Chicken Enchiladas With Sour Cream Green Chili Sauce

I have always loved the chicken enchiladas from El Chico. I decided to come up with my own recipe based on how I remember them. I was so excited because there were no leftovers. I used about 4 chicken legs and 3 small breasts for these enchiladas and I had about 1 and 1/2 cups leftover. I took a few bites to the office the next day and these are now requested for our Christmas potluck.

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  • Put chicken on to boil in enough water to cover chicken.
  • Mix the SazonGoya con Azafran seasoning package into the chicken water.
  • Boil chicken about 40 minutes till falling off the bone.
  • De bone chicken saving all broth for later.
  • Chop chicken into bite size pieces.
  • Mix oil and flour together and set aside.
  • Chop onion and saute in small amount of oil about a tsp till translucent.
  • Add in oil and flour mixture stirring constantly for about 4 minutes till flour not raw.
  • Add in Chicken broth about a cup at a time should have a nice sauce consistency. Add in the two cans of green chilis and the sour cream.
  • Stir to combine.
  • Season with Chili Sauce and Cumin.
  • Set aside.
  • Fry corn tortillas in small amount of oil and set aside,.
  • Pour 1/2 on enchilada sauce into 12 x 9 large pyrex cooking dish.
  • Lay tortilla flat put in small amount of cheese and chicken and roll.
  • Place in pan seam side down.
  • Repeat for all 14 tortillas.
  • Cover with rest of sauce and sprinkle cheese on top.
  • Cover with foil.
  • Bake in 350 oven for 40 minutes.
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"I have always loved the chicken enchiladas from El Chico. I decided to come up with my own recipe based on how I remember them. I was so excited because there were no leftovers. I used about 4 chicken legs and 3 small breasts for these enchiladas and I had about 1 and 1/2 cups leftover. I took a few bites to the office the next day and these are now requested for our Christmas potluck."
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  1. adopt a greyhound
    Made this for 2 making 5 enchiladas. I had a roasted chicken breast so used that and then used 1/2 c. milk and the rest bouillon for the sauce. Turned out great and will make again. My tortilla fell apart when serving so don't know if I should have fried longer or they were just a little old. Loved the sauce and was easy to do ahead.
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  2. skishawn
    made this on a whim but used pork roast instead- great sauce and the whole family loved it! will make it again leftover pork loin roast and it tastes great and takes less time!
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  3. ChefWantABe
    These were soooo good but I changed up the ingredients to fit what I had on hand...thats why four stars.I scaled this down to make two servings.Used a huge roasted pablano pepper instead of green chilis and I added artichokes to the filling to up the veggie count.That and I forgot to add the cumin and garlic-chili.Oops!I used a corn/wheat blended tortilla that I found at the deli counter at Giant.These made for a slightly soft chewy shell that was amazingly yummy but not mushy like regular flour ones can get.Very good...a keeper for sure!
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  4. ChefWantABe
    These were soooo good but I changed up the ingredients to fit what I had on hand...thats why four stars.I scaled this down to make two servings.Used a huge roasted pablano pepper instead of green chilis and I added artichokes to the filling to up the veggie count.That and I forgot to add the cumin and garlic-chili.Oops!I used a corn/wheat blended tortilla that I found at the deli counter at Giant.These made for a slightly soft chewy shell that was amazingly yummy but not mushy like regular flour ones can get.Very good...a keeper for sure!
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  5. annwhal
    I used shredded leftover pork roast instead of chicken & Puck's low sodium chicken stock and made (soft corn flour) tacos, even my fussy husband who "doesn't do leftovers" loved them! I went a little lighter on the sour cream and cheese in the sauce because the tacos are topped with shredded cheese. Great versatile sauce!
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