Chicken Enchiladas

Sena Wilson

By
@ceodau

This is a family favorite recipe for chicken enchiladas. Prep time can be minimized if you purchase Deli baked chicken and packaged grated cheeses. I usually cook the chicken breasts and grate the cheeses but it depends on your time. They are filled with a creamy filling and you serve them with green or red salsa.


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Serves:

4 - 6

Prep:

1 Hr 25 Min

Cook:

20 Min

Method:

Bake

Ingredients

4 c
cooked and chopped chicken
1 c
onion, chopped
4 stalk(s)
green onions, chopped
3 c
monterrey jack cheese, divided
1/2 tsp
cumin
1 tsp
crushed garlic
3 - 4 oz
green chiles, chopped
2 Tbsp
oil
salt and white/black pepper to taste
12
corn tortillas
1/2 c
chicken broth

WHITE SAUCE

3 c
milk
3 Tbsp
butter
4 Tbsp
all purpose flour
1/2 tsp
crushed garlic
1/2 tsp
salt
1/8 tsp
white pepper (or black)
dash(es)
onion powder
1/2 c
sour cream

Directions Step-By-Step

1
Saute onion, cumin, garlic, salt, white or black pepper and green chiles in oil. Stir in chicken and chicken broth; simmer until most of liquid is absorbed. Set chicken mixture aside.
2
In a saucepan, melt butter; whisk in flour and gradually add milk. Add garlic, salt, pepper, and onion powder. Cook until mixture thickens into a sauce. Whisk in a 1/2 cup of monterrey jack cheese. Add half of sauce to chicken mixture. Add the sour cream to the remainder of white sauce and set aside to keep warm.
3
Heat enough oil in a small skillet to cover the bottom of pan. Dip tortillas for a few seconds in oil to soften them. Lay aside on paper towels.
4
Spray large baking dish or baking sheet (with lip) with oil. Fill the center of each tortilla with chicken mixture; fold the sides tightly (not ends)over center and place with seams down in baking dish. Repeat this procedure until all 12 tortillas are filled.
5
Pour remaining sauce over the filled tortillas. Sprinkled with the remainder of the cheese. Top with the chopped green onions. Cook in a 350 degree oven for approximately 20 - 25 minutes until heated through and cheese is melted. Serve with green or red salsa and fried tortilla chips.

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