KK'S ROASTED CHICKEN AND SWEET ONION ENCHILADAS

 

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Ingredients

  • 2 t. Olive Oil
  • 3 cups chopped roasted chicken (about half the meat from a roasted deli chicken, freeze and use the rest for chicken and dumplings later)
  • 1 medium sweet onion, chopped
  • 1 frozen package bell pepper strips (with onions OK)
  • Cumin
  • Oregano
  • Garlic Powder
  • Dash Cayenne
  • 2/3 to 1 whole brick LF cream cheese
  • 3 small cans red enchilada sauce
  • 1 small can chopped green chilies
  • 10-12 8 inch flour tortillas
  • 10-12 oz Queso Fresco (or any shredded cheese you like)

Directions

  • Saute onion in olive oil in large pan over medium heat.
  • When soft add the chicken and frozen peppers. Add spices to taste (the enchilada sauce will have some heat so keep that in mind.)
  • Stir over medium heat until peppers and chicken are heated through.
  • Remove pan from heat and add cream cheese, chopped chilies and half a can of enchilada sauce. Stir well to combine.
  • Working with one tortilla at a time, spoon filling down the center of each, roll and place seam side down in 9x13 dish coated with cooking spray.
  • Pour remaining enchilada sauce over the tortillas in the pan.
  • I am estimating 3 cans of sauce for a larger pan. I used 1 & 1/2 total in my square dish.
  • Crumble Queso Fresco over the top of the dish. Bake at 325 for 30-45 minutes until sauce is bubbly and cheese melts.
  • It took about a half hour for my small dish with no burning.
  • You may want to cover the larger dish with foil for the first half hour to avoid the tortillas from burning/drying out too much.
  • Enjoy!

Notes

This was my kitchen experiment from last night. I had some leftover chicken, tortillas, and cream cheese so I improvised the rest. I only had 5 tortillas left so I used a square dish, though I had enough filling for 10 or more so I have adjusted the recipe to fill a large pan. I froze the remaining filling with extra enchilada sauce. It may actually be good over pasta!

Categories: Main Dish  Poultry 

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