How to Make Cream Cheese Crack Chicken Enchiladas

This chicken enchilada recipe is one of my weeknight dinner staples and is super flavorful and filling. What makes the dish is the “crack chicken” filling! Who ever thought to put a ranch packet with cream cheese is a genius *hint* (that is the “crack chicken – minus bacon)! We will be using my holy grail Instant Pot in this recipe. The Instant Pot is not absolutely needed, but it helps! Follow along for the details – You don’t want to miss this!

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Easy crack chicken enchiladas

Instructions for Cream Cheese Chicken Enchiladas

Prepare the Ingredients

Preheat oven to 400℉ degrees fahrenheit.

Sauté peppers, chopped onion, and mushrooms until the onion is soft and translucent and the mushrooms are cooked through. I enjoy caramelizing the onions and mushrooms until both are brown. I cook on low for about 20 min. or how every long the Instant Pot takes to cook the chicken.

Add in your chicken to the Instant Pot and cook on the poultry setting and use Instant Pot instructions. I usually season the chicken with garlic, red pepper flakes, and salt and pepper to taste. Let the chicken natural release at least 10 mins. and wait for the veggies to marinate together and cook thoroughly.

Once the veggies and chicken are cooked, add in a separate mixing bowl your ranch packet, cream cheese, and green chilies. This is the base for your filling!

Now add chicken and veggies to the mixing bowl you just used with your filling and combine everything.

Place a serving spoon sized portion of your filling to the middle of your tortilla and wrap it up! I use OLE Mexican Foods Xtreme Wellness! Tomato Basil Wraps 8″ Tortillas. No special skill required to fill the tortilla, just make sure the filling doesn’t come out of the tortilla!

Place all 8 tortillas in a large casserole dish with a very small amount of Frontera red enchilada sauce on the bottom to help the tortilla not stick.Pour the rest of the Frontera red enchilada sauce on top of the tortillas so they are covered completely.

Place foil over the chicken enchiladas and place in oven for 15 min., then un-cover and place back in oven for another 5 min.

Cream Cheese Crack Chicken Enchiladas

Super flavorful and filling cream cheese chicken enchiladas with ranch seasoning, fat free cream cheese, red enchilada sauce, and tomato basil tortillas.
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time50 mins
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Mexican
Keyword: Cream Cheese, Enchiladas
Servings: 8
Calories: 213kcal
Author: Megan, M + Bee Blog

Equipment

  • Instant Pot

Ingredients

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 400℉ degrees fahrenheit.
    Cream Cheese Crack Chicken Enchiladas Recipe
  • Sauté your peppers, chopped onion, and mushrooms until the onion is soft and translucent and the mushrooms are cooked through. I enjoy caramelizing the onions and mushrooms until both are brown. I cook on low for about 20 min. or how every long the Instant Pot takes to cook the chicken.
    Cream Cheese Crack Chicken Enchiladas Recipe
  • Add in your chicken to the Instant Pot and cook on the poultry setting and use Instant Pot instructions. I usually season the chicken with garlic, red pepper flakes, and salt and pepper to taste. Let the chicken natural release at least 10 mins. and wait for the veggies to marinate together and cook thoroughly.
    Cream Cheese Crack Chicken Enchiladas Recipe
  • Once the veggies and chicken are cooked, add in a separate mixing bowl your ranch packet, cream cheese, and green chilies. This is the base for your filling!
    Cream Cheese Crack Chicken Enchiladas Recipe
  • Now add chicken and veggies to the mixing bowl you just used with your filling and combine everything.
    Cream Cheese Crack Chicken Enchiladas Recipe
  • Place a serving spoon sized portion of your filling to the middle of your tortilla and wrap it up! No special skill required, just make sure the filling doesn't come out of the tortilla!
    Cream Cheese Crack Chicken Enchiladas Recipe
  • Place all 8 tortillas in a large casserole dish with a very small amount of Frontera red enchilada sauce on the bottom to help the tortilla not stick.Pour the rest of the Frontera red enchilada sauce on top of the tortillas so they are covered completely.
    Cream Cheese Crack Chicken Enchiladas Recipe
  • Place foil over the casserole and place in oven for 15 min., then un-cover and place back in oven for another 5 min.
    Cream Cheese Crack Chicken Enchiladas Recipe

Notes

Serve with spring onions, sour cream, or fresh avocado. Perfect for leftovers and is always a crowd pleaser. Enjoy!
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