Chicken Enchiladas


A delicious Mexican dish, chicken enchiladas are perfect for a quick and easy weeknight meal. This recipe is packed with flavour, and can be easily adapted to suit your own taste. Simply swap out the chicken for another protein of your choice, or add in some extra vegetables for a healthier version. Enchiladas are traditionally served with a side of rice and beans, but feel free to get creative and serve them with your favourite sides.

Ingredients

  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 onion, diced
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 pound boneless, skinless chicken breasts, cut into small strips
  • 1 tablespoon chili powder
  • 1 teaspoon cumin
  • Salt and pepper, to taste
  • 10-12 soft tortillas
  • 2 cups enchilada sauce
  • 1 cup shredded cheddar cheese

Method

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. Heat the olive oil in a large skillet over medium heat. Add the onion and garlic, and cook until softened. Add the chicken, chili powder, cumin, salt and pepper, and cook until the chicken is cooked through.

To assemble the enchiladas, spoon the chicken mixture into the tortillas, and roll them up. Place the enchiladas in a baking dish, and pour the enchilada sauce over top. Sprinkle with the shredded cheese.

Bake the enchiladas for 20-25 minutes, or until the cheese is melted and bubbly. Serve immediately.

Potential changes & improvements

There are endless ways to change up this recipe to suit your own taste. Swap out the chicken for another protein, such as beef, pork, or tofu. Add in some extra vegetables, such as diced bell peppers, corn, or black beans. Use a different type of cheese, such as Monterey Jack, Pepper Jack, or Mexican blend. And feel free to get creative with your sides. Serve the enchiladas with a side of rice and beans, or your favourite salad or roasted vegetables.

What other food it works well with

Chicken enchiladas are traditionally served with a side of rice and beans, but feel free to get creative and serve them with your favourite sides. Some ideas include a side salad, roasted vegetables, or mashed potatoes.

Common Mistakes

When making chicken enchiladas, it’s important not to overcook the chicken. Chicken that is overcooked will be dry and tough, and will not be as flavourful. Another common mistake is not rolling the enchiladas tightly enough. This can cause the filling to spill out during cooking. Be sure to roll the enchiladas tightly, and tuck in the ends so that the filling stays inside.

Nutritional Information

This recipe is packed with flavour, and can be easily adapted to suit your own taste. Simply swap out the chicken for another protein of your choice, or add in some extra vegetables for a healthier version. Enchiladas are traditionally served with a side of rice and beans, but feel free to get creative and serve them with your favourite sides.

Allergens

This recipe contains the following allergens:

  • Chicken
  • Cumin
  • Chili powder
  • Cheese

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