chicken enchiladas, bill clinton's favorite recipe

★★★★★ 4 Reviews
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By Kathie Carr
from North Liberty, IN

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. :)

★★★★★ 4 Reviews
serves 7-8
prep time 20 Min
cook time 50 Min

Ingredients For chicken enchiladas, bill clinton's favorite recipe

  • 2 Tbsp
    vegetable oil
  • 1/2 tsp
    oregano
  • 2 can
    green chilis
  • 3 c
    cooked chicken meat, shredded
  • 1 can
    chopped tomatoes (about 28ounces)
  • 2 c
    shredded cheddar cheddar
  • 2 c
    onion, chopped
  • 1/3 c
    vegetable oil
  • 2 tsp
    salt (i use less)
  • 15
    corn tortillas
  • 2 clove
    minced garlic
  • 2 c
    sour cream
  • chopped fresh parsley and/or additional sour cream for garnish

How To Make chicken enchiladas, bill clinton's favorite recipe

  • 1
    CHILI SAUCE: 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. CHICKEN FILLING: Combine chicken with sour cream, cheese and remaining salt. Heat 1/3 cup oil.
  • 2
    ENCHILADAS: 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.

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