Chicken Enchiladas with PHILADELPHIA Cream Cheese

This is a sponsored review from BlogHer and Kraft.

Real Women of Philadelphia

Mexican is a favorite at our house. My parents even like it, so my mom fixes a variation of enchiladas and burritos on many occasions. Cream cheese is also a favorite and it seems that some of our favorite dishes include PHILADELPHIA Cream Cheese inside them. Cream cheese just makes anything taste better!

Have you seen this on the shelves?

PHILADELPHIA Cooking Creme. It’s a new thing, a spoonable creme. There are different varieties and the Santa Fe is perfect for Mexican dishes. Mom had a Chicken Enchilada recipe that she mixed with the recipe on the Santa Fe container and made up a delicious batch of Chicken Enchiladas for dinner recently and we all really liked it.

This mixture goes inside the tortillas and then it’s baked up with cheese on top. Yum, it’s good!

Add a little salsa to give it some sass and we’re in business.

I watched mom put it all together.

Baked up with cheese on top.

Finished off with black olives, fresh tomatoes, lettuce and salsa and it was a very filling and yummy meal.

I’ll share this one with you in case you want to try it yourself.

Chicken Enchiladas with PHILADELPHIA Cooking Creme

1 small onion chopped

3 cups shredded cooked chicken breast

1 container PHILADELPHIA Santa Fe Cooking Creme (3/4 cup goes inside mixture & the rest spread on top)

1/2 cup sour cream

1 tsp. taco seasoning

1/4 tsp. cumin

1/2 cup salsa

1 4 oz. can diced green chiles

1/2 cup Mexican 4 cheese shredded (for top of enchiladas)

8 flour tortillas

Saute onion in tsp. oil, add cooked chicken and all other ingredients, stirring well to blend. Once blended, fill tortillas and roll up and place in 9×13 pan. Add remainder of PHILADELPHIA Santa Fe Cooking Creme on top, along with the 1/2 cup Mexican 4 cheese.

Bake at 350* until hot and cheese is melted, approx. 20 min.

That’s it! Hope you’ll give it a try and see how good the PHILADELPHIA Cooking Creme is in a dish like this! Great idea to have different varieties of this wonderful tasting cream cheese.

To see more recipes featuring this delicious stuff, head on over to the official Real Women of Philadelphia

Tell me which one is your favorite and the one you’d like to try!

There are lots of great recipes over there, so be sure to check them all out. You are sure to get some great new ideas for family meal planning.

There’s a fun PHILADELPHIA Cream Cheese Cook-off with live streaming  going on the week of June 27th, in Savannah, GA with none other than Paula Deen herself, the Queen of cooking!

The finalists for the contest have been selected, and winners will be announced at the live event on June 30th.

Real Women of Philadelphia

Visit the Promotions & Prizes section

- Rhoda


  1. Rhoda,
    I will have to check out the cooking cremes. I use cream cheese in my alfredo sauce and love enchiladas. I’ll have to try this recipe. It certainly looks amazing!

  2. Why did i come here? Because I simply cannot turn away from anything having to do with cheese. Now these look ridiculously good. I am just going to have to make them for my family only becuase THEY love enchiliadas and of course I will have to try them first to make sure they pass muster. Yummy!

  3. Oh yes. Now I want some mexican.

    Rashon aka Mr. Goodwill Hunting

  4. Can’t wait to try this!

  5. Yummo….I will be looking for this product!!

  6. Kathy B. says:

    Good grief, those look good! Can I borrow your mom? Better yet, will you just give her to me? I know she can’t be parted from your dad, so you’ll have to throw him in, too. I can see it now, “Dad” tending a big ole garden in my backyard, and “Mom” in my kitchen whipping up all kinds of good stuff. Ahhhhhhhhh.

    Thanks for sharing!

  7. Yum! Those look so good! I love enchiladas, and must try the new cooking cremes. Thanks for sharing.

  8. Lindy D. says:

    I LOVE Philadelphia Brand Cream Cheese. There is NO substitute. I have seen those creme sauces on the grocery store shelf and wonder how they were. The enchiladas look great!

    We are a big cream cheese lover family. Last week I made a homemade carrot cake with Philadelphia Cream Cheese frosting and everyone loved it. Our favorite sandwich filling is “cream cheese and olive.” Just mix well one 8 ounce package of cream cheese with generous amount of sliced green olives with pimentos, and some onion juice too taste (cut onion in half and scrape using a knife over bowl.) Yum!

  9. Suddenly I’m hungry! I think I have a coupon for a free carton of this new product. I need to look for it.

    I hope you are having a wonderful week. La

  10. Oh my…..I am soooo making this for dinner this week! Thanks for sharing!

  11. Oh, my gosh, this looks sooo good. I love a good chicken enchilada, so I’ll have to try it. And I agree–cream cheese makes everything taste better! 🙂

  12. Holy Quacamole! That looks mighty good.

  13. First, thank you! It was hubby’s birthday last night and I had no idea what to make…until I saw your post.

    And…. he loved it, my son loved it, and I loved it! Thanks for sharing and keep ’em coming!!!

  14. This looks so good! I thought about it the rest of the night..I really will try this. Thanks to you and your Mom.

  15. delana qeseth says:

    I hope you’re serving this with lots of beans on the side, for fiber. I am a vegan, so, while this looks yummy, it also looks terribly constipating to me. I’m sure that I could come up with a way of doing it that’s better, using Tofutti’s “Better Than Cream Cheese,” (it really is better,) from Trader Joe’s, and just the right spices. Shredded carrots, on top, are a lot healthier than cheddar cheese and they taste a lot better, too. Thanks for the idea. My vegan version will surely be another healthy success.

  16. coloradogirl says:

    no offense intended delana….but your vegan version sounds nasty and certainly not better lol….sorry carrots in leiu of cheese lol there is no comparison…tofutti…blech

    mmmm chicken & cheese…..yummmm

  17. delana qeseth says:

    I tried it and, YEP! WAY tastier with healthy ingredients than the heart and bowel-clogging cream cheese kind! I also tried it with sliced cucumbers and raw, chopped cabbage on the side and, man, was it ever delicious! I was right, as usual! Veganism ROCKS!

  18. Hi there,
    I came across your recipe on Pinterest and am really eager to try it. Yesterday I put all the ingredients on my grocery list and went to the store to pick them up. However, my local store only carries the Philadelphia cooking creme varieties Italian Herb and a Pesto flavor. I doubt either of those flavors will taste right with this recipe. Do you have a recommendation for a substitute? Thanks in advance.

    • HI, Lindsay, I’m not sure what to advise you, but check and see if your grocery has Creme Freche. It’s a cremey product that can be used for cooking and it is not flavored, so maybe that would work for you in this one too.


  1. […] Chicken Enchiladas with PHILADELPHIA Cream Cheese | Southern Hospitality mmmmmmmmmmm! __________________ Ever since the sports thread wars I have sensed a special connection between RCW & Wile. Like the connection oil has to water. I almost can't speak of it. Wait….my eyes are misting. ~asq Where sons are concerned, they think the sun shines out of their ass. ~ jl Wile's mind works in mysterious ways. ~misspam/rcw […]

Speak Your Mind


Rating: ☆ ☆ ☆ ☆ ☆

+Rhoda Southern Hospitality