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Chicken Enchiladas


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Ingredients

FOR THE CHICKEN:

  • 12 Chicken Breasts
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt, cumin, paprika, garlic powder, and 1/4 teaspoon black pepper

FOR THE FILLING:

  • 1/2 Cup Onion, diced
  • 1 Clove Garlic, minced
  • 1/4 Cup Bell Pepper,green or red, diced
  • 1/2 Cup Sour Cream
  • 1 Cup Cheddar Cheese, shredded and divided
  • 1 Tbsp Fresh Parsley, chopped
  • 1/2 teaspoonp Dried Oregano
  • 1/2 teaspoon Cumin
  • 1/2 Tbsp Chili Powder
  • 1/2 Cup Tomato Sauce

PUTTING IT ALL TOGETHER:


Instructions

FOR THE CHICKEN:

  1. Season each side of the chicken breasts with the spice mixture.
  2. Heat a medium-sized sauté pan over medium heat and add 1-2 tablespoons olive oil, once hot and shimmering and the chicken to the pan.
  3. Cook the chicken for 5-7 minutes, then flip over and cook until no longer pink and internal temperature reaches 160 to 165ºF.
  4. Transfer chicken to a plate and allow to cool – once cool, shred the chicken into smaller pieces.

FOR THE FILLING:

  1. Add 1-2 Tablespoons olive oil to a skillet and sauté the onions and peppers over low/medium heat until they begin to soften, approximately 4-5 minutes.  Sprinkle with salt and pepper as they are cooking to help bring out the water.  The last 30 seconds, add the garlic and stir to combine.
  2. Add the shredded chicken, sour cream, 1/2 cup of the cheddar cheese, parsley, oregano, cumin and chili powder.  Stir in the tomato sauce and combine.
  3.  Evenly spread the bottom of a 9×13 pan with Enchilada Sauce.
  4. Pour 1/2 cup Enchilada sauce in a bowl and dip a tortilla in it.  Transfer it to a plate and fill with 1/3 cup of the chicken.  Roll it into a cylinder and place it in the pan seam side down.  Continue until done.
  5. Top the enchiladas with the remaining enchilada sauce and the remaining 1/2 cup cheddar cheese and 1/2 cup mozzarella cheese.
  6. Cover and bake for 20 minutes or the cheese is completely melted and they are warmed through.
  7. Serve with rice as a side dish or refried beans, chips and salsa.

WHAT TO SERVE WITH THIS:
Mexican Rice
Guacamole
Salsa