Sriracha Chicken Enchiladas

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Gouda is the stuff of cheesy dreams and ideal for these Sriracha Chicken Enchiladas. Plus, learn the secret to making enchiladas with flour tortillas!

By: Meggan Hill, Culinary Hill


  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 2 tablespoons flour
  • 1 (15-oz) can red enchilada sauce
  • 1/2 cup chicken broth
  • 1-2 tablespoons Sriracha hot sauce, plus more for serving
  • Salt and freshly-ground black pepper
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 medium onion, diced
  • 1 (4-oz) can green chiles, drained
  • 1 cup cooked chicken, shredded
  • 1 cup sour cream
  • 8 ounces Roth 3 Chile Pepper Gouda or Gouda cheese
  • 8 (8-inch) flour tortillas
  • Sliced scallions, for garnish


  1. Preheat oven to 425 degrees F.
  2. In a small saucepan over medium-high heat, melt butter until foaming. Whisk in flour and cook for 1 minute, stirring constantly.
  3. Stir in the enchilada sauce, broth, and hot sauce. Bring to a boil, then reduce heat and simmer until reduced by half, about 20 to 25 minutes. Season to taste with salt and pepper. Keep warm over low heat.
  4. While the sauce is simmering, heat oil in a medium saucepan or skillet until shimmering. Add onions and green chilies, and heat until the onions have softened, about 5 to 7 minutes.
  5. Add chicken, sour cream, and half the Gouda cheese. Stir until heated through and creamy, about 3 minutes.
  6. Spread 1/2 cup sauce in the bottom of an 8 1/2- by 11-inch baking dish. Working with 1 tortilla at a time, add heaping ¼ cup of the chicken filling to a tortilla. Roll the tortilla around the filling. Place the rolled tortilla seam-side down on the sauce in the baking dish.
  7. Fill remaining tortillas. Do not cover with sauce yet. Bake 10 minutes, until tortillas begin to brown lightly.
  8. Remove from oven. Pour the remaining enchilada sauce over the enchiladas and sprinkle with the remaining Gouda. Bake until the cheese is hot and bubbly, about 10 minutes longer.
  9. Remove from the oven and let stand 5 minutes. Garnish with scallions and serve with additional Sriracha, if desired.