Chicken Enchiladas

LaDesta Henry

By
@NanasPuddin

This recipe is a bit time consuming but well worth the wait. This is what my husband requests for his birthday dinner.


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Serves:

4 - 6

Prep:

1 Hr

Cook:

10 Min

Ingredients

1
baked whole chicken or 4 large bone in chicken breasts, seasoned as you wish. i usually just use salt and pepper.
1 pkg
cream cheese (low fat is ok but found the fat free doesn't work well with this recipe
1 pkg
of white mexican melting cheese *
1 pkg
of crumble mexican cheese*
1 c
of shredded mexican blend cheese (held back for topping)
1 can(s)
of rotel, drained...or 1 (4.5) can chopped green chilies, drained ( this is up to your preference, i use mild rotel)
1/4 c
finely chopped onion
1 clove
minced garlic
1/4 c
chopped cilantro
1/2 c
half n half cream
8
8 inch tortilla wraps (white flour works best)
*
special note, i usually find these cheeses in wal-mart or kroger or any mexican store. if you can not find these specific cheeses, you can use 1 package (2 cups) of shredded mexican blend cheese.

Directions Step-By-Step

1
In a skillet, you will need to sauté the onion and garlic until soft and lightly caramelized.
2
While the chicken is baking, melt together the cream cheese, white Mexican melting cheese in a non stick pan on the stove top.
3
When all is melted together add the rotel or green chilies, onion/garlic mixture and crumble cheese and set aside.
4
When the chicken is cooled, debone, dice or shred and add to cheese mixture, add the cilantro and mix well. Mixture should not be to liquefied, reserve 1 ½ cup of mixture and mix with the half n half cream.
5
Take the tortillas and warm them for a few seconds in the microwave or in a damp towel in the oven. Just enough to make them soft and easy to work with.
6
Take a warmed tortilla shell, spoon approx ¼ - ½ cup of the filling and wrap. Roll tortilla; place seam side down in a 13x9 inch baking dish that is well coated with cooking spray. Complete all 8 tortillas in this manner
7
Spread the reserved cheese filling mixture over the top of enchiladas, and top with shredded Mexican cheese.
8
Place into a 350 preheated oven and bake till cheese is melted and golden brown on top, approx 10 minutes.

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Chicken, Tacos & Burritos