Wednesday, September 10, 2008

Amy's Chicken Enchiladas

Amy’s Chicken Enchiladas:

1 large can enchilada sauce (we buy green and red sauce)
White or whole wheat tortillas (preferably soft ones) about 8-10 (or corn tortillas)
Choice of shredded cheese -Cheddar, mozzarella, or mexican mixture.
Chicken breasts -or use cooked, rotisserie chicken
Chicken broth, 3 cups (or vegetable broth) for boiling chicken
Canned, diced tomatoes -drained
Canned, diced green chilies -drained (there are even canned tomatoes with green chillies)
1 tsp. Chili powder
Salt & pepper for taste

*Onions, peppers, and/or black beans are optional
*You can use salsa instead of canned tomatoes and green chilies

Pre-heat oven to 375 degrees. Then boil chicken in broth, you can even add some enchilada sauce. While chicken is boiling heat the canned tomatoes and green chilies in a sauce pan -you can even add chopped onions, black beans, and/or your choice of peppers, it doesn't matter. Once the chicken is cooked through, drain it. (I shred my chicken by hand, so it needs to slightly cool down). Then stir the shredded chicken in with the tomato and green chili mixture. Then stir in teaspoon of chili powder, and season with salt and pepper. Tip: Before you put the mixture in the tortillas try draining it so you don't get soggy tortillas.

Then take a 9 X 13 glass baking dish and proceed to spoon one tortilla a time with the chicken mixture, spoon some enchilada sauce over chicken, sprinkle some cheese inside, then gently, but tightly wrap the tortilla like a burrito. Repeat until the pan is full of burritos (makes around 8). Then spoon enchilada sauce over the top. For Shawn and I, I pour red sauce over half and green sauce on the other half so we can each have our favorite. Then sprinkle lots of the shredded cheese all across the top.

Then bake about 20 minutes uncovered, and then 10 minutes or so covered (if needed -I'm not exactly sure how long I cook them). Take them out when the cheese looks nice and bubbly, but not burnt or crunchy. Then serve with sour cream, salsa, hot sauce, and lettuce, or whatever you want!

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