Creamy Chicken Enchiladas #SundaySupper #SautéExpress

It probably is no surprise to my blog readers that I typically have about 8 pounds of butter in my freezer at any given time. And come the holidays, that number can double or even triple. What you may not know, though, is that I’m a loyal Land O Lakes® customer. I’ve tried generic brands, but my cookies turn out puffier when I use the real deal. You should see my grocery cart when there’s a sale! So imagine my excitement when a new product arrived on the shelves from Land O Lakes®…Sauté Express® Sauté Starter, a combination of butter, olive oil and seasonings that help get dinner on the table lickety-split. I chose the Garlic and Herb variety to use in my Creamy Chicken Enchiladas…which eliminated a couple steps in my recipe.

Who doesn’t love shortcuts on a busy night? The butter adds that irreplaceable taste and the olive oil increases the smoking point…which lets you cook at a slightly higher heat than with just butter alone. I sauteed thinly sliced onions in the Sauté Express® Sauté Starter, then added chopped chicken, cream cheese and diced roasted red bell pepper and the filling was ready to go. I rolled the mixture into flour tortillas, placed them in a 9 x 13 pan, topped with green enchilada sauce and cheese. 20 minutes later, there was an amazing aroma wafting through the house. The temps had been falling all day…and were predicted to plummet to a whopping 2º by daybreak. A cheesy, delicious entree was perfect for this bitterly cold night. It was seriously one of the best dinners I’ve made in months.

Some more information about this wonderful, time-saving product:

1. Land O’Lakes has an easy, delicious solution for the weeknight dinner dilemma your readers face each night – its newest innovation, Sauté Express® Sauté Starter.
a. Simply toss a Sauté Express® square in a non-stick sauté pan until it begins to bubble and sizzle; add fresh chicken, pork, shrimp or fish; and sauté in less than 30 minutes for a fast and delicious meal.
b. The product combines butter, olive oil, and a variety of herbs and spices into one convenient square.
c. The product performs best when sautéing at medium or low heat.

2. We invite you to develop your own ideas for adding Sauté Express® Sauté Starter to your regular weeknight meal rotation.

3. Share your ideas for how you can add sizzle to your meal in 140 characters or less on Twitter with the hashtag, #SautéExpress.


Creamy Chicken Enchiladas

Serves 6 servings     adjust servings

Prep Time 20 mins
Cook Time 30 mins
Total Time 50 mins


  • 2 small onions, thinly sliced
  • 2 cups chopped, cooked chicken (can use rotisserie chicken)
  • 1/2 cup jarred roasted red peppers, chopped, plus more to garnish
  • 6 ounces cream cheese, cut into cubes
  • 2 squares Sauté Express® Sauté Starter, Garlic and Herb (or 2 tablespoons butter plus dried herbs/garlic powder as desired)
  • 1 package flour tortillas
  • 28 ounce can green enchilada sauce
  • 8 ounces shredded Monterey jack cheese
  • salt, optional (I did not use)


  1. Preheat oven to 375º. Grease 9 x 13 pan with non-stick cooking spray and set aside.
  2. In a large frying pan, cook onions in Sauté Express® Sauté Starter over medium heat,stirring frequently, till onions are slightly browned and tender. Remove from heat and add chicken, red bell peppers, and cream cheese. Carefully stir till cream cheese is incorporated. Check for seasoning and add salt if needed.
  3. Pour a thin layer of enchilada sauce onto the bottom of the prepared baking pan. Spoon about ⅓ cup of filling down the center of each tortilla and roll. Set enchiladas, seam-side down in the pan. Continue until pan is full. Cover with remaining sauce and top with grated cheese. Sprinkle with some minced red peppers to garnish if desired. Bake uncovered for 20 minutes.
  4. Serves 6.


Nutrition Facts
Serving Size
Amount Per Serving As Served
Calories 630kcal Calories from fat 274
% Daily Value
Total Fat 30g 46%
Saturated Fat 15g 75%
Transfat 0g
Cholesterol 100mg 33%
Sodium 2113mg 88%
Carbohydrate 57g 19%
Dietary Fiber 5g 20%
Sugars 13g
Protein 32g

Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs:

Calories 2000
Total Fat Less than 65g
Sat Fat Less than 25g
Cholesterol Less than 300mg
Sodium Less than 2,400mg
Total Carbohydrate 300g
Dietary Fiber 25g
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Disclosure: The author received a full-value coupon redeemable for Sauté Express® Sauté Starter for recipe development and review purposes. All opinions are my own.

The Sunday Supper Team is super excited to try this product and can’t wait to share their meal ideas with you during our #SundaySupper chat on Twitter at 7 p.m. Eastern Time this Sunday!

Not only that, Sauté Express® Sauté Starter is perfect for easy #WeekdaySupper meals. We’re going to help inspire you to make mealtime sizzle with quick & easy meals in 30 minutes. It can be done! Just follow the hashtag #SauteExpress on Twitter, Pinterest and Instagram.

Sauté Express® Chicken Recipes:

Chicken Florentine Pasta by Supper for a Steal

Creamy Lemon-Chicken & Artichoke Lettuce Wraps by girlichef

Chicken Parm Tenders over Spinach & Orzo by Momma’s Meals

Sizzling Chicken Stir-fry with Seasoned Green Beans and Almond Rice by Mama.Mommy.Mom

Garlic and Herb Chicken Fettuccine by in the Kitchen with KP

Italian Chicken Pasta Wrap by Big Bears Wife

Shells with Chicken and Pancetta by The Foodie Armie Wife

Sauté Express® Fish and Seafood Recipes:

Easy Cajun Shrimp Pilaf by Daily Dish Recipes

Crabmeat stuffed Flounder Roulades by The Girl in the Little Red Kitchen

Blackened Tilapia Po’ Boys by Juanita’s Cocina

Tomato-Basil Shrimp with Orzo and Feta by The Weekend Gourmet

Sauté Express® Ham and Pork Recipes:

Ham and Vegetable Frittata by Magnolia Days

Savory Butter and Olive Oil Pork Chops by In the Kitchen with Audrey

Skillet Lemon Pepper Pork and Orzo by Family Foodie

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  1. Yum! Who doesn’t love an enchilada? But then again who doesn’t love everything that comes of the kitchen of That Skinny Chick Can Bake? Thank you for another stellar recipe.

    Delighted, too, to read that I can now get my butter, olive oil and herbs in one package =)

    Glad you and yours will stay warm and well fed with your Creamy Chicken Enchiladas.

  2. I know it’s weird but I’m drooling over the thought of those 8 pounds of butter ! lol I haven’t seen Land O Lakes butter in this side of the world yet 😛 …. Your enchilada sure looks delish . That Sauté Express sounds like a great way to use when you’re pressed for time and want some tasty dinner asap 😀

  3. carol | a cup of mascarpone says:

    Loving these enchiladas, Liz…they sound and look incredible!!

  4. I just have one question… how do you stay so skinny with all this baking and all this butter around? You make the most amazing recipes and this one looks gorgeous!

  5. Wow these sound delicious. I haven’t made enchiladas in a while, I think I need to make them again soon.

  6. Oh my! I’m loving the cream cheese in this recipe. Mmmmm…

  7. I totally love butter, and actually have some in my freezer too:-) I am all about shortcuts, sometimes in our busy life, we just have to make a shortcut! Your enchilada’s look really delicious, I so wish I could do more in my kitchen right now….i would totally make some:-) Hugs, Terra

  8. I’ve been looking for a new Enchillada recipe, how perfect is this! I like that it’s with chicken! MUST TRY! Thanks for sharing.

  9. How cool! These enchiladas also, look, totes amazing 😛

  10. I could eat that whole pan by myself. And I wouldn’t feel bad either.

  11. Liz, these look amazing. I need them in my life ASAP!

  12. Liz, your photos are making me hungry – I’d enjoy a leftover one of those for breakfast! Reminds me, it’s been way too long since I made chicken enchiladas. Must remedy that!

  13. Enchiladas are perfect on a cold night! These look crazy good!! I can not wait to try this recipe.

  14. I love that you made enchiladas with the saute starter. Stealing this idea. You are so creative!

  15. This is such a fun variation on enchiladas – and oh my goodness does it look delicious. I really should know better than to peruse on an empty stomach. Delish!

  16. I would like to try the garlic and herb maybe over some fresh green beans.

  17. Lovely recipe! I use cream cheese in a pinch when I have no other creams around. The touch of tang is nice! Beautiful photos!

  18. LOVE chicken enchiladas, so thinking I need to whip up a batch of these soon! Stay warm up there, Lizzy!!

  19. Definitely checking my grocery store for this next time I go.

  20. What a great way to use the Saute Starters! I love the idea of making enchiladas…they are so tasty and comforting on a cold evening!

  21. These look great, Liz! We are going to make these in the Test Kitchen tomorrow. I don’t have the starter on hand this time, though. How much butter should I use to saute the herbs? Thanks!

  22. Conni Smith @FoodieArmyWife says:

    Mmmm….I love enchiladas!

  23. It looks and sounds delicious. Your presentation is always fantastic, Liz 🙂

  24. I love enchiladas, these look incredible!

  25. Oh I really wish we had those products here! I always have loads of butter in my fridge to but I would love some of those saute starters!

    Oh well I will just have to make your recipe the old fashioned way 😉
    … just quickly, what is green enchilada sauce?

  26. Your enchiladas look very delicious my friend 😀

    Choc Chip Uru

  27. Can’t wait to try this recipe. I love enchiladas

  28. Liz, what would you recommend for substitutions to the Land O Lakes? A combination of butter and dried herbs? Which herbs would you recommend for this? I ask because we can’t get Land O Lakes in Canada…although I am a very loyal Land O Lakes customer when we visit the US. 🙂 Thanks, Liz!

  29. Those look so good, amazing!!

  30. look really yumm!!

  31. I too have ridiculous amounts of butter, sugar and flour at all times. I´ve never made enchiladas now that I think of it. I should remedy that soon! They look very flavorful and creamy, and I love using rotisserie chicken!

  32. Amanda @ MarocMama says:

    That looks like a great enchilada recipe! Will have to test it out with corn tortillas one night soon.

  33. We’ve been making our own butter lately, but still use some supermarket butter in baking. We’re lucky in that our local grocery has its own brand of butter that’s pretty good. Although when in doubt, it’s usually Land of Lakes for us, too. Anyway, interesting post – thanks.

  34. I actually had a craving for chicken enchiladas the other day. And it is not something part of my dish repertoire. A sign I have to make it. I guess I need to get myself some butter. I have hardly experimented as much as you in butter 🙂

  35. Back in the day, TGIFridays used to have a chicken enchilada that I thought was so delicious. These remind me a bit of them. I haven’t thought about that dish in years! 🙂 This sauce does sound like a time saver!

  36. mmm..those look amazing Liz! Love the recipe!

  37. Carol Yemola says:

    That dish looks amazing. I just might have to try it!

  38. Mmm, you enchiladas look so delicious! My teenager is craving Mexican food, have to make him some. 🙂

  39. I am glad you posted this recipe. I was searching for this recipe but didn’t decide to one. Yours looks perfect.

  40. I love that these enchiladas are creamy… YUM! This looks like a great new product too. 🙂

  41. I seen this at the grocers this weekend and didn’t pay much attention to it. Now that I’ve read your review I will try it. This recipe will be a family favorite I’m sure.

  42. Jaime @ Mom's Test Kitchen says:

    The Hubs absolutely loves enchiladas so I know he would love these! Will have to give them a try soon!!

  43. Considering I’ve been out of butter for the last few days and haven’t gotten to the store yet, maybe I should try your tactic. 🙂 p.s. These are some good looking enchiladas and I love a recipe that makes them quick!

  44. Your photography are so beautiful! I love the decoration and colors!

  45. Great recipe, but where is the chili? Seriously, I always make my enchiladas with real New Mexico chili. If I can’t get the fresh stuff I order it online from these guys:

  46. Susan Christy says:

    The garlic and herb sounds goood.

  47. Your photos made my mouth water!

  48. Lizzy,
    I love enchiladas. Yours look terrific.


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