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Spicy chicken enchiladas

We have our first snow day of the year today, which has made accomplishing work and home tasks a little tricky. On the other hand, I have had a tea party with my boys, played in the snow with them and watched them slurp down freshly juiced kale-spinach-apple juice (shhh, I tell them it's green because of the apple peel). It has been a totally unproductive, pajama-wearing, wonderful day! I'm wishing I wouldn't have polished off my recent batch of spicy enchiladas last night because they would be a great addition to this day. I'm going to sneak in a quick blog post and get back to playing "castle" in the living room!


Preheat your oven to 350 degrees F. Coat a 9x13-inch baking dish with cooking spray and set aside.

In a large skillet, heat 1/4 cup extra-virgin olive oil over medium heat.

Add to the skillet:

1/2 large yellow or white onion, chopped

2 jalapeno peppers, finely chopped

3 cloves garlic, minced

1/4 cup fresh cilantro, chopped

1/4 cup fresh flat-leaf parsley, chopped

1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper

Salt and pepper, to taste

Cook, stirring often, for 5 to 7 minutes or until the onions are soft and the peppers and garlic are fragrant.

Add to the skillet:

10-oz. can diced tomatoes

1 cup shredded cheddar cheese

1/2 cup sour cream

Meat from 1 Rotisserie chicken, shredded

Cook for 3 to 5 minutes, or until mixture is creamy.

Divide the mixture between 8 large (burrito size) flour tortillas.

Wrap up the tortillas and place next to each other in the prepared baking dish. 

Pour a 10-ounce can of enchilada sauce over the top, followed by 1 cup of shredded cheddar cheese and 2 tablespoons of chopped flat-leaf chopped parsley.

Bake in the preheated oven for 15 to 20 minutes, or until the cheese is melted. 

Serve with sour cream or salsa. OR, you can do like Dan and I do and pour hot taco sauce over the top. Isn't that stuff good? 

Printable recipe: Spicy chicken enchiladas

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Reader Comments (1)

Oh yum, your enchildas look absolutely delicious!

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