Chicken Enchiladas


This recipe is very dear to me, maybe that is why I haven’t posted it until now. These enchiladas are my hubby’s favorite and the dish is one of the very first meals I ever made for him. It is sentimental. When I know he needs a pick me up or a celebration meal I make these enchiladas! They are slightly spicy and oh so comforting!

Here is what you need:
1 rotisserie chicken
10 white flour tortillas
28 oz can of Red Enchilada sauce (I use medium but you can use mild if you don’t like it hot)
1 cup shredded cheddar cheese
1 cup shredded pepper jack cheese
1 tsp cumin
1 tsp chili powder
1 tsp garlic powder

Here is how you do it:

Using your hands shred the rotisserie chicken (trust me, using your hands is the easiest way).
Put the meat in a large bowl with 1/4 cup enchilada sauce, cumin, chili powder, and garlic powder. Stir to combine.

Spray or grease a 9×13 pan and heat oven to 350 degrees.

One at a time, take a tortilla and set in the pan. Place the seasoned meat in a line down the center of the tortilla. Sprinkle cheddar cheese on top of the meat and roll the tortilla. Place the first one at one end of the pan. Continue filling and rolling until the pan is full.

Pour the rest of the enchilada sauce over the tortillas, making sure to cover EVERY THING. Smother it. I don’t want to see any tortilla.

Top the enchiladas with the shredded pepper jack cheese. Mmmmmhmmmm. You just know that is going to be melty and delicious when it is piping hot!

Cover and bake for 35-45 minutes or until bubbly.
Top each helping with sour cream and serve with black beans and a fresh salad.

A couple key pieces that make these the best damn enchiladas? Rotisserie chicken, adding sauce to the meat mixture, cheese inside AND outside, and using WHITE FLOUR tortillas. I know, I know… white tortillas are not the healthy version of this dish but this is a comfort meal and the way the white tortillas soak up the sauce is one of the most important aspects of this recipe! Trust me.

A bonus with this meal: It is really easy to duplicate and stick extras in the freezer for a quick weeknight dinner or to take a meal to a friend!

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