Wednesday, January 14, 2009

Green Chile Chicken Enchiladas

So there are no holidays on the horizon to deck the halls for...I have to cook! :) This time, it is enchiladas...green chile chicken...so simple and easy:

I usually buy a rotisserie chicken once a week. We eat 1/2 for dinner one night, and the next night I shred the rest for another meal...this is the perfect recipe for that.

Take your shredded chicken and add it to a saute pan with 1/2 diced onion and a small can of green chile, just until the onions begin to turn translucent:

Green Chile Chicken Enchiladas

Add about 1/2 cup of sharp cheddar, you could also use monterey jack...I just have a love affair with cheddar.

Green Chile Chicken Enchiladas

In the mean time, take a clean lint free dish cloth...tuck about 5 corn tortillas inside and nuke in the microwave for about 15 seconds...I always work in small batches, because it is easy to just warm up more.

Take a warmed tortilla, and spoon in some of the chicken filling:

Green Chile Chicken Enchiladas

Fold each side up over the filling, and lie them seam side down in a baking dish that has been prepped with cooking spray:

Green Chile Chicken Enchiladas

Keep rolling, warming more tortillas as you need them. Once the dish is full, use a can of green chile enchilada sauce. and pour over the top of the enchiladas.

Green Chile Chicken Enchiladas

Then use another cup of cheese to top the enchiladas, this time I used a mix of cheddar and monterey jack, and another can of green chilies:

Green Chile Chicken Enchiladas

Cook in the oven at 350 for about 30 minutes until everything is warmed thru and the top is bubbly and golden:

Green Chile Chicken Enchiladas

Serve with some refried beans...home made of course, don't you dare buy canned refried beans...I will show you how to make those one day. Trust me you will LOVE THEM! People who say they hate refried beans have only had bad ones! :)

Green Chile Chicken Enchiladas

The great thing about green chiles is that it is super mild...no heat at all...just good flavor and cheesy goodness!

4 comments:

Claudine said...

looks fantastic!

sportzmom said...

I can't wait to try this one!

Anonymous said...

i made this and its sooooo good!!!!!

Anonymous said...

It's really good!