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Easy Chicken Enchiladas

Easy Chicken Enchiladas


Ingredients

  • 1 14.5-ounces container tomato soup, such as Campbell's® Mexican Style Tomato Soup
  • 2 Cups chopped cooked chicken
  • 1 Cup shredded Colby Jack cheese (about 4 ounces)
  • 8 6-inch flour tortillas or corn tortillas, warmed
  • Chopped fresh cilantro (optional)

Directions

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. Stir ½ cup of the soup, the chicken and ½ cup of the cheese in a medium bowl.

Spoon about ¼ cup of the chicken mixture down the center of each tortilla. Roll up the tortillas around the filling and place seam-side down into an 11- by- 8- by- 2-inch baking dish. Pour the remaining soup over the tortillas. Cover the baking dish.

Bake for 25 minutes or until the enchiladas are hot and bubbling. Top with the remaining cheese. Sprinkle with the cilantro, if using.

Nutritional Facts

Servings4

Calories Per Serving550

Folate equivalent (total)193µg48%

Riboflavin (B2)0.4mg21.3%


Chicken Enchiladas

cans (15 oz. size) green enchilada sauce, or use red if preferred!

grated cheddar/jack cheese, more if needed

Chopped cilantro, for serving

  1. Preheat the oven to 350 F.
  2. One at a time, hold tortillas over the stovetop burner (heated to medium heat) to brown slightly, about 30 seconds per side. Set warmed tortillas aside.
  3. Sprinkle both sides of the chicken breasts with the cumin and chili powder. Heat the oil in a skillet over medium heat and cook the chicken on both sides until done in the middle, about 4-5 minutes per side or until juices run clear. Set it aside on a plate to cool, then shred it finely with a fork.
  4. Throw the onions into the same skillet and stir them around to cook for 4 to 5 minutes, until deep golden brown and caramelized. Remove them from the pan and set them aside on a plate. Pour in the enchilada sauce and reduce the heat to low, allowing it to warm through.
  5. Pour 2 cups of sauce into a 9 x 13 inch casserole dish. To assemble the enchiladas, dip a tortilla into the sauce then lay on a sheet pan or plate. Sprinkle some cheese down the middle, followed by some chicken, and finally, some of the caramelized onions. Roll it up tightly, then place it, seam side down, in the pan. Repeat with the rest of the tortillas.
  6. Pour the rest of the sauce over the enchiladas, then sprinkle on the rest of the cheese. Give it a final sprinkling of chili powder, then bake it for 30 minutes, or until hot and bubbly.
  7. Remove it from the oven and let it sit for 15-20 minutes before serving. Serve 2 enchiladas at a time, topping with a dollop of sour cream, a sprinkle of diced tomatoes, and a sprinkling of cilantro.

This is one of those recipes that causes me to sit and stew for hours over what the heck to call it. My title choices were:

Chicken & Green Chile Enchiladas
Green Chile & Chicken Enchiladas
Enchiladas with Chicken and Green Chile
Enchiladas with Green Chile and Chicken
Green Enchiladas (grody!)
Chicken Enchiladas with Caramelized Onions, Green Chiles, and Other Really Good Stuff

So I did what I normally do when I feel myself overwhelmed with recipe title options: I stripped it down to its bare bones and called it Chicken Enchiladas.

These are delicious! I whipped them up yesterday in an effort to use some chicken, corn tortillas, and chunks of cheese that I needed to use, and they wound up being super tasty. Now, these chicken enchiladas are not to be confused with my White Chicken Enchiladas here on my website, which have more of a white sauce approach, and they are not to be confused with my White Chicken Enchiladas in my second cookbook, which is similar to the one on my website, but that has roasted peppers throughout, and they are not to be confused with my Easy Green Chile Enchiladas, which I learned to make while on a visit to Albuquerque in 2012.

Wait. Now I&rsquom confused. So I&rsquoll just move forward with this recipe.

Sprinkle some boneless, skinless chicken breasts with lots of seasoning: I used a little Cajun spice, cumin, and chili powder. Because of the other ingredients in this dish, it&rsquos best not to use seasoning mixes that contain salt. But otherwise, season away!

Note: While I cooked three breasts to begin with, I only wound up needing two. The third one was graciously gobbled by my beloved.

Heat some vegetable oil in a large skillet over medium heat and cook the chicken on both sides&hellip

Until it&rsquos totally done in the center. This&rsquoll take a good 8 minutes or so.

Meanwhile, chop up an onion&hellip

And when you pull the chicken out of the skillet&hellip

Throw the onion into the skillet!

Stir the onions and let them cook around in all that flavorful wonderment&hellip

Until they&rsquore extremely dark and caramelized and luscious. Remove them from the pan and set them aside. These will play a pivotal role in the flavor of the enchiladas, so don&rsquot underestimate them!

Turn the heat to low and pour in 3 cans of green chile enchilada sauce.

And guess what? You can use regular enchilada sauce instead! This recipe is totes flexible that way. And that is why I ultimately decided not to incorporate &ldquoGreen Chile&rdquo in the recipe title. I didn&rsquot want to pigeonhole it.

Oh, and yes: You may roast your own green chiles, place them into a bag to allow them to sweat, peel them, and puree them with other ingredients of your choice if you would prefer to make your own green chile enchilada sauce. But that wasn&rsquot how I rolled yesterday.

Let the sauce warm up in the skillet. And here you can see what I love about this kind of dish: I cooked the chicken in the skillet, then removed it cooked the onions in all the chicken flavor. Then I removed the onions and warming up the sauce in all the chicken and onion flavor. Layers of flavor, baby!

While the sauce is warming up, brown some corn tortillas either on a hot skillet or over your stovetop burner. Doesn&rsquot take very long.

You&rsquoll want to soften them a bit, and you&rsquoll want to brown them so they have a few little black flecks on them.

Meanwhile, use a fork to shred the chicken finely&hellip

And because we&rsquore being obsessive about layering all the flavors in this dish, pour the juices from the chicken plate right into the enchilada sauce&hellip

Also grate up a whole bunch of cheese. I will pretend that this is a cheddar-jack combination, but it&rsquos actually&mdashwait for it&mdashcheddar-mozzarella. I had a block of mozzarella cheese that was much closer to its expiration date than the jack, and I made a judgment call. Sorry to cross continents!

Now you&rsquore all ready, both physically and emotionally, to assemble the enchiladas.

First, pour about 2 cups of the sauce in the bottom of a large casserole dish&hellip


Chicken Enchiladas

cans (15 oz. size) green enchilada sauce, or use red if preferred!

grated cheddar/jack cheese, more if needed

Chopped cilantro, for serving

  1. Preheat the oven to 350 F.
  2. One at a time, hold tortillas over the stovetop burner (heated to medium heat) to brown slightly, about 30 seconds per side. Set warmed tortillas aside.
  3. Sprinkle both sides of the chicken breasts with the cumin and chili powder. Heat the oil in a skillet over medium heat and cook the chicken on both sides until done in the middle, about 4-5 minutes per side or until juices run clear. Set it aside on a plate to cool, then shred it finely with a fork.
  4. Throw the onions into the same skillet and stir them around to cook for 4 to 5 minutes, until deep golden brown and caramelized. Remove them from the pan and set them aside on a plate. Pour in the enchilada sauce and reduce the heat to low, allowing it to warm through.
  5. Pour 2 cups of sauce into a 9 x 13 inch casserole dish. To assemble the enchiladas, dip a tortilla into the sauce then lay on a sheet pan or plate. Sprinkle some cheese down the middle, followed by some chicken, and finally, some of the caramelized onions. Roll it up tightly, then place it, seam side down, in the pan. Repeat with the rest of the tortillas.
  6. Pour the rest of the sauce over the enchiladas, then sprinkle on the rest of the cheese. Give it a final sprinkling of chili powder, then bake it for 30 minutes, or until hot and bubbly.
  7. Remove it from the oven and let it sit for 15-20 minutes before serving. Serve 2 enchiladas at a time, topping with a dollop of sour cream, a sprinkle of diced tomatoes, and a sprinkling of cilantro.

This is one of those recipes that causes me to sit and stew for hours over what the heck to call it. My title choices were:

Chicken & Green Chile Enchiladas
Green Chile & Chicken Enchiladas
Enchiladas with Chicken and Green Chile
Enchiladas with Green Chile and Chicken
Green Enchiladas (grody!)
Chicken Enchiladas with Caramelized Onions, Green Chiles, and Other Really Good Stuff

So I did what I normally do when I feel myself overwhelmed with recipe title options: I stripped it down to its bare bones and called it Chicken Enchiladas.

These are delicious! I whipped them up yesterday in an effort to use some chicken, corn tortillas, and chunks of cheese that I needed to use, and they wound up being super tasty. Now, these chicken enchiladas are not to be confused with my White Chicken Enchiladas here on my website, which have more of a white sauce approach, and they are not to be confused with my White Chicken Enchiladas in my second cookbook, which is similar to the one on my website, but that has roasted peppers throughout, and they are not to be confused with my Easy Green Chile Enchiladas, which I learned to make while on a visit to Albuquerque in 2012.

Wait. Now I&rsquom confused. So I&rsquoll just move forward with this recipe.

Sprinkle some boneless, skinless chicken breasts with lots of seasoning: I used a little Cajun spice, cumin, and chili powder. Because of the other ingredients in this dish, it&rsquos best not to use seasoning mixes that contain salt. But otherwise, season away!

Note: While I cooked three breasts to begin with, I only wound up needing two. The third one was graciously gobbled by my beloved.

Heat some vegetable oil in a large skillet over medium heat and cook the chicken on both sides&hellip

Until it&rsquos totally done in the center. This&rsquoll take a good 8 minutes or so.

Meanwhile, chop up an onion&hellip

And when you pull the chicken out of the skillet&hellip

Throw the onion into the skillet!

Stir the onions and let them cook around in all that flavorful wonderment&hellip

Until they&rsquore extremely dark and caramelized and luscious. Remove them from the pan and set them aside. These will play a pivotal role in the flavor of the enchiladas, so don&rsquot underestimate them!

Turn the heat to low and pour in 3 cans of green chile enchilada sauce.

And guess what? You can use regular enchilada sauce instead! This recipe is totes flexible that way. And that is why I ultimately decided not to incorporate &ldquoGreen Chile&rdquo in the recipe title. I didn&rsquot want to pigeonhole it.

Oh, and yes: You may roast your own green chiles, place them into a bag to allow them to sweat, peel them, and puree them with other ingredients of your choice if you would prefer to make your own green chile enchilada sauce. But that wasn&rsquot how I rolled yesterday.

Let the sauce warm up in the skillet. And here you can see what I love about this kind of dish: I cooked the chicken in the skillet, then removed it cooked the onions in all the chicken flavor. Then I removed the onions and warming up the sauce in all the chicken and onion flavor. Layers of flavor, baby!

While the sauce is warming up, brown some corn tortillas either on a hot skillet or over your stovetop burner. Doesn&rsquot take very long.

You&rsquoll want to soften them a bit, and you&rsquoll want to brown them so they have a few little black flecks on them.

Meanwhile, use a fork to shred the chicken finely&hellip

And because we&rsquore being obsessive about layering all the flavors in this dish, pour the juices from the chicken plate right into the enchilada sauce&hellip

Also grate up a whole bunch of cheese. I will pretend that this is a cheddar-jack combination, but it&rsquos actually&mdashwait for it&mdashcheddar-mozzarella. I had a block of mozzarella cheese that was much closer to its expiration date than the jack, and I made a judgment call. Sorry to cross continents!

Now you&rsquore all ready, both physically and emotionally, to assemble the enchiladas.

First, pour about 2 cups of the sauce in the bottom of a large casserole dish&hellip


Chicken Enchiladas

cans (15 oz. size) green enchilada sauce, or use red if preferred!

grated cheddar/jack cheese, more if needed

Chopped cilantro, for serving

  1. Preheat the oven to 350 F.
  2. One at a time, hold tortillas over the stovetop burner (heated to medium heat) to brown slightly, about 30 seconds per side. Set warmed tortillas aside.
  3. Sprinkle both sides of the chicken breasts with the cumin and chili powder. Heat the oil in a skillet over medium heat and cook the chicken on both sides until done in the middle, about 4-5 minutes per side or until juices run clear. Set it aside on a plate to cool, then shred it finely with a fork.
  4. Throw the onions into the same skillet and stir them around to cook for 4 to 5 minutes, until deep golden brown and caramelized. Remove them from the pan and set them aside on a plate. Pour in the enchilada sauce and reduce the heat to low, allowing it to warm through.
  5. Pour 2 cups of sauce into a 9 x 13 inch casserole dish. To assemble the enchiladas, dip a tortilla into the sauce then lay on a sheet pan or plate. Sprinkle some cheese down the middle, followed by some chicken, and finally, some of the caramelized onions. Roll it up tightly, then place it, seam side down, in the pan. Repeat with the rest of the tortillas.
  6. Pour the rest of the sauce over the enchiladas, then sprinkle on the rest of the cheese. Give it a final sprinkling of chili powder, then bake it for 30 minutes, or until hot and bubbly.
  7. Remove it from the oven and let it sit for 15-20 minutes before serving. Serve 2 enchiladas at a time, topping with a dollop of sour cream, a sprinkle of diced tomatoes, and a sprinkling of cilantro.

This is one of those recipes that causes me to sit and stew for hours over what the heck to call it. My title choices were:

Chicken & Green Chile Enchiladas
Green Chile & Chicken Enchiladas
Enchiladas with Chicken and Green Chile
Enchiladas with Green Chile and Chicken
Green Enchiladas (grody!)
Chicken Enchiladas with Caramelized Onions, Green Chiles, and Other Really Good Stuff

So I did what I normally do when I feel myself overwhelmed with recipe title options: I stripped it down to its bare bones and called it Chicken Enchiladas.

These are delicious! I whipped them up yesterday in an effort to use some chicken, corn tortillas, and chunks of cheese that I needed to use, and they wound up being super tasty. Now, these chicken enchiladas are not to be confused with my White Chicken Enchiladas here on my website, which have more of a white sauce approach, and they are not to be confused with my White Chicken Enchiladas in my second cookbook, which is similar to the one on my website, but that has roasted peppers throughout, and they are not to be confused with my Easy Green Chile Enchiladas, which I learned to make while on a visit to Albuquerque in 2012.

Wait. Now I&rsquom confused. So I&rsquoll just move forward with this recipe.

Sprinkle some boneless, skinless chicken breasts with lots of seasoning: I used a little Cajun spice, cumin, and chili powder. Because of the other ingredients in this dish, it&rsquos best not to use seasoning mixes that contain salt. But otherwise, season away!

Note: While I cooked three breasts to begin with, I only wound up needing two. The third one was graciously gobbled by my beloved.

Heat some vegetable oil in a large skillet over medium heat and cook the chicken on both sides&hellip

Until it&rsquos totally done in the center. This&rsquoll take a good 8 minutes or so.

Meanwhile, chop up an onion&hellip

And when you pull the chicken out of the skillet&hellip

Throw the onion into the skillet!

Stir the onions and let them cook around in all that flavorful wonderment&hellip

Until they&rsquore extremely dark and caramelized and luscious. Remove them from the pan and set them aside. These will play a pivotal role in the flavor of the enchiladas, so don&rsquot underestimate them!

Turn the heat to low and pour in 3 cans of green chile enchilada sauce.

And guess what? You can use regular enchilada sauce instead! This recipe is totes flexible that way. And that is why I ultimately decided not to incorporate &ldquoGreen Chile&rdquo in the recipe title. I didn&rsquot want to pigeonhole it.

Oh, and yes: You may roast your own green chiles, place them into a bag to allow them to sweat, peel them, and puree them with other ingredients of your choice if you would prefer to make your own green chile enchilada sauce. But that wasn&rsquot how I rolled yesterday.

Let the sauce warm up in the skillet. And here you can see what I love about this kind of dish: I cooked the chicken in the skillet, then removed it cooked the onions in all the chicken flavor. Then I removed the onions and warming up the sauce in all the chicken and onion flavor. Layers of flavor, baby!

While the sauce is warming up, brown some corn tortillas either on a hot skillet or over your stovetop burner. Doesn&rsquot take very long.

You&rsquoll want to soften them a bit, and you&rsquoll want to brown them so they have a few little black flecks on them.

Meanwhile, use a fork to shred the chicken finely&hellip

And because we&rsquore being obsessive about layering all the flavors in this dish, pour the juices from the chicken plate right into the enchilada sauce&hellip

Also grate up a whole bunch of cheese. I will pretend that this is a cheddar-jack combination, but it&rsquos actually&mdashwait for it&mdashcheddar-mozzarella. I had a block of mozzarella cheese that was much closer to its expiration date than the jack, and I made a judgment call. Sorry to cross continents!

Now you&rsquore all ready, both physically and emotionally, to assemble the enchiladas.

First, pour about 2 cups of the sauce in the bottom of a large casserole dish&hellip


Chicken Enchiladas

cans (15 oz. size) green enchilada sauce, or use red if preferred!

grated cheddar/jack cheese, more if needed

Chopped cilantro, for serving

  1. Preheat the oven to 350 F.
  2. One at a time, hold tortillas over the stovetop burner (heated to medium heat) to brown slightly, about 30 seconds per side. Set warmed tortillas aside.
  3. Sprinkle both sides of the chicken breasts with the cumin and chili powder. Heat the oil in a skillet over medium heat and cook the chicken on both sides until done in the middle, about 4-5 minutes per side or until juices run clear. Set it aside on a plate to cool, then shred it finely with a fork.
  4. Throw the onions into the same skillet and stir them around to cook for 4 to 5 minutes, until deep golden brown and caramelized. Remove them from the pan and set them aside on a plate. Pour in the enchilada sauce and reduce the heat to low, allowing it to warm through.
  5. Pour 2 cups of sauce into a 9 x 13 inch casserole dish. To assemble the enchiladas, dip a tortilla into the sauce then lay on a sheet pan or plate. Sprinkle some cheese down the middle, followed by some chicken, and finally, some of the caramelized onions. Roll it up tightly, then place it, seam side down, in the pan. Repeat with the rest of the tortillas.
  6. Pour the rest of the sauce over the enchiladas, then sprinkle on the rest of the cheese. Give it a final sprinkling of chili powder, then bake it for 30 minutes, or until hot and bubbly.
  7. Remove it from the oven and let it sit for 15-20 minutes before serving. Serve 2 enchiladas at a time, topping with a dollop of sour cream, a sprinkle of diced tomatoes, and a sprinkling of cilantro.

This is one of those recipes that causes me to sit and stew for hours over what the heck to call it. My title choices were:

Chicken & Green Chile Enchiladas
Green Chile & Chicken Enchiladas
Enchiladas with Chicken and Green Chile
Enchiladas with Green Chile and Chicken
Green Enchiladas (grody!)
Chicken Enchiladas with Caramelized Onions, Green Chiles, and Other Really Good Stuff

So I did what I normally do when I feel myself overwhelmed with recipe title options: I stripped it down to its bare bones and called it Chicken Enchiladas.

These are delicious! I whipped them up yesterday in an effort to use some chicken, corn tortillas, and chunks of cheese that I needed to use, and they wound up being super tasty. Now, these chicken enchiladas are not to be confused with my White Chicken Enchiladas here on my website, which have more of a white sauce approach, and they are not to be confused with my White Chicken Enchiladas in my second cookbook, which is similar to the one on my website, but that has roasted peppers throughout, and they are not to be confused with my Easy Green Chile Enchiladas, which I learned to make while on a visit to Albuquerque in 2012.

Wait. Now I&rsquom confused. So I&rsquoll just move forward with this recipe.

Sprinkle some boneless, skinless chicken breasts with lots of seasoning: I used a little Cajun spice, cumin, and chili powder. Because of the other ingredients in this dish, it&rsquos best not to use seasoning mixes that contain salt. But otherwise, season away!

Note: While I cooked three breasts to begin with, I only wound up needing two. The third one was graciously gobbled by my beloved.

Heat some vegetable oil in a large skillet over medium heat and cook the chicken on both sides&hellip

Until it&rsquos totally done in the center. This&rsquoll take a good 8 minutes or so.

Meanwhile, chop up an onion&hellip

And when you pull the chicken out of the skillet&hellip

Throw the onion into the skillet!

Stir the onions and let them cook around in all that flavorful wonderment&hellip

Until they&rsquore extremely dark and caramelized and luscious. Remove them from the pan and set them aside. These will play a pivotal role in the flavor of the enchiladas, so don&rsquot underestimate them!

Turn the heat to low and pour in 3 cans of green chile enchilada sauce.

And guess what? You can use regular enchilada sauce instead! This recipe is totes flexible that way. And that is why I ultimately decided not to incorporate &ldquoGreen Chile&rdquo in the recipe title. I didn&rsquot want to pigeonhole it.

Oh, and yes: You may roast your own green chiles, place them into a bag to allow them to sweat, peel them, and puree them with other ingredients of your choice if you would prefer to make your own green chile enchilada sauce. But that wasn&rsquot how I rolled yesterday.

Let the sauce warm up in the skillet. And here you can see what I love about this kind of dish: I cooked the chicken in the skillet, then removed it cooked the onions in all the chicken flavor. Then I removed the onions and warming up the sauce in all the chicken and onion flavor. Layers of flavor, baby!

While the sauce is warming up, brown some corn tortillas either on a hot skillet or over your stovetop burner. Doesn&rsquot take very long.

You&rsquoll want to soften them a bit, and you&rsquoll want to brown them so they have a few little black flecks on them.

Meanwhile, use a fork to shred the chicken finely&hellip

And because we&rsquore being obsessive about layering all the flavors in this dish, pour the juices from the chicken plate right into the enchilada sauce&hellip

Also grate up a whole bunch of cheese. I will pretend that this is a cheddar-jack combination, but it&rsquos actually&mdashwait for it&mdashcheddar-mozzarella. I had a block of mozzarella cheese that was much closer to its expiration date than the jack, and I made a judgment call. Sorry to cross continents!

Now you&rsquore all ready, both physically and emotionally, to assemble the enchiladas.

First, pour about 2 cups of the sauce in the bottom of a large casserole dish&hellip


Chicken Enchiladas

cans (15 oz. size) green enchilada sauce, or use red if preferred!

grated cheddar/jack cheese, more if needed

Chopped cilantro, for serving

  1. Preheat the oven to 350 F.
  2. One at a time, hold tortillas over the stovetop burner (heated to medium heat) to brown slightly, about 30 seconds per side. Set warmed tortillas aside.
  3. Sprinkle both sides of the chicken breasts with the cumin and chili powder. Heat the oil in a skillet over medium heat and cook the chicken on both sides until done in the middle, about 4-5 minutes per side or until juices run clear. Set it aside on a plate to cool, then shred it finely with a fork.
  4. Throw the onions into the same skillet and stir them around to cook for 4 to 5 minutes, until deep golden brown and caramelized. Remove them from the pan and set them aside on a plate. Pour in the enchilada sauce and reduce the heat to low, allowing it to warm through.
  5. Pour 2 cups of sauce into a 9 x 13 inch casserole dish. To assemble the enchiladas, dip a tortilla into the sauce then lay on a sheet pan or plate. Sprinkle some cheese down the middle, followed by some chicken, and finally, some of the caramelized onions. Roll it up tightly, then place it, seam side down, in the pan. Repeat with the rest of the tortillas.
  6. Pour the rest of the sauce over the enchiladas, then sprinkle on the rest of the cheese. Give it a final sprinkling of chili powder, then bake it for 30 minutes, or until hot and bubbly.
  7. Remove it from the oven and let it sit for 15-20 minutes before serving. Serve 2 enchiladas at a time, topping with a dollop of sour cream, a sprinkle of diced tomatoes, and a sprinkling of cilantro.

This is one of those recipes that causes me to sit and stew for hours over what the heck to call it. My title choices were:

Chicken & Green Chile Enchiladas
Green Chile & Chicken Enchiladas
Enchiladas with Chicken and Green Chile
Enchiladas with Green Chile and Chicken
Green Enchiladas (grody!)
Chicken Enchiladas with Caramelized Onions, Green Chiles, and Other Really Good Stuff

So I did what I normally do when I feel myself overwhelmed with recipe title options: I stripped it down to its bare bones and called it Chicken Enchiladas.

These are delicious! I whipped them up yesterday in an effort to use some chicken, corn tortillas, and chunks of cheese that I needed to use, and they wound up being super tasty. Now, these chicken enchiladas are not to be confused with my White Chicken Enchiladas here on my website, which have more of a white sauce approach, and they are not to be confused with my White Chicken Enchiladas in my second cookbook, which is similar to the one on my website, but that has roasted peppers throughout, and they are not to be confused with my Easy Green Chile Enchiladas, which I learned to make while on a visit to Albuquerque in 2012.

Wait. Now I&rsquom confused. So I&rsquoll just move forward with this recipe.

Sprinkle some boneless, skinless chicken breasts with lots of seasoning: I used a little Cajun spice, cumin, and chili powder. Because of the other ingredients in this dish, it&rsquos best not to use seasoning mixes that contain salt. But otherwise, season away!

Note: While I cooked three breasts to begin with, I only wound up needing two. The third one was graciously gobbled by my beloved.

Heat some vegetable oil in a large skillet over medium heat and cook the chicken on both sides&hellip

Until it&rsquos totally done in the center. This&rsquoll take a good 8 minutes or so.

Meanwhile, chop up an onion&hellip

And when you pull the chicken out of the skillet&hellip

Throw the onion into the skillet!

Stir the onions and let them cook around in all that flavorful wonderment&hellip

Until they&rsquore extremely dark and caramelized and luscious. Remove them from the pan and set them aside. These will play a pivotal role in the flavor of the enchiladas, so don&rsquot underestimate them!

Turn the heat to low and pour in 3 cans of green chile enchilada sauce.

And guess what? You can use regular enchilada sauce instead! This recipe is totes flexible that way. And that is why I ultimately decided not to incorporate &ldquoGreen Chile&rdquo in the recipe title. I didn&rsquot want to pigeonhole it.

Oh, and yes: You may roast your own green chiles, place them into a bag to allow them to sweat, peel them, and puree them with other ingredients of your choice if you would prefer to make your own green chile enchilada sauce. But that wasn&rsquot how I rolled yesterday.

Let the sauce warm up in the skillet. And here you can see what I love about this kind of dish: I cooked the chicken in the skillet, then removed it cooked the onions in all the chicken flavor. Then I removed the onions and warming up the sauce in all the chicken and onion flavor. Layers of flavor, baby!

While the sauce is warming up, brown some corn tortillas either on a hot skillet or over your stovetop burner. Doesn&rsquot take very long.

You&rsquoll want to soften them a bit, and you&rsquoll want to brown them so they have a few little black flecks on them.

Meanwhile, use a fork to shred the chicken finely&hellip

And because we&rsquore being obsessive about layering all the flavors in this dish, pour the juices from the chicken plate right into the enchilada sauce&hellip

Also grate up a whole bunch of cheese. I will pretend that this is a cheddar-jack combination, but it&rsquos actually&mdashwait for it&mdashcheddar-mozzarella. I had a block of mozzarella cheese that was much closer to its expiration date than the jack, and I made a judgment call. Sorry to cross continents!

Now you&rsquore all ready, both physically and emotionally, to assemble the enchiladas.

First, pour about 2 cups of the sauce in the bottom of a large casserole dish&hellip


Chicken Enchiladas

cans (15 oz. size) green enchilada sauce, or use red if preferred!

grated cheddar/jack cheese, more if needed

Chopped cilantro, for serving

  1. Preheat the oven to 350 F.
  2. One at a time, hold tortillas over the stovetop burner (heated to medium heat) to brown slightly, about 30 seconds per side. Set warmed tortillas aside.
  3. Sprinkle both sides of the chicken breasts with the cumin and chili powder. Heat the oil in a skillet over medium heat and cook the chicken on both sides until done in the middle, about 4-5 minutes per side or until juices run clear. Set it aside on a plate to cool, then shred it finely with a fork.
  4. Throw the onions into the same skillet and stir them around to cook for 4 to 5 minutes, until deep golden brown and caramelized. Remove them from the pan and set them aside on a plate. Pour in the enchilada sauce and reduce the heat to low, allowing it to warm through.
  5. Pour 2 cups of sauce into a 9 x 13 inch casserole dish. To assemble the enchiladas, dip a tortilla into the sauce then lay on a sheet pan or plate. Sprinkle some cheese down the middle, followed by some chicken, and finally, some of the caramelized onions. Roll it up tightly, then place it, seam side down, in the pan. Repeat with the rest of the tortillas.
  6. Pour the rest of the sauce over the enchiladas, then sprinkle on the rest of the cheese. Give it a final sprinkling of chili powder, then bake it for 30 minutes, or until hot and bubbly.
  7. Remove it from the oven and let it sit for 15-20 minutes before serving. Serve 2 enchiladas at a time, topping with a dollop of sour cream, a sprinkle of diced tomatoes, and a sprinkling of cilantro.

This is one of those recipes that causes me to sit and stew for hours over what the heck to call it. My title choices were:

Chicken & Green Chile Enchiladas
Green Chile & Chicken Enchiladas
Enchiladas with Chicken and Green Chile
Enchiladas with Green Chile and Chicken
Green Enchiladas (grody!)
Chicken Enchiladas with Caramelized Onions, Green Chiles, and Other Really Good Stuff

So I did what I normally do when I feel myself overwhelmed with recipe title options: I stripped it down to its bare bones and called it Chicken Enchiladas.

These are delicious! I whipped them up yesterday in an effort to use some chicken, corn tortillas, and chunks of cheese that I needed to use, and they wound up being super tasty. Now, these chicken enchiladas are not to be confused with my White Chicken Enchiladas here on my website, which have more of a white sauce approach, and they are not to be confused with my White Chicken Enchiladas in my second cookbook, which is similar to the one on my website, but that has roasted peppers throughout, and they are not to be confused with my Easy Green Chile Enchiladas, which I learned to make while on a visit to Albuquerque in 2012.

Wait. Now I&rsquom confused. So I&rsquoll just move forward with this recipe.

Sprinkle some boneless, skinless chicken breasts with lots of seasoning: I used a little Cajun spice, cumin, and chili powder. Because of the other ingredients in this dish, it&rsquos best not to use seasoning mixes that contain salt. But otherwise, season away!

Note: While I cooked three breasts to begin with, I only wound up needing two. The third one was graciously gobbled by my beloved.

Heat some vegetable oil in a large skillet over medium heat and cook the chicken on both sides&hellip

Until it&rsquos totally done in the center. This&rsquoll take a good 8 minutes or so.

Meanwhile, chop up an onion&hellip

And when you pull the chicken out of the skillet&hellip

Throw the onion into the skillet!

Stir the onions and let them cook around in all that flavorful wonderment&hellip

Until they&rsquore extremely dark and caramelized and luscious. Remove them from the pan and set them aside. These will play a pivotal role in the flavor of the enchiladas, so don&rsquot underestimate them!

Turn the heat to low and pour in 3 cans of green chile enchilada sauce.

And guess what? You can use regular enchilada sauce instead! This recipe is totes flexible that way. And that is why I ultimately decided not to incorporate &ldquoGreen Chile&rdquo in the recipe title. I didn&rsquot want to pigeonhole it.

Oh, and yes: You may roast your own green chiles, place them into a bag to allow them to sweat, peel them, and puree them with other ingredients of your choice if you would prefer to make your own green chile enchilada sauce. But that wasn&rsquot how I rolled yesterday.

Let the sauce warm up in the skillet. And here you can see what I love about this kind of dish: I cooked the chicken in the skillet, then removed it cooked the onions in all the chicken flavor. Then I removed the onions and warming up the sauce in all the chicken and onion flavor. Layers of flavor, baby!

While the sauce is warming up, brown some corn tortillas either on a hot skillet or over your stovetop burner. Doesn&rsquot take very long.

You&rsquoll want to soften them a bit, and you&rsquoll want to brown them so they have a few little black flecks on them.

Meanwhile, use a fork to shred the chicken finely&hellip

And because we&rsquore being obsessive about layering all the flavors in this dish, pour the juices from the chicken plate right into the enchilada sauce&hellip

Also grate up a whole bunch of cheese. I will pretend that this is a cheddar-jack combination, but it&rsquos actually&mdashwait for it&mdashcheddar-mozzarella. I had a block of mozzarella cheese that was much closer to its expiration date than the jack, and I made a judgment call. Sorry to cross continents!

Now you&rsquore all ready, both physically and emotionally, to assemble the enchiladas.

First, pour about 2 cups of the sauce in the bottom of a large casserole dish&hellip


Chicken Enchiladas

cans (15 oz. size) green enchilada sauce, or use red if preferred!

grated cheddar/jack cheese, more if needed

Chopped cilantro, for serving

  1. Preheat the oven to 350 F.
  2. One at a time, hold tortillas over the stovetop burner (heated to medium heat) to brown slightly, about 30 seconds per side. Set warmed tortillas aside.
  3. Sprinkle both sides of the chicken breasts with the cumin and chili powder. Heat the oil in a skillet over medium heat and cook the chicken on both sides until done in the middle, about 4-5 minutes per side or until juices run clear. Set it aside on a plate to cool, then shred it finely with a fork.
  4. Throw the onions into the same skillet and stir them around to cook for 4 to 5 minutes, until deep golden brown and caramelized. Remove them from the pan and set them aside on a plate. Pour in the enchilada sauce and reduce the heat to low, allowing it to warm through.
  5. Pour 2 cups of sauce into a 9 x 13 inch casserole dish. To assemble the enchiladas, dip a tortilla into the sauce then lay on a sheet pan or plate. Sprinkle some cheese down the middle, followed by some chicken, and finally, some of the caramelized onions. Roll it up tightly, then place it, seam side down, in the pan. Repeat with the rest of the tortillas.
  6. Pour the rest of the sauce over the enchiladas, then sprinkle on the rest of the cheese. Give it a final sprinkling of chili powder, then bake it for 30 minutes, or until hot and bubbly.
  7. Remove it from the oven and let it sit for 15-20 minutes before serving. Serve 2 enchiladas at a time, topping with a dollop of sour cream, a sprinkle of diced tomatoes, and a sprinkling of cilantro.

This is one of those recipes that causes me to sit and stew for hours over what the heck to call it. My title choices were:

Chicken & Green Chile Enchiladas
Green Chile & Chicken Enchiladas
Enchiladas with Chicken and Green Chile
Enchiladas with Green Chile and Chicken
Green Enchiladas (grody!)
Chicken Enchiladas with Caramelized Onions, Green Chiles, and Other Really Good Stuff

So I did what I normally do when I feel myself overwhelmed with recipe title options: I stripped it down to its bare bones and called it Chicken Enchiladas.

These are delicious! I whipped them up yesterday in an effort to use some chicken, corn tortillas, and chunks of cheese that I needed to use, and they wound up being super tasty. Now, these chicken enchiladas are not to be confused with my White Chicken Enchiladas here on my website, which have more of a white sauce approach, and they are not to be confused with my White Chicken Enchiladas in my second cookbook, which is similar to the one on my website, but that has roasted peppers throughout, and they are not to be confused with my Easy Green Chile Enchiladas, which I learned to make while on a visit to Albuquerque in 2012.

Wait. Now I&rsquom confused. So I&rsquoll just move forward with this recipe.

Sprinkle some boneless, skinless chicken breasts with lots of seasoning: I used a little Cajun spice, cumin, and chili powder. Because of the other ingredients in this dish, it&rsquos best not to use seasoning mixes that contain salt. But otherwise, season away!

Note: While I cooked three breasts to begin with, I only wound up needing two. The third one was graciously gobbled by my beloved.

Heat some vegetable oil in a large skillet over medium heat and cook the chicken on both sides&hellip

Until it&rsquos totally done in the center. This&rsquoll take a good 8 minutes or so.

Meanwhile, chop up an onion&hellip

And when you pull the chicken out of the skillet&hellip

Throw the onion into the skillet!

Stir the onions and let them cook around in all that flavorful wonderment&hellip

Until they&rsquore extremely dark and caramelized and luscious. Remove them from the pan and set them aside. These will play a pivotal role in the flavor of the enchiladas, so don&rsquot underestimate them!

Turn the heat to low and pour in 3 cans of green chile enchilada sauce.

And guess what? You can use regular enchilada sauce instead! This recipe is totes flexible that way. And that is why I ultimately decided not to incorporate &ldquoGreen Chile&rdquo in the recipe title. I didn&rsquot want to pigeonhole it.

Oh, and yes: You may roast your own green chiles, place them into a bag to allow them to sweat, peel them, and puree them with other ingredients of your choice if you would prefer to make your own green chile enchilada sauce. But that wasn&rsquot how I rolled yesterday.

Let the sauce warm up in the skillet. And here you can see what I love about this kind of dish: I cooked the chicken in the skillet, then removed it cooked the onions in all the chicken flavor. Then I removed the onions and warming up the sauce in all the chicken and onion flavor. Layers of flavor, baby!

While the sauce is warming up, brown some corn tortillas either on a hot skillet or over your stovetop burner. Doesn&rsquot take very long.

You&rsquoll want to soften them a bit, and you&rsquoll want to brown them so they have a few little black flecks on them.

Meanwhile, use a fork to shred the chicken finely&hellip

And because we&rsquore being obsessive about layering all the flavors in this dish, pour the juices from the chicken plate right into the enchilada sauce&hellip

Also grate up a whole bunch of cheese. I will pretend that this is a cheddar-jack combination, but it&rsquos actually&mdashwait for it&mdashcheddar-mozzarella. I had a block of mozzarella cheese that was much closer to its expiration date than the jack, and I made a judgment call. Sorry to cross continents!

Now you&rsquore all ready, both physically and emotionally, to assemble the enchiladas.

First, pour about 2 cups of the sauce in the bottom of a large casserole dish&hellip


Chicken Enchiladas

cans (15 oz. size) green enchilada sauce, or use red if preferred!

grated cheddar/jack cheese, more if needed

Chopped cilantro, for serving

  1. Preheat the oven to 350 F.
  2. One at a time, hold tortillas over the stovetop burner (heated to medium heat) to brown slightly, about 30 seconds per side. Set warmed tortillas aside.
  3. Sprinkle both sides of the chicken breasts with the cumin and chili powder. Heat the oil in a skillet over medium heat and cook the chicken on both sides until done in the middle, about 4-5 minutes per side or until juices run clear. Set it aside on a plate to cool, then shred it finely with a fork.
  4. Throw the onions into the same skillet and stir them around to cook for 4 to 5 minutes, until deep golden brown and caramelized. Remove them from the pan and set them aside on a plate. Pour in the enchilada sauce and reduce the heat to low, allowing it to warm through.
  5. Pour 2 cups of sauce into a 9 x 13 inch casserole dish. To assemble the enchiladas, dip a tortilla into the sauce then lay on a sheet pan or plate. Sprinkle some cheese down the middle, followed by some chicken, and finally, some of the caramelized onions. Roll it up tightly, then place it, seam side down, in the pan. Repeat with the rest of the tortillas.
  6. Pour the rest of the sauce over the enchiladas, then sprinkle on the rest of the cheese. Give it a final sprinkling of chili powder, then bake it for 30 minutes, or until hot and bubbly.
  7. Remove it from the oven and let it sit for 15-20 minutes before serving. Serve 2 enchiladas at a time, topping with a dollop of sour cream, a sprinkle of diced tomatoes, and a sprinkling of cilantro.

This is one of those recipes that causes me to sit and stew for hours over what the heck to call it. My title choices were:

Chicken & Green Chile Enchiladas
Green Chile & Chicken Enchiladas
Enchiladas with Chicken and Green Chile
Enchiladas with Green Chile and Chicken
Green Enchiladas (grody!)
Chicken Enchiladas with Caramelized Onions, Green Chiles, and Other Really Good Stuff

So I did what I normally do when I feel myself overwhelmed with recipe title options: I stripped it down to its bare bones and called it Chicken Enchiladas.

These are delicious! I whipped them up yesterday in an effort to use some chicken, corn tortillas, and chunks of cheese that I needed to use, and they wound up being super tasty. Now, these chicken enchiladas are not to be confused with my White Chicken Enchiladas here on my website, which have more of a white sauce approach, and they are not to be confused with my White Chicken Enchiladas in my second cookbook, which is similar to the one on my website, but that has roasted peppers throughout, and they are not to be confused with my Easy Green Chile Enchiladas, which I learned to make while on a visit to Albuquerque in 2012.

Wait. Now I&rsquom confused. So I&rsquoll just move forward with this recipe.

Sprinkle some boneless, skinless chicken breasts with lots of seasoning: I used a little Cajun spice, cumin, and chili powder. Because of the other ingredients in this dish, it&rsquos best not to use seasoning mixes that contain salt. But otherwise, season away!

Note: While I cooked three breasts to begin with, I only wound up needing two. The third one was graciously gobbled by my beloved.

Heat some vegetable oil in a large skillet over medium heat and cook the chicken on both sides&hellip

Until it&rsquos totally done in the center. This&rsquoll take a good 8 minutes or so.

Meanwhile, chop up an onion&hellip

And when you pull the chicken out of the skillet&hellip

Throw the onion into the skillet!

Stir the onions and let them cook around in all that flavorful wonderment&hellip

Until they&rsquore extremely dark and caramelized and luscious. Remove them from the pan and set them aside. These will play a pivotal role in the flavor of the enchiladas, so don&rsquot underestimate them!

Turn the heat to low and pour in 3 cans of green chile enchilada sauce.

And guess what? You can use regular enchilada sauce instead! This recipe is totes flexible that way. And that is why I ultimately decided not to incorporate &ldquoGreen Chile&rdquo in the recipe title. I didn&rsquot want to pigeonhole it.

Oh, and yes: You may roast your own green chiles, place them into a bag to allow them to sweat, peel them, and puree them with other ingredients of your choice if you would prefer to make your own green chile enchilada sauce. But that wasn&rsquot how I rolled yesterday.

Let the sauce warm up in the skillet. And here you can see what I love about this kind of dish: I cooked the chicken in the skillet, then removed it cooked the onions in all the chicken flavor. Then I removed the onions and warming up the sauce in all the chicken and onion flavor. Layers of flavor, baby!

While the sauce is warming up, brown some corn tortillas either on a hot skillet or over your stovetop burner. Doesn&rsquot take very long.

You&rsquoll want to soften them a bit, and you&rsquoll want to brown them so they have a few little black flecks on them.

Meanwhile, use a fork to shred the chicken finely&hellip

And because we&rsquore being obsessive about layering all the flavors in this dish, pour the juices from the chicken plate right into the enchilada sauce&hellip

Also grate up a whole bunch of cheese. I will pretend that this is a cheddar-jack combination, but it&rsquos actually&mdashwait for it&mdashcheddar-mozzarella. I had a block of mozzarella cheese that was much closer to its expiration date than the jack, and I made a judgment call. Sorry to cross continents!

Now you&rsquore all ready, both physically and emotionally, to assemble the enchiladas.

First, pour about 2 cups of the sauce in the bottom of a large casserole dish&hellip


Chicken Enchiladas

cans (15 oz. size) green enchilada sauce, or use red if preferred!

grated cheddar/jack cheese, more if needed

Chopped cilantro, for serving

  1. Preheat the oven to 350 F.
  2. One at a time, hold tortillas over the stovetop burner (heated to medium heat) to brown slightly, about 30 seconds per side. Set warmed tortillas aside.
  3. Sprinkle both sides of the chicken breasts with the cumin and chili powder. Heat the oil in a skillet over medium heat and cook the chicken on both sides until done in the middle, about 4-5 minutes per side or until juices run clear. Set it aside on a plate to cool, then shred it finely with a fork.
  4. Throw the onions into the same skillet and stir them around to cook for 4 to 5 minutes, until deep golden brown and caramelized. Remove them from the pan and set them aside on a plate. Pour in the enchilada sauce and reduce the heat to low, allowing it to warm through.
  5. Pour 2 cups of sauce into a 9 x 13 inch casserole dish. To assemble the enchiladas, dip a tortilla into the sauce then lay on a sheet pan or plate. Sprinkle some cheese down the middle, followed by some chicken, and finally, some of the caramelized onions. Roll it up tightly, then place it, seam side down, in the pan. Repeat with the rest of the tortillas.
  6. Pour the rest of the sauce over the enchiladas, then sprinkle on the rest of the cheese. Give it a final sprinkling of chili powder, then bake it for 30 minutes, or until hot and bubbly.
  7. Remove it from the oven and let it sit for 15-20 minutes before serving. Serve 2 enchiladas at a time, topping with a dollop of sour cream, a sprinkle of diced tomatoes, and a sprinkling of cilantro.

This is one of those recipes that causes me to sit and stew for hours over what the heck to call it. My title choices were:

Chicken & Green Chile Enchiladas
Green Chile & Chicken Enchiladas
Enchiladas with Chicken and Green Chile
Enchiladas with Green Chile and Chicken
Green Enchiladas (grody!)
Chicken Enchiladas with Caramelized Onions, Green Chiles, and Other Really Good Stuff

So I did what I normally do when I feel myself overwhelmed with recipe title options: I stripped it down to its bare bones and called it Chicken Enchiladas.

These are delicious! I whipped them up yesterday in an effort to use some chicken, corn tortillas, and chunks of cheese that I needed to use, and they wound up being super tasty. Now, these chicken enchiladas are not to be confused with my White Chicken Enchiladas here on my website, which have more of a white sauce approach, and they are not to be confused with my White Chicken Enchiladas in my second cookbook, which is similar to the one on my website, but that has roasted peppers throughout, and they are not to be confused with my Easy Green Chile Enchiladas, which I learned to make while on a visit to Albuquerque in 2012.

Wait. Now I&rsquom confused. So I&rsquoll just move forward with this recipe.

Sprinkle some boneless, skinless chicken breasts with lots of seasoning: I used a little Cajun spice, cumin, and chili powder. Because of the other ingredients in this dish, it&rsquos best not to use seasoning mixes that contain salt. But otherwise, season away!

Note: While I cooked three breasts to begin with, I only wound up needing two. The third one was graciously gobbled by my beloved.

Heat some vegetable oil in a large skillet over medium heat and cook the chicken on both sides&hellip

Until it&rsquos totally done in the center. This&rsquoll take a good 8 minutes or so.

Meanwhile, chop up an onion&hellip

And when you pull the chicken out of the skillet&hellip

Throw the onion into the skillet!

Stir the onions and let them cook around in all that flavorful wonderment&hellip

Until they&rsquore extremely dark and caramelized and luscious. Remove them from the pan and set them aside. These will play a pivotal role in the flavor of the enchiladas, so don&rsquot underestimate them!

Turn the heat to low and pour in 3 cans of green chile enchilada sauce.

And guess what? You can use regular enchilada sauce instead! This recipe is totes flexible that way. And that is why I ultimately decided not to incorporate &ldquoGreen Chile&rdquo in the recipe title. I didn&rsquot want to pigeonhole it.

Oh, and yes: You may roast your own green chiles, place them into a bag to allow them to sweat, peel them, and puree them with other ingredients of your choice if you would prefer to make your own green chile enchilada sauce. But that wasn&rsquot how I rolled yesterday.

Let the sauce warm up in the skillet. And here you can see what I love about this kind of dish: I cooked the chicken in the skillet, then removed it cooked the onions in all the chicken flavor. Then I removed the onions and warming up the sauce in all the chicken and onion flavor. Layers of flavor, baby!

While the sauce is warming up, brown some corn tortillas either on a hot skillet or over your stovetop burner. Doesn&rsquot take very long.

You&rsquoll want to soften them a bit, and you&rsquoll want to brown them so they have a few little black flecks on them.

Meanwhile, use a fork to shred the chicken finely&hellip

And because we&rsquore being obsessive about layering all the flavors in this dish, pour the juices from the chicken plate right into the enchilada sauce&hellip

Also grate up a whole bunch of cheese. I will pretend that this is a cheddar-jack combination, but it&rsquos actually&mdashwait for it&mdashcheddar-mozzarella. I had a block of mozzarella cheese that was much closer to its expiration date than the jack, and I made a judgment call. Sorry to cross continents!

Now you&rsquore all ready, both physically and emotionally, to assemble the enchiladas.

First, pour about 2 cups of the sauce in the bottom of a large casserole dish&hellip


Chicken Enchiladas

cans (15 oz. size) green enchilada sauce, or use red if preferred!

grated cheddar/jack cheese, more if needed

Chopped cilantro, for serving

  1. Preheat the oven to 350 F.
  2. One at a time, hold tortillas over the stovetop burner (heated to medium heat) to brown slightly, about 30 seconds per side. Set warmed tortillas aside.
  3. Sprinkle both sides of the chicken breasts with the cumin and chili powder. Heat the oil in a skillet over medium heat and cook the chicken on both sides until done in the middle, about 4-5 minutes per side or until juices run clear. Set it aside on a plate to cool, then shred it finely with a fork.
  4. Throw the onions into the same skillet and stir them around to cook for 4 to 5 minutes, until deep golden brown and caramelized. Remove them from the pan and set them aside on a plate. Pour in the enchilada sauce and reduce the heat to low, allowing it to warm through.
  5. Pour 2 cups of sauce into a 9 x 13 inch casserole dish. To assemble the enchiladas, dip a tortilla into the sauce then lay on a sheet pan or plate. Sprinkle some cheese down the middle, followed by some chicken, and finally, some of the caramelized onions. Roll it up tightly, then place it, seam side down, in the pan. Repeat with the rest of the tortillas.
  6. Pour the rest of the sauce over the enchiladas, then sprinkle on the rest of the cheese. Give it a final sprinkling of chili powder, then bake it for 30 minutes, or until hot and bubbly.
  7. Remove it from the oven and let it sit for 15-20 minutes before serving. Serve 2 enchiladas at a time, topping with a dollop of sour cream, a sprinkle of diced tomatoes, and a sprinkling of cilantro.

This is one of those recipes that causes me to sit and stew for hours over what the heck to call it. My title choices were:

Chicken & Green Chile Enchiladas
Green Chile & Chicken Enchiladas
Enchiladas with Chicken and Green Chile
Enchiladas with Green Chile and Chicken
Green Enchiladas (grody!)
Chicken Enchiladas with Caramelized Onions, Green Chiles, and Other Really Good Stuff

So I did what I normally do when I feel myself overwhelmed with recipe title options: I stripped it down to its bare bones and called it Chicken Enchiladas.

These are delicious! I whipped them up yesterday in an effort to use some chicken, corn tortillas, and chunks of cheese that I needed to use, and they wound up being super tasty. Now, these chicken enchiladas are not to be confused with my White Chicken Enchiladas here on my website, which have more of a white sauce approach, and they are not to be confused with my White Chicken Enchiladas in my second cookbook, which is similar to the one on my website, but that has roasted peppers throughout, and they are not to be confused with my Easy Green Chile Enchiladas, which I learned to make while on a visit to Albuquerque in 2012.

Wait. Now I&rsquom confused. So I&rsquoll just move forward with this recipe.

Sprinkle some boneless, skinless chicken breasts with lots of seasoning: I used a little Cajun spice, cumin, and chili powder. Because of the other ingredients in this dish, it&rsquos best not to use seasoning mixes that contain salt. But otherwise, season away!

Note: While I cooked three breasts to begin with, I only wound up needing two. The third one was graciously gobbled by my beloved.

Heat some vegetable oil in a large skillet over medium heat and cook the chicken on both sides&hellip

Until it&rsquos totally done in the center. This&rsquoll take a good 8 minutes or so.

Meanwhile, chop up an onion&hellip

And when you pull the chicken out of the skillet&hellip

Throw the onion into the skillet!

Stir the onions and let them cook around in all that flavorful wonderment&hellip

Until they&rsquore extremely dark and caramelized and luscious. Remove them from the pan and set them aside. These will play a pivotal role in the flavor of the enchiladas, so don&rsquot underestimate them!

Turn the heat to low and pour in 3 cans of green chile enchilada sauce.

And guess what? You can use regular enchilada sauce instead! This recipe is totes flexible that way. And that is why I ultimately decided not to incorporate &ldquoGreen Chile&rdquo in the recipe title. I didn&rsquot want to pigeonhole it.

Oh, and yes: You may roast your own green chiles, place them into a bag to allow them to sweat, peel them, and puree them with other ingredients of your choice if you would prefer to make your own green chile enchilada sauce. But that wasn&rsquot how I rolled yesterday.

Let the sauce warm up in the skillet. And here you can see what I love about this kind of dish: I cooked the chicken in the skillet, then removed it cooked the onions in all the chicken flavor. Then I removed the onions and warming up the sauce in all the chicken and onion flavor. Layers of flavor, baby!

While the sauce is warming up, brown some corn tortillas either on a hot skillet or over your stovetop burner. Doesn&rsquot take very long.

You&rsquoll want to soften them a bit, and you&rsquoll want to brown them so they have a few little black flecks on them.

Meanwhile, use a fork to shred the chicken finely&hellip

And because we&rsquore being obsessive about layering all the flavors in this dish, pour the juices from the chicken plate right into the enchilada sauce&hellip

Also grate up a whole bunch of cheese. I will pretend that this is a cheddar-jack combination, but it&rsquos actually&mdashwait for it&mdashcheddar-mozzarella. I had a block of mozzarella cheese that was much closer to its expiration date than the jack, and I made a judgment call. Sorry to cross continents!

Now you&rsquore all ready, both physically and emotionally, to assemble the enchiladas.

First, pour about 2 cups of the sauce in the bottom of a large casserole dish&hellip


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