April 3, 2015

Authentic Green Enchiladas

Enchiladas. In New Mexico they are the bread and butter of the land. Everyone knows how to make them and they are a staple in every house. It is hard to say that your enchiladas are top dog in New Mexico. Heck we even have the world's biggest enchilada! But if it is authenticity you crave...here it is!

Ingredients:

1 tsp onion flakes
1/2 tsp garlic powder
1 tsp chili powder
1 tsp cumin
1/2 tsp salt
1/4 tsp black pepper
1 cup of heavy cream
2 tbsp butter
1 1/5 cup of chicken broth
2 tbsp of flour
Diced green chile
Splash of lime juice
Shredded cooked chicken
Shredded cheese

Directions:

Boil chicken to cook. That is honestly the easiest way for me to cook my chicken. Place the breasts in a boiling stock pot of water. Cook until no pink in the breast and then take out and shred. Place in bowl with splashes of lime juice mixed into shredded chicken. Set aside.

Melt butter in a saucepan over medium heat. Add onion and then stir in the flour. Add the broth and then add the chile, garlic, salt, and cumin. Simmer for about 15 minutes to blend the flavors. Remove from heat and stir in the cream. Set aside.

In a small skillet, heat some oil on medium heat and lightly fry tortillas one at a time...like 10-20 seconds per side. You want them to soften. Place them aside on a plate with a paper towel lining it.

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. To assemble the enchiladas, you can either lie flat the tortillas and pour over the chicken and sauce or roll them by stuffing and rolling the tortillas with the chicken and sauce. Either way place them into a 9x13 pan. make sure you sprinkle lots of cheese on in there and on the top.

Bake the enchiladas for 20 minutes. Then serve warm!


Verde por Vida!
Can you handle the heat?

3 comments:

  1. Yuuuummmm!!! But OMG these look like death!

    ReplyDelete
  2. I like how you make your own sauce, I brought a can of diced green chili's so I will definitely be trying out your recipe soon! but you didn't specify, do you use corn or flour tortillas.

    ReplyDelete
  3. I like how you make your own sauce, I brought a can of diced green chili's so I will definitely be trying out your recipe soon! but you didn't specify, do you use corn or flour tortillas.

    ReplyDelete

Comments make my day!
Thanks for the love <3

Related Posts Plugin for WordPress, Blogger...