Chicken Enchiladas, Bill Clinton's Favorite Recipe

Kathie Carr Recipe

By Kathie Carr kathiecc

20 Min
50 Min

This recipe was published in our local newspaper several years ago when Clinton was President. Its supposed to be a dish he loved to make. This paper publishes a lot of famous person's recipes, but this is one of the few I saved because my family likes it a lot. Its too rich for everyday but great for holidays and special ocasions.

One warning: THESE ARE NOT LOW FAT. :)

If he really cooked like this in his earlier years its no wonder he is on a vegan diet now.

Whatever your politics are I think you will find these enchiladas are GOOD. Change the name if you like, but try them. :)

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2 Tbsp
vegetable oil
1/2 tsp
2 can(s)
green chilis
3 c
cooked chicken meat, shredded
1 can(s)
chopped tomatoes (about 28ounces)
2 c
shredded cheddar cheddar
2 c
onion, chopped
1/3 c
vegetable oil
2 tsp
salt (i use less)
corn tortillas
2 clove
minced garlic
2 c
sour cream
chopped fresh parsley and/or additional sour cream for garnish

Directions Step-By-Step

Preheat 2 T vegetable oil in skillet. Remove seeds from chilies. Chop chilies, then saute with minced garlic in oil. Drain and break up tomatoes. Reserve 1/2 cup liquid. Add tomatoes, 1 tsp salt, oregano and reserved tomato liquid. Simmer, uncovered until thick, about 30 minutes. Remove sauce from skillet and set aside.

Combine chicken with sour cream, cheese and remaining salt. Heat 1/3 cup oil.
Heat 1/3 cup oil. Dip tortillas in oil. Drain well on paper towels.

Fill tortillas with chicken mixture. Roll up. Arrange side by side,seam side down, in a 9 by 13 inch baking dish. Pour chili sauce over enchiladas.

Bake at 275 degrees until heated through about 20 minutes. Remove from oven and garnish with chopped fresh parsley and/ or additional sour cream.

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Chicken, Tacos & Burritos
Regional Style: Mexican

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Angie Garrison mommaangieg
May 4, 2012
This recipe sounds awesome!!! I make a different version...I'll have to post the recipe too...not a lowfat recipe either!! Ahhh!!!

But, I just wanted to let you know, I do the Weight Watchers points plus program, so I used Sparkpeople to calculate the calories and nutritional values, and if you use lowfat cheddar and lowfat sour cream, and olive oil instead of veggie oil, it's 8 points for two of these....Not too bad for a dinner on this diet!! A side salad or some other veggie, which is no points, is perfect!! :) I'll be trying this this weekend! Thank you! :)
Kathie Carr kathiecc
May 4, 2012
Thanks, Angie, for the WW points info. I appreciate you doing that!

I bet those lowfat substitutes are great. Usually I find with the fat free cheeses I lose too much flavor. But low fat is still very good.

I hope you like this dish. :)