grilled chicken enchiladas & spicy cheddar sauce
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Fun Fact: The enchilada is one of the dishes mentioned in Mexico's first cookbook in 1831!
prep time 25 Min
cook time 25 Min
Ingredients For grilled chicken enchiladas & spicy cheddar sauce
3large chicken breasts, grilled and finely chopped chicken
2 cshredded cheddar cheese (separated)
1 cred enchilada sauce
- SPICY CHEDDAR SAUCE
1 smonion, finely chopped
1 tspminced garlic
3 Tbspall purpose flour
1/2 tspgarlic powder
1/2 tsponion powder
1 tspchili powder
1/8 tspcayenne pepper (or to taste)
1roasted red pepper, peeled and finely diced (jarred or roast yourself)
1 smcan of green chilis diced
salt and pepper to taste
How To Make grilled chicken enchiladas & spicy cheddar sauce
1Grill chicken 8 minutes per side. Cool and chop chicken very finely.
2Heat butter in deep skillet over medium heat. Add onions and garlic. Saute until browned and softened. Add flour and make a roux. Pour in milk and stir with a wire whisk until smooth. Add remaining ingredients cook over medium heat. Stir with the wire whisk until it's smooth and cheddar cheese is fully incorporated.
3Mix 1 cup cheese sauce and 1 c.shredded cheddar into chicken mixture and stir until smooth and blended.
4Spoon chicken mixture into tortillas and roll up. Place each roll into a greased 9x13 pan.
5Pour remaining cheese sauce over tortilla rolls. Drizzle enchilada sauce over the top. I pour the enchilada sauce into a squirt bottle for sauces and squirt it evenly over each enchilada. You don't have to use it up, squirt it on until it looks good to you. You can serve leftover sauce on the table for extra sauce.
6sprinkle with remaining 1 cup shredded cheddar cheese.
7Cover with aluminum foil and bake in a 350 degree oven for 25 minutes.
8garnish with a little green onion and sour cream or anything else you like!
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- #Green Chilis
- #cheese sauce
- #roasted red pepper
- Tacos & Burritos