Baked Chicken Enchiladas
Maggie May Schill
Simply, here's how I make my Chicken Enchiladas.
4fresh ripe tomatoes, cubed
5 clovegarlic, crushed
1jalapeno peppers, sliced and seeded
1red bell pepper, sliced and seeded
1 largered onion, minced
2 Tbspvegetable oil
2 Tbspunsalted butter
1 lbchicken breasts, boneless and skinless
48 inch, flour tortillas
1/2 csour cream
1 cfresh cilantro, chopped
1/4 cquesodilla cheese, grated
1/2 cmonterey jack cheese, grated
1/2 ccheddar cheese, grated
2 tspchilli powder
3/4 tspcayenne pepper
1 tspcelery salt
·salt and pepper to taste
1 ccooked black beans
How to Make Baked Chicken Enchiladas
- For Enchilada Sauce:
1-In a large sauce pan, heat your oil to smoking temperature.
2-Set pan to medium heat. Add your garlic to the pan and let them sweat. immediately add 1/2 your diced red onion. (set rest of onion aside for later.) Cook until translucent.
3-Add your cubed tomatoes to the pan, along with a pinch of salt to draw the liquids from the tomatoes. Stir for half a minute then add your red pepper and jalapeno.
4-Cover pan and set to medium-low heat and let cook for 2 hours.
5-Uncover pan after 2 hours and blend the sauce smooth with an immersion blender. Or transfer to a standard blender and blend until smooth. (You can also forgo blending altogether if you prefer a chunky Enchilada sauce.)
6-Set heat back to medium.
7-Stir in cumin, cayenne, chilli powder and celery salt. Stir.
8-Add salt and pepper to taste.
9-Allow to cook for another 10 minutes uncovered on the medium heat.
10-Stir in cilantro.
11-Set sauce aside.
- For Filling:
1-Heat your salted butter in a large frying pan.
2-Pound your chicken breast flat and dredge in flour.
3-Once butter is hot, fry your chicken until cooked through.
4-Remove chicken from heat and let cool at room temperature. (Never cool chicken in the fridge!!!)
5-Scrape your frying pan and add the rest of your red onions to the pan.
6-Cook until tender, then add your pre-cooked black beans and heat through. Set aside.
7-In a large mixing bowl, shred your chicken.
8- add your sour cream and 3/4 of your cheeses to the bowl.
9-Add your onion and black bean mixture to the bowl.
Add salt and pepper to taste, and mix everything together.
1-Pre-heat oven to 375'F
2-In a 9X9 casserole dish, spread 1 1/2 cups of your sauce to coat bottom of pan.
3-Lay your tortillas out on a clean counter or cutting board.
4-Spoon about 2 tablespoons of the filling on each tortilla.
5-Roll tortillas to seal in filing.
6-Lay rolled tortillas in your pan on top of your sauce.
7-Pour 2-3 cups of your sauce over the tortillas.
8-Spread the rest of your cheese on top.( I also like to add any extra black beans to the topping, because black beans are awesome in my opinion. The more the better!)
9-Bake for about 30 minutes, or until bubbly!!!
10-Let cool for 10 minutes before serving
( Add cilantro to finished dish if you want a little extra crunch and fresh flavor.)