Sunday, January 10, 2010

The Other White Meat #2

Tonight we had chicken enchiladas and they were awesome! I didn't get my pics taken before I started so the images are post consumption. This is obvious by the empty containers on the counter and the half empty pan! I apologize but either way you'll love these simple spicey enchiladas.

Ingredients (add a taco seasoning, I apparently already tossed the pouch):
-I boiled the chicken (1.6lbs) for quite a while (approx. 35 mins) on the stove top with the taco packet and enough water to just cover the chicken. Once it was fully cooked I shredded it and drained the liquid off.

-Spray the pan (8x8) with non-stick cooking spray. Take a tortilla and spoon about 1/2 cup of chicken and sprinkle with cheese. Roll it up and place it in the pan. I was able to fit 5 in my pan and used 99% of the chicken.

-Typically I blend enchilada sauce with tomato sauce but this time I just poured my jar of enchilada sauce straight and I really like how much flavor it added. I used a jar (16oz) and a half. We really like moist enchiladas and I think it was perfect. Jared commented, "You like a little enchilada with your sauce?" So feel free to use less :)

-Bake covered at 350 degrees for 30 minutes.

A little fat free cheese etiquette:
DO NOT put fat free cheese on top of anything and then bake it. You will need pruning sheers to get through the plastic layer that will form on your meal. I have found baking it in things works just fine hence the direction to sprinkle it inside the enchilada.

Feel free to sprinkle the top of your enchilada after it's baked but do not microwave it or the plastic sheeting will return.

One more thing, always buy brand name. I'm an advocate of Kraft and have tried several generic trying to save a buck and they don't taste as well, keep as long, or melt as well.

Jared ate his plain, but I topped mine with fat free sour cream and shredded cheese. I ate two but seriously could've polished off another. They were so good!

From what I can figure they're 4-5pts for one whole or 2 pieces pictured above. I cut them in half to make the easier to transfer to the plate. Let me know if you get something different.

1 comment:

Alisa said...

sounds good. I would have never thought to boil the chicken with the taco seasoning. I always just toss it together after it's shredded. I just might have to try that sometime.