Theresa's Mixed Nuts: Cheesy Chicken Enchiladas

Thursday, April 30, 2015

Cheesy Chicken Enchiladas

Every year we host Cinco de Mayo at our house. My sister in law comes over and makes her super unhealthy fried tacos, which are so greasy but oh, so good. We just found out that she'll be in Florida this year, and I'm pretty sure Jason's heart broke into a million pieces. He so looks forward to those tacos each year! It's been a long while since I've shared one of my own recipes, and with Cinco de Mayo right around the corner, I thought it would be a great time to share my favorite Cheesy Chicken Enchilada recipe. It's the next best thing to those tacos anyway.

cheesy chicken enchiladas

Ingredients

2 cups shredded, cooked chicken
1 cup shredded Mexican blen cheese
2 cups shredded cheddar cheese
1/2 teaspoon chili powder
1/4 teaspoon salt
2 tortillas (we use flour tortillas, but corn can be used as well)
1 19 ounce can red enchilada sauce
3/4 cup half and half

Directions

Heat oven to 350 degrees

In a large bowl, combine shredded chicken, Mexican cheese, 1 cup cheddar cheese, chili powder and salt 

Whisk enchilada sauce with half and half in a separate bowl. Spread 1/2 cup of the sauce over the bottom of a 13x9 inch baking dish

Dip one side of a tortilla in remaining sauce mixture. Spoon about 1/4 cup of the chicken mixture down the center of the dipped tortilla. Roll up tortilla to enclose the filling. Place seam side down in dish. Repeat until all tortillas are filled and placed in dish. Pour remaining sauce mixture over enchiladas, then top with remaining cheddar shreds. If desired, top with freshly chopped parsley or cilantro.

Cover dish with foil and bake at 350 degrees for 15 minutes. Remove foil, and bake uncovered another 10 minutes, or until cheese is melted. 


Do you celebrate Cinco de Mayo? What will you be serving to celebrate this year?


22 comments:

  1. that cheese looks so good melted..... I'd love to swim in a bathtub filled with melted cheese

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  2. We usually just do a taco bar on Cinco de Mayo, but these enchiladas sound amazing. I might change it up this year.

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  3. That is sure quite cheesy indeed, in a good ay of course lol

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  4. Oh man! That looks amazing. I'm not sure we will be celebrating celebrating but I'll be making something yummy for the day!

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  5. Wow! Those chicken enchiladas looks super yummy, I just can't get enough cheese!

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  6. Those look delicious! Perfect for Cinco de Mayo next week!

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  7. This is MY kind of meal. I love Mexican and you can never have enough cheese.

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  8. LOOK AT ALL THAT CHEESE!!! Oh bliss!! I'm craving for some of that now!


    Ai @ Sakura Haruka

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  9. These look super tasty! I am loving all these cheese!

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  10. We love enchiladas at our house. It's been a while since we had them though. I need to make these ASAP.

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  11. This IS MY FAVORITE Mexican dish. I love cheesy chicken enchiladas, I order them every time we go for Mexican food.

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  12. I want to try making these. Would you believe, I have never made enchiladas? Never!

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  13. Yes I will be celebrating. Bring on the Mexican food! Amber N

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  14. Those look so good. I could really go for an enchilada right about now

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  15. This is a family favorite and one recipe my family wished I would make more often. I love trying out new recipes of family favorites so I will have to give this one a try soon.

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  16. My brother-in-law married a family who has a big tamale party. All of the people they grew up with in their family go to one house and everyone just get busy! And they love it. :) We don't do anything here, the kids do stuff in school though and tell us about it. :) Your enchiladas look nice!

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  17. We make it a point to have "Taco Tuesday" each weeks since we're such big fans of Mexican food. I will put these Enchiladas on the menu!

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  18. I love anything mexican. Ahh can't wait for Cinco de Mayo!

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  19. Looks so yummy! Maybe a bit too much cheese for me, but my kids would love that

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  20. Those look amazingly delicious. It's been so long since I've had homemade enchiladas.

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  21. I love enchiladas! I think I'll be giving this recipe a go! Yummm!!

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