Chicken Enchilada Recipes
~ A Taste of Mexico ~


Mouth-watering mild and hot chicken enchilada recipes for a taste of the south.  The corn tortillas provide a chewy contrast to the creamy, cheesy chicken filling.


Chicken Enchilada Recipes - Mild
Chicken Enchilada Recipes - Hot
Enchilada Sauce Recipe - Red Sauce
Enchilada Sauce Recipe - Green Sauce


easy chicken enchilada recipe


Easy Chicken Enchilada Recipe
- Mild

Yoghurt adds a hint of tanginess to this delicious chicken enchilada recipe.

Serves 6

1 enchilada with sauce and cheese = 409 calories

Ingredients

6 corn tortillas

SAUCE

  • 2 cups finely chopped onions 500 ml
  • 1 clove garlic, crushed
  • 2 to 4 tablespoons butter 30 to 60 ml
  • 1 jar (7½ ounces) mild chilies 213 grams
  • 1 can (14½ ounces) tomatoes 411 grams
  • salt and pepper to taste

FILLING

  • 3 cups chopped cooked chicken 750 ml
  • 2 cups plain yoghurt 500 ml
  • 1 cup shredded Monterey Jack cheese 250 ml
  • salt and pepper to taste


Directions

Saute the onions and garlic in butter until the onions are transparent.  Drain the chilies and add them to the onions.  Chop the tomatoes, if whole; add the tomatoes and their juice to the onion-chilies mixture.  Simmer for 30 minutes.  Season with salt and pepper, to taste.

Preheat oven to 325° F (163° C).  Prepare the filling by gently mixing the chicken, yoghurt, cheese and salt and pepper.

Pour the oil into a medium-size frying pan to a depth of ¼ inch; heat until hot but not spitting.  Quickly dip each tortilla into hot oil to soften, then briefly allow excess oil to drip off.  Place filling in a line down the center of each softened tortilla, roll the tortilla around the filling and place the filled tortilla in a greased 12x14-inch baking dish.  Repeat with remaining tortillas until all filling has been used.  Pour the sauces over the tortillas.  Bake for 20 minutes.

Sprinkle the remaining cheese over the top of the tortillas and return to the oven just until the cheese begins to bubble.  Serve chicken enchiladas with hot salsa and a dollop of sour cream on each portion.


Recipe for Chicken Enchiladas taken from "The Stoneyfield Farm Yogurt Cookbook" by Meg Cadoux Hirshberg.


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Recipe for Chicken Enchiladas - Hot

Makes 18 chicken enchiladas

Ingredients

18 corn tortillas


FILLING

  • meat from 2 whole chickens (approximately 9 cups cooked chicken)
  • 2 medium onions, finely chopped
  • 2 -4 small green peppers, hot or mild, seeded and finely chopped
  • 2 carrots, peeled and grated
  • ½ teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • 2 teaspoons oregano
  • 1 Tablespoon ground cumin
  • ½ cup plain yogurt
  • ½ cup enchilada sauce, increase to ¾ cup sauce for spicier enchiladas
  • 2 cups Monterey Jack cheese, shredded
  • salt and pepper to taste

Directions

Finely dice chicken and mix with onion, pepper, carrot and spices.  Stir in ½ cup yogurt and ½ cup enchilada sauce.  Fry tortillas very briefly in several tablespoons olive oil or lard so that they are softened, not crisp.  Pat dry.  Place about 2 tablespoons of chicken mixture in the center of each tortilla and roll up.  Place in an oiled glass pyrex dish.

To serve, cover and heat in 325° F (163° C) oven until steaming.  Serve chicken enchiladas with red or green enchilada sauce, Monterey Jack cheese, sliced avocados, sour cream and salsa.


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Enchilada Sauce Recipe - Red Sauce

Serve with chicken (beef or vegetarian) enchiladas.

Makes 3 cups

Ingredients

  • 4 ounces whole dried New Mexico or Ancho chiles 113 grams
  • ¼ cup extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 medium onion, finely chopped
  • 1 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 2 cups beef or chicken stock
  • 2 cloves garlic, peeled and chopped
  • 2 small cans tomato paste
  • 1 Tablespoon red wine vinegar
  • sea salt


Directions

This sauce is far superior - both nutritionally and in terms of taste - to anything you can buy in a can.  It can be made in large batches and frozen to have on hand when needed.  Use either Ancho or New Mexican chilies - both are available in Mexican or Latin American markets, in specialty stores and in supermarkets in the west.  The New Mexican chilies are slightly milder.

Clean the dried chiles by removing the stem and seeds.  Be sure to wear rubber gloves for this process and be careful not to touch any part of your face.

Meanwhile, saute onion in olive oil.  Add cumin and cook, stirring constantly, until well amalgamated into the oil.  Add stock and chiles, bring to a boil, skim and reduce heat to a simmer.  Whisk in garlic, vinegar and tomato paste.  Simmer, covered, for about 45 minutes.  Pass the sauce through a food mill.  Season to taste.


Enchilada Sauce Recipe taken from "Nourishing Traditions" by Sally Fallon.


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Enchilada Sauce Recipe - Green Sauce

Serve with chicken (beef or vegetarian) enchiladas.

Makes 3 cups

Ingredients

  • 2 onions, chopped
  • 8 fresh tomatillos, husked and finely chopped
  • 3 medium mild green Anaheim chiles, seeded and chopped
  • 2 small jalapeno chiles, seeded and chopped
  • 2 cloves garlic, peeled and chopped
  • 3 Tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
  • 1¾ cups chicken stock
  • pinch of sea salt
  • 1 bunch cilantro, chopped


Directions

Enchilada sauce may be made in large batches and frozen.  Be careful when preparing the chiles.  It's best to wear rubber gloves when seeding and chopping jalapenos and to avoid touching any part of your face.

In a heavy skillet, saute onions in olive oil.  Add tomatillos and chopped chiles and saute gently several minutes.  Add the stock, garlic and salt and bring to a boil.  Simmer about 30 minutes, uncovered, until the sauce has reduced and thickened.  Remove from heat and stir in the cilantro.  Process in batches in a food processor until smooth.  Reheat gently.


Enchilada Sauce recipe taken from "Nourishing Traditions" by Sally Fallon.


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