Wednesday, September 26, 2012

Fiesta Chicken Enchiladas

My brother in law has been away visiting his son who had joined the Navy. He asked me to Google Morgan Freeman. I can't believe how much information can be found out about someone in minutes. Some of it maybe true and some may not.
Before I was going to make this meal, I had the magazine open to this page on my counter. My friend saw it and commented how good this meal looked. My husband wasn't looking forward to it. He opted to make a sandwich and go to bed early. He happen to wake up just as it finished. It did smell good. I asked him if he wanted some and reluctantly agreed. He loved it. I loved it because it was so easy. He even told me later that I can make it again. My son asked if he could eat the leftovers the next day. When someone in my house wants leftovers, it is a good sign.
Fiesta Chicken Enchiladas
1 lb. chicken breast, cut into bite size pieces
1/2 red pepper, chopped finely
2 Tbsp. chili powder
3/4 cup salsa (I used mild.)
2 oz. Neufchatel Cheese, cubed (low fat cream cheese)
1 1/2 cup Mexican style cheese
8 (6 inch) tortillas
Garnish with cilantro, if desired

  1. Preheat the oven to 375 degrees F.
  2. Spray a 13x9 inch baking dish with cooking spray and set aside. 
  3. In a large skillet, spray with cooking spray and heat over medium heat.
  4. Add the chicken and red peppers. 
  5. Sprinkle the chicken and peppers with chili powder. Stir and cook for 8 minutes or until the chicken is done.
  6. Stir in 1/4 cup of salsa and cream cheese. Blend well.
  7. Cook for 3 to 5 minutes or until the cream cheese has melted.
  8. Stir in 1/4 cup of the Mexican cheese.
  9. Spoon a heaping 1/3 cup of the mixture into the center of each tortilla. 
  10. Roll up and place seam side down in the baking dish.
  11. Top the tortillas with the remaining Mexican cheese and remaining salsa. 
  12. Cover and bake for 20 minutes or until heated through. 
  13. Garnish with cilantro, if desired
Recipe found in Food & Family Fall 2012 magazine.

One year ago I made Hot Artichoke Dip. I really have to make it again since it is so good.
Did you already know...
-In 1937, Morgan Freeman was born in Tennessee.
-In 1955, he joined the Air Force and served four years as a mechanic.
-In 2005, Morgan Freeman won an Oscar in Million Dollar Baby.
-He speaks fluent French and has his pilot's license according to his Fansite.

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