Easy Chicken & Cheese Enchiladas-2 Ways

What a simple dinner....I'm always looking for simple dinners. These two are definitely in that category. Both recipes include two cups of cooked chicken. I use rotisserie chicken from the grocery store for all these quick and easy recipes. You can't go wrong with them. The cost is low and , the prep time is minimal and the taste is great! Adding Rice-a-Roni Spanish rice or homemade Spanish rice as a side and maybe a small salad completes your menu for supper...Easy, peasy!!!!

This post contains the following recipes...
Two versions of Chicken Enchiladas, a Breakfast Enchiladas, Chicken Ranch Tacos, Spanish Rice, and Southwestern Stuffed Spaghetti Squash.

Let's Start With Recipe #1
Prep is so easy for these chicken enchiladas. Place some chicken on a flour tortilla and add some cheese on top. Roll the tortilla and place into a 9x13 greased baking pan
Place 3 tablespoons of butter into a frying pan. Once melted add 3 tablespoons of flour and stir until the flour is incorporated with the butter. Add 2 cups of chicken broth and whisk until thick. Add 1 cup of sour cream to the mixture and whisk until combined. Do not boil, as this will curdle the sour cream. Add a 4 ounce can of green chilies.
Pour the cooked sauce over the enchiladas and top with more cheese. Bake at 350℉ for 22 minutes. Place under a broiler for another 3 minutes...
And there you have it! These little babies are so good. Next time I'm going to add Peperoncinis along with the green chilies. I like a little kick to my Mexican food...and those Peperoncinis give just that right amount of kick. My husband also said he thinks that adding salsa would also be a good option.

A Trip to Texas and Found Mexican Lonches...so very good!!!
This past March my husband and I spent the month in South Texas. We were in the Rio Grande Valley. There is a restaurant called Railroad 83 Icehouse. They have the best Mexican Lonches. They were so good. 

Lonches are like little deep fried bread loaves filled with hamburger, onions, tomatoes and cabbage covered with a lime sauce. So good. I love all kinds of Mexican food including quick dinners like easy Chicken and Cheese Enchiladas.  When I got home I found a recipe to make the Lonches. OMG...they were fabulous. 

I do hope that you try this easy recipe, Easy Chicken & Cheese Enchiladas. It's inexpensive and it's really good. Add a salad to the recipe and you have an easy summer dinner, or lunch.
Mexican Lonches

I'll save the Mexican Lonches for another post...they are so delicious!
Easy Chicken Cheese Enchilada (Recipe 1)
  • 6-8 soft flour tortillas (depending on how much chicken you want in each.
  • 2 cups cooked, shredded chicken (I use rotisserie chicken from the grocery store)
  • 2 cups shredded Monterey Jack cheese
  • 3 T. butter
  • 3 T. flour
  • 2 cups chicken broth
  • 1 cup sour cream
  • 1 (4 oz.) can diced green chilies
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Grease a 9x13 pan
  2. Mix chicken and 1 cup cheese. Roll up in tortillas and place in pan, seam side down)
  3. In a sauce pan, melt butter, stir in flour and cook 1 minute. Add broth and whisk until smooth. Heat over medium heat until thick and bubbly.
  4. Sit in sour cream and chilies. Do not bring to boil, you don't want curdled sour cream.
  5. Pour over enchiladas and top with remaining cheese.
  6. Bake 22 minutes and then place under high broiler for 3 minutes to brown the cheese.
Chicken Enchilada (Recipe #2)
Chicken Enchiladas (Recipe 2) This recipe is a little bit spicier. However, you could make it less spicy if you want. Either way, both recipes are easy and really, really good. 

Easy Chicken Cheese Enchilada (Recipe 2) 
  • 1 can (10 3/4 ounces) Campbell's® Condensed Cream of Chicken Soup (Regular or 98% Fat Free)
  • 1/2 cup sour cream
  • 1 cup Pace® Picante Sauce
  • 2 teaspoons chili powder
  • 2 cups chopped cooked chicken
  • 1/2 cup shredded Monterey Jack cheese
  • 6 flour tortillas (6-inch), warmed
  • 1 small tomato, chopped (about 1/2 cup)
  • 1 green onion, sliced (about 2 tablespoons)
  1. Heat the oven to 350°F. Stir the soup, sour cream, picante sauce and chili powder in a medium bowl.
  2. Stir 1 cup soup mixture, chicken and cheese in a large bowl.
  3. Divide the chicken mixture among the tortillas. Roll up the tortillas and place seam-side down in an 11 x 7 x 2-inch baking dish. Pour the remaining soup mixture over the filled tortillas. Cover the baking dish.
  4. Bake for 40 minutes or until the enchiladas are hot and bubbling. Top with the tomato and onion.

One Final Thought...   
Everyone of these recipes are great, especially the Southwestern Stuffed Spaghetti Squash. So very yummy. The spaghetti squash is just like pasta without the carbs and calories. A great diet dish with wonderful flavor. 

I do hope you enjoyed this post on Easy Chicken & Cheese Enchiladas along with other Mexican dishes and some fun posts from Handmade by Hoffy!
How to remove mold on your shower grout and caulking
Don't you just hate the mold that forms in your shower on the grout and caulk? It looks disgusting and is so hard to remove. Well, I came across this cleaning method that really works. Most likely you have the two ingredients already in your home...bleach and baking soda. 
You'll need a plastic cup, bleach, baking soda and a old toothbrush. Mix 1/2 cup of bleach and 1 cup of baking soda and mix in a plastic cup that you can dispose of after you're done cleaning the caulk and grout. There's very little effort with this method. 
Mix and apply to your grout and caulk where needed. Leave on for about 30 minutes and rinse well.
That's it! It is amazing how well this works...and the plus is that your arms won't be sore from scrubbing and scrubbing. One thing to remember, wear old cloths. You are working with bleach and if you spill it on any cloth item, it's going to ruin it.  I know that for sure because the first time I did this I got the mixture on an old red shirt I was wearing which now has bleached out areas on it. "Live and learn", I say! LOL!!!  I would advise making the mixture in your bathroom and moving it directly to the shower area right after mixing. 
Thanks Julie for your post on mold in the shower!

I also have a Helpful Hint for Cleaning Shower Doors. Just check out this post (here) and you will be redirected to that Helpful Hint. Make sure you go to the end of the post to see the Helpful Hint on Cleaning Shower Doors.
AAlways remember..."Life's short...eat dessert first!"...words to live by!