Saturday, April 17, 2010

Creamy Chicken Enchiladas

My husband and I just got back from Mexico and the best vacation we have ever had! We did not want to leave the beautiful resort, unlimited drinks, and yummy Mexican fare. Alas, reality called and here we are back at home doing the daily grind. In a vain attempt to keep the vacation feeling going, I made these extremely delicious Creamy Chicken Enchiladas that I found on my blogging friend Elizabeth's cooking site. The shredded chicken, cream cheese, and green chilies shine through in every bite of these rich, soft enchiladas. 

A confession: In the past I "made" tacos, burritos, or enchiladas from a box. This recipe showed me how easy it is to create your own yummy Mexican cuisine. The boxed stuff doesn't even hold a candle to these enchiladas.

Creamy Chicken Enchiladas 


Enchilada filling:
4 ounces cream cheese, softened
1 tablespoon water
1 teaspoon onion powder (I used minced onion since I didn't have onion powder)
1 teaspoon ground cumin
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/8 teaspoon pepper
2 1/2 cups diced cooked chicken (I used three chicken breasts that I baked in the oven with salt and pepper for about 15 minutes but Elizabeth says you can also used store bought rotisserie chicken)
10 tortillas (Somehow I only had enough filling for 7 and used whole wheat tortillas)

1 can cream of chicken soup
1 cup sour cream
1/2 cup milk
1 can chopped green chilies
1 cup shredded cheddar cheese (Oops, I used a whole package of Mexican shredded cheese since we are HUGE cheese lovers)


Preheat oven to 350 degrees. In a large bowl beat the cream cheese, water, onion, cumin, salt, and pepper until smooth. Stir in chicken. Place 1/4 cup of the mixture on the center of each tortilla. Roll up and place seam down in a 9X13 greased backing pan. In a bowl combine the soup, sour cream, milk, and chilies. Then pour over enchiladas. Bake uncovered for 30 - 40 minutes or until heated through. Sprinkle with cheddar cheese and bake 5 more minutes until cheese is melted. Serve with salsa and sour cream. 

1 comment:

  1. I'm glad you liked the Enchiladas and Black Beans! :)



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