Creamy Poblano-Chicken Enchiladas

Wisconsin Cheese Creamy Poblano-Chicken Enchiladas Recipe
Active Time
45 Minutes



Look for the Proudly Wisconsin Badge when shopping for cheese. Any brand of Wisconsin Monterey Jack can be used in this recipe.


  1. Heat oven to 400°F.
  2. Place the poblano peppers, onion and garlic on a 15 x 10-inch baking pan. Drizzle with olive oil; toss to coat. Arrange vegetables in a single layer.
  3. Bake for 25-30 minutes or until peppers are lightly charred, turning vegetables once with tongs. Place peppers into a bowl; cover and let stand for 20 minutes. Set onion and garlic aside to cool.
  4. Peel off or rub peppers with a paper towel and discard charred skin. Remove stems and seeds. Coarsely chop peppers.
  5. Place the peppers, onion and garlic into a food processor; cover and process until mixture is smooth. Add chicken stock and cream; cover and process until combined. Season with salt and pepper to taste.
  6. Spread 1 1/2 cups cream sauce in the bottom of a greased 13 x 9-inch baking dish.
  7. Combine the chicken, beans and 3 cups monterey jack in a large bowl. Spread about 1 cup chicken mixture down the center of each tortilla. Roll up and place seam side down in baking dish. Top with remaining sauce and monterey jack.
  8. Cover dish with greased aluminum foil. Bake for 25 minutes. Uncover; bake for 10 minutes longer or until bubbly and cheese is melted. Let stand for 10 minutes before serving.
  9. Serve with tomatoes, cilantro, lime wedges and sour cream.

Cheesemonger Tip

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Do you have questions when shopping for cheese? Ask the cheesemonger! A cheesemonger specializes in the buying and selling of high-quality cheese, usually available in the specialty section of a grocery store or cheese shop. Knowledgeable and passionate, a cheesemonger is a go-to resource for cheese varieties and pairings, proper cheese storage and handling, its cooking applications and cheese brand information.

Monterey jack cheese traditionally has a natural, creamy white color, semi-soft texture and delicate, buttery and slightly tart flavors. Shred this cheese when cold for easier handling.

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