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Showing posts with label green chiles. Show all posts

Saturday, October 22, 2011

Chicken Enchiladas

When I lived in Colorado, I would always order blue corn enchiladas. I thought the blue corn must be the reason why they are so good. (I still think it is true.) Since I couldn't find any blue corn tortillas, I settled for the flour ones.
Enchiladas are my favorite Mexican food. What is yours? My children's would be the taco. I prefer crunchy but the rest of the family prefers the soft taco. I guess (sometimes) majority rules.
Chicken Enchiladas
3/4 cup chopped roasted red bell peppers (I used the jar)
1 can (4.5 oz) chopped green chiles
1 cup light sour cream
1 1/2 cups cheddar cheese
1 tsp ground cumin
1 tsp garlic salt
1/2 tsp dried oregano
1 medium onion, chopped
1 tsp vegetable oil
3 boneless chicken breast
1 can (10 oz) enchilada sauce
6 flour tortillas

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Spray 13x9 inch baking dish with PAM cooking spray.
  3. Chop the roasted red bell peppers.
  4. In a bowl, add the peppers, chiles, 3/4 cup of sour cream, 1 cup of cheddar, cumin, garlic salt, and oregano.
  5. In a medium skillet, heat the vegetable oil over medium heat.
  6. Add the onion and chicken to the skillet. Cook for about 5 minutes.
  7. Add the chicken and onion to the pepper mixture. Combine well.
  8. Lay a tortilla flat and spread about 1 cup of the chicken mixture in the center of the tortilla.
  9. Fold in the sides and roll the tortilla up.
  10. Transfer the tortilla to the baking dish with the seam side down.
  11. Repeat with the remaining tortillas.
  12. Top the tortillas with the enchilada sauce.
  13. Spread the remaining 1/2 cup of cheese on top of the rolled enchiladas.
  14. Bake for 45 minutes.
  15. Broil on high for 2 minutes if the cheese isn't nice and golden brown.
  16. Let cool for about 5 minutes before serving.
  17. Serve with sour cream, cheddar, onions, etc.
Adapted from Pillsbury Halloween October 2007 cookbook.
Did you already know..........
-Enchiladas are street vendor food in Mexico.
-Enchiladas have been around since the Mayan times.
-Enchilada means in chile.
Oh no, Mr. Bill