So like promised I made something edible (and blogable) last night. I think my lack of actual cooking guilt got to me and I was determined to make something tasty. Searching in the cabinet and regriderator I discovered I had all the goods to make Chicken Enchiladas.
While they may be a little messy they are relatively easy and re-heat GREAT. I was sold. I busted out the ingredients and went to town.
Easy Chicken Enchilada’s
Makes about 10
- 3 Chicken breasts (boneless and skinless)
- 1 Jar (or can) of enchilada sauce
- 1-2 cups of cheese (depends on how cheesy you want them)
- Corn tortillas
- Optional throw ins – sliced olives, black beans, corn, etc.
- Preheat over to 350 degrees
- Boil the chicken for 30-45 mins (until done)
- While chicken is boiling get the rest of the ingredients prepared. Placing everything in a bowl makes it a lot easier to grab handfuls when your hands are a mess
- Slice chicken (or shred) into small bite size pieces and place in a bowl
- Heat your corn tortillas up for about a minute or until softer and more manageable
- Pour enough enchilada sauce on a plate (large enough for tortilla to sit) and dip one corn tortilla in the sauce on both sides
- Place tortilla in baking dish and fill with small handfuls of ingredients. For these ones I did chicken, then cheese, and ended with sliced black olives
- Roll up the tortilla (with fillings). I find putting the crease at the bottom helps these to stay together
- Repeat until all ingredients gone (minus the enchilada sauce)
- Pour the remainder of the enchilada sauce over the top of all the rolled enchiladas. I also like to sprinkle a little of the cheese if there is some left over
- Place in oven and bake 15-20 minutes. You do not want to overcook or the tortillas will be hard and dry. They simply need to be warmed up because the chicken is already cooked
- Take out and serve warm
I served them with some corn, carrots and a little Spanish rice. They are boyfriend approved which has to count for something right? I mean he’s the worlds pickiest eater…