Tasty Thursdays: Chicken Enchiladas

Thursday, September 30, 2010

Check out those delicious chicken enchiladas above :) This week's recipe comes from Food Network's Tyler Florence.


  • 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
  • 1 red onion, chopped
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 cup frozen frozen corn, thawed
  • 5 canned whole green chiles, seeded and coarsely chopped
  • 4 canned chipotle chiles, seeded and minced
  • 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
  • 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.

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k said...

totally saving this recipe. yum.

www.janetteria.com said...

Sounds so YUMMY!

Anonymous said...

Those sound delicious!

Tiffany Kadani said...

Oh yummy! I love enchiladas and Tyler Florence!

Anonymous said...

Those look sooooooo yummy! And so does Tyler Florence, I have such a crush on him. So not my type but he's so charming... :)

Krysten @ Why Girls Are Weird said...

Yum you're making my stomach growl!

Carine said...

mmh I really like enchiladas even though I rarely cook some (too expensive :/)

Slamdunk said...

I could sure go for a meal of those Audrey. Thanks for sharing the recipe.

Shelley said...

those look so good! i love homemade mexican food!

Josie said...

Oh, these look absolutely DELICIOUS! I could totally go for some right now.
xo Josie

julia louise said...

Woow! It looks great ;-)



Connie @ SogniESorrisi said...

This looks like a great recipe!

Denisa L said...

ohh, looks so yummy!

Unknown said...

Heck yeah! Enchiladas and me, we're likethis! XX!

Leeann @ Join the Gossip said...

MMM i think I am going to try this recipe! Thanks for posting :)

SabinePsynopsis said...

Yum, I looooove chicken enchilladas!

Grace said...

That does look tasty! This makes me want Mexican.

WeShop said...

Wow - these look incredible! Hopefully quite easy to make, will print out the recipe and give it a go over the w/end. xx

Abi said...

Oyoyoi! This looks so mouth-watering and delicious! Like lasagna only easier. Definitely one for the books

Nubiasnonsense said...

Thanks for sharing.. I love Mexican Food.. Yummy

Lisa Griffin said...

I 've made these too and they are sooo tasty!!

stylenuggets said...

I like the combination of tortillas and chicken


Yummy, yum, yum! I haven't had these for months. Great post!


sweet said...

yummy!!! miss visiting your blog Audrey....I have been very busy lately but glad that school is over and I am back blogging whehehe!!!!

hope I can try to cook this one soon...


Rachel @ The Haute Notes said...

These enchiladas look sooo good! I definitely wanna make these!

Hope you have a great weekend!

BonBon Rose Girls Kristin said...

Yum! We made those this week for dinner too!

Sherin said...

Looks delcious. I definitely need to start getting into cooking!

Anonymous said...

mmm looks soo good!

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