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- Ready In:
- 1hr 15mins
- 3 tablespoons vegetable oil
- 1 1⁄2 lbs boneless skinless chicken breasts
- salt and pepper, to taste
- 2 teaspoons cumin powder
- 2 teaspoons garlic powder
- 1 teaspoon Mexican seasoning
- 1 red onion, chopped
- 2 garlic cloves, minced
- 1 cup frozen corn, thawed
- 5 whole green chilies, canned
- 4 chipotle chiles, canned
- 1 (28 ounce) can stewed tomatoes
- 1 cup monterey jack and cheddar cheese blend, shredded
- 16 corn tortillas
- 1 1⁄2 cups enchilada sauce, canned
- chopped cilantro
- chopped scallion
- sour cream
- chopped tomato
- Coat large saute pan with oil. Season chicken with salt and pepper. Brown chicken over medium heat, allow 7 minutes each side or until no longer pink. Sprinkle chicken with cumin, garlic powder and Mexican spices before turning. Remove chicken to a platter, allow to cool.
- Saute onion and garlic in chicken drippings until tender. Add corn and chiles. Stir well to combine. Add canned tomatoes, saute 1 minute.
- Pull chicken breasts apart by hand into shredded strips. Add shredded chicken to saute pan, combine with vegetables. Dust the mixture with flour to help set.
- Microwave tortillas on high for 30 seconds. This softens them and makes them more pliable. Coat the bottom of 2 (13 by 9-inch) pans with a ladle of enchilada sauce. Using a large shallow bowl, dip each tortilla in enchilada sauce to lightly coat. Spoon 1/4 cup chicken mixture in each tortilla. Fold over filling, place 8 enchiladas in each pan with seam side down. Top with remaining enchilada sauce and cheese.
- Bake for 15 minutes in a preheated 350 degree oven until cheese melts. Garnish with cilantro, scallion, sour cream and chopped tomatoes before serving. Serve with Spanish rice and beans.
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Excellent enchiladas! The filling is spicy and very flavorful. The level of spiciness can be adjusted by varying the amount of chipotle chiles used. Not knowing what Mexican Seasoning is, I chose Mexican-style stewed tomatoes instead, adding only half the amount of tomatoes called for. Also, I didn't follow steps 11 and 13, but fried each tortilla in a little vegetable oil. Ten enchiladas fit into each 9x13" baking dish. Thanks!
These turned out very good. I made them exactly as stated. I would actually add a bit more chipotle peppers next time though because these weren't near as hot as I thought they'd be. Mine were just mildly spicy. It made a lot though so that was a plus. I made 7 or 8 large enchiladas and still had enough filling left over for a couple more.
These were delicious! I used all the chiles, and it was spicy but not too hot. I reduced the cumin to 1 1/2 tsp, and the garlic powder to 1/2 tsp. This recipe is a keeper for me, but some of the directions were a little off. What to do with the stewed tomatoes wasn't clear...I drained and chopped them before adding. And there was so much filling - way more than could fill 16 tortillas with 1/4 cup each. I put about 1/2 cup of the mixture in each, and still used 24 tortillas. So I also had to double the amount of sauce and cheese for the increased # of enchiladas.
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