Prep 20 mins
Cook 25 mins
Super good an easy to prepare on those busy weeknights when time is short! Please note: this is an adopted recipe and I hope to make it soonest. If you make it before I do, I would appreciate feedback, Thanks ! ZWT REGION: Mexico.
- 1 (28 ounce) can red enchilada sauce, divided use
- 3 cups shredded cooked chicken
- 1 (2 cup) packageshredded Mexican blend cheese or 1 (2 cup) package monterey jack cheese, divided use
- 1⁄2 cup minced cilantro
- 2 tablespoons minced pickled jalapeno peppers (from a jar)
- 12 (6 inch) corn tortillas
- nonstick cooking spray
- Heat about half of the enchilada sauce in a saucepan over medium heat until steaming.
- Stir in chicken. Remove from heat. Stir in 1 cup cheese, cilantro and jalapeños.
- Place tortillas on a plate and cover with plastic wrap. Microwave on high about 60 seconds, until softened.
- Place about 1/2 cup chicken down the center of a tortilla. Roll and place seam down in an 11-by-9-inch baking dish.
- Continue with remaining chicken mixture and tortillas. Spray tops of enchiladas lightly with cooking spray.
- Pour remaining enchilada sauce over tops of tortillas and spread with a rubber spatula so that tortillas are covered.
- Sprinkle remaining cheese over the top. Bake 20 to 25 minutes, or until bubbly.
These were easy and delicious! I ended up splitting the recipe into halves. I used green enchilada sauce on 1/2 and red on the other. I got about 8 enchiladas out of each (red and green.) Warming the tortillas is an important step. I forgot to do this on the first few and they tore apart pretty easily. After I warmed the rest of them up, it was no problem. They were a hit with our family and I will definitely be making them again. Thanks Kiwi!
Super tasty! I halved the recipe and got 6 enchiladas. I used a mix of canned sauce and Recipe #31811 and put some sauce on the bottom of the pan before adding the enchiladas. Used 6-inch flour tortillas, parsley instead of cilantro, and a mixture of Mexican blend cheese and Monterey jack pepper cheese. Since the pepper cheese I used was pretty hot, I skipped the pickled jalapenos. Also skipped the cooking spray. Didn't see a baking temperature so did 350F. Perfect with a glass of wine for a quick weeknight dinner. Thanks!
We halved this recipe and got 5 enchiladas. We made it a little different by using Recipe #166242 for the enchilada sauce leftover from last week for inside the enchiladas. We used flour tortillas and made a bechamel sauce with mexican blend cheese and added the pickled jalapeno peppers into the sauce then poured the sauce over the enchiladas and topped it with leftover Recipe #230721, then baked as directed. This easy-to-make dish is spicy hot and loads of flavor! Yummy Yummy Yummy! :)