Prep1 hr 30 mins
This is a great recipe for chicken enchiladas. I got this recipe several years ago when I worked with a local celebrity chef, and this is his recipe. I have however, made some necessary changes to make it not so high in fat. And 1 enchilada will fill you up!
- 3 -4 cups shredded cooked chicken
- 2 tablespoons butter or 2 tablespoons margarine
- 1 medium white onion, chopped
- 1 -2 garlic clove, pressed
- 1 (8 ounce) canof chopped green chilies
- 1 (8 ounce) can whole green chilies, sliced in thin strips
- 1 green bell pepper, finely chopped
- 5 tomatoes, skinned and chopped (I don't remove the skin when I don't have the time)
- 2 tablespoons fresh cilantro
- 1 cup chicken broth
- 1⁄8 teaspoon cumin
- 12 large flour tortillas
- 3⁄4 lb monterey jack cheese, cut into 1/4 inch strips lengthwise into strips
- 2 (10 3/4 ounce) cans cream of mushroom soup (can use lower fat version)
- 1⁄2 cup heavy cream or 1⁄2 cup half-and-half cream
- 1 -2 cup longhorn cheese or cheddar cheese, shredded
- In a large heavy fry pan or skillet, melt the butter over a medium heat.
- Add the onion and the garlic.
- Saute about 4 minutes, then add the chopped chilies, tomatoes, bell pepper, cilantro, broth and cumin.
- Let this mixture simmer over a medium low heat about an hour, stirring occasionally, uncovered (add more chicken broth if mixture gets too thick and dry).
- Remove from the heat and dip (to soften) each tortilla in the sauce, lay flat then place strips of chicken, 1-2 pieces of Jack cheese and 1-2 strips of green chilies at one end of the tortilla.
- Roll the filled tortilla and place in a lightly greased large baking dish or pan, seam-side down.
- Fill the pan with the rolled tortillas.
- Pour the sauce over all.
- Combine the soup and cream and pour over all then cover with the shredded cheese.
- Bake in preheated 350°F oven for 30 minutes.
These were delicious enchiladas. They are rich and cheesy, and very filling. I substituted a 14-1/2 oz. can of undrained, "petite diced" tomatoes for the fresh tomatoes. Also, I topped the enchiladas with Mexican 4-cheese blend cheese. My family loved these and I will definitely be making them again. Thank you for sharing this wonderful recipe.
Very good. It only ended up making about 8 enchiladas. I only used one can of mushroom soup and I think that was more than enough. I think with two cans it would have been way over creamy. All in all, I thought they were very good. Tasted like good family Mexican restaurant enchiladas.
I made half a recipe, used shredded pulled pork but made the rest as written. Great flavor and I loved the sauce. It is a very filling recipe and we only ate half a one each. Served with Mexican Salad.