|Sorry for the poor photo quality!|
I have no idea if this idea is replicated a thousand times elsewhere on the Internet. All I know is that I threw this together last night and my family absolutely LOVED it. Seeing as that's a huge requirement to my posting things on here, here you go.
Lazy Chicken Enchiladas
- 2-3 boneless chicken breasts
- 1 small can enchilada sauce (mild)
- 6 burrito-sized flour tortillas
- 2 cups mexican flavored cheese
- cooking spray
- sour cream (optional)
- green onion (optional)
First, I sauteed the whole chicken breasts in a frying pan with the can of enchilada sauce. This was my time to figure out what else I was going to do with the chicken, but I figured it would be a good start.
Once the chicken was cooked completely through (probably 15 minutes), I shredded it and chopped it up with 2 forks.
I spread some enchilada sauce from the pan into the bottom of a 9x12" baking dish. In the future, though, I will remember that tortillas STICK TO GLASS, so I will spray with cooking spray!
2 tortillas down, then I spread out the equivalent of 1 chopped chicken breast across. I then put approximate a handful (cup?) of cheese over the chicken, and then spread a THIN layer of enchilada sauce over it all. Don't use too much, you don't want it to be soupy. I laid 2 more tortillas across and added another layer of chicken, cheese and sauce. It was much like making a lasagna.
I topped it off with another layer of tortillas, and then spread another layer of cheese and sauce across the top. I baked it in the oven approximately 20 minutes (at 425 degrees), until the top was nice and bubbly.
I served it topped with sour cream and chopped green onion and like I said, my family sucked it down! I served it with a package of Mexican rice (Knorr), into which I also threw a cup of frozen corn. It was a delicious dinner, pretty low-cost and low fat. Delicious!
The only thing I might do next time is perhaps use 2 cans of sauce, or maybe just the bigger can - or maybe mix it with a can of tomato sauce - not sure yet. You could also throw in a can of beans of your choice (I usually use kidney beans), but I didn't last night because the kids had told me they were getting tired of beans LOL. I might also try this with ground turkey instead of chicken.
Next time, I promise to take BETTER photos!