Tuesday, October 25, 2011

Creamy Chicken Enchiladas

Originally Posted: 3/9/10

Servings: 6

1 large onions -- thinly sliced
Chicken Breast
1/2 cup roasted red peppers -- chopped
6 ounces cream cheese -- cubed
2 tablespoons butter
1 package flour tortillas
1 large green (or red… or both) enchilada sauce -- can
8 ounces Monterey jack cheese -- grated
salt -- to taste

This is my favorite method of cooking chicken for enchiladas and quesadillas. If you have another method you prefer, you may use that, but let’s be honest, it just won’t be as delicious :-)KIDDING!!

Ok, fill a large skillet about halfway with chicken broth and about ½ C of water. Throw in some seasonings. When I’m making Mexican, I usually add a bay leaf, some cumin, oregano, and maybe a little bit of the chopped onion. Bring the broth to a boil, and place the chicken breasts in the pan, return to a boil, cover and reduce heat to simmer. Poach chicken in broth 10 minutes. Remove chicken breasts to a bowl and shred with 2 forks, or cool slightly and just shred with your hands.

In a wide frying pan over medium heat, cook the onions in butter, for 20 minutes. Stir frequently to keep onions from burning. Remove from heat and add chicken, red bell peppers, and cream cheese; stir gently to blend, and season with salt. Pour a little sauce in bottom of 9X13 baking pan. Spoon about 1/3 C of filling down center of each tortilla and roll. Set enchiladas, seam side down in baking pan. Continue until pan is full. Cover with remaining sauce and top with grated cheese. At this point you may cover and refrigerate, or cook immediately. Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Bake for 15 minutes covered, remove foil and bake 15 minutes more.

I do not have a picture of this, because if I did, you would probably not make it. But go.
Make it. Eat it. Love it. :-)

1 comment:

  1. Recipe looks great, but how many chicken breasts are used? 1 lb?