Sunday, March 13, 2011

Creamy Chicken Enchiladas

From Make-A-Mix Cookbook: Super creamy and yummy!! NOT very low fat so I usually substitute one can of chicken and one can of navy/great northern beans for the chicken. That adds a little bit of fiber to the dish so I feel better, but it doesn't make it too beany if I use a white bean. It's really good actually. I also like the can chicken because I like the texture for this dish and it means less cooking! :D Also, I don't recommend softening the tortillas in oil like the recipe says to do. It makes the dish seem really greasy. Warming the tortillas in the microwave or dipping them in hot water does just fine. Enjoy!!!

2 cups cooked chicken cubed or shredded
1 (4oz) can diced roasted green chiles
1 (7oz) can green chile salsa
10 oz shredded Monterey Jack cheese
Vegetable oil for frying*
8 (6inch) flour tortillas (I usually use the largest tortillas I can find, and it fills 8 of them. Try whole wheat for a healthier option.)
2 cups whipping cream
1/2 teaspoon salt
Chopped fresh cilantro, for garnish
Chopped green onions, for garnish

Preheat oven to 350 F. In a medium bowl combine chicken, green chiles, salsa, and 1 cup of cheese. Heat oil in a medium skillet (*I usually skip this part and they taste fine). To soften tortillas, quickly dip them in hot oil with tongs, one at a time. Drain on paper towel.
Put about 1/3 cup filling in center of each tortilla and roll up. Place close together in a shallow casserole dish or baking pan, seam-side down.
In a bowl, combine whipping cream and salt. Pour cream over pan of enchiladas and sprinkle with remaining cheese. Cover with foil. Bake 20 to 25 minutes until bubbly. Garnish with cilantro and green onions.

1 comment:

Michelle said...

I've done a version of this with a can of cream of chicken soup and sour cream instead of whipping cream. I use nonfat plain yogurt and it works great.

You can also coat the tortillas in the sauce as an option.

Glad to have found your blog!