20-Minute Chicken Enchiladas

These 20-Minute Chicken Enchiladas that I made awhile back were a hit! So easy to make! 

IMG 8933

20-Minute Chicken Enchiladas (Serves 6)

Recipe from Cooking Light, July 2013


1 cup pre-chopped onion

1 cup chicken stock

1 Tbsp all-purpose flour

1 1/2 Tbsp chili powder

2 tsp. ground cumin

3/4 tsp. garlic powder

1/2 tsp. crushed red pepper

1/4 tsp. salt

1 (15 ounce) can unsalted tomato sauce

3 cups shredded skinless, boneless rotisserie chicken breast (about 15 ounces)

1 (15 ounce) can unsalted black beans, rinsed and drained

12 (6 inch) corn tortillas

Cooking spray

3 ounces pre-shredded 4-cheese Mexican blend cheese (about 3/4 cup)

1 cup chopped tomato

1/4 chopped fresh cilantro

6 Tbsp sour cream


1. Preheat broiler to high.

2. Combine first 9 ingredients in a medium saucepan; stir with a whisk. Bring to a boil over high heat; cook 2 minutes or until thickened. Reserve 1 1/2 cups sauce mixture. Add chicken and beans to pan; cook 2 minutes or until chicken is thoroughly heated. 

3. Stack tortillas; wrap stack in damp paper towels and microwave at High for 25 seconds. Spoon about 1/3 cup chicken mixture in center of each tortilla; roll up. Arrange tortillas, seams side down, in bottom of 13 x 9 inch glass or ceramic baking dish coated with cooking spray. Top with reserved sauce and cheese. Broil 3 minutes or until cheese is lightly browned and sauce is bubbly. Top with tomato and cilantro. Serve with sour cream. 

Printable Recipe

IMG 8934

I can’t believe how behind I am blogging! Where does the time go!?! Please be patient as I backtrack a bit….

The Wednesday before last I got my hair done and stopped at Jersey Mike’s for lunch. 

IMG 8948

Mini turkey and provolone with jalapeño chips.

I brought the kids home from school. Later that night we went to a meeting and had Pizza Rev for dinner. 

IMG 8951

That Thursday’s breakfast:

IMG 8952

I took the kids to school, then dropped off my dog at the vet. She tore her ACL and needed surgery. Poor dog.

I went for a run then grabbed a bar for a snack:

IMG 8953

I did some stuff around the house and made a half turkey sandwich and a salad for lunch.

IMG 8958

Dinner was reheated leftovers from my husband’s poker night:

IMG 8960

Friday’s breakfast:

IMG 8961

After I took the kids to school I went to yoga. Then a dentist appointment. 


IMG 8962

Lunch was more poker leftovers:

IMG 8964

We went to a Valentine’s Day party at a friends. They had someone making tacos which were really good!

IMG 8967

Saturday’s breakfast:

IMG 8968

We hung around the house all day. We ordered Ototo Sushi for lunch. 

IMG 8971

We met some friends at Larsen’s for dinner. I started with the Ahi Tuna Tartare (Sriracha, cucumber, wontons with ponzu sauce):

IMG 8975

Really good!

For my entree, I chose the 6 ounce Filet Mignon:

IMG 8977

Fabulous steak!

The Macaroni & Cheese wasn’t half bad either!

IMG 8976

For dessert we shared a Butter Cake! It was amazing!

IMG 8978

That was my first time at Larsen’s and I thought everything was delicious. I would definitely go back. 

Sunday’s breakfast:

IMG 8979

I ran around that morning taking the kids to their various activities. Lunch was a half turkey sandwich, salad and chips. 

IMG 8980

We packed up and headed to Los Angeles for a dinner for a golf tournament my husband was participating in at Riviera Country Club.

We checked into the hotel and walked around Beverly Hills. We decided to get a snack at Cheesecake Factory. We shared sliders and nachos.

IMG 8981

IMG 8982

IMG 8983

Way too much food for a snack. Lol.

Later on we headed to Riviera for dinner. Our meal started with a salad, then an entree of sea bass and steak.

IMG 8985

I wasn’t hungry, obviously, so I didn’t eat much. I did eat all of my dessert though. ;)

IMG 8986

Monday morning we headed back to Riviera for the golf tournament. It was for the Genesis Open but Monday was the “collegiate” day and my husband was playing with team USC. 

There was a full breakfast buffet complete with an omelet maker.

IMG 8987

Then it was time to tee off!

IMG 8989

IMG E8997

Our team didn’t do so well but I think everyone had fun. I was definitely ready for lunch after walking 18 holes. 

Lunch was a buffet with tacos, sushi, salads, etc.

IMG 9004

Afterwards we went to a friends’s house to wait out the traffic and headed home. We had some snacks there but weren’t super hungry for dinner.

Tuesday’s breakfast:

IMG 9005

After I dropped the kids off at school, I went to spin class, then to a cooking class taught by Phillis Carey.  The class was “Soup for Dinner."

The first soup was Green Minestrone with Pesto, Vegetables, Pasta and White Beans:

IMG 9006

This was outstanding! Loved the pesto!

The second soup was Smoky Corn Chowder with Bacon, Chicken, Peppers and Sweet Potatoes:

IMG 9007

Yummy! Loved the bacon in it.

Next was Red Lentil Chicken Soup with Garlic Flatbread with Sautéed Onions and Gouda Cheese:

IMG 9009

IMG 9008

The soup was really good but the flatbread stole the show!

The last soup was Sausage and Pepperoni Pizza Soup Topped with Cheese:

IMG 9011

It really tasted like pizza. Really enjoyed it! 

Dessert was Red Velvet Oreo Swirl Cheesecake Brownies:

IMG 9010

So delicious!!! The best of everything! Another fabulous class….I actually had to take some of the soups home because I couldn’t finish everything. 

I picked up the kids then took my son to his Bar Mitzvah tutor. That night I went to Bunco at Silvana’s house. She decorated for Valentine’s Day and everything was so beautiful!

IMG 9012

IMG 9014

Dinner was really good!

IMG 9015

IMG 9013

IMG 9041

Thank you Silvana! Such a fun evening!

Wednesday’s Valentine’s Day breakfast:

IMG 9016

After I dropped the kids off, I went to the gym to meet my trainer. 

I met my husband, Dina and her husband at The Pony Room for lunch. I had the Scarborough Kale and King Salmon Salad (organic chopped kale, laura chenel’s goat cheese, tomato, carrot, pine nuts, avocado, red wine vinaigrette):

IMG 9017

After lunch I got some stuff done around the house then headed out to pick up the kids from school. That evening we went with some friends for Valentine’s Day Dinner at Red Tracton’s.  I had half a wedge salad to start:

IMG 9020

For my entree I ordered the Prime Rib:

IMG 9021

I shared a loaded baked potato with my husband:

IMG 9022

We shared a Chocolate Lava Cake:

IMG 9023

I really love Red Tracton’s and my meal was good but they jacked up their prices SO MUCH for Valentine’s Day that it was hard for me to enjoy. It really put a bad taste in mouth, no pun intended. We went there last year for Valentine’s Day and that wasn’t the case. Too bad we won’t be going back next year. 

Thursday’s breakfast:

IMG 9024

I dropped the kids off at school and came home to pack and get ready for our trip to Deer Valley.

I reheated the soups I brought home from cooking class. 

IMG 9027

We picked up the kids from school and headed to the airport. I had some Chicken Fried Rice there.

IMG 9028

We arrived in Salt Lake City and drove to our rental house in Deer Valley. One of my brother in laws and his family were already there and had bought some groceries fortunately. I made a quesadilla for dinner. 

IMG 9031

Friday’s breakfast was toast with peanut butter and some Honey Nut Cheerios.

IMG 9032

IMG 9034

The guys and kids went skiing. My two sister in laws and I went to Yuki Yama Sushi for lunch. We all shared several things.

Hamachi Carpaccio:

IMG 9036

This was delicious!

Crispy Tuna Tartare: 

IMG 9037

Another winner! So good!

Three rolls: 

Bruce Lee Roy, Chiller and Jupiter Access:

IMG 9038

These were just ok. We have been there several times but I wasn’t as impressed with the rolls this time. Bummer. 

After lunch we went grocery shopping. We came back to the house and set up some snacks for everyone when they got back from the slopes. 

IMG 9042

For dinner we all went to Main Street Pizza and Noodle. My husband and I shared a Caesar Salad (sucked) and a pizza with pepper and onions. The pizza was really good!!!

IMG 9045

Breakfast yesterday: 

IMG 9048

Then I did something I never thought I’d do. Go snowshoeing. Yep. I did.

 IMG 9054

My sister in law Helen made me do it. Lol. I actually ended up liking it. It was a great workout and the views were incredible!

IMG 9060

I was proud of myself that I went totally outside my comfort zone. 

To reward myself at lunch I enjoyed some wine and a great burger at Riverhorse Provisions

IMG 9052

I ordered the Provisions Buffalo Burger (cheddar cheese, tomato, truffle mustard, bacon, shredded lettuce). It was fabulous and the fries that came with it were delicious too!

For dinner we went to Lespri Prime Steak & Sushi Bar. I had a half wedge to start:

IMG 9061

I love my wedge salads. :)

For my entree I ordered the Beef Tartare:

IMG 9062

Both were outstanding!

We shared Beignets for desert. Amazing!! 

IMG 9063

Breakfast this morning:

 IMG 9064

It’s pretty windy here so everyone decided not to ski. We are all going to hang out at our house and chill. Looking forward to it!

Technorati Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,


  1. I love this place in particular, it always has the best and impressive events every year. This event space is the perfect location if you are looking to host the event of a lifetime. The main-level features a large comfortable space.


Post a Comment

Popular Posts