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Chicken Enchiladas. An Authentic Mexican Dish with Chicken

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55M
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3

 Cooking enchiladas is the best way to transform any leftovers into a nutritious and delicious dinner. The best thing about this delicious dish is the homemade sauce. Today we’ll learn how to cook it and bake flavorful chicken enchiladas!

 If you don’t have enough time, you can use canned sauce. But if you’ve already tried making it yourself, you’ll never like the one that you can buy in the shop. The ingredients for chicken chicken - very good recipes of chicken learn more... enchilada sauce should be of high quality. Use hot chili powder, garlic powder, dry cumin and oregano, salt, chicken broth, flour and vegetable oil. Cooking chicken enchilada sauce is easy. Heat the oil and add the flour. Stir in all the seasonings and add the broth. Simmer the sauce. This chicken enchilada recipe is very easy, isn’t it?

 Now we’ll prove to you that recipes for chicken enchiladas aren’t that difficult either.

Ingredients for
servings
сals/100 gr
Tomato sauce
0.5 cup
78 cals
Chicken broth
0.75 cup
70 cals
Chicken breast
2 pcs
135 cals
Garlic
2 cloves
60 cals
Onion
1 cup
70 cals
Chili powder
1 tsp
Oregano
to taste
7 cals
Salt
to taste
Oil
1 tsp
135 cals
Tortillas
1 pack
320 cals
Cheese
1.5 cup
440 cals
Total calories in the prepared dish
1315 cals
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Instructions:
  1. Preheat the oven to 400 degrees. Take a medium-sized skillet and pour oil into it. Chop onion and cut garlic into thin slices. Add these fragrant veggies into the pan.
  2. Wash the chicken breasts carefully. Cut them into pieces and fry with all the spices. Stir everything for 3 minutes. Add tomato sauce and chicken broth. If you like, you can use the leftovers of roasted or grilled chicken, for cooking chicken enchiladas.
  3. Lubricate a baking tray with the oil. Fill the tortillas with spiced fried chicken. Cover everything with the special sauce and add a layer of grated cheese.
  4. Wrap the baking tray with some foil and put it into the oven. Bake everything for 20 minutes. Take the baking tray out of the oven to unwrap it. Continue baking for 5-10 minute. Now take the baking tray out of the oven. If you like, you may decorate the dish with fresh chopped herbs. We recommend you use dill, parsley, basil, cilantro and so on.

 There are several ways to improve the taste of such a dish.

  •         Cook vegetarian enchiladas. Use canned beans and roasted veggies instead of the chicken. In this case, we recommend you to use more cheese as well.
  •         For those who are obsessed with meat, we recommend to use leftovers of ground beef, turkey or pork. Fry them together with chicken and the rest of ingredients. You’ll love the taste of this nutritious meal!
  •         Another way to make this dish more nutritious is to use yellow rice or fragrant cilantro lime rice.

Hope you’ll love this recipe! Search for more recipes with chicken and make all your meals very tasty!

 

Author:
Chef Andrew
My name is Andrew. I am the chef of the site "Very Tasty". This is a real creative kitchen!
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