Green Chile Chicken Enchiladas
4-6 burrito size flour tortillas
1 whole rotisserie chicken
8 oz taco style cheese blend
8 oz softened cream cheese
1/2 white onion, diced
1/2 bell pepper, diced
1 sixteen ounce can green enchilada sauce
1 four ounce can diced green chiles
1 teaspoon chili powder
1 teaspoon cumin
1 teaspoon garlic salt
1 teaspoon black pepper
1 tablespoon olive oil or butter
4-6 large enchiladas. I cut each in half, so this pan *could* serve up to 8. Realistically, it will serve me until my husband returns from his hunting trip.
Heat olive oil or butter in a sauté pan while dicing the onion and bell pepper.
Cook on medium heat until the veggies are softened, then add all the spices. Allow the spices to bloom in the oil/butter for 30 seconds before adding the green chiles and softened cream cheese. Off the heat, shred the whole rotisserie chicken and gently stir mixture until combined. On a clean counter top, lay out 4-6 burrito tortillas. Side note: I accidentally "Instacarted" the LARGEST tortillas I’ve ever seen. Seriously, check out this picture I took to send my sister. The head-to-tortilla ratio is hilarious to me.
Anyway, sprinkle some cheese on each tortilla...around a half cup. Then add a hearty helping of the cream cheese/chicken mixture to each tortilla...around a cup to a cup point five. Open the enchilada sauce and pour half the can in the bottom of a baking dish (or Take & Bake pan!). Roll the tortillas, pressing the mixture to the ends, and place seam side down in the prepared baking dish. Pour the remaining enchilada sauce across the middle of the enchiladas — being careful not to cover the ends...we want those to get brown and crispy! Finally, finish with the remaining shredded cheese blend.
Bake uncovered in a preheated 375° for 25 minutes or until the edges of the tortillas are browned. I like to broil them for one minute to REALLY get 'em crispy.
If you make this recipe, I would love to hear ways you made them your own, what your family and friends thought and a picture (if you can snap one before they're devoured!) I love food for its communal experience, so please feel free to share this blog with friends and family.
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