31 July 2012

Recipe of the Week: Creamy Green Chile Chicken Enchiladas

This recipe came highly acclaimed on Pinterest so I had to try them.  The recipe is found on Mel's Kitchen Cafe.  I swapped the flour for corn tortillas and they turned out great.  It took me awhile to find a green chile enchilada sauce without wheat in it, but finally found one called La Victoria.  




Ingredients:

Filling:

  • 3 cups cooked, chopped chicken
  • 2 (4 oz.) cans of green chiles, lightly drained
  • 1 package (8 oz.) cream cheese, cubed
  • 1 can white or black beans, rinsed and drained (you can really use any type of bean you prefer here)


Sauce:

  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 1/2 cup chopped onion (about 1/2 medium onion)
  • 2 tablespoons {Jules GF} flour or cornstarch
  • 1/3 cup chicken broth
  • ¼ cup milk
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • ¼ teaspoon pepper
  • 1 can (7 ounce) green chile enchilada sauce
  • ½ cup sour cream
  • 8 ounces (about 2 cups) Monterey jack cheese, shredded
  • 8 medium (soft taco size) flour {corn} tortillas
  • Handful of chopped fresh cilantro (I omitted this)


Directions:

  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees.
  2. In a medium bowl, combine the softened cream cheese and green chiles. Mix well. Add the chicken and black beans. Mix to combine. Set aside.
  3. In a large nonstick skillet, melt the butter over medium heat. Add the onion and cook, stirring occasionally, until the onion softens and starts to turn translucent, about 3-4 minutes. Sprinkle the flour over the onions and stir well. Cook for 1 minute, stirring. Slowly whisk in the chicken broth and milk. As you whisk and the mixture cooks, the flour will get less lumpy around the onions and the mixture will become smooth. Cook over medium heat until the mixture is bubbling and has thickened, about 4-5 minutes. Remove the skillet from the heat and stir in the enchilada sauce and sour cream.
  4. Lightly grease a 9X13-inch baking dish. Spread about 1/4 cup of the sauce on the bottom of the dish. Fill each tortilla with about ½ cup of the chicken/cream cheese filling. Top with a small handful of shredded cheese, a couple tablespoonfuls for each enchilada. Save at least 1/2 cup cheese for the top of the enchiladas. Roll the tortillas up and place seam side down in the prepared baking dish. Continue filling enchiladas until the dish is full (I can easily fit 8 enchiladas in one pan).
  5. Pour the white sauce over the top of the enchiladas. Top with remaining cheese. Bake for 20-30 minutes until the enchiladas are bubbling, hot and lightly browned. Sprinkle fresh cilantro over the top and serve.

1 comment:

kimi + joe said...

We made this last night. It was quite tasty. Even Elizabeth ate it -- always a sign of a great meal! I used a rotissere chicken and pinto beans.

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