Thursday

2 Die 4 Chicken Enchiladas

Just returned from a visit to New Mexico, where my cousin John John dazzled me (once again) with his legendary Green Chile Chicken Enchiladas. This time I was on the ball and asked him for the recipe.

He is a fabulous chef. I gain weight just thinking about heading over there for dinner. But, this recipe, by far, is my absolute favorite. It's so tasty... I get cravings!

Green Chile Chicken Enchilada Recipe

Ingredients:
  • 2 lbs. boneless, skinless chicken breast
  • 2 cans green chile enchilada sauce
  • 1 can cream of chicken soup
  • 1.5 lbs. shredded extra sharp cheddar cheese
  • 1/2 pound shredded pepper jack cheese
  • 2 red bell peppers, chopped into bite-size pieces 
  • 1 pkg. flour tortillas
  • Garnish with: 1 diced, fresh tomato, tossed with 1 tsp chili powder and a sprinkling of fresh cilantro.
How to...
  • In a big pot... combine chicken breasts and bell pepper with both cans of the green chile enchilada sauce. Simmer on the stove top until chicken is thoroughly cooked. Once cooled, shred the chicken.
  • Stir the can of cream of chicken soup into 1/2 of the green chile enchilada sauce you were cooking with. Add the shredded chicken and peppers to this mixture. Simmer for about 10 minutes.
  • Pour the other 1/2 of the green chile enchilada sauce you were cooking with into a 9 x 12 glass casserole dish.
  • Prepare the enchiladas, filling the tortillas with chicken and cheese, roll them up and put them in the casserole dish.
  • Sprinkle any remaining chicken and sauce over the tortillas, cover with remaining cheese. Garnish with diced tomatoes.
  • Pop this gooey mess into the oven and bake @ 350 (F) for 30 minutes. 
Enjoy!

2 comments:

Rocky Mountain Woman said...

This looks wonderful! I am a green chili fanatic....

lauren said...

Thank you so much for your blog!!! We live at almost 8000 ft in the mountains in Colorado and although I've figured out cookies and quick breads here, I have the hardest time getting my cupcakes and cakes to look pretty. I'm so happy I found your blog. Don't stop blogging! =)