These lightened up Greek Yogurt Chicken Enchiladas are so creamy and delicious, you would never know there isn’t an ounce sour cream! And it’s amazing because you get the benefit of extra protein.
My old roomie came over for dinner the other night, and since we share the same love for Mexican food (and Green Chiles), these enchiladas were an easy and delicious go-to.
Per usual, I used my crockpot for the chicken, so it was ready to shred the minute I walked in the door. From there, all you have to do is quickly prep the sauce, combine your shredded chicken in a mixing bowl with greek yogurt, green chiles, and spices, and assemble!
Note: If you want to go straight vegetarian here, just substitute black beans instead of the chicken.
I like to get my sauce started first so it can start to thicken while we prepare the toppings. Chop up your green onions and jalepeño’s and set aside in small bowls. Wait to slice the avocado until your ready to serve so it doesn’t start to brown.
To prepare the sauce, melt the butter in a medium sized sauce pan. When the butter is melted, continually whisk in 3 T flour until there aren’t anymore clumps. Pour in the chicken broth, salt & pepper, and stir to combine. Cook over medium heat for 5-10 minutes, until sauce has thickened. Now stir in 1 can of green chiles plus 1 cup of greek yogurt, and continue stirring until the sauce is extra smooth and creamy.
It’s important to lightly heat up the tortillas before you start assembling the enchiladas because otherwise they are likely to break apart. To do this, lightly wrap a stack of tortillas in a dish towel and microwave for 30-45 seconds.
Now, let’s assemble!
- Preheat oven to 375 degrees, and ladle a little bit of your greek yogurt sauce into the bottom of the greased casserole dish.
- Place a scoop of the chicken mixture followed by a sprinkle of cheese into each tortilla.
- Roll up and place seam side down into baking dish.
- Pour the remaining greek yogurt sauce all over the tops of the enchiladas followed by remaining cheese.
- Bake uncovered for 15-20 minutes, or until cheese is melted.
- Top with fresh cilantro, jalepeno slices, and avocado. Best if served with side salad and an iced cold brew!
Green Chile Chicken Greek Yogurt Enchiladas
- Prep Time: 30 mins
- Cook Time: 30 mins
- Total Time: 50 mins
- Yield: 6 1x
FOR THE ENCHILADAS:
- 12 Flour Tortillas (corn or Siete Grain Free tortillas will work as well *see notes)
- 2 c shredded chicken (can also use rotisserie chicken)
- 1 c greek yogurt
- 2– 4 oz cans diced green chiles
- 3 c shredded pepper jack cheese
- 3 cloves garlic, minced
- 1 tsp salt
- 1/2 tsp pepper
- 1 tsp cumin
- 1/2 tsp garlic powder
- lime wedges, for serving
- Cilantro, as garnish
- jalepenos, as garnish
FOR THE SAUCE:
- 3 T butter
- 3 T all-purpose flour
- 1 1/2 c chicken broth
- 1 c greek yogurt
- 3/4 tsp pepper
- 1 tsp salt
- 1– 4 oz can diced green chiles
- Preheat oven to 375 and grease casserole dish; set aside.
- To make the Greek Yogurt Sauce, heat butter in a small saucepan over medium heat. When butter is melted, whisk in flour until creamy.
- Add chicken broth and spices to the saucepan, and stir.
- Now add greek yogurt and green chiles and whisk until no clumps remain; bring to a boil, then reduce heat to low, stirring every few minutes until it has thickened. Remove from heat and set aside.
- In a mixing bowl, combine shredded chicken, garlic, greek yogurt, green chiles, salt, pepper, cumin, garlic powder, and 1 1/2 cups shredded cheese.
- Heat up tortillas by wrapping in a dish towel and microwaving for about 30-40 seconds.
- Ladle about 1/2 c greek yogurt sauce into the bottom of your casserole dish.
- To assemble, place about 1/3 c shredded chicken mixture into the bottom half of each tortilla, roll up and place seam side down in casserole dish. Repeat with remaining tortillas.
- Pour remaining sauce all over the tops of enchiladas followed by cheese. Bake uncovered for 25-35 minutes, until cheese is melted. Option to broil for 2-3 minutes at the end.
- Option to top with cilantro, green onions, avocado slices, and jalapeno’s.
If using Corn tortillas, you may need more than 12 tortillas in order to use all of the chicken mixture.