Sunday, January 13, 2008

Chicken Part 2

The pictures are not great, but this dish is quite yummy. This is Chicken Enchiladas with Salsa Verde. It is a light recipe that my family loves. What I like about this dish besides being healthful, is that it is a breeze to put together. I also love dishes that I can cook once and then use the leftovers in different ways. The chicken in the enchiladas is from last nights chicken in a pot. I found the original recipe from Cooking Light and made a few modifications. Here is my version of the recipe.

Chicken enchiladas with Salsa Verde (Cooking Light with a few tweaks)

1 cup chopped onion

1/4 cup chopped fresh cilantro

2 garlic cloves minced

1 (7 ounce) bottle of Herdez salsa verde

2 cups shredded cooked chicken breast

1/3 cup light cream cheese

8 corn tortillas

Cooking spray

1/4 cup crumbled queso fresco*

1/2 teaspoon chili powder

4 lime wedges

Preheat oven to 425 degrees.

Combine the first 4 ingredients in a blender; process until smooth. Combine chicken and cream cheese in a large bowl. Stir in 1/2 cup of salsa mixture. Reserve remaining salsa mixture.

Dampen a kitchen towel or a few paper towels. Place 3 tortillas into dampened towel and microwave for 30 seconds or until pliable. Remove tortillas. Spoon about 1/4 cup of chicken mixture down center of tortilla; roll up. Place tortilla, seam side down in a baking dish coated with cooking spray. Repeat procedure with remaining tortillas.

Pour remaining salsa mixture over enchiladas; sprinkle evenly with queso fresco and chili powder. Bake at 425 degrees for 18 minutes or until thoroughly heated. Serve with lime wedges. Yields 4 servings

* If you are unable to find queso fresco, feel free to substitute shredded jack or cheddar cheese.


"Maggie" said...


This recipe looks so wonderful and I am going to give it a try. I've posted one too and you can pop over to one of my blogs to see it at:

I found your link off My Minutia. Happy cooking...I will be back! :)

Marie said...

Thanks Maggie,

I will check out your blog as well. I hope you enjoy the recipe as much a we do. Greetings Marie

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