Sunday, February 19, 2006

Chicken Enchiladas


I made Enchiladas for our family dinner tonight. This was my second attempt and everyone gave them a thumbs up. I made three different kinds and all three were awesome. This was something new for the whole family so I didn't have a recipe. I looked at other recipe's on the internet to see what was in them. But each recipe called for canned soup and I can't eat most canned soup so I left that out. Needless to say the first attempt was a bit dry. As of yesterday I still hadn't figured how to make it better. Then my mom found a recipe in a Betty Crocker Holiday cookbook for Seafood Enchiladas. It called for chicken broth and had a decent looking recipe for the sauce so I borrowed it. I made chicken, ground beef, and ground beef with chorizo. There were nine of us tonight and about 30 enchiladas. Right now there are two leftover. It was a Mmmm good night.



Cheese Sauce
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2 tablespoons butter
1 medium onion, chopped
2 cloves garlic, finely chopped
3 tablespoons flour
1 can (14 oz) chicken broth
1 (8oz) container sour cream
2 cups shredded Mexican cheese blend

Heat oven to 350 degrees. In a 2-quart saucepan, melt butter over medium high heat. Cook onion and garlic in butter 3 to 4 minutes, stirring frequently, until softened. Stir in flour until all flour is blended with butter. Stir in broth and sour cream until smooth. Heat to boiling; cook about 2 minutes, stirring constantly, until sauce is thickened. Remove from heat. Stir in cheese until melted. Pour one cup sauce in bottom of 13x9 inch glass baking dish.


2 1/2 pounds cooked, shredded chicken breasts
1 cup cheese sauce
10 tortilla shells

Mix chicken and sauce together. Spoon about 1/2 cup chicken mixture onto each tortilla. Roll up tortillas; place seam side down on sauce in dish. Pour remaining sauce over enchiladas. Cover baking dish with foil. Bake 30 to 35 minutes or until bubbly. Before serving spoon some taco sauce down middle of enchiladas.

variations;

The ground beef enchiladas I made the same way with 2 pounds ground beef,one medium onion, 1 cup of sauce, and 1/2 package of taco seasoning.

And the chorizo and ground beef was 1 pound chorizo, 1 pound ground beef cooked and drained. 1 cup of sauce.