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    Creamy Chicken Enchiladas

    Creamy Chicken Enchiladas. Photo by French Tart

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    1 hr 30 mins

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    Emily Elizabeth's Note:

    This recipe creates a creamy flavorful sauce using creamed soups, mexican cheese, green chilies and a delicious blend of spices. It is scooped out in squares like lasagna, topped with sour cream and eaten almost like a dip with tortilla chips (Healthy Baked Corn Tortilla Chips (Homemade)). I definitely recommend making this recipe without substitutions the first time, especially in the case of the flour tortillas. They have a doughy melt-in-your-mouth texture that corn tortillas just don't have. My husband came up with this recipe and has been making it for years. The presentation may not be gorgeous, but it is always a hit and leftovers certainly don't last long! Tools Needed: 13x9-inch glass baking dish, aluminum foil, non-stick cooking spray. (I make this dish gluten free by using homemade gluten free soups - Condensed Cream of Chicken or Mushroom Soup (Gluten Free) and tortillas).

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    1. 1
      Dice chicken breasts into bite-sized cubes (about 1").
    2. 2
      Heat a large sauce pan over medium to high heat and add olive oil.
    3. 3
      Cook diced onion and minced garlic until golden brown.
    4. 4
      Add chicken and season with chili powder, garlic powder and cayenne pepper. Cook until chicken is no longer pink.
    5. 5
      Add both cans of soup and green chilies with their juice to the chicken. Add both packets of sazon goya sin achiote. Season with cumin, black pepper and salt and bring to a simmer.
    6. 6
      Stir in only 1 cup of the shredded cheese and simmer about 10 mins longer.
    7. 7
      Preheat oven to 400 degrees.
    8. 8
      While sauce is simmering, spray a 13x9" glass baking dish with non-stick cooking spray. Put 6-8 large tortillas in the pan so that they are arranged side-by-side like taco shells (open-side-up).
    9. 9
      Set aside 1-2 cups of the sauce (or simply be sure to save this amount in the pan).
    10. 10
      Fill each tortilla with remaining chicken and sauce mixture. Close tortillas like you would a burrito, rolling them over so the flap is on the bottom.
    11. 11
      Cover the entire dish with the reserved 1-2 cups sauce. Sprinkle with 1 cup shredded cheese and cover with aluminum foil.
    12. 12
      Bake 30 minutes.
    13. 13
      Let cool then use a spatula to scoop out large squares (like lasagna) and top with sour cream and salsa if desired. Serve with Healthy Baked Corn Tortilla Chips (Homemade), Easy Authentic Guacamole and margaritas!

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    Ratings & Reviews:

    • on July 07, 2008


      These were FANTASTIC!! I did as French Tart and made 1/3 the recipe, but otherwise I followed the ingredients and method as stated. The only thing I wasn't sure of was when to add the Sazon Goya, since it didn't mention it in the method, so I just added it when I put in the peppers and cumin. I bought enough of the ingredients for the full recipe, not checking the number of servings before when going shopping, so I think I'll have to make these again sometime very soon!

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    • on July 06, 2008


      This was one of the nicest enchiladas recipes I have ever made Emmie! I had to alter the the quantities as there was only two of us to share this - so I cut everything by two thirds......and as I don't use condensed soups, I made up two packet soups instead. I used flour tortillas as suggested - 2 each and also used some grated cheddar cheese and some velveeta cheese. The creamy flavours were delicious - I have NO idea what sazon goya is - so that was not used - and as my soup mixes were low salt, the sodium levels were fine for us. A very tasty and easy dish -one that would be great for a crowd of, this will be made again to full quantities! Made for Zingo and ZWT4 - thanks Emmy darlink! FT:-)

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    • on July 06, 2008


      These enchiladas are were very nice tasting, but I knew the amount of sodium would be a bit too much for me, so right off I omitted the additional salt & cut the amount of sazon goya in half! Also made just half a recipe & used shredded chicken breast that I had in the freezer! Certainly a recipe I'll keep around! [Made & reviewed in the Family Picks part of Zaar World Tour 4]

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    Nutritional Facts for Creamy Chicken Enchiladas

    Serving Size: 1 (414 g)

    Servings Per Recipe: 8

    Amount Per Serving
    % Daily Value
    Calories 693.8
    Calories from Fat 240
    Total Fat 26.7 g
    Saturated Fat 10.1 g
    Cholesterol 136.4 mg
    Sodium 1938.1 mg
    Total Carbohydrate 55.2 g
    Dietary Fiber 3.7 g
    Sugars 5.5 g
    Protein 55.7 g

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