Tuesday, March 14, 2006
Family-Friendly Chicken Enchiladas
101 Things To Do With a Casserole Copyright 2005
3 cups cooked and shredded chicken
2 cans (10.75 ounces each) cream of chicken soup*
1 cup sour cream
1 can (4 ounces) diced green chiles, drained
¼ cup dried minced onion
2 ½ cups grated cheddar cheese, divided
10 medium flour tortillas I used corn tortillas
1/3 cup milk*
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Combine chicken, 1 can soup, sour cream, chiles, onion and 1 ½ cups cheese. Fill tortillas with 1/3 to ½ cup chicken mixture. Roll filled tortillas and place seam side down in a greased 9x13-inch pan. combine remaining soup with milk and spread over tortilla rolls. Sprinkle remaining cheese over top. Cover and bake 25 minutes. Uncover and bake 5-10 minutes more, or until heated through.
Makes 6-8 servings.
*Variation: 1 can (10 ounces) enchilada sauce can be used to top enchiladas in place of soup-and-milk mixture. I used the enchilada sauce instead of the second can of soup and milk.
I had a can of cream of chicken soup, a container of sour cream, chicken and corn tortillas already on hand when I decided to make this. I only needed to pick up the enchilada sauce, chiles and cheese. I'm not sure if the soup adds anything to this - the Chicken Enchiladas I made without it were just as good. The dried minced onion was slightly overpowering, reminding me of onion soup mix but it didn't ruin the dish for me. I think less onion and some added spices would have perked up the filling. I used basic mild cheddar here and I wish I had used a colby/jack blend.
I served this with rice I freestyled - I sautéed (in Promise margarine - something else I'm trying to use up) some green onion and some of the marked down jalepeños that I had frozen, added some cooked white rice and a bit of taco sauce for flavor.
Everyone is this family liked these but I'm not sure why these are any more 'family-friendly' than any other enchiladas. The soup? I don't know. I don't name these recipes, I just make them.
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