CHICKEN & CHEESE ENCHILADAS
4 cups rotisserie chicken pieces
1/3 cup sour cream
2 + 1 tablespoons finely chopped cilantro
1 small shallot, finely chopped
FRESH ground sea salt and black pepper, to taste
8-10 small flour tortillas
3 cups shredded Monterey Jack and Cheddar cheese mix
Enchilada Sauce (see recipe below)
- Preheat oven to 350°.
- Spray 13×9 baking dish with non-stick cooking spray.
- Ladle 3/4 cup of enchilada sauce into the bottom of the baking dish and spread evenly. Se aside.
- In a large mixing bowl combine the chicken and 1/2 cup enchilada sauce, tossing to coat well.
- Add the sour cream, 2 tablespoons cilantro, shallot, salt and pepper, mixing well. Set aside.
- Warm and soften the tortillas slightly.
- Add a spoonful of the chicken mixture and 2 tablespoons of the cheese to each tortilla rolling and placing seam side down in the baking dish.
- Spoon the remaining sauce over the enchiladas.
- Bake covered for 20-25 minutes.
- Uncover and top with remaining cheese.
- Bake 5-10 minutes more until cheese is melted.
- Sprinkle with cilantro and Serve.
NOTE: this recipe is just as good with corn tortillas if you prefer.
ENCHILADA SAUCE yields 3 cups
3 tablespoons avocado oil
3 tablespoons WONDRA flour
2 tablespoons chili powder
1 teaspoon cumin
1/2 teaspoon unsweetened cocoa powder
3 cups chicken or beef stock
2 cloves garlic, minced
1/4 cup tomato paste
3 tablespoons packed brown sugar
1/4 teaspoon FRESH ground sea salt
- Heat oil in sauce pan over medium-high heat.
- Add flour, whisking to combine until golden.
- Add chili powder, cumin and cocoa, blending well.
- Add stock, stir well and bring to a SLOW boil.
- Reduce to a simmer and add tomato paste, brown sugar and salt, blending well.
- Simmer 10 -15 minutes, stirring often, until sauce thickens slightly.
We make enchiladas a couple of times a month and this recipe sounds a great addition for us. I love that you’ve added cocoa to the sauce! Thanks for sharing at Fiesta Friday.
Your Enchiladas look delicious, this is a great recipe that I will have to try! Hope you are having a great day and thanks so much for sharing your post with us at Full Plate Thursday!
I LOVE enchiladas and this recipe sounds delicious! Thank you for sharing at Party In Your PJs!
Thank you! Love your party.
You know I have never had an enchilada! It looks delicious though.
Really? Oh my I’m not sure I’ve ever met anyone who hasn’t 😀 I hope you try them and ENJOY them too 😀