Thursday, September 17, 2009

:: Thursday's Recipe Rodeo ::

It's Thursday already and that means Thursday's Recipe Rodeo!! This is a place to get some new recipes or maybe even a twist on an old one.

Today's Round Up: South of the Border

We tend to get in a 'rut' with meals in our house. That is part of the reason I have started the Recipe Rodeo...in hopes of getting some more great recipes. Below is one of Markus' favorites. He requests it quite often.

Easy Chicken Enchiladas

* 4 boneless skinless chicken breasts, cooked and cubed
* 3 Cups shredded cheese (I use Colby or Monterey Jack)
* 1 small white onion, diced
* 1 4.5 oz. can diced green chilis (I use mild from Trader Joe's)
* 1 3.8 oz. can sliced black olives (also from Trader Joe's)
* sour cream
* Enchilada Sauce (Trader Joe's)
* flour tortillas
* green onions (optional)

Directions

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. While chicken is cooking, saute onions for 3-5 minutes or until translucent. In large bowl combine cooked chicken, onions, chilis, olives (set a small amount aside for garnishing on top), 2 Cups of shredded cheese. I also mix in two or three large dollops of sour cream.

Spray 9x13 pan and spread a small amount of enchilada sauce on bottom. Spread a small amount of enchilada sauce on each tortilla to ensure it is lightly coated with sauce*. Scoop chicken mixture onto tortilla, wrap and place seam side down in baking dish. *In order to get the best results, I wash my hands, get in there and get messy! Once all enchiladas are made, pour remaining enchilada sauce over all of them making sure there are no dry parts on the tortillas.

Sprinkle remaining cup of cheese over enchiladas and garnish with remaining olives and sliced green onions. Bake uncovered for 30 minutes. This is a delicious and easy way to make a classic dish. Trader Joe's makes an amazing cornbread mix that pairs very well with this meal. If you haven't tried it...go to the store now...it is so good! Enjoy!If you want to join in on your own blog, simply link back to this blog and mention that you are partaking in Thursday's Recipe Rodeo, and if you don't have a blog and want to share a recipe with us, leave it in the comments!Click here for a printable version of Easy Chicken Enchiladas

5 comments:

Jeff and Jen said...

yummy!! I make something similar to this but if I am lacking time, I just get a pre cooked chicken, it works just as well. Good job mama!!

Sally said...

This looks totally delish. I'm definitely going to try this one this week. :) Thanks!

G. said...

You know what would be really great?! If you could have button at the end of your Recipe Rodeo so I can print it out recipe style!
This looks delicious, I'll try it tomorrow night!

Stephanie said...

These look soooooo easy (and yummy too). I can't wait to try them. :)

stephanie@metropolitanmama.net

thebundle said...

Nini! I made these tonight...love them! Hubby really like them too! Next up is the Creamy Cajun pasta...Thanks for all the yummy recipes!