Sunday, November 15, 2015

Chicken Enchiladas/#SundaySupper

Today, I am joining the #SundaySupper family in celebrating budget friendly meals. There are so many wonderful meals that can be made on a budget, and it is not difficult to do, but it does require planning. In the area where I live, I have many choices as to where I can shop, but it is essential to read ads, know where produce is a good deal, and where meat is a good quality with a price I can live with. It is also important to meal plan so that nothing gets wasted.
These chicken enchiladas were very inexpensive to make, costing only $4.65 for three. What's also  important to note is that they are very tasty, full of flavor and quick to make. You will feel like you are splurging!




Chicken Enchiladas
(makes 3 meals)
9 ounces raw Chicken Breast
Chipotle Seasoning
2 Slices White Onion
1/4 of a Red Pepper
1 slice of Tomato, chopped

Ranchero Queso Fresco
Taco Style Tortillas
Mexican Blend Mixed Cheese
Sour Cream
Salsa
Refried Beans

 Sprinkle the chicken breasts with Chipotle Seasoning, and fry in pan on medium heat.
As the chicken cooks, add the red pepper and onion to the pan. Once the chicken is done cooking, remove it and set it aside to cool.
Once the red pepper and onion have cooked some, add the tomatoes, but only for a minute, to heat.
 Once the chicken has cooled a little, start shredding it. I have found that the easiest way to do this is when it is still rather hot.
Start building the enchiladas by placing both the Ranchero Queso Fresco and the Mexican Blend Mixed Cheese in the middle of the tortilla.
 Add the chicken and veggies, then add a dollop of sour cream.
 Wrap the tortillas and top them with green enchilada sauce, more of both cheeses, and salsa. Bake at 350 degrees for 10-15 minutes. Heat refried beans in a pan on the stove.
 Plate the enchilada, add some refried beans, and enjoy!

Here is a breakdown on the cost of three chicken enchilada meals:

9 ounces raw chicken breast        1.00
Chipotle Seasoning                        .10
2 slices Onion                                 .05                     
1/4 Red Pepper                               .10  
1 Slice Tomato                                .10
Ranchero  Queso Fresco                 .60
Sour Cream                                     .10
Salsa                                                .50
Mexican Blend Shredded Cheese   .40
Tortillas                                          1.20 
Refried Beans                                  .50

Total                                              $4.65


Scroll down to find all the wonderful and tasty budget friendly meals created by #SundaySupper members:



Save-Your-Pennies Soups: 
 Bean and Bacon Soup by Hezzi-D’s Books 
Mexican Turkey Bean Soup by What Smells So Good?
Pasta e Fagioli by The Food Hunter’s Guide to Cuisine
 Turkey and Dumpling Soup by Palatable Pastime
Vegan Broccoli Cheese Soup by Pancake Warriors

 Budget-Savvy Bread and Salads:
 Mom’s Buttermilk Biscuits by Grumpy's Honeybunch
Turkey Salad by Food Done Light

 Money-Saving Mains:
 Black Bean and Bell Pepper Quesadillas by My San Francisco Kitchen
Cajun Blackened Chicken Thighs by Feeding Big
 Chicken Enchilada Casserole by Cosmopolitan Cornbread

 Chicken Piccata by Monica's Table
 Chicken Tetrazzini by Renee’s Kitchen Adventures
Chimichurri Chicken Thighs by Life Tastes Good
 Dutch Baby Pancakes by Brunch with Joy
 Easy Cheesy Egg Breakfast Bake with Potatoes and Sausage  by From Gate to Plate [or breakfast] Easy Crockpot Spaghetti Sauce by Fantastical Sharing of Recipes
 Egyptian Rice and Lentils by Wholistic Woman
 French Onion Soup Twice Baked Potato by Sew You Think You Can Cook
 Gnocchi with Fennel and Pork by Caroline's Cooking
 Italian Baked Chicken by A Day in the Life on the Farm
 Lasagna Stuffed Acorn Squash by Cupcakes & Kale Chips
 One-Pot Creamy Chicken and Noodles by A Kitchen Hoor's Adventures
 Orzo with Leftover Turkey and Sweet Potatoes by Cooking Chat
 Sauteed Vegetables by Party Food and Entertaining
Turkey Sausage and Pasta by Cindy’s Recipes and Writings
Twice Baked Sweet Potato Bar by Momma's Meals
 Yakisoba (Japanese Stir Fried Noodles) by Curious Cuisinere

 Don't-break-the-bank Desserts:
 Apple Pecan Bread Pudding by That Skinny Chick Can Bake
Marshmallow Popcorn Balls by Pies and Plots
 Slow Cooker Apple Gingerbread Crumble by The Crumby Cupcake



 And more saving suggestions from the Sunday Supper Movement: Budget-Friendly Meal Ideas for #SundaySupper

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6 comments:

  1. Love that you tallied up your costs.

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  2. Chicken enchiladas are the best and these will be wonderful made with leftover turkey as well.

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  3. I'd never say no to a platter of your enchiladas! They look marvelous!

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  4. I always check our local store flyers for what vis on sale BEFORE I make a store list! Great reminder.

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