Green Chile Chicken & Kale Enchiladas

Green Chile Chicken & Kale Enchiladas… mmm hmm. Yes please.

Green Chile Chicken & Kale Enchiladas

Enchiladas have always been one of my go-to’s because they are so simple and always satisfying. I typically put the chicken in the crockpot when I head out to work, so it’s perfectly tender and ready to shred when I get home. Or if i’m really in a time crunch, i’ll just pick up a rotisserie chicken and use that- it’s easy and delicious either way!

If you like anything green chile related, then you’re in the right spot.  These are filled with chicken, kale, sour cream (can sub greek yogurt if you’d prefer), jalapeño, spices, and cheese (duh). SO easy, cheesy, creamy, and so so SO yum.

Green Chile Chicken & Kale Enchiladas

I take every opportunity to prep ahead of time if the meal allows-it helps more than you know! People often ask me how I have time to cook as much as I do considering I have a really busy full time job, and to be honest I just focus on using my time wisely. One helpful TIPP would be to prepare anything you can ahead of time…for example, shredding the chicken the night before and storing it in the fridge, so when it comes time to assemble these bad boys, i’m ready to roll, literally…

Green Chile Chicken & Kale Enchiladas

Green Chile Chicken & Kale Enchiladas

Green Chile Chicken & Kale Enchiladas
  • Author: Lindsay // Tipps in the Kitch
  • Prep Time: 20 mins
  • Cook Time: 25 mins
  • Total Time: 50 mins
  • Yield: 8 enchiladas 1x
  • Category: Dinner
  • Cuisine: Mexican


  • 1 Rotisserie Chicken, meat removed and shredded (discard the skin and bones)
  • 1 c sautéed/steamed kale (frozen chopped kale is my go-to)
  • 1 c sour cream
  • 2 cloves of garlic, chopped
  • 3 c green chile enchilada sauce (a little less than a 28 oz can) 
  • 2 c shredded pepperjack cheese (can also use Monterrey jack) 
  • 2 c shredded mozzarella cheese 
  • 3/4 tsp salt 
  • 1/2 tsp chili powder
  • 1/4 tsp smoked paprika
  • 1/4 tsp pepper
  • 1/2 tsp cumin
  • 8 Siete Siete grain free tortillas (Flour or corn tortillas will work also)
  • Chopped Cilantro, jalapeños, and mexican crema, for serving


  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees and grease large casserole dish, set aside.
  2. In a large mixing bowl, combine shredded chicken, garlic, sour cream, kale, all spices, half of the cheese, and toss to combine.
  3. Ladle about 1/2 c of green chili enchilada sauce into the bottom of your baking dish.
  4. Spoon a little more than 1/3 c of the filling into each tortilla. Tightly roll up and place seam side down into baking dish.
  5. Brush a little olive oil on the tops of the tortillas, and bake uncovered for 10 minutes.
  6. Now pour the remaining enchilada sauce all over the tops of the enchiladas, followed by remaining cheese; bake an additional 20-25 minutes, until cheese is bubbling.
  7. Remove from oven and top with freshly chopped cilantro, jalepeno, and mexican crema.
  8. Serve immediately.
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    April 25, 2020 at 1:42 pm

    So good and so easy!! Found this recipe on your blog post of great meals to make for friends- this one has been my go to for making for friends post baby- I’m always sharing your recipe and page after because of how much everyone loves this recipe!! Thank you so much for all the recs! 🙂

    • Reply
      Lindsay Cola (Tippens)
      April 25, 2020 at 2:07 pm

      Oh great!!! Love hearing that. Thank you so much for sharing. This is definitely one of our go-to recipes!

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    Annie Shamoon
    February 13, 2021 at 10:31 am

    Could you sub the jar enchilada sauce for the fresh tomatillo sauce that you made in another Enchilada recipe??

    • Reply
      Lindsay Cola (Tippens)
      March 1, 2021 at 3:08 pm

      Oh absolutely!!! That would be so so yummy!! That sauce is the best isn’t it? 🙂 I need to make again ASAP!!

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    May 1, 2023 at 6:05 pm

    Hi! My sister Jordan who lives in Dallas recommended your food blog. We have already made your sausage and tortellini kale soup…so good!!

    I was wondering, which kind of the tortillas do you use, that brand makes Cassava, chickpea and almond flour versions?

    Thanks so much!

    • Reply
      Lindsay Cola (Tippens)
      June 23, 2023 at 11:49 am

      Hi Tiffany! So happy your sister recommended my blog- tell her thank you!! You can use any kind of tortillas that you like, but yes, I love the Site Almond flour tortillas for enchiladas- they work really well. However, corn or tortilla work great as well. Thanks again!!

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