Chicken Enchiladas

October 24, 2015 at 4:48 PM | Posted in chicken, Enchiladas | 2 Comments
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Today’s Menu: Chicken Enchiladas

 

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Rain and clouds on and off all day. we really needed the rain though. Turning a little cooler also, more like Fall Weather. Had to go to Kroger for a few items for tonight’s dinner. Then finished up some laundry for Mom. Also baked a batch of Halloween Cookies for my cousins kids that I’ll be dropping off tomorrow. After that it was the easy chair and my remote watching College Football. For dinner tonight I prepared Chicken Enchiladas.

 

 
My Mom and Dad love these Chicken Enchiladas, as I do also. So they’ve been wanting some so tonight that’s what we’re having! I had come across this recipe idea in an issue of Food Network Magazine, courtesy of Ree Drummond. And it quickly became a family favorite, so thank you Ree Drummond!

 

 

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To make the Enchiladas I’ll need the following; Mission Carb Friendly Flour Tortillas, 2 tablespoon Roasted Ground Cumin, 2 tablespoon Chili Powder (plus more for sprinkling), 2 tablespoons Cajun Spice, 1 teaspoon Sea Salt, 1 teaspoon freshly Ground Black Pepper, 1 Kroger Rotisserie Chicken, Extra Virgin Olive Oil, 1/2 medium Red Onion (diced), Three 15-ounce cans Red Enchilada Sauce (or use Green if preferred!), 3 cups of Sargento Reduced Fat 4 Cheese Mexican (plus more if needed), Daisy Reduced Fat Sour cream (for serving), and Chopped fresh Cilantro (for serving).

 

 

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I took the Rotisserie Chicken and pulled all the meat from the bones, try not snacking on the Chicken as you’re doing this (good luck). Put the pulled Chicken in a bowl and set aside. To prepare them I preheated the oven to 350 degrees F. I started using Mission Carb Friendly Tortillas a while back, and loved them! One at a time, held the Tortillas over the stove top burner (heated to medium heat) to brown slightly, about 20 seconds per side. Set the warmed Tortillas aside. In a bowl, mix together the Cumin, Chili Powder, Cajun Spice, salt and pepper. Add the pulled Chicken to the Spice Mix. Heat the oil in a skillet over medium heat add the Chicken until heated through and remove the Chicken from the skillet and set aside. In the same skillet; and add the Onions to the skillet, stir them around and cook until deep golden brown and caramelized, 4 to 5 minutes; and set them aside on a plate. Pour the Enchilada Sauce into the skillet and reduce the heat to low, allowing it to warm through.

 

 

 

Ready for the oven...

Ready for the oven…

To make the enchiladas: Pour 2 cups of the Sauce (Old El Paso Enchilada Sauce) into a 9-by-13-inch Casserole Dish and leave the rest in the skillet. Dip a Tortilla into the Sauce in the skillet, then lay it on a baking sheet or plate. Sprinkle some Cheese down the middle, followed by some Chicken and finally, some of the Caramelized Onions, and Cheese. Roll it up tightly, then place it seam-side down in the Casserole Dish. Repeat with the rest of the Tortillas. Pour the rest of the Sauce over the Enchiladas, then sprinkle on the rest of the Cheese. Give it a final sprinkling of Chili Powder. Bake until hot and bubbly, 30 minutes. Let it sit for 15 to 20 minutes before serving.

 

 

 

....and done!

….and done!

Serve the enchiladas topped with a dollop of sour cream, a sprinkling of cilantro and a wedge of lime. And time to enjoy these Enchiladas! Hot, Cheesy, Flavorful, with nice Heat, not to over use the saying but it’s a “Winner, Winner Chicken Dinner!” Another Keeper Recipe courtesy of Ree Drummond. The original recipe is at the end of the post. For dessert later a Healthy Choice Dark Fudge Swirl Greek Frozen Yogurt.

 

 

 
Chicken Enchiladas

Ingredients
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2 tablespoons cumin
2 tablespoons chili powder, plus more for sprinkling
2 tablespoons Cajun spice
1 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
2 boneless, skinless chicken breasts
1/4 cup vegetable oil
1 large onion, diced
Three 15-ounce cans green enchilada sauce (or use red if preferred!)
3 cups grated Cheddar-Jack cheese, plus more if needed
Sour cream, for serving
Diced tomatoes, for serving
Chopped fresh cilantro, for serving
Lime wedges, for serving
Directions
Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F.

One at a time, hold the tortillas over the stove top burner (heated to medium heat) to brown slightly, about 30 seconds per side. Set the warmed tortillas aside.

In a bowl, mix together the cumin, chili powder, Cajun spice, salt and pepper. Sprinkle both sides of the chicken breasts with the spice mix.

Heat the oil in a skillet over medium heat and cook the chicken on both sides until done in the middle and the juices run clear, 4 to 5 minutes per side. Set aside on a plate to cool, then shred finely with a fork.

Throw the onions into the same skillet, stir them around and cook until deep golden brown and caramelized, 4 to 5 minutes; set them aside on a plate. Pour the enchilada sauce into the skillet and reduce the heat to low, allowing it to warm through.

To assemble the enchiladas: Pour 2 cups of the sauce into a 9-by-13-inch casserole dish and leave the rest in the skillet. Dip a tortilla into the sauce in the skillet, then lay it on a baking sheet or plate. Sprinkle some cheese down the middle, followed by some chicken and finally, some of the caramelized onions. Roll it up tightly, then place it seam-side down in the casserole dish. Repeat with the rest of the tortillas. Pour the rest of the sauce over the enchiladas, then sprinkle on the rest of the cheese. Give it a final sprinkling of chili powder.

Bake until hot and bubbly, 30 minutes. Let it sit for 15 to 20 minutes before serving.

  • Serve the enchiladas topped with a dollop of sour cream, a sprinkle of diced tomatoes, a sprinkling of cilantro and a wedge of lime

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  1. Looks delicious :))

    • We really enjoy these!


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