EASY CHICKEN SOUR CREAM ENCHILADAS

 

  • Cooking Time: 40
  • Servings: 5
  • Preparation Time: 20

Ingredients

  • 16 corn tortillas
  • 2 fresh tomatoes chopped (divided)
  • 2 tbsp fresh cilantro, minced
  • 1 tsp cumin
  • 1 tsp red chili pepper paste
  • 1 large can red Enchilada sauce (can use Tomato Sauce + extra spices)
  • 2 tbsp lime juice
  • 1/2 small can chopped green chiles OR equivalent fresh
  • 1 onion chopped
  • 1 tbsp chopped minced fresh garlic (jarred type)
  • olive oil to saute chicken breast
  • 1 lb boneless skinless chicken breast
  • 4 oz Mexican blend shredded cheese (or any type cheese you like)
  • 4 oz mild cheddar cheese
  • 8 oz plain Greek yogurt
  • cooking spray
  • kosher salt
  • fresh ground pepper to taste
  • chopped lettuce (to serve with)
  • 1 cup sour cream
  • grated lime zest
  • 1 tbsp fresh cilantro (for topping)
  • (to serve with)

Directions

  • Saute chopped onion and garlic in olive oil until translucent.
  • Add diced boneless skinless chicken breast, and saute until just done.
  • Filling:
  • Mix chicken in bowl with greek Yogurt, cheddar cheese, chopped chiles, 1 chopped tomato, and 1 tbsp fresh cilantro.
  • Add salt and pepper to taste.
  • Sauce:
  • In same skillet with chicken drippings, heat Enchilada sauce, chopped tomato, 1 tbsp cilantro, cumin, chili pepper paste, lime juice to a low boil. Simmer until slightly thickened.
  • Assembly:
  • Spray a 9 x 12 baking pan with cooking spray.
  • Preheat oven to 350.
  • Fill a corn tortilla with a heaping soup spoon of chicken-yogurt mixture.
  • Place filled tortilla folded side down, repeat until are all filled
  • Place filled enchiladas close to each other.
  • Pour sauce over top.
  • Sprinkle additional cheese on top.
  • Bake about 20 minutes or until cheese is melted and sauce is bubbly.
  • Garnish:
  • Chop fresh lettuce.
  • Mix sour cream with lime zest and 1 tbsp cilantro.
  • Serve with the fresh lettuce and a dollop of sour cream.
  • Serve:
  • Serve with fresh chopped lettuce and a dollop of sour cream, if desired.

Notes

My whole family enjoys Mexican food, and this is definitely a crowd pleaser. I adapted it quite a bit from a recipe from Breakstone Sour Cream's website.

Categories: Casserole 

Author Credit: Breakstone Sour Cream

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