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Works For Me Wednesday- Chicken Enchiladas July 1, 2008

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   I love to cook. No really, I do. But I rarely cook the same thing. I get bored and I like to try new things. And I have written before about how we like to use Saving Dinner (because it saves me all sorts of time and money) so I am always at the mercy of whatever is on that menu every week. Which makes it sound like the food is bad, and it’s not…typically.

But I am not a “look in the fridge and cupboards and grab 5 seemingly unrelated things and throw them together in new wild and wonderful ways to create something so amazing Rachael Ray herself would be in awe” kind of cook. That is more the hubby. I follow recipes exactly. Exactly. Lately I have been loosening up a bit in the recipe department. Sometimes I just throw caution to the wind and omit something. Or even add something. I like to live on the edge my friends.

None of this is really relevant, but I realized when I was about to post my brilliant recipe, that I had actually already posted it before. Apparently, I only have one go-to recipe. How sad. Actually this is the meal I have been making for my friend’s when they have babies (which I have provided some tips for over here). So sorry for a bit of a rerun, but it’s summer and reruns are what summer is all about (unless you enjoy really bad reality TV).


2C shredded chicken (i buy rotisserie chicken found in most delis)

12 flour tortillas (i used wheat)

1 can (14.5 oz) diced tomatoes with juice

1 Cup creamed corn

2 bags (8oz each) Mexican four-cheese blend

1.  Spoon 2T of shredded chicken down the center of each tortilla.  Top each with 1T of tomatoes with juice, 1T of corn and 2T of cheese.

2.  Roll tortilla, place seam-side down in a 9×13 dish.  Repeat with the remaining tortillas, making two batches of six.  Pour remaining tomatoes and juice over enchiladas.  Divide remaining cheese among the two batches.  Cover tightly with plastic wrap.

3.  Cook at 350 for about 20-30 minutes or until cheese is melted and bubbly. *note: this recipe actually calls for microwaving for 3 minutes on high, but I like the way it tastes better out of the oven. You can do whichever you would like.

If you like your Mexican food with a little more kick, I would use salsa somewhere in the mix. This has more of a cheesy vibe, but might be a little bland for some of your taste. You can also top with sour cream, guacamole (God’s greatest food) or cilantro. All of these would unfortunately take you over 5 ingredients and the easy recipe police may hunt you down and give you some sort of fine. You could probably bribe your way out with some guacamole and a margarita or two.

For more culinary inspiration, head over to Rocks In My Dryer.


16 Responses to “Works For Me Wednesday- Chicken Enchiladas”

  1. Jen Says:

    I tried Saving Dinner but my family outlawed it after the Greek Crockpot Feta Chicken dish. They hated it and still talk about how horrible it was to this day (this was like 4 years ago).

    This enchilada dish sounds terrific! Can’t wait to try it. I love easy!!

  2. Slacker Mom Says:

    This sounds really good – and I would have never expected corn! Can’t wait to try your version!

  3. Ooooo, this sounds yummy. I love easy!

  4. Jean Says:

    I used to be the exact same way. Stick the recipe down to the teaspoon of salt. For years and years. Until I met some friends who do not cook like that and hackled me (showing no mercy). I’m still learning to move away from the recipe, but not too far away. I don’t want to get lost… 🙂

    Sounds like a great recipe! Thanks for sharing. 🙂

  5. Olivia Says:

    I make this all the time when there’s nothing else! Thanks for the recipe.

  6. You guys sound like my husband and me. I do exactly what the recipe says, and he cooks based on taste. I don’t have a great sense of taste so his meals always come out much better than mine.

  7. Jerri Says:

    This recipe sounds awesome! I’ve made chicken enchiladas before with sour cream and it was so rich. This sounds more like what my family would like. I’m definitely trying it soon!


  8. Sarah Says:

    I will AMEN this post…being the 11 week post-pardum mom that I am, (I won’t go into to birth story, c-section and two other toddlers I have 🙂 ) having easy meals, or better yet easy meals someone else made are AWESOME!!! and truly must be one of the Ten Commandments. All who bring a friend with a new baby a hot yummy meal will forever be remembered by said new mommy and no doubtedly will be gratefully repaid in their time of need!! Your tips were also priceless Jill, I am in the midst of still trying to return pans to people and wonder at times why people give there glass stuff away, it’s all about the Glad-Ware!!! The only other tip I would add would be,

    Skip the jello-salad (or something) creations, save them for church potlucks, anything that resembles baby poop or throw-up is not going to go over so well.

    I have been on an enchilada kick the last few weeks so I’m excited (and I’m sure my Hubby will be too) to try a new version.

  9. jen Says:

    i would love for you to submit this to the recipe collection I am putting together (and sharing with everyone who sends recipes) on my blog!! it sounds yummmy!! (check out my blog for more details if you are interested in sharing this!)

  10. karenamundson Says:

    Well I’ll say I’ll give this a try but usually when it comes to cooking I’m bad with recipes. Not following them but actually writing the ingredients down, buying them and then making it. I don’t know, those 3 steps are HARD for me. I’ll watch cooking shows and totally want to make that recipe and then never do. I’ll let you know if I make it b/c I “really” do want to make it.

  11. jen Says:

    Great recipe! I can’t wait to try it. My family LOVES chicken enchiladas and I LOVE anything easy! Thanks for sharing!

  12. Chicken enchiladas are my FAV!
    My family is going to love this recipe, and it looks SUPER easy!

  13. 3 Moms Says:

    What a unique and creative twist on chicken enchiladas. These sound really good. I can’t wait to try them out on my family soon. Thanks so much. ~ Kate

  14. Dude! Did you just call “The Bachelorette” ‘really bad’?!? I can handle you being a republican, and evangelical, and all that, but when you start messing with the Most Dramatic Rose Ceremony Ever I might need to draw a line in the sand.

    You can probably make it up to me by bringing me summa’ them enchiladas:)

  15. hollie Says:

    Hi! i just saved this recipe and I’m going to fix it this week. Thanks!
    Cute blog…I’m not sure how i ended up here.
    Have a great night.

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