Thursday, March 12, 2015

146.0...Chicken Enchiladas

I don’t like leftovers. When I made Crockpot Chicken Tacos the other night, there were a lot of leftovers. I knew I had to figure out something to do with them so they weren’t sitting in my fridge and I immediately thought: chicken enchiladas! Then I did something that rarely happens: I made something without using a recipe. Yep. I am a great direction follower. Give me a recipe and I can make the heck out of it. But being creative and coming up with something on my own? That’s not me. But I did it, folks. I came up with something that worked and was delicious! And now I will share it with you!

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Chicken Enchiladas (Serves 6-8)

Ingredients:

1 Tbsp olive oil
1 cup diced onion
1 (4 oz.) can diced chilis
4 cups Crockpot Chicken Taco leftovers or shredded rotisserie chicken
28 oz. can enchilada sauce
Salt & pepper, to taste
8 flour tortillas, soft taco size
8 oz. shredded cheddar cheese

Optional toppings: diced tomatoes, shredded lettuce, sour cream, diced avocado

Directions:

1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Heat olive oil in a skillet and add the onion. Sauté until translucent. Add diced chilis and cook for another minute.
2. Add shredded chicken and about one cup of the enchilada sauce. Warm through. Add salt and pepper to chicken mixture, to taste.
3. Add about a half cup of the chicken mixture to each tortilla. Top each with a bit of cheddar cheese. Roll each tortilla up and place in greased 9x13 baking dish. Pour the rest of the enchilada sauce on top of the tortillas. Top with remaining cheese.
4. Bake for 30 minutes. If desired, broil for  2-5 minutes to brown the cheese.

Printable Recipe

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The enchiladas are delicious with the Easy Mexican Rice!


Yesterday I went to lunch at Luna Grill. I had my beloved Greek Salad with a chicken kabob.

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Did I mention that I don’t like leftovers? Well….most of the time this is true. I really like these Chicken Enchiladas so I enjoyed them again for dinner last night.

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They reheat well, by the way!


Breakfast this morning was scrambled egg beaters with onion, spinach and jack cheese.

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The usual.

Are you a recipe follower or do you create your own?

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2 comments:

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Both! Most meals I create my own, but with a lot of influence of my grandma's cooking. Sometimes, if I want to eat a specific dish and I didn't know how to make it, I would seek a recipe. And even then, I might take some creative control of the situation if maybe I was missing an ingredient or two, or if that recipe had something I didn't particularly like. Following recipes and being creative are both important aspects in my kitchen. :-)

Melissa Gilbert said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

@connie
That's great! I used to be such a stickler for following the recipe...I have since learned to be more creative and have fun with it instead of being such a rule follower! :)

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