Monday, December 03, 2007

Chicken Enchiladas

8 flour tortillas
2-3 chicken breasts, cooked and cubed
1 can cream of chicken soup
1/4 - 1 whole can 8 oz. can El Pato jalapeño salsa (depending on how spicy you like it)
1 8 oz. can tomato sauce
grated cheese
black olives, chopped (optional)
green onions, chopped (optional)
Mix together cream of chicken soup, El Pato, and tomato sauce with wire whisk in a bowl to make enchilada sauce. Spread about 1/2 c. of enchilada sauce in bottom of glass 9 x 13 dish.

Spread tortillas over counter to easily fill all of them at once. Spoon 1/4 c. enchilada sauce in a line down the middle of each tortilla. Evenly distribute chicken and cheese on top of the line of sauce for each tortilla.
Fold a tortilla in half, and then in half again as you fold the rounded part of the tortilla around the part with the filling. Place in dish, and repeat with each tortilla.

Spoon remaining enchilada sauce over the top to cover all of the tortillas (any tortilla not covered in sauce will dry out when you bake them). Top with grated cheese. Top additionally with green onions, or chopped olives if desired.
Bake at 350 for 20-30 minutes, until warmed through.
(I can't lie, I am flattered that my brother-in-law requests "Whitney's Enchiladas" for dinner on his birthday.)
*While I usually prefer the tortillas you cook yourself so they are fresh, just a regular bag of flour tortillas from the store taste better with these enchiladas. Of course, most of these pictures were taken with the bake at home tortillas because I didn't have any of the others on hand.
Serve this with some Zatarain's Black Beans and Rice or Rice a Roni Spanish Rice with a can of diced tomatoes mixed in.
 They would also be awesome with this recipe for Quick and Easy Black Beans.


My Family said...

Hello-I happened upon this blog accidently (going from one blog link to another type thing...)--I'm a stay at home mom in MD with three young kids... and so anyway to make a long story short I tried your recipe tonight on my family (a picky five and four year olds) and my hubby (even my 10 mo baby a bit of it) and they absolutely loved this has officially replaced my enchalada recipe. So, I had to say thank you for your blog....I have now found a recipe that my whole family will eat!
Angie Schlenz

Amber said...

mmmm, these look delicious! I am going to try them tonight. Could you post your tortilla recipe for me? I had them as a child from a hispanic woman that lived with us and I cannot find her recipe anywhere. Thanks!
Great blog by the way!

My Favorite Recipes said...

Angie - Thanks! You are my first experience having a random person try one of my recipes. I know how hard it can be to find something that everyone at the table will eat, so I'm glad it worked for your family.

Amber - This is the easiest tortilla recipe in the world. It's called Tortilla Land Uncooked Flour Tortillas in the refrigerator section at Costco. My family loves 'em.