Thursday, August 13, 2009

Recipe of the Day: Enchiladas

It may not look pretty, but it tastes really good.
4 cups chicken stock
3 boneless, skinless chicken breasts cut into strips
1 jalapeño pepper
1 clove garlic
1 jar (12 oz) salsa *(I use fresh salsa from the deli usually mild)*
1 cup shredded low fat cheddar *(I buy one bag of Mexican blend cheese. I put most of it inside the enchiladas and used the rest to cover. I don't measure it in cups) *
1/2 cup shredded low fat Monterey Jack
1/2 cup chopped fresh cilantro
1 can (2.25 oz) sliced black olives, drained
1 can (16 oz) traditional enchilada sauce
1 can (16 oz) green chile enchilada sauce
*(Make sure you get ENCHILADA sauce. I bought some other red sauce on accident and it is NOT the same. I usually get mild and add heat later)*
30 small tortillas

Heat oven to 425°. In a medium pot, boil stock, chicken, jalapeño and garlic 15 minutes or until chicken is cooked through. Strain chicken and shred into a bowl. Mix in salsa and set aside. In a separate bowl, combine cheddar, 1/4 cup Monterey Jack, cilantro and olives; set aside.

In a large pot over medium heat, combine enchilada sauces. Stir until simmering. Set aside. Coat an 11" x 13" casserole pan with nonstick spray. Microwave 2 tortillas at a time for 20 seconds. Place small handfuls of cheese mixture and chicken in center of each tortilla, roll up and place in pan, seam side down. *(Before you start stuffing the tortillas put 2 more in the microwave for 20 seconds. You should be able to roll both while they are warming. This will save you time)* Sprinkle with remaining cheese mixture. Ladle on sauce, then add remaining 1/4 cup Monterey Jack. Bake 20 minutes. Serve with remaining sauce on the side.

Nutritional Information per serving 528 calories, 14.3 g fat (6 g saturated fat), 47.7 g carbohydrates, 52.1 g protein, 7.9 g fiber

This makes great leftovers and is even better for breakfast. At our house we call them "egg-chiladas" mixing 2 enchiladas in with eggs. This is a favorite and I make it a few times a month.


big red 26 said...

First you cut the bird. Ah ah ha

findingbenjamin said...

lol at what red said! Can't wait to see you all. I'm in Puerto Rico right now! on my way... xo b