Lady Behind The Curtain - Chicken Enchilidas

Chicken Enchiladas topped with a homemade rich dark enchilada sauce.  Make the sauce ahead of time and freeze.  These enchiladas can be made early in the day, stored in the refrigerator until ready to bake.  Or better yet make TWO casserole dishes of enchiladas and freeze one!

Chicken Enchilada Recipe (makes 12)


2-1/2 pounds boneless skinless chicken breasts

6 cups of liquid from boiling the chiles for the enchilada sauce or chicken broth

1 teaspoon cumin

1 teaspoon Mexican oregano

1 teaspoon salt

1/4 teaspoon pepper

1 small onion, chopped or 1/2 tablespoon dried minced onion

4 tablespoons diced green chiles

12 small flour tortillas

1/2 pound medium cheddar cheese, shredded

1/2 pound monterey jack cheese, shredded



Add chicken to either chile water {from red enchilada sauce} or chicken broth.  Bring to a boil and simmer until chicken is no longer pink and cooked through.  Take the chicken out of the cooking liquid to cool.  Reserve 1 cup of the cooking liquid.  When chicken is cool enough to handle shred.  In a large skillet, add the reserved 1 cup cooking liquid, shredded chicken, cumin, oregano, salt, pepper, onion and chiles.  Cover and simmer on medium low 5 minutes.  Take off the lid and simmer an additional 6 minutes or until liquid is gone.

Assemble the enchiladas;

Shred the cheeses and mix together.  Look how much better the cheese is when you shred it yourself.

Lady Behind The Curtain - Chicken Enchilidas

Add one ladle of the red enchilada sauce to the bottom of a 9×13-inch baking dish.

Lady Behind The Curtain - Chicken Enchilidas

Place a tortilla on the sauce and add some chicken,

Lady Behind The Curtain - Chicken Enchilidas

then some more of the sauce,

Lady Behind The Curtain - Chicken Enchilidas

lastly add some of the cheese.

Lady Behind The Curtain - Chicken Enchilidas

Fold and continue making the rest of the enchiladas.

Lady Behind The Curtain - Chicken Enchilidas

Lady Behind The Curtain - Chicken Enchilidas

Top with another ladle of sauce and the remainder of the shredded cheese.

Lady Behind The Curtain - Chicken Enchilidas

Cover with foil and either store in refrigerator or bake in a pre heated oven of 375 degrees for 30 minutes with the foil on  and 10 minutes more with the foil removed.  TIP:  If you have stored the enchiladas in the refrigerator, place the dish in the oven before turning on the oven while it is still cold.  Then turn the ovem to 375 degrees.  This is a LBC original!

Lady Behind The Curtain - Chicken Enchilidas



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