Wednesday, September 10, 2008

World-famous green chile enchiladas

I came up with this recipe a couple of years ago when I needed to use up some pantry ingredients. They freeze well and, in my experience, make a great meal to take to new moms or other people who need dinner. Amounts will differ, depending on the size of your pan(s). But here are the basics for a 9x13 pan:


3-4 chicken breasts, cooked and cubed/shredded (I cook mine with salt, pepper, and garlic powder)
Taco seasoning
2 cans green chile enchilada sauce
1 can cheddar cheese soup
Flour tortillas
Shredded cheddar cheese


In a medium mixing bowl, toss chicken with a liberal amount of taco seasoning to coat. Set aside.

In another bowl, combine the enchilada sauce with the cheddar soup. Add enough of this to the chicken so that it holds together. Set aside the remaining sauce mix.

Lightly fill the tortillas with the chicken mixture. Line up in greased 9x13 pan, seam side down, until pan is full.

Pour the remaining sauce mix over enchiladas, spreading out to cover ends of tortillas. Sprinkle with cheddar cheese.

Bake in a 350° oven for 20-30 minutes, until cheese is golden brown and sauce is bubbly.

Enjoy. Yum!


TroxelTribe said...

I may have to try it your way :) I love my green chile enchiladas too though. I cook the ckn with whatever spices I feel like that day (usually a blend of cumin, chili powder, etc.) then add cream cheese when almost done cooking. In bottom of pan, put some grn chili ench. sauce. Fill the tortillas w/the ckn mixture, and 'fiesta' cheese (a blend of 4 cheeses, or whatever you have on hand) and put in pan. On top spread cheese again plus rest of the ench. sauce and bake. The last 5 mins I take out and put sour cream on top and put back in oven. SO easy. Yours sounds so easy too! I've never tried freezing enchiladas... I maybe should make them now and freeze them a couple weeks down the road. :)

Elliott family said...

Oh, that sounds yummy. I've read recipes with the cream cheese, but never tried them. Freezing them is great. I froze 3 pans of them two nights before Abby was born just in case people from church brought weird food that I didn't like. :o/ hehe And if I make them I usually make extra to freeze a pan for later...I do that with most of my casserole type dishes.

TroxelTribe said...

I was so going to do this last night, but I didn't have 2 cans of sauce... so I made my own instead. However, at the store today I bought a bunch of sauce so I'll have to make them your way next time :)

Oh, and I normally cook the chicken with a can of green chilies too -I forgot that.

Natalie said...

I am really in the mood for enchiladas popcorn and bananas! I wonder why? :) Everything sounds super yummy. Once I have this baby (which feels like NEVER) and I am back in the swing of things I am trying these recipies! Yummy!