Wednesday, October 29, 2008

Chicken Enchiladas

Okay, now these chicken enchiladas are killer. My sister originally got the recipe out of either a Better Homes and Gardens or Betty Crocker cookbook...or so she says. I have yet to find it in either myself. I have doubled the cheese of the original recipe (hello? who wouldn't?) and the original recipe used corn tortillas, but I prefer flour. If you like heat, try a can of diced jalapenos instead of the green chilis.

Chicken Enchiladas

1 lb chicken
3 Tbs butter or margarine
1 small onion, chopped
2 cloves garlic, chopped
3 Tbs flour
1 cup sour cream
1 can diced green chilis
2 cups chicken broth
2 cups shredded cheese (cheddar or Mexican blend)
8-10 small corn or flour tortillas (I prefer the flour)

Boil the chicken and then shred it. Place shredded chicken into a large bowl and set aside.

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Prepare a 9x13 in casserole dish by spraying the inside with cooking spray.

Melt butter over medium-high heat, then add the onions and saute until translucent. Add the garlic and cook for another minute or two. In a small bowl, stir the flour into the sour cream until well blended. Add the sour cream and flour to onion mixture and stir until well combined.

Whisk in the chicken broth until smooth and then add the green chilis. Cook until the mixture begins to boil and starts to get thicker. Remove from the heat and add 1 cup of the cheese. Then pour 1/2 of sauce over your chicken and mix together well. . Fill the tortillas with chicken mixture, and roll burrito style. Place them in the prepared dish seam side down (cram them in there if you have to). Pour the rest of the sauce over the filled tortillas and then cover with the remaining cup of cheese. Cover with foil and bake for 30 minutes. Remove the foil and place back in the oven for 5 more minutes (or until the cheese is melted).

1 comment:

critterlvrs said...

Your enchiladas are YUM YUM YUMMY! I have yet to make them myself but I love when you make them and I get to partake! LOL