Prep Time: 15 mins | Cook Time: 1 hr | Total Time: 1 hr 15 mins | Yield: 6 Servings
These chicken enchiladas will surely make your day extra special. Try this recipe now. Enjoy!
2 tablespoons canola oil
1 yellow onion chopped
3 garlic cloves crushed
2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
14.5 ounces can dice tomatoes
1 c chicken stock
1 chipotle in adobo sauce
1 tablespoon adobo sauce from chipotles
1/2 teaspoon chilli powder
2 teaspoons cumin
1 teaspoon dried oregano
2 teaspoons white granulated sugar
2 teaspoons garlic powder
2 teaspoons smoked paprika
1 teaspoon salt more or less per taste
1.5 pound boneless, skinless chicken breasts (about 2 large chicken breasts)
6 soft flour tortillas
10 ounces shredded Mexican cheese mix
To Make the Enchilada Sauce:
Step 1: Place a medium saucepan on the stove and turn the heat to medium.
Step 2: Add oil and allow it to become hot.
Step 3: Add the onion and sauté until translucent.
Step 4: Add the garlic and sauté for a minute until aromatic.
Step 5: Add flour and stir until the onions are well coated.
Step 6: Add the stock and stir continuously.
Step 7: Add the can of tomatoes and the rest of the ingredients. Stir until well mixed, then allow the mixture to simmer.
Step 8: Remove from the heat and pour everything into a food processor. Pulse until the texture becomes smooth.
To Make the Chicken Enchiladas:
Step 1: Prepare the oven and preheat to 220 degrees C or 425 degrees F.
Step 2: Line with foil a small baking sheet and add several tablespoons of the sauce, then spread it evenly on the bottom of each chicken breast.
Step 3: Sprinkle salt all over the chicken breasts and arrange them onto the prepared baking sheet.
Step 4: Place it inside the preheated oven and bake for 20 minutes or until done.
Step 5: Transfer the chicken into a bowl and use two forks to shred them into small pieces.
Step 6: Turn the heat of the oven to 375 degrees F.
Step 7: Add 1 cup of enchilada sauce onto the bottom of a 9×13-inch casserole dish and spread it evenly.
Step 8: Fill each tortilla with the shredded chicken and add top each with a generous amount of shredded cheese.
Step 9: Roll each tortilla and arrange them onto the prepared casserole dish.
Step 10: Top each tortilla with cheese.
Step 11: Place the casserole dish inside the preheated oven and bake for about 20 minutes or until done.
Step 12: Remove from the oven.
Step 13: Serve hot and enjoy!
Calories: 483kcal | Carbohydrates: 27g | Protein: 40g | Fat: 24g | Saturated Fat: 10g | Cholesterol: 117mg | Sodium: 1230mg | Potassium: 740mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 6g | Vitamin A: 937IU | Vitamin C: 10mg | Calcium: 389mg | Iron: 3mg