Chicken Enchiladas

Ingredients

  • ***Enchilada Sauce:***
  • 1/2 C each chopped onion and green pepper
  • 2 T butter
  • 1 15- oz can tomato sauce* (can sub red enchilada sauce)
  • 1 C chicken stock
  • 2 tsp chili powder* (can sub red enchilada sauce)
  • 1 tsp each cumin* sugar and salt (can sub red enchilada sauce)
  • 1/8 tsp pepper* (can sub red enchilada sauce)
  • ***Chicken Filling:***
  • 1/3 C half and half
  • 8 oz pkg cream cheese
  • 2 in C cooked chicken cut into strips
  • 3/4 C chopped onion (optional)
  • 1/2 tsp salt (optional: I use taco seasoning instead)
  • ***Enchiladas:***
  • 12 soft corn tortillas
  • Butter
  • 1 1/2 C shredded Cheddar cheese 6 oz

Instructions

  1. For sauce, sauté onion and green pepper in butter. Stir in remaining sauce ingredients. Bring to a boil, simmer 15 min., stirring occasionally. For filling, gradually add cream to cream cheese, beating until well-blended. Stir in chicken, onion and salt.
  2. To assemble enchiladas, lightly brown each tortilla over medium high heat on both sides in a lightly buttered skillet until heated thru and softened but not crisp. Dip each warm tortilla in enchilada sauce. Spoon 1/4 C filling over each tortilla and roll up.
  3. Arrange enchiladas, seam side down, in a 9x13" baking pan. Cover with remaining sauce. Cover with foil and bake in preheated 350° oven 15-20 min.
  4. Remove foil; sprinkle with cheese and bake an additional 3 min. Makes 6 servings (2 enchiladas each).

Recipe Notes

It's a good idea to put the enchiladas in a single layer - makes life easier when trying to get them served.

chicken enchiladas recipe
Chicken Enchiladas Recipe

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