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chicken enchiladas with creamy red sauce

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Recipe by
Cindee Hansen
Omaha, NE

I had a recipe that sounded good but just seemed like it needed some tweeking. And tweeking I did and boy, they turned out wonderful. The family polished it all leftovers for my lunch the next day.

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Ingredients For chicken enchiladas with creamy red sauce

  • 1 rotisserie chicken from your local store (de-boned & shredded)
  • 1 can
    ro*tel tomato w/ green chili (drained)
  • 1 md
    white onion (diced)
  • 1 Tbsp
    minced garlic
  • 1 can
    green chili's diced (small can)
  • 1 pkg
    cream cheese (or 1/2 cream cheese & 1/2 velveeta queso cheese)
  • 6
    taco sized flour tortillas
  • 3 c
    quesadilla cheese or monterey jack cheese
  • 1 can
    red enchilada sauce
  • couple of splashes of half and half

How To Make chicken enchiladas with creamy red sauce

  • 1
    Preheat oven to 350. Lighly spray 9 x 13 baking pan. Saute onion, garlic, green chili and tomato in a little olive oil for about 4 minutes. Add salt, pepper, cumin or other seasoning to taste and saute one more minute. Add cream cheese and/or Velveeta. Stir until melted. Add shredded chicken and mix well.
  • 2
    Fill each tortilla with a spoonful of chicken mix, roll up and place (seam side down) in baking dish. Repeat until all six are filled.
  • 3
    In a bowl, whisk together enchilada sauce and a splash or two of half and half. You can double the sauce depending on how "saucy" you like it. Drizzle or pour sauce over enchiladas. Sprinkle shredded cheese over the top. Bake for 30 to 35 minutes.
  • 4
    I served mine with Spanish Rice. Very satisfying!

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