hatch chiles from your grocery store, throw them in a ziplock bag, and toss them in the freezer. A lot of Hatch Chile recipes are perfect for the fall– and you’ll that yourself later for the good deed. My favorite amongst the cold-weather recipes is this Green Chile Stew. Oh my goodness it’s soooo good. 

Here is a fun and semi-homemade enchilada recipe. At first, I intended to make my own enchilada sauce using the fresh hatch chiles, but I quickly realized (as the ingredient list grew) that it wouldn’t be cooked much in your kitchen’s on the weeknights if I continued on the route that I was headed. It was complicated and hey, I want to make your weeknights a little easier than that… yet so flavorful. 

Sour Cream and Green Chile Chicken Enchiladas

This Sour Cream and Green Chile Chicken Enchiladas recipe is just that. So easy, and so flavorful! And, don’t worry if you didn’t stockpile fresh roasted hatch green chiles– you can use them straight out of the can. It’s delicious either way. But it’s a great way to put the hatch green chiles to use if you have some and while they are in season! 

These enchiladas are gluten-free and grain-free BUT they are not Dairy Free. I find it tricky to make enchiladas dairy-free, but I do have a good recipe here for Dairy-Free Enchiladas Suizas if you can’t do cheese. But if you can do cheese, these lightened up enchiladas will knock your socks off! They are amazing! 

Sour Cream and Green Chile Chicken Enchiladas

Easy Skillet Sour Cream-Green Chile Chicken Enchiladas

Sour Cream and Green Chile Chicken Enchiladas
5 from 10 votes


For the Chicken Filling:

  • 2 cups shredded chicken (I use Rotisserie)
  • 3/4 cup light sour cream
  • 1 tsp dried oregano
  • 1 tsp ground cumin
  • 1 tsp garlic powder
  • 1/2 tsp kosher salt
  • 1/2 tsp black pepper
  • 1 cup roasted hatch chile, diced small *see notes

For the Enchiladas:

  • 1 [16-ounce] jar of salsa verde
  • 8 tortillas (I use Siete Foods Cassava)
  • 1 cup shredded Monterey jack cheese

For Serving (all optional):

  • 1 avocado, cubed
  • 1 lime, cut into wedges
  • 1/4 small red onion, finely diced
  • 2 tbsp cilantro leaves


  • Preheat the oven to 375 degrees F.

Prepare the Filling:

  • In a large bowl, combine all of the chicken filling ingredients. Stir until well combined and set aside.

Make the Enchiladas:

  • Spread 1 cup of the salsa verde across the bottom of a 12 inch cast iron skillet (or a 9 x 13 casserole dish) so that it evenly coats the bottom.
  • In a separate, small skillet over medium-low heat, heat 1/4 cup of the salsa verde. One by one, heat each tortilla in the warm salsa verde until just softened, about 30 seconds per side. Transfer the softened tortilla onto a plate and fill with about 2 tablespoons of the sour cream chicken filling. Gently roll, then lay seam side down in the prepared oven-safe skillet. Continue until all of the tortillas have been filled and rolled.
  • Pour the remaining salsa verde over the enchiladas, then sprinkle with the cheese.
  • Transfer the enchiladas to the oven, uncovered, and bake until the cheese is hot and bubbly, 8 to 10 minutes.
  • Remove from oven and garnish with cilantro, diced onion, avocado and serve with lime wedges. Enjoy!


*You can either use fresh, roasted Hatch chiles in this recipe. You just need to peel the skin, remove the stem, seeds, and then dice fine. 
*You can also opt to use 2 [4-ounce] cans diced hatch chiles, drained.


  • Reply
    February 23, 2022 at 3:57 pm

    5 stars
    These are amazing! I’m making them again for a crowd, but also cooking for a pescatarian. Do you think I could sub the chicken for shrimp in one batch? Thanks!

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      February 24, 2022 at 7:16 pm

      oh yes!! Shrimp enchiladas would be fab here!

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      April 1, 2022 at 5:14 pm

      Shrimp is a great idea! Would you use cooked shrimp or raw? (Before placing dish in the oven)

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    January 31, 2022 at 3:43 pm

    5 stars
    Love these!!

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    Jamie Martin
    January 2, 2022 at 2:32 am

    5 stars
    This is so insanely delicious and easy! In a pinch I throw some chicken breast in a instapot and shred. So simple! If y’all love this, try the “enchiladas con carne” pg. 63 in her first Defined Dish cookbook! I never liked beef enchiladas until I made these and now make them a few times a month! Excellent meal train dish as well!

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      May 12, 2022 at 3:54 pm

      The enchiladas con carne are a family favorite here..and I always double the sauce. SO good!!

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    Stefanie T
    August 23, 2021 at 4:14 am

    5 stars
    Super easy and delicious! Family loved it! Thanks Alex for another great recipe.

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    August 11, 2021 at 8:40 pm

    Hi Alex! I’m looking forward to making this recipe. If I’m using fresh, hatch chilies should they be raw or roasted?

    • Reply
      August 13, 2021 at 3:12 pm

      roasted! 🙂

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    August 3, 2021 at 1:52 am

    5 stars
    A néw favorite! How would you make this if making ahead? Wait to add salsa? And how would you do with frozen?

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      August 3, 2021 at 1:52 pm

      while these are best fresh, I would make the enchiladas completely (with sauce on top, everything but don’t bake yet) and freeze. You can then either thaw and bake as directed, or bake from frozen, which will take an extra 15 mins or so.

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    March 6, 2021 at 2:44 pm

    Could you use the kite hill sour cream here?

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      March 7, 2021 at 6:15 pm

      yes for sure!!!

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    Stefanie T
    February 24, 2021 at 4:42 am

    5 stars
    Delicious!! I used Siete Almond Flour tortillas, and Siete Green Enchilada Sauce. Perfect!! My family loved it! Thanks Alex for another amazing recipe.

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    January 15, 2021 at 2:04 pm

    5 stars
    These were so tasty, definitely restaurant quality…the cassava flour tortillas were great but with the consistency how did you make yours look so pretty???

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      January 15, 2021 at 4:37 pm

      haha, i am really good at making food look pretty these days and it’s an extra effort– but pre-heating the tortillas to roll them nicely is key to a pretty enchilada roll!

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        January 27, 2021 at 5:45 am

        Do you mean pre-crisping them before you but them in the warm sauce?

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        February 1, 2021 at 5:44 pm

        Hi Alex! I’ve made this before but wondering if it could work with Siete Burrito tortillas? It’s what I have- could cut i half. Not sure if they will crisp!

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          February 2, 2021 at 1:40 pm

          You could definitely cut in half to make use of them for enchiladas! You just need to warm them before rolling, as they break easily when they aren’t warm.

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    Emma O'Connell
    December 27, 2020 at 4:12 am

    5 stars
    These are the best enchiladas ever – no question. Not super heavy and super flavorful! A family favorite. I think we make them every week, no joke.

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    December 14, 2020 at 4:04 pm

    5 stars
    These were so delicious and easy to make. Tasted just like my favorite Mexican restaurant.

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    October 27, 2020 at 2:16 am

    Looking forward to making this one! If I’m not using Siete tortillas, would you recommend corn or flour tortillas? Thanks!

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      October 27, 2020 at 3:08 pm

      You can’t go wrong– but I’d opt for Flour! They roll so much easier.

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      September 11, 2022 at 10:38 pm

      5 stars
      I’ve been making this recipe for years and decided I should finally leave a review! Its my go-to for chicken enchiladas. I always use Trader Joe’s salsa verde (usually a jar and a half), canned green chiles, and a rotisserie chicken which makes this recipe unbelievably quick and easy. Only thing I do differently is add a few extra spices to the filling and broil for a minute at the end of the bake time. A favorite in our house!

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    Emily Marie
    October 19, 2020 at 11:17 pm

    Do you have a favorite jarred salsa for this recipe?

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