Spicy Chicken Enchiladas
This is my (slightly modified) version of my friend Crystin’s chicken enchiladas. My go to method for cooking and shredding the chicken is to cook chicken breasts in the slow cooker for 4 hours and then shred them using my stand mixer. You could easily sub out a rotisserie chicken here rather than cooking your own.
To make this #dinnerdoneby9am I fully assemble the enchiladas, cover with sauce and top with cheese and then refrigerate all day and bake just prior to eating.
-3 cups cooked shredded chicken
-1 onion, chopped
-3 cloves garlic, minced
-1 (28 oz) can tomato sauce
-1 (8 oz) light cream cheese, softened
-2 t paprika
-1/2 t cayenne pepper
-2 t cumin
-1 T chili powder
-1 t salt
-1 t blk pepper
-3/4 c cheddar, shredded
-chopped green onions and cilantro for garnish
Heat a couple drizzles of olive oil in large pan or shallow wide pot. Add onion, saute. After softened, add garlic. Lower heat, add cream cheese and mash and stir. Stir vigorously until it melts- don’t burn. Raise heat back to medium, whisk in tomato sauce. Add all dry spices. Lightly simmer about 10min. Place ~2 ½ c sauce in bowl. Set aside.
Add chicken to sauce on stove. Simmer another 5 minutes.
Heat oven to 375. Grease 13×9 pan. Start assembly line: Hold tortilla and fill with about 1/3 C chicken mixture, fold and place in pan seam down. Repeat until all of chicken mixture is used.
Pour reserved sauce over enchiladas. Cover with cheddar cheese. Bake for about 20-25 min on 375 until cheese is bubbly. Sprinkle with green onions and cilantro and serve.
Hi - I'm Shannon! I'm a stay-at-home wife, mom to 3 boys and lover of all things culinary. I enjoy nothing more than a good meal paired with conversation with good people. With 3 kids and a busy home I like to prep dinner first thing in the morning (#dinnerdoneby9am) so that regardless of what happens during the day we have a delicious and nutritious meal ready to enjoy together. I want to provide you with simple techniques and nutritious recipes that will remove your dinnertime stress and free you up to enjoy healthy, delicious home-cooked meals with the people around you.Learn more