Dinner Tonight: Chicken Enchiladas
Cold morning starting off. After a light Breakfast of a couple of Eggo's Nutri-Grain Waffles I headed out to Meijer and then to Kroger. Finished up my Christmas Shopping while out also. Had a little bit of ice on the roads this morning. There was a heavy fog in some areas and the fog mist was freezing on the road, nothing too bad though. Back home finished up some house cleaning. I had bought a small Pine Christmas Tree while at Kroger and decorated it and put a small string of lights on it. Small but beautiful! For dinner tonight everyone's favorite, Chicken Enchiladas.
This is one of my Mom and Dad's favorite dishes, Chicken Enchiladas, and mine also! So they’ve been wanting some so tonight that’s what we’re having! I had come across this recipe idea in an issue of Food Network Magazine, courtesy of Ree Drummond. And it quickly became a family favorite, so thank you Ree Drummond!
To make the Enchiladas I’ll need the following; Mission Carb Friendly Flour Tortillas, 2 tablespoon Roasted Ground Cumin, 2 tablespoon Chili Powder (plus more for sprinkling), 2 tablespoons Cajun Spice, 1 teaspoon Sea Salt, 1 teaspoon freshly Ground Black Pepper, 1 Kroger Whole Rotisserie Chicken, Extra Virgin Olive Oil, 1/2 medium Red Onion (diced), Three 15-ounce cans Red Enchilada Sauce (or use Green if preferred!), 3 cups of Sargento Reduced Fat 4 Cheese Mexican (plus more if needed), Daisy Reduced Fat Sour cream (for serving), and Chopped fresh Cilantro (for serving).
I took the Rotisserie Chicken and pulled all the meat from the bones, try not snacking on the Chicken
To make the enchiladas: Pour 2 cups of the Sauce (Old El Paso Enchilada Sauce) into a 9-by-13-inch
Serve the enchiladas topped with a dollop of sour cream, a sprinkling of cilantro and a wedge of lime . And time to enjoy these Enchiladas! Hot, Cheesy, Flavorful, with nice Heat, not to over use the saying but it’s a “Winner, Winner Chicken Dinner!” Another Keeper Recipe courtesy of Ree Drummond. The original recipe is at the end of the post. For dessert later a Jello Sugar Free Dark Chocolate Pudding.
10 to 12 corn tortillas
2 tablespoons cumin
2 tablespoons chili powder, plus more for sprinkling
1 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
2 boneless, skinless chicken breasts or Pulled Rotisserie Chicken
1/4 cup vegetable oil
1 large onion, diced
Three 15-ounce cans green enchilada sauce (or use red if preferred!)
3 cups grated Cheddar-Jack cheese, plus more if needed
Sour cream, for serving
Diced tomatoes, for serving
Chopped fresh cilantro, for serving
Lime wedges, for serving
Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F.
One at a time, hold the tortillas over the stove top burner (heated to medium heat) to brown slightly, about 30 seconds per side. Set the warmed tortillas aside.
In a bowl, mix together the cumin, chili powder, Cajun spice, salt and pepper. Sprinkle both sides of the chicken breasts with the spice mix.
Heat the oil in a skillet over medium heat and cook the chicken on both sides until done in the middle and the juices run clear, 4 to 5 minutes per side. Set aside on a plate to cool, then shred finely with a fork.
Throw the onions into the same skillet, stir them around and cook until deep golden brown and caramelized, 4 to 5 minutes; set them aside on a plate. Pour the enchilada sauce into the skillet and reduce the heat to low, allowing it to warm through.
To assemble the enchiladas: Pour 2 cups of the sauce into a 9-by-13-inch casserole dish and leave the rest in the skillet. Dip a tortilla into the sauce in the skillet, then lay it on a baking sheet or plate. Sprinkle some cheese down the middle, followed by some chicken and finally, some of the caramelized onions. Roll it up tightly, then place it seam-side down in the casserole dish. Repeat with the rest of the tortillas. Pour the rest of the sauce over the enchiladas, then sprinkle on the rest of the cheese. Give it a final sprinkling of chili powder.
Bake until hot and bubbly, 30 minutes. Let it sit for 15 to 20 minutes before serving.
* Serve the enchiladas topped with a dollop of sour cream, a sprinkle of diced tomatoes, a sprinkling of cilantro and a wedge of lime