Monday, October 13, 2008

Creamy Chicken Enchiladas

I'm making these tonight for the second time, as they were a huge hit the first time.

Creamy Chicken Enchiladas
from Family Circle Magazine

4 tablespoons unsalted butter
1 onion sliced
1 pound boneless, skinless chicken breasts, cut into small dice
1 can (4 ounces) diced green chiles, drained
3 ounces cream cheese
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/3 cup vegetable oil
10 fajita-size flour tortillas
1/3 cup half-and-half
1 cup grated Monterey jack cheese

1. Heat oven to 350°F. Coat a 13 x 9 x 2-inch baking dish with nonstick cooking spray.

2. Melt butter in a large nonstick skillet over medium-heat. Add onion and cook for 5 minutes, stirring occasionally. Add chicken and cook 5 more minutes. Stir in chiles, cream cheese and salt. Turn off heat and stir until smooth.

3. Place oil in a small skillet and heat over medium-high heat. Place a tortilla in the oil and cook for a few seconds until tortilla becomes limp. Remove to a paper towel lined tray and repeat with the remaining tortillas. (I'm pretty sure I just warmed them in the microwave last time to save this step. They turned out splendidly.)

4. Spoon about 1/3 cup of the filling down the center of each tortilla. Roll and set seam side down in baking dish. Pour half-and-half evenly over the top and sprinkle with the grated cheese.

5. Bake uncovered at 350°F for 23 minutes or until top is golden. Allow to cool slightly before serving.


  1. I'm making these tonight! Except I don't have half and half so I think I'll make a sour cream sauce instead for the top. Can't wait to try them.