Tuesday, December 15, 2009

EASY CHICKEN ENCHILADAS

Here's another one of my families favorite meals! The preparation is easy, and with just a few ingredients, you have a great homemade dinner.

All you need is:

4-5 Boneless Skinless Chicken Breast
1/2 Onion
Salt
Pepper
Salsa
1 Can of Enchilada sauce
Mexican Cheese (or whatever you like)
1 Tomato


I didn't take a picture of it, but I started with 5 boneless skinless chicken breasts. I realized after the fact that I could use this as a blog post! Anyway, I put the chicken in a pot of water and boiled it with the onion. When that was done cooking, I shredded the chicken and diced up the onion. I added in two small cans of Mexican Salsa (but you can also use any salsa you have on hand) and mixed it all in a bowl.

This is how it will look.
Photobucket

Get a flour tortilla and put the chicken mixture in the middle with shredded cheese.
Photobucket

My family prefers the green sauce as opposed to the red.
Photobucket

I put a thin layer of the sauce on the bottom of the dish so the tortillas don't stick to it when it bakes.
Photobucket

All done rolling!
Photobucket

I add the rest of the sauce on the enchiladas. You want to be sure that they are covered or it will be dry when it comes out of the oven.
Photobucket

Here comes the best part! Take more of that shredded cheese and don't hold back baby! You can never have enough cheese! Cover with foil, and bake it at 350 for 30 minutes.
Photobucket

While it is cooking in the oven, I cut up my tomatoes, and heat up my refried beans.
Photobucket

Mmmm! Look at that!
Photobucket

Plate it up with your beans, tortilla chips, sour cream, and whatever else you want, and dig in! They are even better the next day.
Photobucket


30 comments:

Denise said...

Making me hungry.

Casey's trio said...

Mexican food is my fave....I think i will have to try your recipe. Looks good!

angel maia said...

Mmmm... that really looks good. Thanks for the recipe. I think I'll try this for our Christmas day picnic with friends. I'm sure the kids would love this. Thanks. :D

Buckeroomama said...

Ooh, the cheese!!! Just looking at that makes my mouth water!

Our Family said...

I am lovin' all of these quick and delicious meal ideas. Keep 'em coming! :)

~*Michelle*~ said...

that looks so yummy!

(and being easy is the best part!)

Thanks for sharing!

Stephanie said...

We always do cheese enchiladas on Mexican night. My husband and kids absolutely love them!! They like the red sauce..here in the south you don't see the green sauce much. I have never even tried it though they do sell it in the stores. At the restaurants though all you see is red. Amazing the differences depending on where you live :)

Erin said...

Hi there!
I saw you on Helene's (Living Proof God Has a Sense of Humor) blogroll and wanted to stop by. This is so ironic b/c I've been craving chicken enchiladas and am going to make some tonight! Thanks for sharing the recipe!

p.s. I'm your newest follower & am looking forward to reading more. Have a great day!

The imPerfect Housewife said...

Muy bien!!! That looks really easy, too, so that makes it taste good already! Thanks for sharing and have a great day ~ ♥

Kelli @ RTSM said...

We LOVE Mexican food. We aren't big fans of enchilada sauce, so I use a mixture of sour cream and cream of chicken soup to put on top...along with a lot of cheese!

Sara said...

This looks sooooooo good, my husband is the best mexican food cook ever! I can't even try to top him.

Marice said...

awww wish I could taste that! looks really yummy :)

Mommy, I'm Home said...

OK, now I am seriously hungry for enchiladas....

momstheword said...

Mmmmmm, looks yummy! So you boil the chicken and the onion? I've never done that. Do you boil it on high and for how long?

mimi said...

Alicia.....this just looks too delicious!!!! I love enchiladas.

He & Me + 3 said...

Holy yummy. You totally have to stop posting food posts. now I really want enchiladas. Those tomatoes look delish too. I love me some tomatoes.

Julie@Tales of Two T's said...

Yummy! Thanks for the recipe! I'll have to try it!

ApostolicsRUs said...

MMMM MMMM That looks delicious

amanda said...

looks GREAT!! and i can even try that with wildtree's new enchilada sauce! even more 'great'. :0) although it's red and not green. lol.

Scrapping Servant said...

Thanks for posting all the details, I'll be back to try that one out! Looks good, I wish I had some now! :)

blueviolet said...

I've only had those with the green enchilada sauce once. YUM!

Veronica Lee said...

That looks lipsmackingly good!!

joanofalltrades said...

Wow! Those look deliciosas! Me encanta comida mexicana! I have to pass the recipe on to my hubby since I don't cook.

Muthering Heights said...

That's it...I'm moving in!! :D

Lorrie said...

Alright...next time I want to eat...I'm gonna pull up this post and just smell my mac...ha ha!

Carolyn G said...

Oh those look soooooo good. I am borrowing your recipe

Michelle said...

Those look really good. Did you also put canned green chilies in them?

BTW: I have that some casserole dish. :)

Brenda said...

We call these "wet burritos" and use refried beans in them as well.

Looks great!

Laura said...

Yumm! You should try putting in a little bit of cream cheese in them.. it makes them so creamy and delicious!! We like the green sauce, too!

Dani Joy said...

Great tutorial.. I am sooo hungury now! I will be back to try this one!

Dani Joy