Sunday, August 13, 2017

Chicken Enchiladas / #SundaySupper

 Did you know that it is time for school to start up again? I can't believe it either?! But here we are! The problem with going back to school is that the daily schedule is adjusted one more time! That means a tighter time line for everything, including suppertime! So it is time for quicker meals, make ahead meals, and "what can I throw together" meals!  Which is where these cheesy Chicken Enchiladas come in! These enchiladas can be made ahead of time and enjoyed by everyone! Put the chicken mix together ahead of time and refrigerate. Make the sauce ahead of time and refrigerate. Put it all together at dinner, and conquer the school year dinner "time crunch"!

 Chicken Enchiladas
(printable recipe at end of page)
(makes 6 -using 9 1/2" tortillas)

2  pounds Chicken Breast
1 tablespoon Butter
11/2 cups chopped Onion
1 cup Sour Cream
1/4 cup chopped Green Pepper
1/4 teaspoon Pepper

1 cup shredded Cheddar Cheese
1 cup water
1/4 cup chopped Green Pepper
1 tablespoon Chili Powder
1 teaspoon dried Oregano Leaves
1/4 teaspoon ground Cumin
1 clove Garlic, finely chopped
15 ounce can Tomato Sauce
Flour Tortillas
Shredded Cheddar Cheese
Sour Cream

Chop the chicken into small bite sized pieces. Add a tablespoon of butter to a medium size pan and start cooking chicken in pan over medium heat.

As the chicken cooks, add the onion, sour cream, pepper, green pepper and cheddar cheese.
Use a medium saucepan filled with 2/3 cup water to cook the bell pepper, chili powder, oregano, cumin, garlic and tomato sauce to boiling. Stir and reduce heat. Simmer for 5 minutes, uncovered. 
Pour sauce into oblong pyrex dish.
Set up an assembly line to dip the tortillas and roll the enchiladas. Start by placing one tortilla at a time into the red sauce. Drag the tortilla through the sauce, and place in the empty pyrex dish.
Place approx. 1/4 cup of cooked chicken mix towards the end of the tortilla. Spread the mix out across the width of the tortilla, fold in the sides and roll the tortilla.
As you roll, place the tortillas in the dish you are rolling in. Continue until all are rolled. If you prefer, roll the tortillas on a plate or a cutting board.
Pour the remainder of the sauce over the top of the tortillas. Sprinkle with remaining shredded cheddar. Bake at 350℉ in oven. 
for 20 minutes. Do not cover. 
Serve with refried beans along with cheese and salad, or .......
enjoy your chicken enchilada like I do, alone with lots of cheese and sauce!

Thank you for stopping by today! Today's #SundaySupper is all about "Back to School" dinners! For a lot more yummy, tasty recipes, scroll down and find more recipes from the #SundaySupper family!

Thank you to Em Beitel for hosting today's tasty event!

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Chicken Enchiladas

INGREDIENTS:


  • 2 pounds Chicken Breast
  • 1 tbalespoon Butter
  • 1 1/2 cups chopped Onion
  • 1 cup Sour Cream
  • 1/4 teaspoon Pepper
  • 1/2 cup chopped Bell Pepper
  • 1 cup shredded Cheddar Cheese
  • 1 cup water
  • 1/4 cup chopped bell pepper
  • 1 tablespoon Chili Powder
  • 1 teaspoon dried Oregano Leaves
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground Cumin
  • 1 clove Garlic, finely chopped
  • 15 ounce can Tomato Sauce
  • Flour Tortillas
  • Shredded Cheddar Cheese
  • Sour Cream

INSTRUCTIONS:


  1. Chop the chicken into small bite sized pieces. Add a tablespoon of butter to a medium size pan and start cooking chicken in pan over medium heat.
  2. As the chicken cooks, add the onion, sour cream, pepper, green pepper and cheddar cheese.
  3. Use a medium saucepan filled with 2/3 cup water to cook the bell pepper, chili powder, oregano, cumin, garlic and tomato sauce to boiling. Stir and reduce heat. Simmer for 5 minutes, uncovered.
  4. Pour sauce into oblong pyrex dish.
  5. Set up an assembly line to dip the tortillas and roll the enchiladas. Start by placing one tortilla at a time into the red sauce. Drag the tortilla through the sauce, and place in the empty pyrex dish.
  6. Place approx. 1/4 cup of cooked chicken mix towards the end of the tortilla. Spread the mix out across the width of the tortilla, fold in the sides and roll the tortilla.
  7. As you roll, place the tortillas in the dish you are rolling in. Continue until all are rolled. If you prefer, roll the tortillas on a plate or a cutting board.
  8. Pour the remainder of the sauce over the top of the tortillas. Sprinkle with remaining shredded cheddar. Bake at 350℉ in oven. for 20 minutes. Do not cover.
  9. Serve with refried beans along with cheese and salad, or enjoy your chicken enchilada like I do~alone with lots of cheese and sauce!
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5 comments:

  1. I love your enchiladas! And your make ahead tips are great ideas to streamline dinnertime!

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  2. Mexican food is my favorite kind of food and I have to have these!!! Going on my menu... right... NOW! Thanks for this! It looks amazing!

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  3. I love enchiladas and this sauce looks so yummy!

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  4. Love us some Mexican in this household. These enchiladas are on the to make list.

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  5. Make ahead and enchiladas win, win!

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