Favorite Mexican Restaurant Enchilada Suizas

Martha Price

By
@Karenella

This recipe came from my favorite Mexican restaurant, after much cajoling. Although canned chopped green chilis (or green salsa) is called for as part of the filling in the original recipe, use any sauce or broth you like - I just use chicken broth to moisten well, as I prefer the "pure" chicken flavor. I do often add cream cheese to the filling - it adds taste without overpowering any other flavor! The recipe can easily be doubled. This is a rich, "company fare" dish!


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Serves:

3

Prep:

20 Min

Cook:

30 Min

Method:

Bake

Ingredients

1/2 c
onion, finely minced
1 - 2 clove
garlic, finely minced
1/4 c
oil
2 c
chicken, cooked and diced
1/2 - 1 can(s)
chopped mild green chilis
1 pkg
(3 oz.) cream cheese, softened (optional)ed
2 Tbsp
parsley, chopped
2 tsp
flour
2
chicken bouillon cubes, crumbled
paprika, a few dashes
6
corn tortillas
3/4 c
milk
3/4 c
heavy whipping cream
1 and 1/2 c
monterey jack cheese, grated

Directions Step-By-Step

1
Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
2
Saute onion and garlic in 1 tablespoon oil until tender, about 1 minute. Combine with chicken, parsley and chopped green chilis. I like to add a tablespoon or so of cream cheese to each enchilada; I just spread it down the middle. Set aside.
3
Combine flour, bouillon cube and paprika in a small saucepan. Stir in milk; cook over medium-high heat and stir until mixture thickens and comes to a boil. Remove from heat; stir in the cream and 1/2 cup of cheese. Stir until cheese is melted, then set aside.
4
Heat remaining oil in medium skillet. Heat each tortilla in oil until soft, 30 seconds or so. Dip each tortilla in the cream sauce.
5
Place about 1/3 cup chicken mixture down center of each tortilla; fold in sides to form enchilada. Place in baking dish.
6
Top with remaining sauce, then cheese. Cover and bake at 350 degrees for 15 minutes. Uncover, and bake for an additional 15 minutes to allow cheese to melt. But check often so it doesn't burn! I hope you all enjoy this!

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Chicken, Tacos & Burritos
Main Ingredient: Chicken
Regional Style: Mexican
Hashtag: #Entree