Chicken Enchilada

Dec 28, 2011 by

 

[ehn-chee-LAH-thahs ] a tortilla dipped in chile sauce, stuffed with a variety of ingredients then rolled up and baked. The word “enchilada” just means “in chile”. In Mexico the dish is simple “street vendor” fare and not typically the more elaborate version we see in most U.S. Mexican restaurants. There are two basic methods of making enchiladas. The first method is where the tortilla is lightly fried then dipped in a warmed chile sauce then filled and rolled. The second method dips the tortilla in “raw” sauce then lightly fried, filled and rolled. According to American Food and Drink an article in “American Speech” in 1949 described the enchilada as “a Mexican dish prepared more for turista than for local consumption

Ingredients

1 large Chicken breast
1 bouillon cube
1 cup of Greek yoghurt in stead of sour cream.
1 can of chiles
1 tbsp chili powder
1 tbsp cumin
1/8 tsp red pepper
2 cups of enchilada sauce
1/2 can of re-fried beans (14.5 oz)
2 cups Mexican Cheese
8 flour tortillas if you want to lower the calories get the whole grain tortillas

Instructions

1.  Put the chicken breast in a pot and add a knorr bouillon cube. Boil the chicken breast, till done (about 20 min to an 1/2 hour on medium high). Do not throw the chicken broth away, you need it for the enchilada sauce. Shred the chicken, add 1 cup of sour cream, 1 can of chilies, 1 tbsp. chili powder, 1 tbsp cumin, 1/8 tsp. red pepper, 1/2 can of re-fried beans. Stir it up. Add 1 cup of Mexican Cheese.

2.Put 1 heaping tbsp of meat mix on the tortilla and roll it up. Put some enchilada sauce in the bottom of the casserole dish. Put the rolled up tortillas in the casserole dish, add the enchilada sauce and top it of with the Mexican Cheese. Cook in a 350F oven for 45 min.

Chicken Enchilada
 
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[ehn-chee-LAH-thahs ] a tortilla dipped in chile sauce, stuffed with a variety of ingredients then rolled up and baked. The word "enchilada" just means "in chile". In Mexico the dish is simple "street vendor" fare and not typically the more elaborate version we see in most U.S. Mexican restaurants. There are two basic methods of making enchiladas. The first method is where the tortilla is lightly fried then dipped in a warmed chile sauce then filled and rolled. The second method dips the tortilla in "raw" sauce then lightly fried, filled and rolled. According to American Food and Drink an article in "American Speech" in 1949 described the enchilada as "a Mexican dish prepared more for turista than for local consumption
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Recipe type: Dinner
Cuisine: Tex Mex
Serves: 4
Ingredients
  • 1 large Chicken breast
  • 1 bouillon cube
  • 1 cup of Greek yoghurt in stead of sour cream.
  • 1 can of chiles
  • 1 tbsp chili powder
  • 1 tbsp cumin
  • ⅛ tsp red pepper
  • 2 cups of enchilada sauce
  • ½ can of re-fried beans (14.5 oz)
  • 2 cups Mexican Cheese
  • 8 flour tortillas if you want to lower the calories get the whole grain tortillas
Instructions
  1. Put the chicken breast in a pot and add a knorr bouillon cube. Boil the chicken breast, till done (about 20 min to an ½ hour on medium high). Do not throw the chicken broth away, you need it for the enchilada sauce. Shred the chicken, add 1 cup of sour cream, 1 can of chilies, 1 tbsp. chili powder, 1 tbsp cumin, ⅛ tsp. red pepper, ½ can of re-fried beans. Stir it up. Add 1 cup of Mexican Cheese.
  2. Put 1 heaping tbsp of meat mix on the tortilla and roll it up. Put some enchilada sauce in the bottom of the casserole dish. Put the rolled up tortillas in the casserole dish, add the enchilada sauce and top it of with the Mexican Cheese. Cook in a 350F oven for 45 min.
Nutrition Information
Calories: 536.4 checked with MyFitnessPal

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