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Creamy Chicken Enchiladas are so easy to make and perfect for any occasion! You won’t be able to resist the butter or cheese in these.

Creamy Chicken Enchiladas  on a square white plate with a sprig of parsley

Creamy Chicken Enchiladas Recipe

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.

Creamy chicken enchiladas in a casserole dish

Easy Enchilada Recipe

Who doesn’t love shortcuts on a busy night? It makes this Creamy Chicken Enchiladas recipe a breeze! 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. This Creamy Chicken Enchiladas recipe is a cheesy, delicious entree and was perfect for this bitterly cold night. It was seriously one of the best dinners I’ve made in months.

Creamy chicken enchilada on a white plate with a casserole dish in the background

Land O’ Lakes

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.

You may need these supplies to make the creamy chicken enchiladas recipe:

Creamy Chicken Enchiladas on a square white plate with a sprig of parsley

The Recipe: Creamy Chicken Enchiladas

Creamy chicken enchiladas with roasted peppers, green enchilada sauce, cream cheese and Monterey Jack cheese. Perfect family meal!

Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Total Time 45 minutes
Yield 6 servings


  • 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 1/3 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.

Nutrition Information:



Serving Size:


Amount Per Serving: Calories: 433Total Fat: 29gSaturated Fat: 15gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 11gCholesterol: 105mgSodium: 1279mgCarbohydrates: 18gFiber: 3gSugar: 7gProtein: 24g


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50 comments on “Creamy Chicken Enchiladas”

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

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

  3. 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.

  4. 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

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

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

  7. 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!

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

  9. 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 😀

  10. 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.

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