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Swiss Enchiladas Recipe
  • READY IN 50 mins

Swiss Enchiladas

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"My husband lived in Mexico for several years and loved Enchiladas Suizas (Swiss Enchiladas). I found this recipe, and he said that it tastes just like the ones his 'mamita' made him."

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Original recipe makes 6 servings Change Servings
  • PREP

    30 mins
  • COOK

    20 mins

    50 mins


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).
  2. In a bowl, mix together chicken, chilies, and salsa.
  3. In a wide, shallow dish stir together salt and whipping cream.
  4. Heat oil in a large, heavy skillet over medium-high heat. Fry each tortilla for a few seconds, until it blisters, and immediately dip into cream and salt.
  5. Fill fried tortillas with chicken mixture. Roll and place flap side down in a baking dish. Pour remaining cream over tortillas, and sprinkle with cheese.
  6. Bake, uncovered, in a preheated oven until cheese has melted, about 15 to 20 minutes.
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Mar 17, 2006

This recipe is fabulous!!! I did change it a bit, and will probably change it more the next time I make it. I added 4oz cream cheese, nuked it to make it soft, then added the cream, salt and pepper. I also added spinach to the chicken mixture. Next time I will add additional veggies to the chicken mixture - this is a ton of calories, so I need to disguise some veggies for my family! Maybe some corn, bell pepper, and tomatoes. I used regular salsa (Kroger Premium Selection Restaurant Style - my FAVE!) and 2 4oz cans of green chiles, and used a rotisserie chicken bought at the grocery store, cut up. (I was not about to cook chicken when I had worked all day!) I used flour tortillas because I don't care for corn, and didn't fry them - I loved the texture of the flour tortillas, it was soft but where the cheese melted was crispy and bubbly! I also used 8oz of Jack cheese, who needs a little bit left over, it goes bad! ;) Overall this is fabulous, definitely the best enchiladas I've had! Thank you for sharing, it will definitely be used again!

Most Helpful Critical Review
May 21, 2008

It looks like I'm one of the few, if not the only one, who prepared this recipe as written. No add ins, no changes in amounts, no substitutions. And I DID use the full 2 cups of cream, which was just perfect. Having said that, I believe this is a good, 3-star recipe, which in my book means average--not bad, but not extraordinarily good either. This was surprisingly nondescript, both in color and flavor. Some might describe it as bland, hubby said it "needed something." Even using the entire can of green chilies would have given this a flavor punch, and you might want to kick it up with maybe cumin, jalapeno, or hot sauce. Nevertheless, this made for an enjoyable dinner.

Dec 02, 2005

Excellent! If you are looking for a more authentic enchilada suiza, and not some gloppy canned soup mess, try this recipe. My husband could not stop raving about them...said they were better than any he had in restaurants. I added the whole can of chili's,and also added about 1/2 pack of cream cheese to the mixture, just because I had it. Would be excellent with seafood too!

Sep 29, 2007

I followed the original recipe and I thought it was a little bland. Don't get me wrong, the dish was good but next time I'll add granulated garlic and maybe some onion powder. I'll definitely use FRESH long green chile. I might garnish with fresh chopped cilantro. To roast chilies at home: Place chilies on a hot grill or in your ovens broiler. Be sure to rotate the chilies to allow the skin to blacken and blister all around. Place chilies in a large zip lock, then wrap the bag of chilies in a clean kitchen towel(the steam will loosen the skin). After the chilies have cooled to room temp peel the skin off and discard (the skin). Cut chilies into long strips or dice them up. ***You can freeze any unused chilies for future use.***

Jun 27, 2006

I substituted low fat half & half for the whipping cream as well as white corn tortillas (one-half as many calories). My family raved!

Sep 21, 2010

I was not impressed with these at all. They need more kick in my opinion. I think I'll stick with Whit's Chicken Enchiladas

Jul 02, 2010

This was a great recipe for my family and I. Thank you for putting it in here.

Jun 25, 2009

I have made a similar version for years and is a family favorite. Leave out the chilie salsa, but add 1 6oz can of tomatoe paste. I use milk not cream and add 6 chicken bullion cubes. You can use swiss cheese on top (where the name came from). There is no heat to this recipe, but we love it anyway and we are a family that loves hot spicy food.


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  • Calories
  • 640 kcal
  • 32%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 28.3 g
  • 9%
  • Cholesterol
  • 170 mg
  • 57%
  • Fat
  • 48.9 g
  • 75%
  • Fiber
  • 4 g
  • 16%
  • Protein
  • 23.1 g
  • 46%
  • Sodium
  • 663 mg
  • 27%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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