Sunday, July 31, 2011

Fiesta Chicken Enchiladas

I got this recipe from my friend, Brenda's, cooking blog.  I changed a few minor things.  This was seriously good!  I loved the little kick that it brought with each bite!  Thanks Brenda and enjoy everybody!  

I totally forgot to snap pictures, but you can click over to Brenda's site to see her pictures!  I'll take some next time I make them and add pictures!

*Note:  I like a lot of sauce, so I generally 1 1/2 times the topping recipe.

Fiesta Chicken Enchiladas

2-4 large boneless skinless chicken breasts
1 packet Fiesta Ranch dip (by the Hidden Valley Ranch packets), divided
2-3 tbs butter, melted
1 small can green chilies ( I didn't use the whole thing)
1/2 - 1 onion, finely chopped (to preference)
1 garlic clove, minced
1 cup Monterrey Jack Cheese, divided
1/2 cup Sharp Cheddar Cheese
1 can green enchilada sauce
1/3 cup half and half or heavy whipping cream
8-10 tortillas
sour cream (optional)

Mix melted butter with 1/2-3/4 fiesta ranch dip packet.  Pour over chicken in crock-pot.  Cook on low for 6-8 hours or on high for 3-4 hours.  Shred chicken.  Save the extra butter/fiesta ranch mixture.  


In a small pan, saute onion and garlic for 1 minute, until fragrant.  Add green chilies and warm.  Add reserved butter/fiesta ranch mixture you used to cook the chicken in..  It will look a little runny, but turn the stove to medium-high heat and add the shredded chicken.   

Mix green enchilada sauce and half and half in same pan used to saute onion to grab the remaining bits of flavor.  

Poor about 1/4 cup of the topping onto the bottom of the greased pan.

Pour a tablespoon of topping into the center of the tortilla.  Add chicken filling, then sprinkle on some cheese and roll up.  Put open side down in the pan to hold the roll.  Repeat.

Pour remaining topping over enchiladas.  Sprinkle with Cheddar and rest of the Monterrey Jack Cheese.

Bake at 350 degrees for 20 minutes or until cheese is melted and sauce is bubbling.  To get a slightly crisp and browned top, broil for 3-4 more minutes; watch carefully so it doesn't burn.  

Sour cream topping:
1/4-1/2 cup sour cream
1/4 cup fiesta ranch packet

Sprinkle sour cream with fiesta ranch packet.  Keep tasting and adding to get it as strong of a flavor as you like. Refrigerate until ready to serve. Serve on top of enchiladas.

1 comment:

  1. So glad you liked them as much as we do! I will be trying some of your yummy recipes soon ;)