Saturday, November 6, 2010

Sour Cream Chicken Enchiladas

OK, I love Mexican Food. I wanted to try something different from my "big beefy recipe" (which is really good) and is my staple Mexican dish. On this recipe, I used corn tortillas instead of flour. While it did make the dish taste more authentic, I will give flour tortillas a shot next time. I fried the corn tortillas for a minute or two before adding the chicken mixture.. just so they wouldn't come out mushy. Also, I would use only one jar of jalapeno salsa next time. This dish is quite tasty!


1 bunch cilantro
1 cup sour cream
2 (7 ounce) cans jalapeno salsa
2 (7 ounce) cans prepared green chile salsa
2 skinless, boneless chicken breast halves, cooked and shredded
1 onion
12 (6 inch) flour tortillas
2 cups shredded Cheddar cheese


1.To Make Sour Cream Mixture: In a blender or food processor, puree cilantro, sour cream, jalapeno salsa and 1/2 can of the green chile salsa. Set aside.
2.To Make Chicken Mixture: In a large bowl, combine shredded chicken, onion and the remaining 1 1/2 cans of green chile salsa. Mix well.
3.Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).
4.Heat tortillas in conventional or microwave oven until soft. Pour enough of the sour cream mixture into a 9x13 inch baking dish to coat the bottom. Place 2 heaping tablespoonfuls of the chicken mixture in each tortilla, roll up and place seam side down in the baking dish. Pour remaining sour cream mixture over all and top with shredded cheese.
5.Cover dish tightly with aluminum foil and bake at 350 degrees F (175 degrees C) for about 30 minutes, or until dish is heated through and bubbling.