RECIPE #499, DAY #684
or. I can’t decide.
ORIGINAL RECIPE: “Chipotle Chicken Enchiladas” from May 2017 Food Network Magazine*
TIMING: 20-30 minutes
DIFFICULTY: Fairly easy, although sometimes hard to roll the tortillas without breaking
TOOLS: Baking pan
COOK TYPE: Oven
HEALTH: Chicken and cheese enchiladas are a winner, with whole grains and lean protein. Paired with some fresh veggies, you would have a nice, weeknight meal. And to reduce your fat, just reduce the cheese.
EXPERIENCE: I know there are better enchilada recipes out there. This one is acceptable, though, and goes together pretty fast. I would like to find a better recipe, as my daughter and nephew both love enchiladas.
NOTES: Leftover, roasted chicken would be ideal here, but snagging one from the store also works.
- Preheat the broiler in your oven. Oil a 9×13 inch baking pan.
- In a blender, combine 1 torn corn tortilla, 15 ounce fire-roasted tomatoes, 1 cup chicken broth, 2 tablespoons cilantro, 1 chipotle in adobo, and ½ teaspoon cumin. Puree until smooth and taste for Set aside.
- Heat 1 tablespoon olive oil over medium heat in a skillet. Add the tomato sauce and simmer for 6 minutes, until somewhat thickened. Remove from heat and set aside.
- In a mixing bowl, mix together 2 cups shredded rotisserie chicken, ½ cup sour cream, 1/2 cup grated cheddar, and 1/2 cup grated Jack cheese. Taste for salt and pepper. Set aside.
- Warm 8 corn tortillas, either in the microwave or on a flat top griddle. Quickly place the tortillas, 1 at a time, into the baking dish and spoon 1/8th of the chicken mixture down the middle. Wrap up, turn over, and scoot aside for the next tortilla. Continue until all 8 are stuffed.
- Brush the tortillas with olive oil, then pour over the tomato sauce. Broil 5 minutes, sprinkle with ½ cup cheddar and ½ cup Jack and broil another 2 minutes.
- Top with chopped avocado and sliced scallions and serve.
Serve with a lime and cilantro slaw and virgin, frozen margaritas.
LEFTOVER IDEAS: These re-heat fine in the convection oven.
*Recipe changed from the original.