Friday, September 14, 2012

Enchiladas with attitude

I made these chicken Enchiladas last night for dinner. I love Tyler Florence - he's just cute like Bobby Flay's younger brother. Anyway, They were easy and ohh so good & different (in a good way). I did made a few substitutions. I hight lighted all my changes with a * brief explanation.

Chicken Enchiladas

Recipe courtesy Tyler Florence
Prep Time:
1 hr 0 min
Inactive Prep Time:
Cook Time:
15 min
16 enchiladas, 8 servings


  • 3 tablespoons vegetable oil
  • 1 1/2 pounds skinless boneless chicken breast
  • Salt and pepper
  • 2 teaspoons cumin powder
  • 2 teaspoons garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoon Mexican Spice Blend (cumin, chili powder, etc)
  • 1 red onion, chopped
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 cup frozen corn, thawed
  • * 1 can black beans, drained & rinsed (I added this ingredient - not a part of original recipe)
  • *5 canned whole green chiles, seeded and coarsely chopped *(I used 1 7oz. can of chopped green chiles)
  • *4 canned chipotle chiles, seeded and minced *(I used chipotle in adobo sauce and squeezed out most the sauce) 
  • 1 (28-ounce) can stewed tomatoes
  • 1/2 teaspoon all-purpose flour
  • 16 corn tortillas
  • 1 1/2 cups enchilada sauce, canned
  • * 1 cup shredded Cheddar and Jack cheeses * (I only used cheddar, since that's what I had onhand)
  • Garnish: chopped cilantro leaves, chopped scallions, sour cream, chopped tomatoes


Coat large saute pan with oil. Season chicken with salt and pepper. Brown chicken over medium heat, allow 7 minutes each side or until no longer pink. Sprinkle chicken with cumin, garlic powder and Mexican spices before turning. Remove chicken to a platter, allow to cool.
Saute onion and garlic in chicken drippings until tender. Add corn and chiles. Stir well to combine. Add canned tomatoes, saute 1 minute.
Pull chicken breasts apart by hand into shredded strips. Add shredded chicken to saute pan, combine with vegetables. Dust the mixture with flour to help set.
Microwave tortillas on high for 30 seconds. This softens them and makes them more pliable. Coat the bottom of 2 (13 by 9-inch) pans with a ladle of enchilada sauce. Using a large shallow bowl, dip each tortilla in enchilada sauce to lightly coat. Spoon 1/4 cup chicken mixture in each tortilla. Fold over filling, place 8 enchiladas in each pan with seam side down. Top with remaining enchilada sauce and cheese.
Bake for 15 minutes in a preheated 350 degree F oven until cheese melts. Garnish with cilantro, scallion, sour cream and chopped tomatoes before serving. Serve with Spanish rice and beans.
SERVES: 8; Calories: 383; Total Fat: 13 grams; Saturated Fat: 4 grams; Protein: 29 grams; Total carbohydrates: 39 grams; Sugar: 7 grams; Fiber: 6 grams; Cholesterol: 63 milligrams; Sodium: 1,216 milligrams

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